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
3.8 out of 5 stars, based on 30,994 Reviews 30,994 Reviews
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I really liked this lip stain. I didn't start using lip stains until recently, so I was excited to see a sample in my box this month! It glides on and last a very long time. The color is also great! It gives a subtle stain that lasts for hours!

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Too Pink - Didn't stay on
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I wasn't real thrilled with this product as it was a little too pink for me and it's not really the color that I wear.

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Stainiac the Balm in Beauty Queen
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I'm leery of stains in general as I know how drying they can be but I was excited to try this one as it seemed to have more moisture and a thicker consistency. However, I didn't really like this product. The color was nice but it didn't last as long as I expected with a stain. I haven't tried it as a blush and that may be where it really shines.

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There are better stains out there
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I didn't particularly like this product. It takes a while to dry on the lips, so you have to be careful not to touch our rub your lips or you'll smear the product. But, then when it does dry, it dries out your lips and doesn't last more than a few hours. The color is awesome, but there are better stains out there.

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Long lasting
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This product is extremely long lasting and gives a great color on lips.

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Okay for blush.
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Used as a blush, it's long wearing and has a very natural appearance but it doesn't last very long at all on the lips.

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Don't be afraid of the dark...
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The packaging may look intense but the color is much lighter than expected. The stain goes on light and smooth without leaving lips feeling dry.

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Weird texture
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I was expecting it to be thick like a regular gloss but it's this weird GEL texture. It doesn't go on evenly because it's a gel. It kind of clumps up and when you try to spread it, it pretty much disappears. It was not effective at all on my skin. I just don't get this product at all!

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Not long lasting
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I love the idea of this product, but it didn't last long enough! I put it on my lips and within 45 minutes, it was already off...i'll keep looking for something similar that might last longer.

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Love this Brand!
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I love this brand all the way around, but this product is awesome too. It really stains your lips or cheeks and lasts for quite awhile. Even though I smoke, it sticks right on my lips. Amazing, just what I expect from this awesome company!

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