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. 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® Lip and Cheek Stain
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I first saw the color and thought oh I don't think so. I'm a red head and red lip color never seems to work out for me. I opened it and tried it on and surprisingly it was a great color, but then I accidentally tasted it and we'll that is the down fall of this product. I will not be making that purchase.

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Cheeks and lips
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I would recommend it. I like that you can use it for your lips and your cheeks. The color looks very nice..red..I would definitely buy it when I run out of it..

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Wish it lasted longer
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I have a bruise on my lip that I try to disguise but this doesn't quite do it or last all day.

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Just eh
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I'm not a big fan of lip stains. This is the second lip stain sample I've gotten from Birchbox. While this product is ok, it's not something that I would ever use.

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I like it
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I like the color, could be a touch darker. Doesn't stay through a meal. I tend to lick my lips a lot and it tastes horrible.

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First time stain
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Never used a stain before and I was a little nervous. I liked how natural looking the color was. It stayed on all day at work, and wasn't to dark. Looked great with a gloss on top of it.

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TheBalm is the The Bomb
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I love TheBalm brand, the do great things and make great products. This lip stain is just another one of them. I like Beauty Queen shade as I am very pale with dark brown hair, and it compliments my skin tone and style. The color is a beautiful wash of a healthy pink on the lips (I have no intention of putting a stain on my face over my makeup. Ekk!) I don't find the texture to be sticky/tacky at all, I find it to dry fast but not leave the lips dry at all either. I can see adding another gloss on top for that effect but it is not needed from a moisture stand point. Love this lip stain!

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not too red
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the name having theword "Stain" in it and the red color made me think this was not for me, but the color was actually nice on and looked more natural than I expected. This is worth a try.

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Not for me
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I used this a couple of time and it just comes right off. I have had other stains and once they dry its hard to take them off. I wanted to like this but it didn't measure up to my expectations

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