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theBalm® cosmetics	Stainiac - Beauty Queen

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Layer on theBalm® cosmetics Read My Lips™ Lip Gloss to create a bespoke shade while nourishing and hydrating your lips.

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  • 3.8 out of 5 stars, based on 30,200 Reviews 30,200 Reviews Write a Review
  • $17.00
  • .3 fl oz   
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    $17.00
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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.

How it Works

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.

How to Use

The handy wand makes application a breeze. Start with a coat of lip balm for moisture, then swipe this stain onto your lips as you would a regular lip gloss. To use as a cheek stain, smile and dab two or three dots onto the apples of your cheeks. Gently blend the pigment into your cheeks using small circular motions.

Water ((aqua) Eau), Glycerin, Triethanolamine, Acrylates/c10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Propylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract. May Contain / Peut Contenir [+/- Blue 1 (ci 42090), Green 3 (ci 42053), Yellow 5 (ci 19140), Yellow 6 (ci 15985), Red 22 (ci 45380), Red 33 (ci 17200), Red 27 (ci 45410), Yellow 10 (ci 47005), Green 5 (ci 61570)]

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pretty
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I like the way this feels when applied. It is good to layer twice anymore and I felt it was too much.

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Move fast if you use it on your cheeks!
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I actually love blush, especially a cream, hadn't ever tried a "stain". Loved it, it lasted all day and looked natural, but word of advice, go very very fast, it starts to dry quickly. It was fine on my lips, but liked it better on the cheeks!

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awesome color
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I will admit that I am color shy when it comes to lipsticks and glosses but after receiving this in my birchbox I am now a red lip fan. This color looked great against my fair skin and wasn't too sticky or faded. I would definitely recommend this.

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Bought this right away!
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Loved the stain on my lip and so great to use on the cheek too. Very happy!

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Not quite as long
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I found myself really liking this but felt it didn't last as long as some of the other lip stains that I purchased in the past this was my first experience with this brand.

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Great product!
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Love this stain on my cheeks and on my lips. The texture was a bit gooey, but once I applied it to my cheeks, it gave my olive/medium skin tone a great flushed look. Definitely will be looking into the full size.

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Best stain ever!
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This stain is no lie, when it says it the best stain ever! It stains your lips super fast and you can still put on your regular chapstick over it through out the day. You can layer the stain to give you a darker/deeper red, or just do one coat and let your lips look fresh and pink.

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Love it
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I am not one to wear lip color. I usually dislike it. But this product is great. Not too dark or too light. Just enough color to make my lips look great.
Will be purchasing this product.

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Best stain. Hands down.
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I'm a lip stain fanatic - but also conservative on my spending. Stainiac is long lasting, a natural hue, and goes on smoother than some of those "markers." Just became a staple in my purse.

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Perfect!
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This was perfect for me because I was able to just slap it on before leaving the house and I didn't have to worry about looking plain. This shade was also great with my pale skin. It really brightened up my face and smile.

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