Hello Gujariyas!

I am here with a review on The Balm Stainiac Lip and Cheek Stain. Read on to know if this is worth a buy or not!

The Product: The Balm-Stainiac-Lip and Cheek Stain

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What Does it Claim?

Stainiac is an extremely versatile, extremely wearable color for lips and cheeks. These colors can be worn alone or over another color for brilliant color variations. A small amount of this water-based color provides a subtle hint of color. By applying more, the color becomes more intense, giving you more dramatic and noticeable cheeks and lips. Blushing Pink is a reddish pink shade.

How Much and Where to Buy?

1099INR when you buy it => HERE!

It is available in most of the online stores abroad which ships to India. You can also check Insta stores but beware of dupes!

My Take on The Product

I love “The Balm” range for their classy packaging and few amazing products it has in its basket. I had two of these lip and cheek stains from the brand lying in my makeup stash until I digged it out to try on for the review. I heard many of my friends saying that its not worth the money. But I thought of giving it a try before passing a verdict on how worthy or useless the product is. It comes in a transparent plastic pack with sponge applicator. I was careful with this while opening because I thought it is highly stained and might end up spoiling my clothes. But to my surprise it was a jelly like balm which had a bright pinkish red shade. I didn’t want to try it on my lips or cheeks directly and so I tried it on my hands. Here is what it looked like,

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And when I wiped it off after few seconds, the stain looked like this,

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Hmmmm…:) Pretty pink, isn’t it? 😀 But somehow I didn’t like it on my lips because it did not cover my dark upper lips. The stain stayed for a long time and I was able to remove it only using a good makeup remover. I cannot dare to use it on my cheeks because I exactly know how would I look like 😉 😛 How can I forget my disaster makeup story afterall! 🙁 🙁 On the whole, this lip and cheek stain will suit fair to medium skin tones and pink lips. But I feel there is no need to spend so much for this when it has zero moisturizing effects on the lips.

Summing up,

Pros

♥ Pretty pink shade

♥ Stains quickly

♥ Stain lasts long

♥ Cooling effect on application

♥ Easy to use sponge applicator

Cons

🙁 Too pricey

🙁 Not available easily in India

🙁 Not sure how to use it on cheeks because the stain is a bit too much for a blush

🙁 Gives sheer finish on lips so it will not cover pigmentation

🙁 No moisturizing effects at all

🙁 The product tends to solidify and gives a patchy effect on application

🙁 Why the jelly like texture??? Errrrr >_<

Will I Recommend This to Others?

N-O NO! I would request you not to waste money buying this and trying this. To me Stainiac from “The Balm” has failed to impress and I would happily give it a miss! Its okay to buy lip stains and blushes as separate products! Why buy this then???