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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
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It wasn't very pigmented, but maybe pairing it with a gloss that's on the sheer side would help bring out the color. I'm not a big fan of the way it feels on my lips either.

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I think my lips will abstain
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High hopes for this, but found it gooey, and barely left color on my lips. However, it works fairly well as a cheek blush. Lips-no, cheeks-yes. Buy product? Nah, not interested.

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Just ok.
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I am someone who HATES lipgloss because it is always so sticky, so I loved the idea of this stain. It is a little bit drying (not severely), but I am always going to put some sort of balm on top anyway, so that didn't bother me. Unfortunately, on me, the color was just barely noticeable and I didn't love the hue it did take on. It's a fine product, just didn't work for my coloring.

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Adds A Touch of Color to Pale Lips & Cheeks
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When I first tried it I thought it would be more of a "stain" like MAC products, but it's VERY light and subtle. Adds an almost natural red look to lips and cheeks. I like it, just wish it would last longer.

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Love this stuff!
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I got this sample a few weeks ago and use it a couple of times a week. It's going to last a long time. It's a pretty little lip stain, and I will likely pick some up in the future.

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Stain for sure
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This is one intense stain. The color was a bit pink for me in the end, but it is very long lasting and when it's on, it is on. It does take some effort to remove though I found an oil based cleanser works. Be careful when applying and you're sure to have all-day wear!

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Did nothing
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I tried this product on multiple occasions on both my lips and cheeks and it never really did anything. There was no additional color and it seemed to just absorb straight into my skin. The texture reminded me of those really cheap lip glosses I used to get in grade school.

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Stainiac
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The consistency wasn't what I was expecting with this product. Doesn't go on as well as other lip stains. The color was nice and i could see it being beautiful.

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Just ok
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I wanted to like this but there just wasn't much color pay out. I used it on my cheeks and it worked okay but no staying power on lips.

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Loved it for cheeks, but not for lips
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For use as a lip stain, I found that it made them dry and settled into the creases. It looked like I just ate a cherry sucker, but not in a good way. I did, however, love it as a cheek stain! Not something I'd wear during the day, but at night, for a little drama, it was PERFECT! I do already use a blush that I like, so I'm not sure I would purchase it, but I did like it.

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