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. It comes in three shades that complement all skin tones: Beauty Queen is a magenta-toned pink.

theBalm® cosmetics Stainiac
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I like it, but it isn't very long-lasting
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I originally had this in a sample, used it up, and purchased the full size. I have the red one (Beauty Queen). It's pretty, and you can layer to get the shade you want. It's easy to apply. You can also put it over certain lipsticks depending on how you want the shade to appear. My only gripe w/ this stain is that it's not very long-lasting, unfortunately. Requires frequent reapplication. So I don't wear this all that often!

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Not too sure... has potential
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I was very excited about the idea of a lip stain. I'm not sure how I feel about the specific color of the stain. It made my lips look a little too red for a natural look on me. I would be interested in trying one of their other stains in a different color.

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Subtle, but not long lasting

I have not used this stain on my cheeks, but it added a nice subtle color to my lips. Only downside is it did not seem to last long on me.

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Lovely Color but Drying
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I received 'Prom Queen' and was very pleased with the pretty Rosy Red color. Gives a lovely natural red tint to the lips. My only complaint is that you have to apply the product quickly before it sets. It is very drying.

Would recommend a good lip primer or balm before applying to the lips.

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Great lip stain
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I received this product as part of my very first birchbox. It was serendipitous because I had been looking to try a lip stain for the first time. I thought the product looked a bit too red for my taste/complexion, but it ended up being perfect. I lightly applied it and it gave just the right about of color. I'm not sure I liked the lasting effects though. It seemed to fade pretty quick, but I have no other stain to compare it to.

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Beauty Queen
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I don't know if I would call this a magenta pink. Its more red for me. It is sheer, so its nice for a low key look. I also like to wear it under lipsticks so if they wear off, I have some color still on my lips. Smells like medicinal Kool-aid though

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Great lip stain and enjoyed the color choice. Stayed on half of the work day for me, but I apply chapstick all day. I am sure that had an impact.

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Lips sufficiently stained
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This stains my lips and cheeks perfectly, looks natural. I'm blond and with a light complexion so the color shows well.

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Multi-tasking Miracle
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I feel in love with this after the first 2 days and purchased the full size before the sample ran out! The stain adds a nice flushed color to the lips without drying or cakiness, you actually forget it's there. On the cheeks it's just the right hint of color to liven up your complexion. It does dry quickly so blend one check at a time and layer if you like a lusher look on your lips. For me it's a perfect product for a 30 second you only better look!

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Love this stain
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I loved the subtle color of this stain on both my lips and cheeks. Easy to apply and long-lasting. I also really liked how easy it was to apply and smooth.

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