theBalm® cosmetics Stainiac

You wouldn’t know it from the state of our makeup drawer, but we’re actually beauty minimalists. Our motto: Why use two products when you can get the same effect with one? This two-in-one lip and cheek stain gives us a natural, understated flush and helps us get out the door faster. The gel formula looks dark in the tube but delivers a sheer tint. The tinted gel leaves a lasting stain on lips and cheeks. Since it’s water-based, it has a longer setting time than most quick-dry stains, which means it won’t leave any unsightly streaks behind as long as you take care to blend well. Use a single coat for a subtle look or layer it on for a more visible (yet still discreet) hue.

theBalm® cosmetics Stainiac
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Great, long-lasting color!

Sephora stopped carrying this brand a while back, and I started testing other lip stains. What a great surprise to find this gem in my Birchbox! The stain is non-sticky and lasts a good while -- I've only used it on my lips but know it can work as a cheek blush as well.

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Great Lip Stain
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I really like this lip stain a lot. It lasts pretty long. I use it on my lips and cheeks.

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great product
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I like these types of stains because they are more natural looking than powders. This is a good product.

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Great color without the dry feeling lipstick sometimes gives. This is the first stain I've ever used and I love it.

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Not long lasting for me
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The consistency was nice, and it was easy to apply. I thought the color was flattering as well. However, I was hoping it would have been more long lasting. It seems like an hour later, it had already worn away

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Great product!
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I loved the texture and consistency of the Balm's Staniac. It was creamy and lasted quite some time. The scent was also quite nice. However, I would not buy the shade that was on my box. It was incredibly bold. More like something I'd wear to a holiday party or night on the town. I prefer more muted shades. If K could try a lighter color I might buy a full size product. :)

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Ok
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This has a great tint for lips but makes my lips feel dry and does not have a glossy finish that I prefer.

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So So
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I used this as a cheek stain, and I think that it would probably work better as a lip stain. The consistency and texture were more like that of a typical lip stain - unfortunately, I tend to be a clear gloss kind of girl. Color is probably excellent on the lips, but didn't show up or build well on my cheeks.

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loved it
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It looks amazing on the cheeks. So natural and lasts all day. I did not like it on my lips at all though. Very dry!

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LOVE!
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I absolutely love this product! Gives an effortless flush of color to cheeks and lips. The color is natural but buildable

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