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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 30,542 Reviews 30,542 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!
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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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I loved this
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The stain was great for me! I enjoyed it because it seems as if I am not wearing anything. Very light, not sticky and looks like my natural lips but a shade more red. It also tastes great!

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Great product
Sampled

This is a great, classic rosy color that goes on easily and smoothly and is long lasting. The color is buildable but natural.

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Sheer color

I was surprised at the consistency of this lip stain. It's so thin! I like that about it because your skin basically absorbs the color instantly leaving your lips feeling natural (not sticky). The color is pretty sheer, but layering creates more vibrancy.

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Must Have!
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I've never been one for lipstick. I drink and eat too much for anything to last and I hate the feel of sticky lipstick. But this product exceeded any and all expectations!!!

One coat is noticeable but I've done as many as three and it looks beautiful but still natural. My lips never feel dry or crusty and it feels very comfortable on. I've had the sample for a month or two and used it probably every other day and still have plenty left so it's a great bang for your buck. But my absolute favorite part about this is how long it lasts throughout the day! After several meals, tons of snacking, sweating, kissing, anything you can think of my lips still have the great color at the end of a long day.

I haven't tried it on my cheeks since they tend to have enough color naturally but I bet I'd like it for that too since it doesn't feel crusty.

My only complaint is there aren't more colors!

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I've gotten his sample before
Sampled

This is a nice product for a cheek color, I don't like it as a lip stain. I've gotten this sample in a box before, so I was a little disappointed to get it yet again.

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did not like the color
Sampled

the formula is nice, Im sure it is a really good product for the summer time, its nice and light and it's not heavy what so ever. I wish there had a better range of colors.

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I loved getting a 2nd one!
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I picked this for my box this month because I had used up my first one! I love the color this gives my lips without making me seem too made up. I have very fair skin and my lips don't stand out much on their own. This helps pink them up to just the right amount!

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