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 31,001 Reviews 31,001 Reviews
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Very interesting texture. Never used a lip stain before but I loved this product! I followed it up with a light gloss throught the day and it was great!

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I was skeptical at first because the product looked so colorful, but was pleasantly surprised with the way it looked. It says "a hint of color", and that's exactly what it is; A very subtle, yet natural looking color.

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I'm hooked.
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I love every aspect of this product from texture and consistency to color and quality. Like that it is very think and has a good wand for application. Definitely will purchase and definitely recommend

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not my fave
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I wanted to love this product because I love a good lip/cheek stain (I'm all about two uses in one product). That said, I was not a fan of the this product. I tried it as a lip stain, and it made little noticeable difference in my lip color, even after a few applications. I tried it as a cheek stain, and found it did not last very long.

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Not for me
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Just received my birchbox samples. And was excited to try the balm stainiac. I love red lips on girls and always wanted to wear it, but red never looks right on me! So I thought that a stain might just be a little of what I'm looking for! Tried it and don't like the texture, feel on my lips and it's very drying! I won't be using this product! Not for me!!!

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Light Color, Interesting Product
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This goes on really light which was great; it's a bit drying.

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What stain?
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I saw that the product had a great, fresh shade and was excited to try it. It mentioned that there would be a kind of stain to it? I put it on and I could hardly tell it was there. I re-applied the product a few times and it would last for about 1 minute on. I would have really enjoyed the product if it would have shown color when I put it on. Uh, yeah, just a little but of color would have been nice.

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IN LOVE
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Many of the jelly lip/cheek stains I've used go onto skin oddly, or if they work on my skin they work oddly on my lips. But this stain works perfectly on both! The color is very subtle and allows you to layer for just the right amount of color. Will definitely be buying this when my sample runs out!

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It was alright...
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I was excited to try this out - I thought it would be nice to have a product that could cover multiple areas of my face. It worked nicely enough on my cheeks but it didn't do much for my lips so that was a let down. However, my lips are fairly pink on their own so this might work better for someone whose lips lack color.

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Better for cheeks than lips.
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I was excited about a product with multiple functions because products like this are tough to find. I was a little disappointed with the product on my lips. The color doesn't take like I had hoped it would and is more pink than red. I find it works well on my cheeks though. It is great to toss in your purse and use when you need a little color on your face. If you are looking for a pinky gloss for your lips this may be a great product for you. Again, also nice for cheek color.

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