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 15,571 reviews 15,571 Reviews
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Travel-friendly, long lasting

At first I was hesitant to try this product. I tried it once or twice but didn't have an open mind and was weirded out by dotting and rubbing on a liquid color. I put this product away in storage for a few months, and then one day threw it into my work/gym bag and quickly fell in-love! When I'm out and about, it's so easy to just dot on, rub in and then get that extra cheek blush or tinted lip color that makes you look a little more "fresh" and dressy.

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Really liked this

I really liked this! It doesn't take much to get a good stain and the color is pretty universal. I would definitely look into buying more of this once my sample runs out.

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LOVE

Fantastic color, lasts through coffee, meetings and gum chewing. Great with just a swipe of Chapstick! A staple in my bag.

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If you like a gel lip/cheek stain, this is the one for you

Generally, I prefer a cream to gel lip/cheek stain because I have very dry skin and gels do not apply as well. However, this product has great staying power and I loved the color of my sample.

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Meh

I thought the consistency was a little too sticky to use on my cheeks. When I used it on my lips, the color was decent, but I didn't think the stain really lasted very long.

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Purchased

I love this product. I have never used a stain before but I am a huge fan of gloss and blush. It is so great to learn that there is an item that can be used for both. The color is perfect, not too dark, and lasts all day on my combination skin.

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Nice color

Very nice covers easy. feels fresh and light. very nice premium product. Sample size is nice for pocket size. Use stain & your favorite lip balm.

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Natural and long lasting

I actually tried the Prom Queen color from one of my friends who also has Birchbox and was SO JEALOUS. This product is great, being natural, making your lips smooth, and has a great color. Would definitely purchase this in the future.

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great color

i love the hint of color and the texture is very light. i like that you can control the level of tint.

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great!

this product is awesome because it looks great on lips and is super moisturizing, but it also is good on cheeks too without being too wet on your skin. I love this product and use it every day

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