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 30,856 Reviews 30,856 Reviews
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Long-lasting, but not hydrating
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This is a long-lasting. lightweight stain, but you have to use several swipes before you get a noticeable color on your lips. As a stain, it should be sheer, but I don't want to have to swipe it3 or 4 times before I get a sheer wash of color. I love the gel like texture for lips and cheeks, though.

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I love TheBalm
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So from the looks of the tube, I expected this to stain really dark, I was pleasantly surprised that it was actually only a little darker than my natural lip color so it gave them just a tiny bit of color. It's initially slightly sticky, but dries really quickly and you pretty much forget that it's even there until you see yourself in a mirror.

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Not a lot of color for a stain
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Not a lot of color for a stain. Sample was gifted to my daughter after I tried a few times. I would try another color if available.

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Just OK
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I'm not a fan of this for lips. I felt it dried them out and even though the tint was very faint, it was not a flattering shade. I like this much better for a cheek stain, although I don't think I would purchase.

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Dried my lips
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I like the idea of this but I did not like how it made my lips feel dry.

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good cheek stain
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This worked well for a cheek stain but the stain didn't last more than 10 minutes on my lips. The texture was like a gel at first--I haven't used stains that went on with this texture--it felt like Vaseline. The cheek stain worked well, though.

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Buildable color, but watery
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I have only used this product on my lips and was really looking forward to using it; however, I was not very impressed with it overall. It is very thin and watery. It is a "buildable" product, but even after multiple applications of the stain on my lips, I was unimpressed with the look of it on my lips. It wore of quickly, as well.

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Stainiac
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Great name and great product. How nice to have lip color that doesn't disappear in half an hour! Highly recommend this to everyone.

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Love it!
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I only used on my lips. I liked the hint of color. It was subtle. But you can build a little for a little more tint.

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Lip Stain
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Not a fan of lip stains but this one is a pretty shade.

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