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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Great as Blush!
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I used this stain on my cheeks and ABSOLUTELY loved it. It has an all day stay and is gentle on my skin. Love the ability to use the wand instead of having to use my fingers!

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Jelly
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I didn't like this product at all. Usually theBalm is right on with their products but this one was terrible. When it arrived it was a jelly-like consistency and I was scared to put it on my lips. When I did, it was chunky and patchy and not easy to apply at all.

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hmm
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actually, it's pretty transparent, but I like that it tinted my lips without screaming "hey this girl is wearing makeup" since I like a more natural look. didn't last too long though.

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Not pigmented and gel-like consistency
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I'm aware that stains typically are not meant to be as pigmented as a liquid lipstick, but this was so transparent I could barely tell I had a lip color on, and my lips aren't very dark. The consistency is also very thick and gel-like which made it undesirable to apply.

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Decent
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I've only used this on my lips, so I can't speak for it as a cheek stain. I was satisfied, but it's not something I would use often. I wasn't impressed by the sticky feel and the color wasn't for me.

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Sticky and lack of color
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I was very excited to try this problem, I've never tried a lip or cheek stain before. But I was disappointed in the fact that it was sticky, and very separated. Color doesn't show on my lips, but does on my cheeks. Three stars!

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Not a huge fan
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Maybe it's me, but I had a hard time working with this product

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Natural flushed cheeks and lips
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I'm in love with this stain! It gives me a more natural blush glow than my typical powder or cream blush. The color seems to enhance skin tone naturally, and a tiny dab goes along way! This will definitely be a new staple for me.

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Awesome Stain!
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I've only tried the stain on my lips but I love it. Gives a perfect natural pink hue. Doesn't leave your lips feeling dry and stays put for hours.

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Love this!
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I got the large sample of this- then purchased the full size after the sample ran out. It looks really dark but gives lips just a light natural Cherry color. I use this then usually top it with chap stick. It works really great if your looking for a natural look. You can also; however, layer this to make it much darker if you wanted something more vibrant. It's great and I recommend it if you are a lip stain lover.

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