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
3.8 out of 5 stars, based on 66,927 Reviews 66,927 Reviews
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Not a lot of color payout. Works better than a cheek stain than on lips.

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I don't usually use stain but I really like this one! It looks very natural unlike some of them. Definitely love this!

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I was so excited to use this product but after using it I was disappointed. I felt as though the quality of the lip gloss was very poor. It didn't stay on very well at all and had an odd taste to it as well. I was thrilled to be able to trial it but would never purchase this product. The appearance and packaging was put together well and is very visually pleasing. The applicator brush was also nice to use.

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This was ineffective , it was very blotchy and I did not like the way it looked on me

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I was really excited to try this product when I first got it. The size is perfect for travel or to throw in your clutch. After using, I didn't really see a difference. Up close, you could see a faint difference and it appeared blotchy. I just wish the product was as red as it appears in the tube.

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great product but pricey
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I'm not usually a fan of lip stains but this one went on very sheer and was buildable. The color (beauty queen) didn't look took stark against my fair skin tone like most stains do and it made my lips feel soft and it didn't dry out my lips either.

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Out of all the lip samples I've received, I do like this one the most. It lasts long and I use a clear gloss over it.

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I didn't enjoy this product because of the texture and the color is barely there

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Sticky feeling
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I liked the color results on my lips but the stain left my lips sticky

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Rosy all day!
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I love using this product on my cheeks! It does not fade at all and stays on all day. It is rosy without being too obvious.

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