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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. 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, lasting tint on lips and cheeks. It has a longer setting time than most quick-dry stains, so it won’t leave unsightly streaks after you blend.

theBalm® cosmetics Stainiac® Lip and Cheek Stain
3.8 out of 5 stars, based on 67,528 Reviews 67,528 Reviews
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uneven stain
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This lip stain is easy to use and has a nice color to it, but once applied it seems to accentuate any dry areas on my lips and does not provide even pigment. My lips end up looking slightly splotchy. Applying a second layer does not help.

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Need to move quickly
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If applying to cheeks you have to move quickly and hard to blend.

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Awesome stuff!
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New to this type of product, I was nervous trying stain. It was super easy to apply and left a nice healthy and "sweet" color to my lips. For someone who doesn't like wearing lipstick or even lip gloss, this is perfect! Love this!

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Metallic Lip Color
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Absolutely love this color, it is deep, dark, and metallic. Beautiful on light skin. Exactly what you want in a lip color as it stays on for a while and doesn't rub off on drinks. Only objection is that the sample was a little difficult to apply without creating a mess, not sure if the actual size has this issue. Regardless, great product.

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Close but not quite
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I really wanted to love this product but after a couple uses I just can't get there. I like the color and don't mind the consistency of the product. It just didn't have staying power. I put it on my lips and liked how it looked but it was gone from my lips a short time later. I felt like I need to use it as a base and set with another lip product that is clear. That method seemed to work better for me.

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Not a good formula for me
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So I was excited to try this out but when I opened it all I could think of are those cheap little lip glosses that your parents get you when your 6. It was a very watery consistency and when I put it on barley stained my lips. Did not see any results on my cheeks unless I applied a ton and even then it was too red, and splotchy.

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Koolaid lips
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I don't know if it's because of my skin tone (olive tan skin, lips are a darker pink mauve tone) or if I didn't wear enough. I seriously looked like I drank koolaid and forgot to wipe my lips. It barely tinted my lips. As for cheeks no matter how much I slather on I felt like it didnt do anything for my skin tone.

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It's OK lip stuff
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Not a bad product, but just really did not work for me.The texture was a little strange. You may need to put chapstick over it to make it work.

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A great lip/cheek stain for a fair lady
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My skin is very fair and most lipsticks give too much color. This stain that I received as a Birch Box sample worked really well for me. I just apply it and work it in a bit and then put a bit of lip balm or gloss over it for a beautiful natural look. You can also use it to add subtle color to your cheeks as well. I intend to buy this product.

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Great product!
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I've used this product twice, and so far I have really liked it. I have never had a product like this but it's easy to use, it's effective, and it's simply a very lovely product so far!

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