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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 30,247 Reviews 30,247 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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My favorite!
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I have never really had a want to use lip products, but I absolutely love this! I will definitley buy when I use it up. It does exactly what it's described to do,

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Perfect tint
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I got this as a sample and it was my first purchase. The tint is perfect under my base as a blush and on my lips. It's very subtle and easy to apply!

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Long wear and pretty color
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I love this stain! I use it on my cheeks. It's easy to apply and really does last a long time. It gives a healthy rosy cheek look that I love to rock in the summer months.

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Gorg
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Gorgeous color for a night out on the town or a simple make-up day.

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Another quick look
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This is another product that is great for a quick on the go look. It lasts a long time and holds up well to Venti Iced Caramel Machiattos.

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Incredible staying power
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Such a cute color, I have only used it on my lips but it lasts all day. I have gotten so many uses out of my sample and still have more product left

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Great for Cheeks
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I know this was created for lips and cheeks. However, I found it most useful on my cheeks. It gave me a great rosy pink cheek that lasted throughout the day. I really loved this product.

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New go to
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I have always been a light make up user. But even at that I get frustrated that my lipstick seems to disappear shortly after I put it in. This product is the perfect solution. I put it on in the morning and it is still perfect until I leave work. Plus I put a bit of Vaseline over it for shine and I am ready to go. I love it so much that I ordered 2 more for gifts to friends and they are raving about it as well! LOVE!!!

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Great lip stain
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Great lip stain with long lasting color! Natural feeling without being tacky or dry. I have only tried on lips, not cheeks. Will be purchasing this product soon

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Surprise for me!
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I was really intimidated by liquid stain...I actually waited weeks before trying it on. I liked how it turned out on my lips!! The cheek was okay, but I may have been too light since it was the first time.

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