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
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I absolutely love this product! I was nervous at first because the color on the brush looked so dark! After applying though I quickly realized it wasn't as dark. I like how smoothly it goes on and there was no bad smell

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Loved this stain
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This stain went on my lips very smoothly and left them a great, bright color. I am excited to try it on my cheeks to match my lips!

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Cool Concept But Takes Practice On the Cheeks
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I received this product in the color beauty queen, which has plenty of color and is a bright pink, almost magenta, color when applied. Can vary depending on how much you use and is definitely buildable.

This product is more like a gel in a tube with an applicator like lip gloss. You dot on color and then proceed to pat or rub it in to even out the color on your cheeks.

Word to the wise…great product but does take some getting use to in terms of how to apply it. A little goes a long way and it isn't as easy to put on and correct as say a powder blush. But patience pays off and I can see how this would create a lightly flushed and completely natural looking cheek if done correctly. I'm just not quite there yet... :)

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Perfect Berry Color
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Love this stuff. I have very fair skin and this doesn’t look too dark with my complexion, it just provides the perfect amount of berry-colored stain. Fairly long lasting too, holds up around 4 hours for me so this is a plus!

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Not what I was expecting
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Because of the dark tint of the bottle, I was expecting a darker tint on the lip. I do like the product but wish it had a bit more color.

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Meh.
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So, I like this idea. But the watery consistency meant that I had to use alot to get any color to shop up on my very fair cheeks. And while it looked very natural and lovely on the lips, applying it in 4 coats to get a bolder color seemed excessive - and it was very hot pink to boot. Not my favorite, sadly!

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Great Stain
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I used this as a lip stain and love it! It's long-lasting and goes great under another lipstick as well.

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Great product
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I don't like to wear lipstick. This gave my lips a rosy tint that lasted a few hours. This with a little gloss on top and I'm good to go.

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Stain!
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this product is AMAZING! I love that it is more of a gel than a liquid compared to the liquid benetint. I used it on my cheeks and lips today. I admit, it didn't stay on my lips (but I'm contantly putting on eos lip balm). My cheeks? It lasted ALL. DAY. I've never used a bronzer, blush, highlighter that lasted as long as this.

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Love lip Stain
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Lip stain is great! I love this color and if fits in my purse nicely as well. I would purchase if I found it in a store.

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