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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 30,409 Reviews 30,409 Reviews Write a Review
  • $17.00
  • .3 fl oz   
  • Availability: In stock

    $17.00
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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!
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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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Beauty Queen
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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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Long lasting color
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Loved this color. The gel feels strange at first but I like it now. The color goes on much lighter than it appears in the tube

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Great color and staining
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I have never used a stain before, but loved this product. The color isnt too much but just enough to stain my lips before i apply a clear lip gloss on top of it.

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Nice color-not the best feel
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Overall, I like how this product can be built to have a darker shade, and you can really control the end color. However, it does have a slight sticky/tight feel after I use it on my lips. Besides the feel, this stain is really pretty!

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not for me
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I really loved the color of this product but as the day went on my lips felt super dry and irritated.

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For natural look
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Lip stain gives a nice sheer red tint. I like the effect, but I did not find it lasted very long on me. Haven't tried it as a blush.

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good
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left a good color on my lips but haven't decided if I will purchase in the future didn't use on my cheeks

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Lip stain only please
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I'm not a big fan on dual products. This is a great lip stain especially when paired with a sheer gloss. I can't ever get the stain on my cheeks even.

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