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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.
I love the idea - color without the bulk or stickiness. I felt like it could have been brighter.4
The lip/cheek stain worked very well over the duration of the majority of the day. I like stains due to their longevity, but I am not sure if they are definitely for me because my lips are chronically dry. It definitely stays on though!4
It is really wet at first and seems to go on too thick, then it becomes too dry and looks like crayon. It's not a complimenting color, but it fades fast anyway, and leaves lips dry. I thought with how wet it was in the beginning that it would more like a stain gloss, but the end result was just the opposite, dry and faded.2
I love lip color and theBalm Stainiac is great! It provides color, but no gloss. I like that for when I want a natural look. It works great!5
I have been using this product on my lips and hoped that it would have similar staying power to some of the Cynthia Rowley samples I've received. Perhaps it's really just intended for cheek color, because it seems to fade from my lips (even when heavily applied) within 30 minutes.2
loved this! worked on for both my lips and cheeks. and I didn't have to apply more than once a day.4
I already had this lip stain when receiving it in my monthly box. However, instead of being disappointed about the duplicate, I was SO SO SO excited that I would have another one ready when my current tube ran out. I love this stuff. It is long lasting. It is also great because of the versatility of pigmentation - it layers very easily. I always recommend this stain to friends when talking about lip products. Definitely worth trying if you haven't yet.5
While it does stay on, you have to goop it on (put on a lot) if using on your lips. Then it takes too long to try and is sticky. Not personally a fan of it. Might be better on cheeks. Hanging onto it to try that this summer when I'm tan and don't have to wear foundation and powder.2
I work in the public sector and am constantly meeting people so personal appearance is key. I wear lipstick almost everyday. It's frustrating to have to reapply and sometimes dries out my lips. This product allows me to have color, and allows me to apply chapstick throughout the day without fear of smearing. The color really lasts!5
I loved it I always like a hint of pink on my cheeks create such a youthful look I can't wait to buy a full-size!5