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. It comes in three shades that complement all skin tones: Beauty Queen is a magenta-toned pink.

theBalm® cosmetics Stainiac
3.8 out of 5 stars, based on 29,533 Reviews 29,533 Reviews
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I'll stick to lip balm and blush
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I liked how it felt on my lips but it took many many layers before any color showed. It took as many layers to get any color on my cheeks and I didn't like how the liquid felt on my skin. I have acne prone skin and hate when makeup feels caked on.

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Just right
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This lip tint gives just enough color for those au naturale days. Will definitely purchase full size.

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Excellent staying power and color
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I've only used this as a lip stain, but I bought the full size and plan to use it as a cheek stain, too. I love how easy it is to apply and how much cleaner it is than traditional lip stick. This product has turned me into a lip color wearer - I rsrelt if ever applied any in the past. Love it!

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Not my favorite
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I found this product went on unevenly. Also it stung on my caused them to be very dry. The color was attractive, however.

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great color
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The color is perfect for my skintone, which is very light, in my opinion. But, the only thing I don't like is that it's more of a liquid consistency than a gel one.

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Lasting and True Color
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I really like this product and was sad that I already had something similar in my box of tricks. I have received this sample twice now and the sample is so good that I still have some left from my first one! You really don't need to use a lot to get great, lasting color, which makes the amount you get well worth the money. The color itself is a really nice, complimentary red-- it's hard to find a good red lipstick, and this was it, minus the weird lipstick leftovers on glasses and such :)

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Average
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Already owned, just an okay product for me. Handy for on the go touch ups

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Stains are not for my skin!
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My skin is oily and slightly large pores so this stain did not work well for me! It's ok for lips, but I don't like a lot of lip color, so it's a big commitment to apply something that will "stain". More of a light lipgloss gal.

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Refreshingly Pretty
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This product is great for those looking for a more natural stain! I love how it can be layered for a light stain or a more dramatic red. It smells GREAT and feels even better. It's very refreshing and made my lips actually feel soft! That's rare since most stains are drying! Totally recommend!

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Loved it!
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This product was perfect! Even with the sample size, I was able to get many uses out of it! The color was perfect for everyday use and for going out. It also had a great smell! Usually, with gloss, I think they can be sticky, but this product was not. I could easily apply a a small, thin coat. I will definitely be purchasing this in the future!

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