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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 31,010 Reviews 31,010 Reviews Write a Review
  • $17.00 includes Free Shipping
  • .3 fl oz   
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Birchbox Breakdown

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!
Sampled

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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Beauty Queen
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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
Sampled

Great color and consistency. Perfect stain for lip.

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meh

The color is very pink and goes on faint, which I guess is what you want if you're doing your makeup to go to the gym, but I wouldn't buy this stuff.

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Loved it
SampledPurchased

I received this in my box and I'm so glad. Its a really fun pop of color. You can use it on your lips or cheeks. I used it as a blush and the color lasted all day and blended in very nice. I liked it so muxh that I purchased the full siZe.

5
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Not Moisturizing
Sampled

The color of this was nice, however it needs to have something over it because it seems to leave your lips a bit dry.

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Nice stain

I like the stain this gives my lips. It lasts a fair amount of time. I haven't tried it on my cheeks as a blush

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In love <3
Sampled

I absolutely love this product because it works great on your lips and cheeks! I love that it's not sticky . I am unable to wear lipstick at all I just can't stand it on my lips the way it feels I end up rubbing it off immediately it will usually clump up or my hair will blow into it and get stuck ( not attractive!) . But not this product I can't even tell I'm wearing it it's si light and my hair doesn't get stuck in it because it's not sticky! Color is also very nuetral and not over powering Love! Love! Love!

5
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Looove
Sampled

I absolutely looooove this stain for my cheeks. It leaves the perfect rosey tint to them. Looks great on my lips as well!

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Perfect Rosey lips and cheeks
SampledPurchased

Tried this product first with birch box sample and used it almost everyday. Really great for a simple put together and healthy look. Doesn't feel heavy or greasy and doesn't break you out. Absolutely love. Just purchased full size

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