theBalm® cosmetics Stainiac® Lip and Cheek Stain

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® Lip and Cheek Stain
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I sampled this stain in the Beauty Queen color. I really like that this stain dries down to a matte finish, doesn't settle into the lines on my lips, and is long-wearing. I can't even feel it on my lips, so no stickiness. That also means I had to put lip balm on top of the stain to give my lips some moisture, which is fine by me. My only reservation is the color. It looks like I ate a cherry ice pop and I'm not fond of that color on my lips. I would consider buying this stain in another color, like a light pink or pinky nude.

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Love it!
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I am not a big lips color wearer, but sometimes I feel I need a little something so my lips don't disappear. This was perfect. I loved the shade, the taste, and how it could be used as a blush as well.

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Kind of Goopy
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The stain is very pretty in the outside, but it doesn't go on very well. It kind of has the consistency of petroleum jelly/ coconut oil, and the shade doesn't do much more besides blend in to my natural lip colour (I have very pink lips and was hoping for a better tint out of the product). Oh well.

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Bright cherry stain
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Definitely leaves a nice cherry red stain behind and is a very light product on the lips.

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Neat idea, not for me
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This is more of a glossy stain. I like stains because I like lip balm better than gloss...this is more of a gloss with a little color. bleh.

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Lip Stain
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I liked the color and texture of the lip stain. I would love to see if there are any other colors available.

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It's nice
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Nice little tint for my lips no taste kind of looks like jelly in the or jello

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Soft color
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I like that this is not an overpowering color on your lips. I apply a coat leave it for a few minutes and then apply a second coat. It gives my lips some color and lasts longer than some of the other things I have tried.

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Minimalist Daytime Love
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Finding a product that isn't too much for daytime use is difficult for me. I love that this lip stain/ blush isn't overpowering while adding a bit of color. I only use one application, so I am not sure what the result it when applied more than once.

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Fantastic stain
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Usually stains can be hard to work with, however this works really well. It gives time to blend before it sets and leaves a beautiful color.

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