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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 30,396 Reviews 30,396 Reviews Write a Review
  • $17.00
  • .3 fl oz   
  • Availability: In stock

    $17.00
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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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great practical product
Sampled

love love this... throw it in the purse and it's there when you need a pinch of color to your cheeks or lips. Even came in handy for my daughter when we forgot her costume makeup.

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Stain-E-iac
Purchased

I LOVE this stuff. It lasts through meals, light wiping of the lips, major make-out sessions, all but a tooth brushing. A-maze-ing

5
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Lovely
Purchased

This was the perfect marriage between bold color and subtle tint. Love. Love. Love.

5
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Simple stain
Sampled

This is a natural looking stain that applies easily. Good for on the go. I keep it for times I can't apply lipstick.

4
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Love!

I loved this product! It was a really nice shade for my skin tone. It didn't taste bad and it lasted for hours which isn't easy to find something that lasts long. I really love the color. It's a definite most have :)

5
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Had to have it !
SampledPurchased

I love this stain ... It feels great going on and has a little tingling to it . I got it in one of my boxes and had to have it !

4
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Great for lips!
Sampled

This stain looked really dark in the tube, and I was sort of afraid to put it on. It is not dark when you put it on, and leaves a subtle tint that looks natural. It lasts a long time!

I wasn't crazy about this product as a blush, but that's more of a personal preference than aNY thing wrong with the product. I just prefer pressed blush.

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It was okay
Sampled

When I saw the product I was like really excited, it looked like a very fun color and I've heard that lip stains don't fade like glosses or lipsticks. I tried this product on my lips and cheeks, and was unimpressed by both. The color doesn't look as vibrant as I thought it wold, probably due to the packaging and the fact that a cheek tint shouldn't be that vibrant anyway- so ok. So it looked ok on my cheeks although it felt sticky. On my lips, it was too sheer for my tastes but worked as a nice lip gloss. I wish the color was more red and the product was more lasting on the lips, but it was overall an okay, not thrilling, find on Birchbox.

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Perfect Lip Stain for Every Day
Sampled

This lip stain looks amazing on. It's so natural looking. I can wear it when I barely have any other makeup on and it makes my lips look so naturally rosey flushed. It doesn't dry your lips out at all. Nothing like other lip stains I've tried.

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Great flexible color

I keep this in my bag for on the go- it makes touch ups easy. I found that it lasted longer on my cheeks than on my lips. The color is nice and bright but not unnatural.

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