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Layer on theBalm® cosmetics Read My Lips™ Lip Gloss to create a bespoke shade while nourishing and hydrating your lips.

theBalm® cosmetics

  • 3.8 out of 5 stars, based on 31,257 Reviews 31,257 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. 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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Perfect Lip Stain
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Great color and consistency. Perfect stain for lip.

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All natural summer face
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This stain is great for an all natural, no makeup look! I love wearing it in the summer on a boat or poolside. It gives a little extra glow and color, even after jumping in the water!

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Personal preference
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Personally I don't use any "stains" because quite frankly they freak me out. Lol. However, when I swatched it on the back of my hand and gave it 3 stars because even though I don't use stains this one had a nice color output, it lasted better than most, and the texture wasn't sticky, thick or anything along those lines. All in all if you use stains this is a good one.

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lasts through a lot
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you only have to use a little and it lasts for a very long time. the color is great and when used minimally, give a very natural lip color look. i wore it throughout the day, eating and drinking, and the color stayed on the entire time.

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Color Nice, Doesn't Last
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I don't know if I would call this a lip "stain." It comes off pretty soon after applied. It also left my lips feeling really dried out. I only use it now as a first base layer under other lip products. By itself, the pigment also doesn't spread nicely across the lip; it stays in weird clumps unless you really rub it into the lip with your finger.

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Love it!!
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Favorite cheek color ever! Goes on nice and light and blends seamlessly.

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Great color, not staying power
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The color of this stain was great but I didn't find that it actually stained for that long, especially after a meal.

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Light and useful
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This lip and cheek stain is perfect for adding a simple glow to your look. It's not overwhelming like blush or a bronzer. Worked great with my foundation.

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My favorite lip stain
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The color really does last! The product is a bit drying, as others mentioned, but with a gloss over it it looks/feels great.

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