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 30,675 Reviews 30,675 Reviews
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I don't like lipsticks because of how they feel on my lips, but this stain was light and went well with my natural color. I really like it :)

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great look

I don't normally wear lip products, but I decided to give this a try and I love it; great color and isn't shiny which I like because it's more subtle

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Not for me
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The color was ok and it lasted long enough but it went on like water. I didn't like that. It felt very dry immediately after and didn't stain evenly since it couldn't be rubbed in.

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I wanted to like this. I really did. It's a pretty color, has a fun name, and I liked the idea of the more gel textured stain. However, this is sticky, requires layers and layers to show the color, and doesn't last. If you're fine with a light tint, give this a try. Otherwise, I'd look at a different product.

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Best ever

I love this product. I have been wearing everyday and the color is beautiful and very long lasting. Highly recommend.

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Love this

I love the tint this puts on my lips. Perfect under gloss!!!! Would def purchase this.

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Doesn't last too long

This is great as far as stains go, I'm not usually a big fan of them but this one is not stuck on your lips forever so you are able to change your lip color as you change your outfit to go from day to night or vice versa

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lovely!
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awesome stain, sheer tint and perfect for a minimalist day! awesome on both cheeks and lips, keep in my car for days I'm too busy to get myself ready when taking the kids to school.

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Just ok

The shade of this stain is pretty but if you aren't careful you can end up looking like you just drank a whole bunch of kool-aid. The texture is a little sticky too, but is better if you put something over it like Chapstick.

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Love it!

I've been a long time user of benefit's stain and I think from now on i'll be replacing it with this. The texture is gel like which makes application on the lips really easy. It blends well into the cheeks and it's a great color, very natural blush color / lip that still pops.

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