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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 29,647 Reviews 29,647 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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Nice texture & color
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I liked the texture and color of this product. Not sticky and dried reasonably quickly. The staying power was average, not as great as I'd like from a stain. The doe foot made it impossible for an even blended application on the cheeks, but was perfect for lips.

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It works amazing
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I was suspicous about lip balms, especially those tinted ones. But this one changes my mind. After gliding it on for several hours, my lips are still moistured...

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Really liked it!
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This is perfect for when you're on-the-go and just want a little color that's not going to get in the way. Will definitely be purchasing the full size!

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Favorite lip stain
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This stain is long lasting, doesn't dry out my lips, and has excellent pigment. I love this stuff!!

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Fabulous color!
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I love the color I received in my box. It is perfect for when you want a neutral color that enhances your natural lip color! I wish it stayed on just a little longer.

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One of my favs!
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I love this product! The sheer tint is awesome for lips and cheeks.

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Enjoyed the pop of color
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I really enjoy the light coverage of color this provided. It gave just enough color to brighten things up. I would recommend this to users who dont really enjoy wearing a lot of color but want to try.

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Love this
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I really like using this when I go out with no makeup to give my lips a little color. It does not look like you have put on chapstick. Gives your lips a natural looking tint.

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Great color
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I really liked this product! I only used it on my lips as a stain and not on my cheeks ( I love my blush I always use!) But I liked the subtle color and stain it gave my lips, and I was able to put a little for a little color, or alot for more dramatic color. Great product.

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Lasted a few hours
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The product lasted a while, but wasn't moisturizing enough for my lips. Even under a gloss, it seemed to be quite drying.

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