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 67,061 Reviews 67,061 Reviews
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It leaves a very natural stain. Not a fan. Personally I like very dark and bold lip stains so this one just wasn't doing it for me.

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Great color but sticky
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Always thought my mouth needed more color but don't always want lipstick. I apply a good layer of the stain first thing, let it dry completely, and the color stays all day avoiding the washed out look I hate.

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Not much stain but a nice lip gloss
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There isn't actually much stain to this but it is a nice lip gloss. It is a tad sticky feeling on your lips on wit dries. After licking your lips or eating there is no trace left of the color which is disappointing for a stain. It does offer build able color which is nice but I'd prefer it to actually stain my lips so I don't have to reapply so often.

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Not much color
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While this product looks colorful when used it adds very little color to your cheeks or lips. not sure why you would even bother to use it as it adds no color.

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Absolutely love this product! The sample I thought at first was very small but after applying it's not so bad and will alloy numerous applications. This shade of tint is great if you are going for a more natural look, it is not heavy on color but gives your lips that extra life for everyday occasions! I tried it on my cheeks also thinking the consistency would be too sticky for use but it dries quick and the color stays for hours.

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Great Color
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I really like that this product isn't a super bright shade like most lip stains. It also lasts for awhile which is an added perk.

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Nice tint!
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This product looked really nice on my lips and I felt that overall it looked really natural and was not super overpowering. I like how the product stays on even when you eat or drink! It's very effective!

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Not for pale skin
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I like stains and have tried the very best which is definitely from Benefit, however, even "the best" has a similar outcome to this stain in that if you have got very very light skin, the stain is just pink, but not a great color pink. Maybe if I could tan this stuff would look good! But, does it do what it is supposed to? absolutely

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Not a fan
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I thought this was very thin and didn't make a drastic enough change to my lip shade, it also dried out my lips.

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Not my favorite
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I love stains - but this has a very sticky feel at first but then didn't seem to keep a color. Tried it on both lips and cheeks.

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