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. 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® Lip and Cheek Stain
3.8 out of 5 stars, based on 67,055 Reviews 67,055 Reviews
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Not my favorite.
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I already owned this before receiving it in my box but it's not my favorite product. I may try to pass the sample size off to a friend. I don't care for the color. but itis effective. It doesn't take much to achieve some noticeable color on your lips. I don't care for the consistency and it feels a little sticky.

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Nice, for a lip stain
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This lip stain will probably be used when I do my a.m. exercise and want just a little color. The stain was very light, even though the color was quite bright looking. This was a good thing! I will use until sample is gone.

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Pretty shade
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The color is pretty in the tube but I didn't find it effective when I applied it to my lips. I have yet to try it on my cheeks.

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pretty good
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good pigmentation and staying power. a little timid about it on the cheeks though. overall, I like it.

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Different
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I liked that this lip stain didn't actually stain everything it touched. But I didn't think it really stained my lips all that much either. It was more like a gloss that dried quickly.

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Really wanted to love it, but
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I was looking for a lip stain and was thrilled to get this in my box. Love the color but it didn't stay on nearly as well as a lip stain should. It also does not coat the lips in a consistent color so it is hard to apply perfectly.

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Not a fan
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This lip stain was just overall bad. Very thin consistency, and didn't really work at all. Definitely disappointed with this one.

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Love this!
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This is a great lip gloss/stain, wears all day! be careful when you apply it because it will stain your skin!

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Lip Stain
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I love this lip stain--it's perfect for someone like me who is perfecting my lipstick-applying skills, because it's way more forgivable than traditional pigmented lipstick. I have almost used it all up already!!

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Does the Job
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Overall, this does the job. My only struggle is that I have auburn hair and fair skin so the color of this particular sample wasn't all that great for me. This aside, I thought it was a good product for someone who wants/needs a little color on their lips for the day.

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