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
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I absolutely love the stain! Although I don't use stain on my cheeks.. partly because I don't know how lol but also because I generally just do some light contouring without blush. However as a lipstain it's a perfect color! love love love it!

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lovely cheek stain
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I first tired this as a lip stain and hated the smell/taste/feel of it. This is not a lippy in my book.

I was apprehensive bc I've only ever used powder blushes but I gave this a shot on the apples of my cheeks after watching a vid on YouTube. I feel in love! I recently bought an expensive, high end powder blush and I'm just not sure ink ever go back to it. This stuff is amazing on the face. It adds a beautiful and natural looking flush. I use it every day now.

So while it's not a dual use product in my opinion, I think it's amazing as a blush and ink glad it got me to expand my horizons!

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Bland
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Maybe I'm not partial to stain colors. Maybe it's too subtle a product on my caramel skin. The wash of color was more like an unenthused wash. No real staying power. Not enough pigment. Would not purchase. Actually mixed it with another lip color.

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Nice idea/ dupe for Benetint
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I like the idea of this and it smells pleasant - however I really didn't like the texture for something that is a multi purpose product.

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Great sample
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Loved to try this stain for lips/cheeks, great for someone who likes bright lipstick/blush. Great size sample too :)

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Um, i'm in love.
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This stuff seriously rescued my lips! Just when I thought winter was getting the best of me... I tried this! Finally, I feel presentable again. This color is amazing. Do a light application for day-lips, or put on a bit more for a richer, night-time look. Haven't tried it as a blush yet, but I'm sure that will work fantastic too!!

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Not for me
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It went on my lips uneven , stayed that way all day. But liked it ok on my cheeks.

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excellent product
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Love lip stains and this one is no exception I was surprised it looked so much darker in the tube but applied so nicely

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Incredible Stain
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The stain leaves your lips perfectly stained as if you were using a more traditional liquid based stain. It also leaves your lip perfectly moisturized without too much shine or feeling heavy.

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Love it!
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I love this stain! I use it every day on my cheeks and lips. I think it gives just the right amount of pink to my skin. I love it and it lasts all day.

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