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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 29,716 Reviews 29,716 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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Love it!

I honestly love lip stains because you dont have to worry about eating nor kissing! Lol and this one is pretty good and staying put in every situation;)

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Loved the color!
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I absolutely loved the color and finish of this Balm. It looked great on both my lips and cheeks! I just wished it stayed on better :(

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Perfectly subtle
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Wearing full-on lipstick has never been my style but I'm slowly breaking into the lip color world. This was perfect for me because it was just a subtle amount of color to make me feel a little fancier, even if I'm just making coffee all day as a barista. I didn't feel like it dried out my lips at all.

As far as cheeks go, I don't know that it would be my go-to because the color was a little more intense there.

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not so great
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Not so great. The stain wouldn't come off!
Even at the end of the day. Maybe the color wasn't for me!

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Just okay...
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I wanted to love this stain but not sold on the texture. Didn't soak in as much as I'd hoped.

3
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Very pink
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I'm more of a minimalist when it comes to lip colors, so this was a bit too pink for my preference. However, I was able to use just a thin enough layer after some trial and error for it to look a bit more natural. Probably will enjoy using it on the beach this summer.

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kinda weird..
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i dont understand stains. This just is like a liquidy gel. It smells odd too. Is that how its supposed to feel and smell?

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Too light
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The smoothness of this product is great, but it does not provide any real staining color on my lips. Disappointed compared to other lip stains.

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Just ok
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I like the idea of this product, but I had a tough time using it as a cheek stain. I was quick to blend it, as suggested, but didn't blend very well for me. As a lip stain, it works but was not as sheer as I expected.

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ok
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this blush is ok. I like the concept but I do not like the color - too red for my liking. It goes on pretty easily and it is blendable.

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