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 31,009 Reviews 31,009 Reviews
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I really love the color of the stain. It is very easy to apply and the container is sleek. The only downside is it isn't extremely long lasting. It is mostly odorless and not too balmy or thick. Overall it is a great product!

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Stainiac Lip Stain
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At first I thought the color was going to be a little too bold for me but it actually gives me a nice natural tint. I love it.

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Tired of this kind of product
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I have already received more cheek/lip stain samples then I will ever be able to use. It's nice as a cheek stain, but would never use this on my lips.

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Good on the cheeks
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I have always been curious about stains so I liked seeing this in my birch box. I tried it on my lips first and didn't notice much of a difference. Later I tried it on my cheeks and got the most lovely flush. I have olive toned skin and this showed up. Definitely a nice touch

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wait, it does what now?
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Who else did a double take when they read this product was for lips AND cheeks?! I had never heard of such a thing but I was excited to use it. To my surprise, this stain works better on my cheeks than lips. It was fun experimenting with this product but I would not add it to my daily routine because of the price compared to products that give me the same results.

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Low Opacity Lip Stain
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I was pretty excited to finally receive some sort of lip color in my Birchbox. But I was wildly disappointed by this particular sample. The color is just to shinny with kind of a cherry color. When applied it looks like I have sticky lips after sucking on a sucker. But the product packaging was really nice.

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Meh
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I love a lip stain! This one in particular did not really show up on my lips. Perfect for a natural look just not for me .

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Good
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I was really excited to receive this product! I love it, it has a nice soft color to it.

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An interesting product
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I use a lot of different lip glosses and this stain is pretty great. I have used it on my lips, but have not tried it as a cheek stain yet. I am afraid the color will be a little to bright for my cheeks, but overall this product is one I never thought of using before.

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Mehhh...
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I am all for a good lip/cheek stain but this is not it. I honestly felt like this was a slightly thinner lip gloss. Which not sure about you but that is not something I would want to rub across my cheek... Also for the price of the full one I would just go pick up any red tinted lip gloss.

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