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. 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, lasting tint on lips and cheeks. It has a longer setting time than most quick-dry stains, so it won’t leave unsightly streaks after you blend.

theBalm® cosmetics Stainiac® Lip and Cheek Stain
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Nice color, tacky texture
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Gave a nice subtle sheer color on lips and didn't feel too overdone like I sometimes do with lipstick. The texture felt a bit sticky and tacky, however, which is a big turnoff for me.

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Good for summer
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I am not a huge fan of lip stains in general, but the color is pretty and this will be good for the summer when I don't want to wear lipstick but still want to look more put together naturally.

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Love it!
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When I received the sample I was taken back by the bright color but once putting it on I loved how it brought out my skintone.

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Good for lips; not sure about cheeks
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True to the description, it goes on much more sheer than it looks. I like the look on my lips, but have to admit that it tastes pretty bad. I can't imagine putting something that sticky on my cheeks.

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the tint was barely there. it had a slightly tacky consistency on the lips. i didn't hate it, but i wasn't impressed with it. looking that color in the tube i thought i would like it, but it just wasn't there.

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Would not Purchase
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I tried this out a couple times on both the lips and cheaks. It doesn't last long on either.

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Didn't last
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While this could be entirely the fault of my skin and body chemistry, this product did not last. I put it on my lips and it looked like I had drank red Kool-Aid and then it wore off within 20 minutes. I didn't try it on my cheeks because I didn't like the gel-like consistency.

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Light Hints of Color
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It's not nearly as dark as it appears to be. I loved the hint of color it gave my lips. The only problem I ran into was it left my lips feeling a bit dry. Just need to use something, maybe a balm or moisturizer over the top to help mask the dryness.

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Multi Functional
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I love products that have multiple uses because I hate carrying a bag full of products around! This stain had a nice red color. My only complaint would be that it's a little sticky.

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Meh
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I was so excited to try this since I LOVE their meet matt(e) hughes line and have heard great things about their stainiac line. This stuff was so subpar though :( the color goes on very sheer and when I tried building it up it never got to the shade I wanted. It also only lasted a couple hours and made my lips super dry. Definitely won't be purchasing

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