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
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Cool idea, bad color
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This is a fun product and seems high quality- it's just not the right shade for me.

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This lip product doesn't have much color when applied. It's best use is as a gloss over another lip color. When it is applied the color tends to bulk together at the rim of your lips. I use a separate brush to apply it more evenly. It does leave a nice stain though, it just isn't seen right away.

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Natural yet effective!
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I am usually not one who goes for lip stains, especially with my job - I would look a little out of place with a pop of color on my lips. I go for my eos or little vaseline, but this color is perfect for just little added emphasis on the lips! Looks natural yet immediately brightens up your entire look! The light texture is also a plus

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There are way better lip stains out there, but great for a blush!
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Personally I think now there are a lot more effective, more "stainy" lip stains out there like ones by Tonymoly, as this one is more gel-like instead of a "liquid ink". However, being this way it works well as a blush. Just be careful in your application. The look can look super natural if you're careful and strategic in how you apply it. A good purchase for someone who doesn't like powdered blush.

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hint of tint
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just like it says on the package. cute for a low key look

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It was alright...
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I thought this balm/stain was ...eh...alright. It did its job. It stained the lips and it was not as dark as I thought it would be. I just don't think it is something I would continue to use. It has a very thin consistency. Not nourishing.

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Surprised
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Was hesitant, but after using have put this on my buy list

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Best Stain!
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I normally hate lip stains and this one is great! It is a good color and isn't anything too aggressive, with a little gloss over this stain it gives you a perfect lip color and texture. It also lasts a long time but is not one of those stains that never comes off!

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Beautiful color just not my style
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This stain is interesting. I used it as a lip stain and felt the color was very subtle which isn't a bad thing just not the subtle color for me. I then used it as blush and the texture was just odd for me. I think it's completely my personal opinion that this product was not for me but I am sure others would love it. Still a good product just not for me.

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great stain!
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I loved this lip product. the color was great, and the stain lasted for several hours. you wouldn't want to wear it plain though - definitely needs a gloss over!

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