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
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This is a quick and easy blush/lip stain. It is easy to use and gives a nice hint of color.

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Love it!! Looks natural!
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I loved this sample and used it until I was scraping the last drop of it out of the container. I had to buy it because I liked it so much. It looks very natural and I like that the first application is just a hint of color. If I want more, I can layer more on for a bigger wow factor. Most days I just use one or two coats to go to work. I do wish it lasted a bit longer, though.

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Great Light Stain
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This is an awesome light stain with great color. Dries quickly and is light enough it doesn't cake or crack. It is fantastic for summer.

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Too bright and sticky
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This didn't look great on me. I also didn't like how sticky it feels- even just one thin coat. I wouldn't buy it for this reason.

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tinting balm
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I didn't feel like it lasts very long once applied. it really is just a "hint" of tint, I couldn't really see it besides seeing the glossy-ness of it you wouldn't know I even had anything on my lips.

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Pretty
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This was a long lasting lip stain... The color was a bit too deep for me, but I can see a lot of people really digging it! I never used it as a cheek stain as it was so dark on the lips. Maybe for a night out it would be great... but it seemed a bit much for a trip to the store with the baby...

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Not a long shelf life
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This stain was just "ok." I would leave it in my purse and use it every now and then but it wasn't really necessary. It's been a year now and the stain isn't empty but has become a gel and unusable. I would not pay full price for this item.

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nice color
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Loved the color and texture. I love the natural look and this gave my lips just the perfect hint of color.

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Pretty for Fall

Received this in my first Birchbox and thought it was a generously sized sample with a clever name . The color does seem a bit intimidating in the package but was actually the perfect hue once applied and dry. Very little stickiness while it's drying and none after . I liked that there was no odd lingering scent and the gel formula was easy to apply . Although I think this is a pretty color, a salmon or similar summer color would've been even better for the upcoming beach season.

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Really does what it says!
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it stains with a natural understated flushed color. i really like it. i do feel i need to add a gloss / chap stick on top of it when i use it on my lips - it doesn't stay moist. big fan. and i do throw it on when i'm rushed out the door to give myself a tiny bit of color without a full make up application.

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