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The Balm Read My Lips Lipstick

New Product Alert: The Balm Read My Lips Lipstick

Extra, extra! The Balm is full of news. Not only have they just launched a set of six new lipsticks called Read My Lips ($16), but I'd like to take this opportunity to congratulate Marissa, the matriarch of The Balm, on the birth of her baby! These media-inspired lipstick shades have cute names such as Letter to the Editor, Gossip, and Classified.


The texture is sheer and shiny, and since the lipsticks include olive oil and jojoba, they glide smoothly right over your lips. Also, as opposed to having a traditional lipstick-glycerin smell, they are infused with mint and vanilla. You'll feel a little bit of tingle at first, but don't worry, it's not a lip plumper that's just the mint. Lastly, all of the packaging is eco-friendly since it's made from secondary forests and recycled paper. I'm really into Smut, a pretty shimmering plum. To choose your favorite color, click on the images below for a close-up peek.

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For a brief description of all six colors, read more.

  • Classified is a beigey, natural nude.
  • Letter to the Editor is a bronzed berry.
  • Wanted is a strawberry red.
  • Smut is a shimmering plum.
  • Gossip is a shimmering Barbie-pink.
  • Scoop is a coral rose.
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