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 30,405 Reviews 30,405 Reviews
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Beautiful color
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The color of this is so gorgeous when applied right. It's a bit tricky to get it evenly applied on both cheeks but when I get it right it's amazing. It's an awesome lip color as well. I just wish it was a little more blendable on my cheeks

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i got this before as a sample
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I don't particularly like this. It's not bad but i don't think i like stains at all. When i got this previously i was excited but it really didn't do much for me, so i was disappointed to see this sample again.

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Good for "no make up" makeup days
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This product provides a light color for your lips. Provides a healthy looking lip for natural days when you don't want to be too made up.

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Disappointing
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I was excited to try this product, but really disappointed with how sheer it was. Even layering it didn't seem to make much of a color difference. I like this brand, just not their lip stain.

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I love the color
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I am a huge fan of sheer light colored lip products. I like the idea of a stain, but this one went on very smooth and the textured was lovely but the color looks blotchy. I think it might just be my lips, the other reviews make me jelly.

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i was excited to try this product but i was not too happy with it after i tried it. it didn't really show on me. I think my complexion is too dark and this product slightly showed on my lips.

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not impressed
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When I received Stainiac gel in my Birchbox I was excited to try it as I love sampling unique products. Overall I was not impressed. The color was way too bright for me and took some effort to remove. Unfortunately I was working at the time and looked as though I had drank red kool-aid (totally my fault for trying a new product when walking out of the house). I was given "Beauty Queen", maybe the lighter shade would have been more suitable. Aside from the color, I also wasn't impressed with how the product was applied. It was difficult to apply evenly on the lips and even more so on the cheeks.

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Awesome lip stain!
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I absolutely love this stuff! My lips are already red, but this bumps the color up a notch and it's super subtle. It feels really nice and moisturizing too. It's not drying at all.

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Slightly Sticky, Very Pink
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On my lips this color came out very, very pink, no matter how little or how layered. It wasn't terribly unflattering, but it was a bright pink that was a little jarring when paired with a full makeup. I would maybe wear this on a more natural day and let it be the focus. I can see the color working better on a girl with tanner skin- I'm very pale. It did dry out my lips some, and I found the texture to be sticky and a little uncomfortable. I can't imagine putting this on my cheeks with the stickiness as it is.

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Jlaxs
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I liked the product. This is the first time that I have used a lip/cheek stain. The color was complimentary for my skin tones. I like that I can apply a little or a lot to get the shade of color I need.

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