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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 30,659 Reviews 30,659 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!
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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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
Sampled

Great color and consistency. Perfect stain for lip.

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Love this stain.
Sampled

This stain lasts FOREVER and the color is great. I'm fairly light-skinned, and this didn't make me look washed-out at all. I got a lot of compliments on this lip color and loved that I could wear it to parties all night without having to reapply.

5
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Great lip stain.
SampledPurchased

this product is a favorite of mine. Goes on with light cockle. Adds just enough color and shine. The color looks good on everyone.

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nice dewy glow
Sampled

blended surprisingly well for a natural rosy look. not sticky like other stains however it also did not last long on the lips after eating and drinking.

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Not a fan
Sampled

While this did not dry out my lips, it did not add a really visible tint for me, i was looking for an obvious but subtle tint, so this was a bit of a letdown. It also sort of clumped together once the tube was at the halfway point (I like to leave informed reviews :) so I give products a few shots first) and in this case, I just didn't like it.

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Fantastic

I was super impressed with the color and texture of the product, plus it lasted for many hours. I think this is the best lip stain that I have ever tried.

5
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Great product for busy women

This stuff is so great for busy women always on the go. I work outdoors so I often do minimal makeup if any at all! This stuff is so easy and fast to put on, and since it has multiple uses I can save time on my overall makeup look.

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makeup for people who don't like makeup!
Sampled

i'm pretty new to makeup and i don't like the flawless finish of primers and foundations and powerders. so this stuff is perfect. it adds color to my cheeks without looking like makeup. and it doesn't fade. it stays the whole day.

i gave it four stars instead of five because it doesn't really work too good on my lips. it doesn't stick around very long like a stain should.

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