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. It comes in three shades that complement all skin tones: Beauty Queen is a magenta-toned pink.

theBalm® cosmetics Stainiac
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Perfect sheer tint
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First of all, this stain came in the perfect candy apple red! A little goes a long way and this sample has lasted me a week of daily use with over half of the container left to enjoy! I love that it does double duty as both a lip and cheek tint. I have worn it alone for subtle lip color as well as over a matte stain for shine & deeper color, and you can also layer it on its own for a bit more color. Love this product!

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Great lip stin
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I'm not a fan of cheek stains, but I love this for my lips!

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Very Versatile & convenient
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This is a great little item to keep in your purse. Always have a lip and cheek touch-up product handy. Great for traveling too.

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subtle
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I remember trying this product before when my friend got it in her birchbox and have been waiting for it. I'm so happy to have finally gotten it!! This stain is so perfect because it leaves your lips subtly stained a nice pink. It doesn't look terribly unnatural but still pops; and even after a few hours if it starts to wear down (I drink a lot of water during the day) it doesn't leave my lips looking weirdly flaky with color.

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First time trying a stain
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I have never used any type of stain before but this has made its way into my makeup routine. I love how easy it is to apply and how well it blends in without making my cheeks look too red.

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Gorgeous
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I loved the color and was happy with how it looked and how you could barely feel it when on.

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Lip stain
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I used this as a lip stain and I liked it, but I need to use it a little more before I really decide if I love it. It seemed like it didn't last long.

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Serves its purpose
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The stain works wonderfully, but I don't wear lipstick. It's a nice color and stays on really well though.

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I like it! But a little sticky
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I am so glad I got to try this product and will be purchasing. I am sure it is like other brands products, but this one is a little more forgiving when doing the initial applications without permanant staining. THe only problem I have is that it feels a little sticky, and more of the product comes off on my fingers than where I apply it, but I would rather make mistakes on my fingers than on my face.

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Staniac
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I'm not a big stain fan bc of the drying effect it has on my lips. I did however like the color of this particular stain, but you need many layers

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