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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 30,689 Reviews 30,689 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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Just ok

I received this as a sample in my monthly box and it is nothing special. The color looks great in the tube but it takes several layers to achieve a noticeable color. And it is somewhat sticky.

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Nice color
Sampled

Goes on smooth - nice color - shearness to it. I wish it had a little more staying power - but it latex longer than lip gloss.

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Whoa. Red.
Sampled

I love lip stains. I've tried a bunch. I like the consistency and staying power of this one, but the color is just a little too much. Clowns might like it for certain performances, but for me, that blazing red makes me look like a refugee from a Stephen King novel.

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Pretty color

I'm not normally one for lipsticks, however, this was more of stain. It looked great under plain old Chapstick!

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Pretty stain, doesn't last long

Tried this sample a few times, really enjoy the sheer quality and ability to build the intensity of the color to make the effect more natural or dramatic. Didn't last very long, though. If you prefer a blush/lip tint that will last until lunchtime after a morning application this isn't the best product. But great to keep in my purse for quick applications throughout the day and before heading out to dinner to freshen up after a day in the office.

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Didn't Love
Sampled

Didn't love this. Lips just looked dry and stained and the color wasn't my favorite. It definitely didn't work for my cheeks. Looked very unnatural.

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Effective Color
Sampled

I was really excited to get this in my box, lately I have been trying out lip stains. This lip stain is very effective IF you layer it. The color is great even if you don't layer it. The one issue I had was that it left my lips dry. Other than that it is worth the buy.

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