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 15,579 reviews 15,579 Reviews
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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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Love it for lips

I'm not big on cheek stains, I prefer my blush as a powder. But I love the texture and color for my lips!

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Love Stainiac!
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I really enjoyed my sample of Stainiac. I liked it so much that I purchased the full size. I never like having to reapply lipstick so lip stain is perfect for me. I also like applying it to my cheeks.

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Didnt leave a great "stain"

I got this and have tried it with several other colors and it just doesnt do the job of a stain.

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Awesome product!!
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This is an awesome product!! I first received this product as a sample and I loved it so I just decided to purchase the full size product.

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Where is the color?

I tried to like this. I wanted to like it. Color, lightweight, not goopy, not drying. But I could NOT get any COLOR from this. I tried! I layered, put more on, put it on frequently and while I was hoping for a lip stain, I got very little color in return.

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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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