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 30,844 Reviews 30,844 Reviews
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This product is fine if you are looking for a very fine hue on your lips or cheeks. However, if you want something darker or with a little punch, look elsewhere!

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Didn't Really Work
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I tried it and it didn't really work. Also, the color is way to intense for me however, when I put it on, nothing showed up. Was disappointed in this sample.

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Liked it!
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Liked just about everything...staying power worked for me, as did the color. I used the sample regularly and it was certainly enough to have this on my list of products to repeat.

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Not great for lips
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This says it's a cheek or lip stain, but I found that when applied to the lips, it didn't seem to really stick at all and felt a bit cheap or underwhelming. Did not seem to give much color either. I'll stick to another product.

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Multi-uses!
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This stays on longer than regular lipstick/gloss and believe it or not it is great as a cheek color too! The color looks very red/dark in bottle but it doesn't appear that way on skin/lips... it seems to work in layers as far as how dark of a shade you want. Dries quickly and feels nice on skin & lips, not tacky at all.

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I didn't like this product at all!
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I do not normally wear lip stains in general and I did not like this product at all. My sample product color was not flattering at all and I really disliked the feel of the product on my lips. I hope this does not repeat in my samples.

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STAIN for sure
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this product does exactly what it is supposed to, stain your lips for a LONG LONG time until you scrub it off with a rag and makeup remover. if you want long LONG lasting red lips, use this today!

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Good color, decent wear
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I'm not the biggest fan of lip stains. I like the color of this sample, but was disappointed with how quickly the color faded. It leaves my lips dry, so I have to put a lip moisturizer on after using.

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Keeps me glowing all day long!
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Love this product! Even on my worst days - I look awake and vibrant. Just a dab and my skin looks healthy and has a glow that I love. A must have addition to your makeup!

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New to Stain
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Never used a lip stain before so this was a product I wasn't sure I would like. Definitely loved how easy it was to apply and the lasting natural looking color.

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