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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 29,742 Reviews 29,742 Reviews Write a Review
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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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Light, easy to work with
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I love this product. It was light and sheer. It was great on the cheeks - a light flushed look that is so easy. It also was a great light sheer color on the lips. Perfect for the on the go look that is casual and bright.

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SO pretty!
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This stain leaves my lips the perfect shade of pink all day long ... and even into the night. I can easily cover it up with a darker shade of lipstick if I want, but I've found one coat does the trick for a pretty, delicate look all day long. I haven't used it on my cheeks - I'm a little hesitant, but only because of how long it lasts combined with my naturally red undertones.

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Just enough
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Lip tint is tricky but this gives just enough and a natural look that makes it easy to run out the door.

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Great for Lips, but not much else
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I really like this product! The stain on my lip is a great color. Not overpowering, but enough color that it is noticeable. I was confused by the packaging saying that you can use it on your face as coloring, cause when I did that it just made me look stupid to be honest & it was really hard to get off!

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Nice, sheer color with staying power
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This stain is a nice, sheer color, great for applying under a clear gloss. I was afraid it might be too bright, but it just gives my lips a nice, healthy flush.

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Love It
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This lip stain has great color and is long lasting! It's also very easy to apply. Nice for a natural look.

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Great Gift
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Gave this away as a gift and my girlfriend loved it! She is very naturally pretty so I thought she might like it.

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What color?
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I did not like this sample at all, it made my lips sticky but not like a lip gloss, and the color was barely there and made my lips an awful color.

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No for me
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While I really love this lip stain when I first put it on, it tends to fade away quickly. Using it for cheeks seemed like a waste of time, if faded as fast as I put it on.

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Light, uneven lip color
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I was intrigued by this product, but not impressed after trying it. I very rarely wear blush, so have not tried in on my cheeks, and in that way I am biased. For a lip stain, I found the gel formula to be watery, and the stain didn't go on evenly or make much of an impression - it is definitely a very, very sheer tint. I suppose I was expecting something a little more noticeable.

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