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 30,396 Reviews 30,396 Reviews
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Really subtle colour
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I was a bit disappointed with the lip stain, I was hoping for a brighter pop of colour. It barely shows up at all on my lips, and is super light on my cheeks. If anything I might use it on my cheeks with a powder blush layered over it, but not on it's own. The gel texture is a bit thin. I won't be buying this product.

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Not impressed
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Had not used lip stain products. Tried this a couple of times. Found application to be kind of uneven, and really did not last long. Was afraid to use on cheeks after how it seemed on lips.

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Very Sheer
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This is a very very sheer tint, but stayed on my lips for a while. Not my favorite, but I'm not much of a lip stain enthusiast.

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lasting stain
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stain lasted for quite some time...i usually need something more moisturizing but otherwise seems like a nice product

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Love theBalm!
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This gives my lips a nice light stain. It is not heavy at all, perfect for a light tint and a more natural look. Havent tried it on my cheeks but many say its great for that too!

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Love it!!!
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This product is amazing and the color is great. It didnt dry up and crack and flake.

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Great Shade, Poor Taste
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I think this product is great for a lip tint in that the shade that it tints is natural and pink - though it gets darker the more you add. It stays on for quite a while as well. My disappointment comes from the fact that it has a horrible taste - and it is hard to avoid tasting something on your lips.

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Anti-lipstick
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This stuff is amazing! I hate wearing lipstick. I don't like the way it feels on my lips. This goes on pretty thin but leaves a lot of color, with no feeling of glue stuck on my face. It lasts really well.

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Watery
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usually lip stains have a thicker viscosity. This was very water and i felt like i was using my daughters fake hello kitty lip-glosses. very inconsistent- had to reapply and constantly smooth around to get an even shading across the lip.

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Color was nice
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I liked the little tint of color- but did not like the way my lips felt after applying. My lips felt dry & I guess I was expecting more moisture from a brand called The Balm. Most likely won't buy full-size.

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