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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 30,398 Reviews 30,398 Reviews Write a Review
  • $17.00
  • .3 fl oz   
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    $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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Long lasting color!

A little too red for my pale face-I'm not used to wearing bold colors like that I'm more of a subtle girl, but on the occasion that I wanted a bold look I used this product and it was great! Very long lasting on my lips-stayed the entire night through eating and drinking!

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amazing product
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nice multitasking product to keep in your purse or makeup bag. works wonders as a lip stain (make sure your lips are exfoliated though) and even better as a cheek stain.

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Sun kissed
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Love this stain with or without makeup. Use it on my lips and cheeks. Looks so natural and like you got a bit of sunshine.

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Stays on throughout the day.
Sampled

I use this product as a lip stain. It stays on through meals and drinks without smearing. I hardly realize when I'm wearing it because it feels much lighter than lipstick or gloss.

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Finally a stain that doesn't stain so much!!
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I absolutely love this stain! I used it on both my lips and cheeks. It definitely doesn't go on too strong so you can build as much as you want. I think it helps to have your skin moisturized well before putting it on your cheeks.

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Stain-tastic!
Sampled

If you're looking for a natural looking lip stain and cheek stain look no further.
Put this stain on alone for a beautiful natural lip or under red lipstick for extra pop.

The stain also looks flawless and natural on your cheeks and is an amazing color.

Oh did I mention it lasts all day?

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good!
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i like this product - have used it as a cheek stain primarily and do think it looks great. but somehow do prefer traditional blush.

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