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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When I saw this I thought it looked cute and was a really nice shade. Unfortunately I'm not a huge fan of lip gloss type lip color. I prefer a richer and more moisturizing lip stick. It was ok for a sample but I wouldn't buy it.

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Favorite lip stain
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I am obsessed with this! This is not your typical lip stain! Goes on almost like lip gloss and dries into a very beautiful color. Not messy like all the other ones I've used. Doesn't come off when eating or drinking and doesn't stain your skin around your lips. I love to add a little dab of clear gloss to get a bit of a shine. I love that its not a loud lip stain and tends to look like more of a natural tinted stain. It doesn't end up looking like you've piled a load of color on your lips. Already purchased a full tube and keep the sample in my purse for touch ups.

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It looks splotchy
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I've used other products like this and this is my least favorite. I didn't get an even application and there ended up being small red things on my lips. I will probably like this more for cheeks.

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Lip stain
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This stain was a nice color but the "stain" is no joke. It didn't budge

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Eh
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Im not a fan of lip/cheek stains and this wasn't any exception. It did bring a nice natural tint to my foundation covered lips, but it seemed as thought it would be difficult to get any real, evenly spread pigment from it. Didn't even want to bother trying it on my cheeks, honestly

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Love the color
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I haven't used this on my cheeks, and I don't plan to. I love the color it gives my lips and you can build it up pretty easily. It also wears off with a very natural look.

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Stainiac
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When I first saw that this could be used on your lips or as a tint for you cheeks, I thought: "cool!" As I actually went to use it, it was not so cool lol. The consistency was sticky and the color barely showed up on my lips or cheeks! I didn't care for the smell either.

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Stainiac
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This Red was not a great match for my skin tone. I prefer lighter colors. Long lasting color, hard to get off.

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loved it!
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I love how it gave my lips a natural look to them! it made my lips look like they were alive and not plain or dead! ????

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The balm lip stain
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This product is awesome for a lip stain and a blush!

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