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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 30,698 Reviews 30,698 Reviews Write a Review
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  • .3 fl oz   
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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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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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great lip stain
Sampled

I love love love this lip stain! It is a beautiful berry shade that looks very natural but really makes your pout stand out in the best way possible. It isnt drying and has fantastic staying power. I will be buying this in full size!

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lip stain

I had higher expectations for this product. it barely tints my lips and it does so unevenly. i have to apply it several times to even be satisfied and then it is so thick and juicy looking that once i blot it blots it all off. I dont' like to put it on my cheeks becasue it makes them feel sticky and gross. i do not love this product.

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Great Stain
Sampled

I had to apply lots of layers to get the lip color I wanted (apparently, my lips are paler than I thought!), but since it wasn't heavy or sticky at all, it wasn't a big deal. The color was lovely.

The sheerness worked very well as a cheek stain. I got a small, natural-looking flush. Blend quickly, though!

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Nice lip stain

I really liked this as a lip stain; I never wear cheek color (already alarmingly pink!), so I can't speak to that. But I liked the sheer tint on my lips, although I wish it lasted a bit longer. Still, I appreciated that it deposited a nice color but I didn't feel like I had anything on my lips.

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Just OK
Sampled

when applying goes on evenly and doesn't feel bad, the stickiness doesn't last long, which is good and doesn't over dry, but it doesn't last long at all I drive 30 minutes to work put it on before I leave and by the time I get to work my lips are plain again :(

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Love!
Sampled

I really love this product. After receiving my sample from BB, I immediately purchased a full size! It's a great product and works well for me, especially if I use it with a lip balm.

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Just ok

I received this as a sample in my monthly box and it is nothing special. The color looks great in the tube but it takes several layers to achieve a noticeable color. And it is somewhat sticky.

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