theBalm® cosmetics Stainiac® Lip and Cheek Stain

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® Lip and Cheek Stain
3.8 out of 5 stars, based on 66,922 Reviews 66,922 Reviews
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Sticky lip stain
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The product was effective, however I didn't like the sticky residue it left behind and my lips felt dry after application.

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good balm
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These product is perfect for using after matte lipsticks. It gives the even color to the whole lips and make your lips remain moisture.

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Love staniac
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Personally, I love stains because I can be bothered to maintain my lipstick. Stains are an easy casual way to look put together. This one has a great jelly consistency and a nice smell/taste. Stays on until for a good while.

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OBSESSED!
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This stain is fantastic! I can really adjust the color. I used a lip brush to control the amount I used - as directly applying it can be a little much. It lasts forever!

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Love!
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Goes on evenly and smooth without making your lips look dry. I was intimidated by how red it was but it goes on much lighter. Simply apply a couple layers to build the color if you want.

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not a fan of this product didnt like the stickyness nor the color was not my kind

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Amazing!
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I have been in search of a lip color that would be subtle yet pretty. I have very pale lips and was excited to receive this in my birchbox. It goes on nice and I am able to wipe away any mistakes really quick before the color sets. I love that it can also be used as a nice blush as well. I am probably going to buy the full size of this product! I recommend!

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Great Stain
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I like this stain because it doesn't have any texture to it. It goes on smooth and the color isn't too intense. If you want it darker, you can apply more. I have received this several times but it's always great to have an extra one to throw in my gym bag or work bag.

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great color
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loved the color of the stain but did leave a sticky feeling on my lips.

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Fake it 'til you make it
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This was perfect as a cheek stain and it gave me a nice sun-kissed, invigorated from physical activity look. Subtle and just right for a "low femme" day.

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