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 30,381 Reviews 30,381 Reviews
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I love the idea of a lip stain. I've tried Benetint and now Stainiac. They both left my lips dry and the color didn't last long enough. I will keep searching!

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Ok for lip Gloss
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This is ok for lip gloss but I really could not see any color added to my lips when I used it.

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Much better than expected
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I wasn't sure I would like it since the color is a very bold fuschia in the bottle, but it goes on very light and is a 'my lips but better' shade. You can build it up as well to a pink berry shade for a bolder pop of color. This stain is great for when you don't want to have to reapply as often.

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Stainiac
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Nice light color for day use. I do prefer a creamy soft texture for lips

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Long lasting lip color!
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Love this stuff! It's one of my favorite lip stains. It lasts a really long time. I just use this, let it set, then apply my fave chapstick.

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Amazing!
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Love it - great smell and goes on very easy. The color lasted a long time and it kept my lips smooth. Definitely a great one to keep in my purse!

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Very useful!
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I love this product. It doesn't smear once it is on. You can layer it with other glosses or just wear alone. I love that you have the option of using less or more color for a different level of intensity

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A great find
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I am a big fan of true stains-- the stuff you can dab on your cheeks and lips and then go about your day looking like you have a healthy, natural flush and never having to touch it up. This is an excellent example of one of those. The color is very flattering and natural, but not subtle-- I usually use Benetint, and I found that I needed less of this stuff. It was also less drying, which is a big plus. Smells good, too. Definitely worth a try!

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Does add color, but feels like water
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This product was "ok". It's consistency is very watery and it did not last as long as I would have thought it should have. But I can see how this would be a nice compliment to a lipstick or lip gloss.

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Blah!
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Was not impressed with this stain at all, it didn't leave any color on my lips even after several coats, I tried on my cheeks and nothing there either. The color in the tube is pretty if it worked

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