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, Prom Queen is a lovely rose pink, and Homecoming Queen is a dewy peach.

theBalm® cosmetics Stainiac
3.7 out of 5 stars, based on 15,586 reviews 15,586 Reviews
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I bought the beauty queen shade. My lips look full and plump, without the look of even wearing any makeup at all! I'm very impressed. I like that you can layer right over it once it dries, if you want to add more color.

It's great for cheeks too, though I typically wear a more orange shade, with my skin tone and blue eyes.

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bought a full size
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I received a mini Stainiac in my birch box and loved it so much I had to buy the full size. I actually prefer the mini tube for my purse, but use the big tube from home. Love the natural blushing for lips and cheeks that this provides.

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Great

I had it in Beauty Queen. I thought it was great. It has a beautiful color and lasts a long time. Also, I loved how little it was and easy to just throw in your purse.

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blendisaster

I really love this shade but it does not blend well at all! Stain is exactly what it did! I tried to apply it directly to my face and on a sponge and it just didn't blend well.

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Great Purchase
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This item is my favorite thing that I've purchased on Birchbox thus far! The shade is flexible and adding more layers transitions it from subtle to deep and because it's a stain it doesn't fade at all!

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Awesome stain, great texture.
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The best part of this stain is the gel texture. I am a stain addict, and most that have a more watery consistency leave my lips feathered in the lines and undefined. With this gel you can really make a defined lip and it goes on smooth with little feathering. My only wish is that it could be offered in darker colors. Over all a great product.

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GREAT!

I love this lip stain! It's my go-to on busy days (and as a small business owner, everyday is a busy day!). I know I can swipe this on & not have to worry bout too many touch ups during my day! I also love it under a high shine gloss for a great night out look!

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I keep buying this product
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I keep buying this product over and over again because it works so well! it really does stay on for a long time and is the perfect shade. I get the deep homecoming queen look..closest to red that they have. After it wears off, my lips still have a tint to them and i think it's a great product all around

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Love the color!
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I received this as a sample and really loved it. I bought some and I use it on my cheeks. It looks great. Rarely do i use on my lips as I don't feel it lasts long on the lips. This is the perfect stain for your cheeks as you age.

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pretty cool

i have never tried a stain before Birchbox so I was excited to try this. I was amazed at how fast it dried and also never ran from outside my lip line. It does add a pop of color without looking like you've applied lipstick. However, for the same reason, if you're lips are dry, this isn't going to do you any favors. It's perfect for running errands but if you're out to dinner, grab at least your lipgloss.

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