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theBalm Stainiac Lip and Cheek Stain, Red
Benefit Cosmetics fine-one-one cheek and lip color
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on 4/13/2017 11:27:00 PM
More reviews by MES
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine
I found these in the clearance section of the brand website and got them for a steal since they are being discontinued. I'm a sucker for gel and cream blushes, having really dry skin that is also fair the combination of the formula and sheer color makes these perfect. Like most gel blushes the colors can initially look intimidating for fair skin but the sheer color always looks natural and complementary. I picked the lightest shade, everlasting honey which on the packing looks like a warm nude shade that is almost mauve. It comes out the tube and extremely bright coral, once patted on the cheeks it gives a nice natural flush. This has a slightly citrusy scent. Wear is not that good, it won't last all day but I would still repurchase this if I could.
on 3/19/2017 8:14:00 PM
More reviews by Donnie130
Age: 56 & Over
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine
I bought this in cherry and berry. I love the colors. I got them for less than half price as this product is being discontinued. When it's new the pigment and oil are mixed well. After 2 weeks they seperate and the oil comes out first. I've tried shaking it rolling the tube, it helps a little. This is moisturizing and a tiny bit goes a long way. If too much is used the color tends to feather. So trying to make the best of the situation I'm wearing as a lip stain or just around the house as a balm.
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on 11/3/2016 6:55:00 PM
More reviews by ziebam
Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I got these on sale at sephora. Two minis in timeless coral and everlasting honey, .16 oz for $11. Pretty good deal! Now for the product. Hate these as cheek creams. Much too oily for my acne prone skin. However I really like them as a lip balm. Creamy with a light tint of color on coral and pink nude. I also like the squeeze tube. So easy. For the sale price they are great. Don't think I'd pay full price though. Too much for lip balm.
on 10/15/2016 4:30:00 AM
More reviews by JuliaCaesaris
Hair: Red, Straight, Fine
I really like the way this performs...As you can imagine its very oily, and if you apply a little on your lips and cheeks it gives you a lovely and natural glow while hydrating your lips. On the cheeks it will move your foundation if you arent careful as its almost all oil.My problem with this is the packaging. As hygienic as the tube is, because the oil tends to separate from the pigment part of the product each time you squeeze it, you get some clear oil. Which would mean the product you are left with is getting dryer with each application. I think if this was in a pen shaped packaging with a little brush at the end like some concealers, you would be able to shake it before use. Trying to push on the tube while its capped doesn't help. So I'm gibing it 3 stars for overall rating, 1 for packaging.
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on 12/28/2015 7:37:00 PM
More reviews by laurengill329
Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
I love this stuff!! I purchased "Always Cherry" from Sephora with a gift card I had gotten for Christmas. I've never used Josie Maran products before so I was not sure what to expect...I was worried it wouldn't last, would be greasy, etc. But actually, it is a perfect match for my needs! I apply a little to my cheekbones and it gives such a nice, healthy glow that seems to last a while (I've been wearing it for a few hours now). I like it in my lips, too. It's not as moisturizing as a real balm, but I apply this and then Benefit's Benebalm overtop and wham-o bam-o! The perfect sheer cherry red lip :) My favorite part about this product is the packaging. A tube is so hygienic and easy to use. Plus it's a gorgeous red, what's not to love??
on 12/17/2015 2:51:00 PM
More reviews by fabmac1
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Black, Straight, Fine
I have this in Everlasting Honey which is a really pretty pinky coral shade. It doesn't look anything like the color on the tube. In no way does it look at all "nude".I have tried using this both as a cheek color and a lip color. I noticed that the color sorta develops with time. Right when you apply it, it's not very intense...but after a couple minutes, the color becomes more vibrant but then it fades very quickly. The lasting time for this product is VERY POOR.Also, this very thick (almost like a paste when it comes out of the tube) and STICKY. I tried this on my cheek and it felt so gross, not only that, but my skin reacted badly to this. It made me break out into little bumps. I then tried it on my lips and noticed it had a "sweet" taste to it which i didn't like. I wouldn't have applied this to my face if i knew there was a sweet taste! It wasn't moisturizing at all on the lips. Infact, it felt drying.I wouldn't repurchase this product. It was awful.
4 of 4 people found this helpful.
on 12/11/2015 3:23:00 PM
More reviews by Ravenn
Skin: Sensitive, Olive, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
Meh. I had high hopes for this product. I am always on the hunt for luxury tinted lip moisturizers that I can carry with me in my purse. This one tastes and smells weird and the color (I have mine in Forever Rose) doesn't really look good on my olive skintone. Also, I would not use this as a cheek tint as the formula is very oily. So unless you want oily rosy unnatural looking patches on your face, it's not a good idea. For the price, I think there are better products out there.
on 8/13/2015 11:58:00 AM
More reviews by jarona
Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Cool
Hair: Black, Curly, Coarse
First of all, I wish we had the option of a "maybe" for purchasing again. That's how I feel about this product. I purchased this in the "Limitless Pink" color. The lighting in Sephora lent this to a more pink color--however when I got home the true color is more of a coral pink. (I am REALLY annoyed with the lighting in Sephora--come on--it's a cosmetics store--shouldn't the lighting be more true?)Honestly, the coral hue doesn't bother me. The color will look nice in the fall. This is a product that will last a long, LONG time. CAVEAT: Don't use too much or the color will look a bit streakish after a while.Once you get the "feel" of applying this cream, you'll be alright. You don't need much at all. A small amount goes a long way. I applied to my upper cheek bone or a nice flush. I didn't apply with a brush as the texture of the product might have made my brush a bit oily. I applied with my fingers and the product glided on nice and smoothly. There IS a bit of a sticky feeling after a while but it isn't all that bad. It proves that the product has staying power. On the cheeks!In addition, it has a nice illuminating glow.Now for the lips:Despite the fact this is a creamy "oil" my lips were not hydrated. I wasn't crazy about how this looked on my lips so I'll keep it as a cheek color exclusively.Now for the packaging. It's ok. I would not bring this with me in my purse. I would be petrified of a possible tube malfunction--it would not be a pretty picture! You also need an extremely light touch extracting the product out of the tube.I'm really and honestly on the fence about this. I certainly would not use this as a lip color. But--due to the texture, I could see using this quite often in the winter as my skin is dry. I'm leaning more towards "maybe" than "no" in connection with a repurchase. I hope this has helped and thank you for reading!
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on 8/5/2015 11:02:00 AM
More reviews by syeung2
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm
Product - I tried both Everlasting Honey and Timeless Coral. Both come out of the tube surprisingly much darker/richer than expected. Everlasting Honey is a warm, rich, deep rosy pink on my fingertips, but sheers away to nothing on my AAB/NC25 skin. Timeless Coral is a rich reddish coral on my fingertips, but sheers down to an extremely sheer warm pink. It has a very pleasing gentle orange/mandarin scent. The texture is not as oily as I had expected; it's clearly pigment suspended in oil so it's slick, but it's not creamy, heavy, nor overly greasy if you apply in one light coat (YMMV); apply more in an attempt to build color, and the oil quickly overwhelms. I squeeze the product onto a fingertip, pat together with the opposing fingertip on the other hand, and dot most of the pigment onto my lips; then I dot what remains onto my cheeks and blend. Blends extremely well. Sadly, the pigmentation and lasting power are quite poor on cheeks and on lips. 30 minutes later you couldn't tell I'd used anything on my lips or cheeks at all. Some reviews online mention a gritty feel - I got a little ball of grit once, and when I rubbed it between my fingers it appeared to be a chunk of pigment which easily reintegrated with the base oil. Mostly, I am highly disappointed with the poor (zero) color payoff of these. If you try to build up color, the base oil will accumulate on your skin/lips and this quickly becomes unacceptable, regardess of how dry your skin is. Comparisons - These fail miserably in comparison to Becca Beach Tints. The Argan Infinity Lip and Cheek Creamy Oil has a very similar texture, but the Beach Tints are far superior for pigmentation and staying power.Packaging - Comes in a squeeze tube (like artist's oil paints) with a blunt, threaded tip. The tube color matches the product color inside but is opaque so you can't tell how much is left. I got the Everlasting Honey and Timeless Coral set for $16 with 0.16 oz each per tube, which is a handy and portable size. For reference, the full size tubes are $18 for 0.5 oz and thus a much better value, if you have a preferred shade.Overall - Zero color payoff. Get the plain argan oil for your skin if you must, but use something else as your blush. continued >>
on 7/12/2015 6:52:00 PM
More reviews by jennaxx12
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Black, Straight, Medium
I have this in the shade "Always Cherry" which is a really sheer shade of cherry red. It's great on the cheeks, and it lasts pretty long on the cheeks as a cheek stain. But when you put it on your lips, you constantly have to reapply and it fades and wears off easily. It's a really natural and pretty color, and it smells very citrus-y. Sometimes, when you apply it, you get one rolled up ball of pigment or something like that, but it's not big of a deal for me. I doesn't moisturize my lips, but it's not too drying. My lips kind of stay the same, but just a little drier.Overall, I won't be repurchasing and it was nice on my cheeks, but not so nice on my lips.
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