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
3.8 out of 5 stars, based on 66,710 Reviews 66,710 Reviews
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this product was a bit sticky to me, didnt stay on as long as hoped and transferred. i prefer matte formulas that are long wear. as a cheek stain, i dont think it was effective

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Meh
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There are way better stains out there than this one. If you are very fair than you may get great use out of this but others will find it hardly noticeable. I just don't think it's a very effective product.

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Decent
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It doesnt spred evenly so you will have patches but it still looks natural

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Not my preferred stain
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I use benetint pretty regularly and they use to make a travel version I loved so I was excited to receive this and throw it in my bag. That being said it was too think and didn't spread well nor did it last long. I would prefer to use benetint.

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Lip Stain
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Stain gave a very light tint, which is what the bottle stated. I wouldn't purchase the product on my own but enjoyed the testing the product.

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Ok lip stain
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I wanted to love this lip strain, but it does not have the staying power compared to other stains I have used. I would have to reapply after any food or drinks, or an hour or two. The color is a nice cheeky pink.

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Love
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The color on this is perfect, although I did have to reapply through the day I'm not mad.

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Not much color
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This product is so light it doesn't show up on me. I have a light/medium skin tone. It gives a nice flush on my lips, but nothing I would purchase. Leaves no color on my cheeks.

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Love it
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I use it for my cheeks.
Love the color. It's a bit tricky to get the right amount at first, but after a while it works well.

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I was intrigued by this product because I don't wear many lip stains, however after putting it on I wasn't very impressed -- it dried out my lips almost immediately and I couldn't really see the color on my lips. I wouldn't recommend it.

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