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. 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, lasting tint on lips and cheeks. It has a longer setting time than most quick-dry stains, so it won’t leave unsightly streaks after you blend.

theBalm® cosmetics Stainiac® Lip and Cheek Stain
3.8 out of 5 stars, based on 67,429 Reviews 67,429 Reviews
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I mean for a lip stain it's good. Just not the hugest fan of how gooey it is

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Really Like Double Duty and Matte Finish!
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It is hard to find a lip gloss that dries to a matte finish. It dries very quickly, too! The sample size is perfect as I have been carrying a smaller purse for about a year, training myself to stop keeping needless clutter. This stain will be extremely handy when the weather gets warm and we are at some event all day then meet friends for dinner in the evening. I will only need one product to reapply quickly to cheeks and lips before being seated. It is a great color for both. 5 Stars - thanks Birchbox! : )

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Really nice stain for lips

Received this as a sample. Was a bit reluctant to try because it looks dark in the tube. But this stain applies nicely and doesn't streak. Dries fairly quickly and leaves a lovely rosey glow to my lips. I top with gloss and am ready to go. Seems to last for many hours too. I look forward to trying this for cheek color.

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More Colors, Please!
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I'm always chewing off my lipstick, or so it seems, but I forgot I was wearing any color with this product. I applied it at 7:30 am (along with lip liner), had tea and a muffin at 10 am, and the stain is still on at 10:30. My only wish is that it was offered in a peach tone, since I'm not so much of a "pink-ish" person.

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definitely a stain
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Holy moly this is a stain! It was too much for me...not just the hue, also the overall effect. It felt drying and just like I took a marker to my mouth. We all prefer different things and have various experiences, so I am glad that this works well for others!

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Closest thing to natural color
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I've been told that the older you get the pigment in your lip fades. At 41, I'm starting to realize that is true. I love this because it gives my lips a natural look. If I put on a double dose (wait 5 minutes to reapply), I will even use it for natural evening look.

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Ya no
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not a go for me did not like the color for texture at all. not in the cards for me

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Best lip stain ever!

I'm not usually a fan of lip stains, this one however is amazing it gives your lips just the right amount of color! The color looks dark, but ends up giving your lips a darker pink color .. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!

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Impossible to work with
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I was excited about this stain, but I found it really hard to work with. On my lips it tasted chemically, felt dry, and barely added any color. When I used it on my cheeks, it stained before I had a chance to blend, so I looked like I had pimples. I tried it a few times before I had to just give up and pitch it. Pity.

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Like this a lot!
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Love the stain aspect of this and that you can use for both cheeks and lips. It's convenient to keep in your purse and easy to pack on long trips. You can layer on more layers on your lips to darken the stain! Does kind of dry out your lips so you might want to add a gloss on chapstick overtop.

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