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 30,844 Reviews 30,844 Reviews
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Great stain — goes on really smooth, doesn't leave your lips feeling dry like some others do. The color is pretty powerful (it's more than a light stain) and I wasn't a huge fan of my shade. If I found another color I liked, I might purchase this.

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I love this product
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I got Prom Queen is a lovely rose pink as a sample in my first box and I love it! This is a great way for people who don't like using lipstick or lip gloss to get some natural looking color for their lips. There is a wand for easy application.

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A must have!
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The Balm delivers again! This is the best lip cheek stain for the most natural look! I get the prettiest cherry Popsicle lip color without the calories!

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Great stain!
Sampled

Many lip stains make my lips feel strange or can be drying but this is a definite exception. I love the applicator, it goes on very smoothly and it is possible to apply a sheer layer for natural looking coverage or more for a bolder look. I would definitely recommend this product!

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Easy to use stain
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This stain doesn't dry out my lips like other stains. The gel makes it easy to put on and not runny. Nice color of tint.

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I'm a Stainiac
Sampled

Nice color stain and even coverage, it's a little thicker than most stains but that's a good thing

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Natural looking
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Love this minimalist makeup -- a lipstick and a blush in one. The color tone seems to work on a lot of skin tones, and looks natural on everyone. It goes on smooth on the cheeks, no problems rubbing it in!

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Lippy
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Great color and loved how it went on. I liked how it dried and left my lips soft. Didn't try it on my cheeks because I prefer powders.

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My favorite stain
Sampled

I love this lip stain. The gel makes it easier to apply than traditional watery stain. With thinner lip stains it looks like I have been drinking kool-aid, but with the gel I find that the color is evenly distributed. An added bonus is that I don't have to worry about spilling it.

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LOVE
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I thought I wouldn't like this color, but when I put it on it actually worked really well. You can either sheer it out or build it up depending on your taste and it's such a simple easy to use product. I love it!

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