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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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I previously did not use lip color products very often. I now keep this perfect sized sample in my purse at all times and wear on any occasion. I love this product mainly because you can alter how much color you want by adding layers. It also is does not come off easily, I usually only need to apply once in the day.

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theBalm Stainiac Lip and Cheek Stain
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This has a really weird light gel formula that dries like a liquid lipstick. The color is extremely sheer as well almost to the point of being unflattering but it layers well.

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Poorly pigmented
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I have no idea how you'd put something this sticky on your cheeks and it be effective. Tried it and it didn't stain anything, slide right off with minimal effort. I understand it's supposed to give you more working time to blend it in, but even with that factored in, it had no lasting power.
Less than a month later it had turned to a weird gelatinous mass inside the tube. Fail.

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Red and wet
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This product was very wet. I can't think of any other words to describe it but wet. It had a pretty color though.

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Great color

I love this lip stain. I don't normally use any lipstick... or anything on my lips for that matter. This stain is subtle but adds just enough color. The only drawback is that it does feel a little sticky on your lips and the color doesn't stay as long as I would hope. Overall, I really do like this product and would purchase after the sample is gone.

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Works for me!

So, I was a bit hesitant to try this as I've never tried a stain before. I love it!! I'm not a big lipstick person so I like the feel of having nothing on my lips and the color was really nice and subtle. Nothing too bright and it looked natural on me. The downside is that it dries out my lips a little. Now to try it on my cheeks!

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Ok I guess
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Not my favorite but it was a nice color. Definitely not something I'd use on my cheeks though. It was a little sticky.

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Nice color and good staying power but balls up
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Good color but if you touch it before it dries it balls up and rubs off. Good for lips and cheeks

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Not as it seems
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I loved the look when I first put in on my lips... however it seemed to turn into a koolaid like stain after 5 minutes and didn't stay put. I have yet to try as a cheek stain!

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Too bright.
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I liked the consistency of this product but the color was too bright.

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