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 30,938 Reviews 30,938 Reviews
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great dual use product
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I love this lip/cheek stain. It is a perfect dual use product. I love the sheer tint it gives on your lips and cheeks. It's perfect for on the go when you need a touch of color. Fades fast and is not long lasting...

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Can't get enough!
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I absolutely love this lip stain. It's a beautiful color matching all different skin types. I would recommend this more for a lip stain then a cheek stain.

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Great color, doesnt last
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The texture and color of this stain were perfect, but i had to keep reapplying it, which is not the desired effect of a stain. However, despite the dark appearance of the bottle, it comes out a lovely berry pink and is very sheer. Stain + Lip gloss and you have a natural looking but upgraded lip hue without the fussiness of lipstick

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Hint of color
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I really like this product because it's a barely there type lip gloss. I'm not the type to wear a lot of lipstick or lip gloss but when I find I like a calmer look.

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Not a good color for me personally but....
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I really wanted to love this product. I love lip stains as I do not like the feeling of heavy, glossy lips. I used this product with a light coat of nipple butter that I received from birchbox and loved how it felt. The color however did not look good on me at all.

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Liked it!
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I used this as a cheek stain, it looks so natural! Easy to apply, I usually struggle with stains because they streak, but this flowed on and was easy to apply.

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Loved this stain!

So I loved the idea of this stain and how it worked. I applied a lip gloss over the top and it made it extra pretty but I wasn't so crazy about this particular color. Maybe something lighter but over all this product is worth buying!

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It works okay, but it's definitely not the best balm that I've used. I would probably not buy in the future.

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I love it
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stays on, isn't sticky. The color really suited my skin tone. Sheer coverage, although I did need to put a bit more on the inside of my lips because it turned out lighter.

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Surprisingly liked it

I really enjoyed this product. I have watery eyes so powder blushes are always a bust for me. This stain worked way better than I thought it would. I also used it for my lips and was equally pleased. I actually appreciate how light the tint is and how well it layers for slight changes in the hue. If I'm feeling like I need to pamper myself a bit, this is definitely a product I would buy for that.

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