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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Too Sticky For Me
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I can't seem to make stains work for me, and this was no exception. They always somehow manage to feel both sticky and dry. Nice color, though.

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Not for me
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I am not a fan of red lip stains so this product just wasn't for me. It looked like I had drank koolaid and had the stain

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A little sticky...
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It's a little sticky and it made my lips taste bad. The color was mediocre.

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It's ok
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Nice color but was a little too different for me. The consistency was thick and I wasn't fond of it.

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GNO Perfection
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The perfect stain for party nights and girls night out. Stays on forever when you want it to, but you can wipe it off without a weird ring around your lips pretty effectively with a baby wipe or exfoliating makeup wipe.

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Okay
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I'm always a little apprehensive about trying stains. I get worried that once I put on a stain it'll be stuck there forever even if I hate the color. I didn't mind this one. The pigmentation was good, not overly dark. I prefer this on my cheeks vs. on my lips, but that's just a personal preference.

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theBalm® cosmetics Stainiac
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I love this product because its gloss that actually stays. Its all in the name really-- theBalm® Stainiac - it does stain your lips to the color you desire.

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great lip stain
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I'm always cautious about lip stains because they tend to be bright, and then I can never get it off! I put a few dots on my lips and then smudged in- and it was perfect! This would definitely last a long time and had great color.

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Great Natural Tint
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I rarely use any lipsticks or even glosses because I don't like the way they feel on my lips. They're often overly sticky or seem to dry out my lips. This lip tint was the perfect solution for me! It gave just a hint of color while still hydrating my lips and not feeling too sticky. It helped me a chi eve that natural look with just a subtle hint of color. The color was feint so if you are looking for a bolder look then this may not be the product for you but it serves my needs nicely!

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pretty good
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leaves a nice color but doesn't stain your lips as well as I wished.

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