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Layer on theBalm® cosmetics Read My Lips™ Lip Gloss to create a bespoke shade while nourishing and hydrating your lips.

theBalm® cosmetics

  • 3.8 out of 5 stars, based on 30,898 Reviews 30,898 Reviews Write a Review
  • $17.00 includes Free Shipping
  • .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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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
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Great color and consistency. Perfect stain for lip.

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Love love love
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Had to buy this product, I loved the sample so much. A perfect color, not too strong. I won't be using it on my cheeks, but it's great for a lip stain. Doesn't stay on forever, but that's not something that is massively important to me.

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too sticky
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i like lip stains but this one was not comfortable and didn't go on evenly. maybe using vaseline with it would help. the colour is pretty.

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Subtle look
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I like this lip balm because it lasts long on the lips and it is very light. The color also makes it look pretty natural. It is not shiny, which I like, because you can add to it if you want.

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Good Color, but a Bit Drying
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I really like how the color comes out and it certainly lasts all day. The only complaints I have is that it can be a bit drying on my lips, so I feel like I need to wear a gloss over it. Also, I HATE the smell.

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Not my favorite
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This product is truly sheer--in fact I couldn't even tell when it was on my lips. The gel formula isn't sticky, but it had a strange watery feeling until it dried (then my lips felt dry).

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First Time User
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This was the first time I've tried a product like this. I was a little nervous about putting this product on my cheeks, so I tried it as lip stain. I think I probably should have used a gloss to follow because it look like I drank kool-aid. I'm a rookie, I am sure its great for the more experienced user; but I couldn't get the hang of it.

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Like it
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I really like the idea of it, but was not too thrilled with the coverage it gave. I found that it left my cheeks a bit splotchy after applying it to my cheeks, though I did like it as a lip stain.

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