8 Best Lip and Cheek Stains -- and the 3 Worst
See which makeup finds from Benefit, Tarte, CoverGirl and more have our readers glowing and rosy, and which are big disappointments
No. 6: the Balm Stainiac Cheek and Lip Stain, $17TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 7.9*
Why: One reader says, "I've been looking for a stain that has an orange undertone to it because it's the most flattering for my skin tone and I finally found it … This stain is a gel and doesn't dry as fast as the liquid stains like Benefit's Benetint, so it gives you a bit more time to blend. I only use it on my lips, not on my cheeks. You can layer it for more intensified color if you so desire. On my lips, it lasts about seven hours, but oily foods take it right out. At the end of the day, I have to reapply, but I find there's still a little bit of color left on my lips even after 6-7 hours. I use Chapstick over it for added moisture." Another woman says "I loved that I could layer it to get a deeper color … I ate a frozen yogurt, talked a whole lot and fell asleep with it on (bad, I know). But, it stayed on! Of course it's faded, but there's still color. I love it." This reviewer says, "I've tried a lot of different lip stains and this is my favorite so far."
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*At time of publication
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