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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Lip tint A+
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Great product. Game my lips just enough color without being too bold. Longevity was great too!

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This is a mehhh kind of product
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Kinda generic gets really sticky and not super pigmented.

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So, I don't see it
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It doesn't stain or show any sort of pigment on the lip. It's far too sticky for cheek/face, and even if you're willing to look past the stickiness, it really doesn't show much color on the face either, just a sticky shine. Maybe it works better on more fair-skinned complexions? I'm more olive-toned.

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Love this!
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I didn't think of anything when I first looked at this product, but when I tried it, I was surprised at how much I actually love it. The color is faint but very effective. It makes your lips look like they have a very natural pink tint. I had to use my fingers to smooth it on my lips since the brush made it streaky looking, but I LOVE the look on my lips! I'll highly consider buying this.

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Loving the lip stain!
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I had never tried a lip stain before, so I was a little skeptical. However, after using this I can't go back! I loved the product!!! No sticky, gross, lip gloss feel. AND IT LASTS! Highly recommended!

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There are much better tints out there
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I've received multiple tint samples and am a loyal user of Benetint from Benefit for over 5 years now. I was hoping to like this, but it's just weird. It's gel-like which I thought might make it easier to apply to my cheeks, but it hardly showed any color at all. I was ok on my lips, but left them very matte and faded super quick. Definitely stick with other brands.

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Thicker than a typical stain
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I was surprised to find that this is more of a gel than liquid stain, but for application it actually made the product easier to use. The color payoff wasn't as strong as a typical stain though, which was disappointing.

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Great short-lasting stain
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I love this product but I wish it was longer lasting. Gives a nice pinch of natural color but needs to be reapplied often.

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Lip Tint
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I wasn't a huge fan of this as a lip tint but I like it for my cheeks. It does last long on my cheeks.

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It grows on you
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At first, I thought I hated this product. Not a fan of it for the lips, the red comes out a little too candy colored for my taste, and looks cheap. However, after messing with it for a bit, I tried it on my cheeks and this was much better. It does give you that nice dewey look on the cheeks without being too much. I would buy this for my cheeks, but pass on the lips.

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