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 30,847 Reviews 30,847 Reviews
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great lip and cheek stain
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I've wanted to try this stain FOREVER, and I was thrilled to see it in my January box. The color is very pretty, but be aware there is a really steep learning curve when it comes to applying it as a cheek stain.

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Liked this alot!
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I will definitely buy and wear this lip and cheek stain. However made my lips a little dry. Loved the dewy glow it gave my cheeks.

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Not my favorite
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I found this product to be very drying. The color I received is not good for me. Would not purchase in the future.

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Long lasting
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I was excited to try this. It looks very pink on my cheeks (I'm blonde and fair-skinned) but more berry on my lips. Lasted all day and was easy to put on, didn't dry too quickly or anything.

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Like the concept, not the color
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If you're a fan of lip stains, you'll like this one. It comes in a gel with a wand applicator, which makes it so easy to put the stain exactly where you want it. However, I got this in my January box and am not crazy about the color. It goes on a little too pink for me.

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LIP BALM
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Not the greatest lip balm I owed. I would still prefer EOS!

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Perfect for any occasion
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Got this as a sample in my birchbox and love it. It is for lips and cheeks, but I have only used it for my lips thus far and it lasts! Perfect for the night out.

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ineffective
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Good sized sample, but this color was not a good match for my deep skintone.

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Not bad
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I didn't like this much for my cheeks, but I liked it on my lips. The color is very subtle.

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Amazing
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My favorite new lip stain! Apply it, let it dry, then add a coat of moisturizer and it lasts all day.

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