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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Great for cheeks
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The color is very bright, but I used this as a cheek stain and liked it. It will be a great color for spring and summer, but I doubt I'd use it in other seasons due to the color.

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sheer
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stays on a long time, living up to its title as a stain. sheer color though

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Gel like and uneven
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The "stain" doesn't really have a smell, a little sweet but nothing noticeable. They texture is really off putting... It's like jello instead of liquid. The stain it's self does not go very easily and I found my self dipping into the product numerous times. I waited till it dried, and found the stain to be blotchy and uneven, leaking into the cracks on my lips making the cracks stand out. I would definitely not buy this product.

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Best used as a blusher
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Stainiac just doesn't work well as a lip stain. Lip gloss would be more effective. This product works great as a purse-sized blusher for touch-ups during the day.

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Great stain for a more natural look.
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The lip stain is great if you don't prefer the brilliant colors of most stains and it stays on for a long time. The texture is a little sticky, but overall seems to be a good product.

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Perfect Stain
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Other stains that I have tried have always been to dark. This one has just the right amount of pigment. I have only tried it on my lips so far, but I love it.

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Nice stain
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I thought this stain had a nice shear stain on my lips. Didn't dry my lips out and lasted long enough.

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Good peoduct
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The actual lip stain was good it stayed on my lips until I took it off with makeup remover a couple of hours later. I just wasn't crazy about the color that came in my birchbox. Overall seems like a good product and if available in a different color I would definitely try it out.

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Love it
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I've tried a Korean stain that was basically this exact same product, and I didn't like it all that much, but something about this product really does it for me. I like the texture and how buildable the color is. The color itself isn't the MOST flattering color on me but it's fine and it's subtle. That's the only downside in my opinion.

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Very pigmented and long lasting
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Works exactly as it is supposed to. The pigment is intense and it lasts most of the day.

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