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 31,257 Reviews 31,257 Reviews
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Really liked the feel of this lip stain. Applicator went on much smoother than my usual brush, and I liked the subtle color better. I don't usually wear lipstick, so the subtler the better, but you can put on more coats!

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wish it was a different color
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red is not an easy color for everyone to pull off and definitely not for me

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Smooth application/Did not last
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This product came in a VERY bright hot pink. A little much when you are supposed to be stuck with it all day. Lucky for me it came off fairly quickly but if I was interested in another product I would not buy it do its effectiveness.

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Bought it.
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I was unsure because the product looked so red in the tube, but as soon as I put it on my cheeks AND lips I was sold. I love how subtle the color is and it gives such a beautiful transparent hue.

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Fantastic!
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I loved this tint. This is pretty, subtle, comfortable and long wearing. It reminds me a lot of my other favorite, Benetint, but unlike Benetint this comes in a format that is a lot easier to carry around (and less likely to spill). I will be buying this.

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It's nice for some, but not me
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I found that this stain settled into the middle of lips instead of the entire lip area. No matter how much I worked the product in I just couldn't get it to stain properly. I have dry chapped lips so I exfoliated beforehand but by the time it settled in it looked like I had some major lip issues. The formula itself was very soft and hydrating. It didn't dry too fast so you could work it into the lips or cheeks. Overall not for me.

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nice color
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I liked this stain because im not too big on lip color but this was subtle and not too overwhelming for me

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perfect!
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I love this stain. ITs not sticky at all. adds a nice tint to the cheeks. perfect tint for the lips.

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Nice for a little color
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This is a great lip stain for those days when you want a light makeup look. It's a great color and looks really natural. Didn't work so well on my cheeks even though I tried to blend it fast.

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Very Nice!
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I was very pleasantly surprised by using this as a blusher. It really had staying power, without look far too bright!

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