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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. 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, lasting tint on lips and cheeks. It has a longer setting time than most quick-dry stains, so it won’t leave unsightly streaks after you blend.

theBalm® cosmetics Stainiac® Lip and Cheek Stain
3.8 out of 5 stars, based on 67,525 Reviews 67,525 Reviews
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Did not care for the shade, and I am not particularly fond of lip stains.

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Lip Stain
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I have never used a lip stain before, but I loved this! it was just a hint of color, but was also buildable.

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Love it
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It was the perfect stain for my cheeks and lips. You can build the color easily.

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LOVED!
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I loved this product. I have used the benetint before and liked the texture of this tint better. I use it on my cheeks every day as a replacement to a blush/bronzer. Gives me great color and stays all day.

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Great Product
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I'm not a big fan of stains but really loved the product. The color and consistency were great.

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Love
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I like this lipgloss because it goes on smoothly and does not have and thick, glossy layer. I like that it suddely tints my lips to a natural red.

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Great for a subtle kick
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I didn't ever use it on my cheeks but for a sheer lip color it's fantastic. I was able to wear it even when I didn't have any other makeup on.

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Not what I expected
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I expected this stain to be a much richer color. It looks okay on my cheeks, but didn't do anything for my lips even after several coats. Not a fan.

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A Nice, Light Lip Color
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After receiving several lipstick samples in previous boxes, I was happy to receive this sample. Since I am not going to easily remember to apply/touch up lipstick during regular workdays, I was hoping to be able to try out a stain. I like how this one adds just enough color to enhance my natural lips, which means that even if I forget to reapply it later in the day, it's not noticeable that my lip color rubbed off.

Many other reviewers have commented on the texture of this product as too sticky. I did not use this product by itself, for that very reason. I applied the stain and let it set for about 5 minutes while I finished getting dressed. Then I applied a clear lip balm over the stain. Perfect!

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Just... eh.
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It was a bit gummy. I'd prefer to use Benefit's stain. I didn't love it.

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