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. It comes in three shades that complement all skin tones: Beauty Queen is a magenta-toned pink.

theBalm® cosmetics Stainiac
3.8 out of 5 stars, based on 30,200 Reviews 30,200 Reviews
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This is a great stain. Does not leave streaky marks nor is it too drying. Also has great staying power. Will def buy in the future.

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Not a huge fan
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I have received Stainiac before, I believe in an Ipsy bag, and I wasn't particularly impressed with it. It made me feel like I was smearing on a cherry popsicle over my mouth! I would probably use this more for a pop of color on my cheeks.

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Loved the color!
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I loved the color of this sample and thought it gave my lips and cheeks the perfect rosy glow. It blended really easily and the color lasted a long time.

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I love this,,,
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Very very subtle and pretty. I love the way it just lines right over the lips and leave a hint of just enough color. I would love other colors.

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I'm not into stain
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To be honest, I can't state whether this is a great stain. I have never tried one, and I don't like that this makes my lips look like I'm wearing lipstick, but they're still all dry. I am just more of a lip balm person.

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nice color
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I liked this lip stain, the pink color looks really natural and lasts relatively long time.

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Love!
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I loved this stain because it didn't feel like a permanent marker (like some stains) and was easy to apply. The color was perfect, and very youthful. It's one of those stains you can wear every single day and it would go with everything. I loved this product!

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Very faint
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When I first saw this in my box, I was a little alarmed at the bright red color of the gel. When I actually applied it, it took several layers for it to really show up at all--the color is actually quite faint. It's a very subtle color on the lips, which I like, but it's too subtle for the cheeks and very hard to blend, so I doubt I will be using it as a cheek stain.

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I have been using lipsticks a lot more recently. Glad I got this product to sample. Havent tried it on my cheeks. Not to sure about that.

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I love this stain!
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I love the IDEA of lipstick, but not lipstick itself. This stain is perfect because it gives me the right amount of color but is so lightweight that I don't even feel it on my lips. I hate the way regular lipsticks feel so waxy! I noticed that other reviewers didn't think it lasts long or that it doesn't wear evenly throughout the day - but in my experience with this stain, you just have to let it dry before you start sipping your morning coffee (it doesn't come off on the cup), and you can't rub your lips together like you would chapstick or lipstick. Just let it dry and it wears perfectly. I am most definitely going to purchase a full-sized stain!

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