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Twinkle Apothecary

The Stain ūüíč

$ 5.00

A liquid lip + cheek tint that's simply beautiful.

Alkanet root infused sunflower oil leaves your lips and cheeks with a natural-yet-buildable berry flush, and there's a single drop of cinnamon oil in each bottle to give your circulation a gentle boost.

organic sunflower oil, wildcrafted alkanet root, non-gmo tocopherol oil (vitamin E,) lavender essential oil, cinnamon essential oil 

  • Sunflower oil:¬†Sunflower oil is a lightweight but comforting non-comedogenic oil. It soaks in quickly without leaving a greasy sheen to strengthen and repair the skin barrier. It's high in vitamin E and free-radical fighting antioxidants, as well as essential fatty acids to nourish and condition dry skin.
  • Wildcrafted alkanet root: Alkanet is an herb native to the Mediterranean region with¬†dark red roots, which can be used as a natural dying agent. It provides a safe, completely botanical based tint for your lips or cheeks.¬†
  • Essential oils: The stain is carefully crafted with steam distilled lavender and cinnamon essential oils, which provide a gentle warming sensation and fresh scent to balance the earthy qualities of the alkanet root.¬†
  • Tocopherol oil (Vitamin-E):¬†Vitamin E tocopherols, derived from 100% non-GMO sunflower seeds, extend the shelf life of the other oils in our formulations due to their high levels of free-radical fighting antioxidants. These free-radical fighting antioxidants also help repair and nourish your skin!

Roll onto lips and cheeks, blending with fingertips or a sponge. Add more for a darker color or keep it light. It's beautiful alone or layered with other lip products! 

Layer it over your favorite red lip liner for a bold, juicy flush - or over/under your favorite shimmer balm for a boost of color.

Will this stain my skin?

Actually, no! The stain is sheer, buildable, and easy to blend. (It's just a fun name!) However, it can stain certain countertop surfaces and clothing, so proceed with caution. 

Can you make this is in another color? 

No. In fact, the color of the Alkanet root changes slightly from lot to lot (nature... how dare she?!) so you may receive a bottle that's more or less bright than what's pictured. That said, these are always crafted in small batches to achieve the brightest color payoff possible.  

Can you make it without the cinnamon essential oil?

No, these are made by the batch, and custom products aren't feasible for this one-person brand. There is one drop of cinnamon in each bottle, which creates a very subtle warming sensation (and fantastic scent!) that should be safe for most people. Try the shimmer balm in Ruby for a similar but cinnamon free tint! 

I have another question! 

Scroll down and click on "Ask a Question." You'll receive a response here ASAP.  

This item is not re-fillable. Please recycle the glass jar! 


Crafted drop-by-drop in the Twinkle Apothecary studio, ensuring that every bottle contains the perfect blend of science, love, and twinkle magic.


Everything is thoughtfully packaged in reusable, recyclable, or biodegradable packaging, with bulk options available for at-home refills.


Always 100% plant based, PETA-approved vegan & cruelty-free. Our products contain no animal products or by-products, and no harm throughout the supply chain.

The Stain ūüíč

$ 5.00

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  • Skincare Questions

    I designed each product in the Twinkle Apothecary skincare collection to balance and heal all skin, no matter the "type." You can't go wrong, but always try a sample first just in case! Please read the full product details for all the information you need to know to make a purchasing decision.

    I recommend everyone start with the Travel Skincare Set ($69) to get a generous sample of a complete Twinkle routine. (Cleanse, tone, moisturize.) Once you have a regular skincare routine in place, you can expand your collection by exploring the large Skincare Sets ($129) targeted to individual skin types.

    Please understand that I do not offer individualized skincare consultations or advice. If you have concerns about your skin or using any of my natural products, consult a medical doctor.

    If you have questions about this product, please scroll down and click on the button that says "Ask a Question." You'll receive a response here ASAP!

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    Note that I do not conduct business over social media and I do not provide individualized skincare consultations or medical advice.

    Contact your doctor if you have questions about using essential oils, or any of my natural products, especially if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have an otherwise compromised immune system. 

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Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews
Kelsie Allison
Magic in a Bottle

For someone who doesn't wear makeup, this stain gives the perfect blush color. It is part of my everyday morning routine. It gives me the perfect amount of color to make me look like I'm fully awake and ready to tackle the day!

Bekah D.
Wonderful Color

I love this stuff! It makes a gorgeous blush in a color that I just couldn't find in the other brand I usually order. It lasts on my cheeks and look snatural nad lovey.

Nicolette F.
Looooove it! Easy on and

Looooove it! Easy on and a fantastic color!

Becky C.
Easy Glam

This is the easiest way to wake up my face for the work day! Rolls on really easy and absorbs quickly to add a slight buildable red tone to my lips. It has a fun tingly feel and smells really good. The tint adds a warm, natural look!

Mayra F.
Love the color and tint.

Love the color and tint. Such a nice stain