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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 31,249 Reviews 31,249 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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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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Perfect Lip Stain
Sampled

Great color and consistency. Perfect stain for lip.

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Loved!
Sampled

I finished this sample so quicky! Luther only thing I didn't like was the weird flavor/smell it had but it wasn't something that lasted very long anyway. SUCH A GOOD LIP STAIN!

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Love this product!
SampledPurchased

I received this as a sample but then purchased the full size. I love the slightly juicy color it gives. It is slightly drying as with most stains I have tried but I wear it with a lip balm as well and it works perfect! The color lasts and it is the perfect inhancement without being attention grabbing. I tend towards more natural colors and looks.

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Good stuff
Sampled

I only use this as a lip stain and it works amazingly. ONe coat give a nice light red tint but you can build up the intensity with more layers.

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Love this stain

This stain is amazing. It lasts a long time on the lips and cheeks! Beautiful colors and I love how versatile it is.

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Great Stain
Purchased

I ordered this intending to use it solely as a lip stain. I do use it for that, but I mostly use it as a cheek stain which was something I swore I would never do because I'm old-fashioned and I always figured blush needed to be a powder. This stuff is great. It stains just enough and looks like my natural flush. I'd totally recommend it if you're looking for a blush or lip stain that looks natural. If you're into a heavier look, this probably isn't what you're after.

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BEST LIP STAIN EVER.

I love this stuff. I use it every day, and I don't have to use a lot for it to be effective. The only downfall is that it is $17 for a measly .3 fl oz... but honestly I think it is worth it. I believe it is a lip stain that is very subtle pretty.

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Not a fan
Sampled

Was messy, got everywhere and didn't really stay in place. Not the best.

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Dried!

I had gotten this in one of the limited edition boxes, and I went to use it! It was all dried up! I don't think that I would buy this product!

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