the Balm Read My Lips Lip Gloss Review & Swatches

the Balm Read My Lips Lip Gloss

the Balm Read My Lips Lip Gloss is a new gloss formula from the Balm that’s available in 11 shades with a formula that contains Ginseng, a powerful antioxidant known for its mentally stimulating properties (I was just hoping for some extra energy when I applied these but I’ll take a gloss that stimulates my mind ha!).

the Balm Read My Lips Lip Gloss are a pleasant little surprise because at a glance they appear average, perhaps a bit uneventful but they are actually anything but!

the Balm Read My Lips Lipgloss

Take a look!

the Balm Read My Lips Lip Gloss6

the Balm Read My Lips Lip Gloss7

the Balm Read My Lips Lip Gloss10

the Balm Read My Lips

The secret behind the Balm Read My Lips Lip Gloss is they might look quiet and perhaps a little like regular old lip gloss but behind all that quiet and subtly is a lion! RawRrr!

Out of the 11 shades of Read my Lips Lip Gloss that I tested out I’d say maybe two shades tops is sheer. All the others are pretty much full color lipgloss and honestly in my lipgloss world I don’t have nearly enough pigmented glosses most are pretty sheer! So if you want your gloss to bring the color pay off I’d say the Balm Read My Lips Lip Gloss has got you covered, literally.

the Balm Read My Lips Swatches

the Balm Read My Lips Lip Gloss Swatches (from left to right Pow!, Snap!, Va Va Voom!, Wow!, Zaap!)

the Balm Read My Lips Lip Gloss Swatches

the Balm Read My Lips Lip Gloss Swatches (from left to right: Bam!, Boom!, Grrr!, Bang!, Pop!)

These have a thinner formula that doesn’t have a good deal of shine. The shades apply sheer at first application but on a second layer 90% of the shades are completely opaque. The only shades that ran sheerer for me were Pop! and Zaap! all others were very pigmented. I dislike the sponge applicator here as it doesn’t saturate well with color so I felt the need to “pump” the wand a few times to get color onto the sponge. I’d also love a little more shine and glossiness but on a whole these have a lighter texture for such a pigmented gloss and wear very comfortable for a solid four hours before fading. Some colors do stain after the wear where as others do not. A majority of the shades are also cream finishes as well and those that do have shimmer it comes in very small doses so nothing too sparkly here!

the Balm Bam Read My Lips Lip Gloss fotd

the Balm Bam Read My Lips Lip Gloss

the Balm Bam Read My Lips Lip Gloss

the Balm Bang Read My Lips Lip Gloss fotd

the Balm Bang Read My Lips Lip Gloss

the Balm Bang Read My Lips Lip Gloss

the Balm Boom Read My Lips Lip Gloss fotd

the Balm Boom Read My Lips Lip Gloss

the Balm Boom Read My Lips Lip Gloss

the Balm Grrr Read My Lips Lip Gloss fotd

the Balm Grrr Read My Lips Lip Gloss

the Balm Grrr Read My Lips Lip Gloss

the Balm Hubba Hubba Read My Lips Lip Gloss fotd

the Balm Hubba Hubba Read My Lips Lip Gloss

the Balm Hubba Hubba Read My Lips Lip Gloss

the Balm Pop Read My Lips Lip Gloss fotd

the Balm Pop Read My Lips Lip Gloss

the Balm Pop Read My Lips Lip Gloss

the Balm Pow Read My Lips Lip Gloss fotd

the Balm Pow Read My Lips Lip Gloss

the Balm Pow Read My Lips Lip Gloss

the Balm Snap Read My Lips Lip Gloss

the Balm Snap Read My Lips Lip Gloss

the Balm Va Va Voom Read My Lips Lip Gloss fotd

the Balm Va Va Voom Read My Lips Lip Gloss

the Balm Va Va Voom Read My Lips Lip Gloss

the Balm Wow Read My Lips Lip Gloss fotd

the Balm Wow Read My Lips Lip Gloss

the Balm Wow Read My Lips Lip Gloss

the Balm Zaap Read My Lips Lip Gloss fotd

the Balm Zaap Read My Lips Lip Gloss

the Balm Zaap Read My Lips Lip Gloss

Overall, the Balm Read My Lips Lip Gloss could use a little more shine but on a whole the pigment, lightweight formula, and long wear makes for an excellently formulated lipgloss!

Available now at thebalm.com (I crack up whenever I type that).

Disclosure:

This review contains a sample
product sent for consideration by PR.
Read my full disclosure statement here.

  • 6/11/14 0:27 Angel:

    I really like Grrr. Could be a MLBB for me :)

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  • 6/11/14 12:12 Melissa:

    You look radiant and beautiful in all of these photos! Thank you for your review and swatches! Xox

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    • 6/11/14 12:34 Isabella Muse:

      awww you’re FAR too kind Melissa! My pleasure! Hope you enjoyed the post :)

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  • 6/11/14 13:17 Amez:

    These look grrrreat! Thanks for the swatches, Isabella :D

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    • 6/11/14 13:32 Isabella Muse:

      aw my pleasure!

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  • 6/11/14 17:06 Alix:

    Any scent or taste?

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    • 6/27/14 11:25 Isabella Muse:

      mint :)

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  • 6/30/14 8:02 Jasmin:

    I loved the swatches on you !! They look fantastic ! I love that Snap! color

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    • 6/30/14 10:06 Isabella Muse:

      aw thanks Jasmin!

      Reply

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