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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 31,004 Reviews 31,004 Reviews Write a Review
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  • .3 fl oz   
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Birchbox Breakdown

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. 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 applying this stain a breeze. Swipe 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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Loved it!
Sampled

I really liked the texture of it, very different than most lip stains. It didn't seem to stain for quite as long as a traditional stain does, though.

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Got this as a sample and there's nothing special about it. The brand is great and I wanted to like it but even after several layers, the color barely shows up on the lips and I hate the sticky feeling of applying it to my cheeks.

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Perfect Lip Stain
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Great color and consistency. Perfect stain for lip.

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Perfect Rosey lips and cheeks
SampledPurchased

Tried this product first with birch box sample and used it almost everyday. Really great for a simple put together and healthy look. Doesn't feel heavy or greasy and doesn't break you out. Absolutely love. Just purchased full size

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Great wear!
Sampled

I am not one who likes lip gloss or lipstick so this is right up my alley. A light, gel like stain and it goes on so easily. I got this as a sample and ended up buying the full size because version because I did love it so much.

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Pretty Nice

This is my first time using lip stain. My lips are already pretty red naturally, so this only makes them look slightly darker. You wouldn't even think that something was on them. If I put a few layers on, it looks really nice. It goes on easily. The only negative thing would be that it leaves my lips feeling sticky and kind of dry. I need to put on Chapstick afterwards.

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Loved

I bought the full size! Great for summer for lips and cheeks, very fresh when you don't want heavy blush

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Absolutely Love!!
Sampled

I am not a big fan on lipstick especially when it's vibrant. However, i love this stain where I can apply and then add my fabulous ever so classy chapstick over it for moisture and color. I am very picky with my lips as I generally have sensitive skin with them. This stain also works great on cheeks, but be careful to not make yourself look like a clown. Only add a few spots and them blend in smoothly!

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Color without the waxy feel
Sampled

I can't remember the last time I bought actual lipstick because my lips just feel suffocated by it, but sometimes I want a little bit of color, so when I tried this I was pleasantly surprised! It really has no "feel" at all, simply a soft color that is long lasting and natural looking. My only minor issue with it is that if I don't use it for a while, it gets tiny little clumps in it which are easily dissolved when you "stir" it with the applicator. Really the only lip color I've liked enough to spend money on!

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Great lip stain!
Sampled

I love lip stains! I would wear this alone or under my lipstick as lipsticks tend to wear off. But when wore under, it seems to last a bit longer and once it has worn off, you'd still have some color on your lips. Will purchase a full size!

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