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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 30,228 Reviews 30,228 Reviews Write a Review
  • $17.00
  • .3 fl oz   
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    $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. It comes in three shades that complement all skin tones: Beauty Queen is a magenta-toned pink.

How it Works

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 application a breeze. Start with a coat of lip balm for moisture, then swipe this stain 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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LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!
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Best stain product ever, blends nicely and lasts all day! It doesn't mess up your base when applied on top, whether it be liquid, cream or powder.

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good
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i liked this product. it gave a very suttle tint to my lips which i liked because im not big on color to my lips

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Long lasting lip stain
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this lip stain was the perfect gift for my sister, who is forever looking for long lasting color. She loved it ! great stain to wear alone or under another lipstick

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It was okay
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Tried this product out several times and wasn't too impressed. I didn't feel like the stain actually lasted and looked awkward on my lips compared to the other stains I've tried before. I haven't tried it on my cheeks yet, so I'm hoping that works out better for me!

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Great color
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This product is great as a stain and can double as a more traditional lip color with the addition of a little gloss.

5
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great product, doesn't leave "lipstick ring"
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I really enjoy this product. I only wear lipstick if going out at night, and really hate the lipstick ring left on my wine glass. I don't have to worry about it with this product and it stays on very well. Plan to purchase when my sample runs out.

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not great
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I find it to be drying, hard to apply evenly (it streaks!), and not as long-lasting as a stain should be! It basically seems like a glorified gloss that makes my lips feel chapped.

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Great look to try!
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Would've never bought red lip stain because I'm everyday mom who only works part time. Great color but one application was enough. Ended up giving it to a friend and she loves it! Two coast lasts half day!

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THE BEST PRODUCT EVER!
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I am a huge fan of lip and cheek tints, and I must say this is the best one I've ever used. It has a deep, rich pigment but it has a sheer effect when I rub it in. It is the first product that I've used that works equally well on both my lips and my cheeks!

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Great base for lip color
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I liked how this gave me a nice base underneath lip gloss or a pinky lipstick shade. Definitely can't be worn alone, but I loved the color and lasting power.

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