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 30,659 Reviews 30,659 Reviews
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Very subtle color, dries out lips
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I was not a fan of this product. It made my lips feel really dry and the color was so subtle that it didn't seem worth it. It also has a weird scent/taste.

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Love it
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This gives you the right shade for natural lip color

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best lip stain ever
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I love how easy the color glides on. I love the taste, smell and texture of lip stain. I absolutely had to get a full size one and as soon as that runs out I'm getting more.

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Not Pigmented Enough For Me
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I liked this product as a cheek stain, but was not a fan of it as a lip stain. It did not provide enough color for me personally, as I like very bright and pigmented lip stains. This one is much lighter and very sheer. It did apply very easily and smoothly though which was nice. If you like a very light lip color then I would highly recommend it. I also like that it is multipurpose since it can be used on cheeks as well.

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Pretty
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I love the bright red color of the tint I recieved in my box this month. It did give my lips a nice rosy tint however it seemed to have a stronger color in some areas of my lip that made it look a little odd. I liked this product, but didn't love it.

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Great Color!
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The color of this is great! It stays on great but sometimes leave lips feeling sticky! Not recommended if that bothers you!!

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Drying stain
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I don't usually use stains because the color tends to sit wherever it was applied rather than blending into an area. This stain did exactly that on my lips; there was a streak of red across my lip which would not blend so I had to apply a thick layer of product all over my mouth using the wand. The color is not overwhelming though, so at least I did not end up with a clownish look. It works fine as a cheek stain too, but again the color is very subtle so you'd have to use a lot to get the desired result. The main problem with this product though, is that it was very drying. Even though I put on a lip balm with the stain, about 5 minutes after application my lips felt very dry. Overall I'm disappointed by this product, however I didn't really have high hopes for it since I'm not really a fan of stains to begin with.

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LIke it But not my color
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I liked the way this felt but it is the complete wrong color for me. I am more like a nude or neutral color lip person. This color wasn't good with my skin tone.

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Not that great
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The product does stay on, but its very sticky at first. It leaves your lips feeling dry without adding much color to them. I've tried better stains before.

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Stainiac
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A nice burst of color for my cheeks and lips, just as it says. Also kinda blended with my Lip Tar, which was cool.

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