theBalm Read My Lips Lip Gloss in Bam

So I Was Wearing This Pink Lip Gloss From theBalm When All of a Sudden, Bam!

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theBalm Read My Lips Lip Gloss in Bam



For some reason, this is what I imagine Tabs says in his little kitty brain whenever he strikes a pose that involves showing off his butt (which is often).

Wait for it… Wait for it… Aaaaand, BAM!


That was probably a little too much crazy cat lady to admit in print, but what the hell.

Full-coverage yellowish pink Bam is one of the new Read My Lips Lip Glosses from theBalm, a gang of 11 glosses with a comic book theme. They’re enriched with green tea, antioxidants and moisturizing aloe, with coverage ranging from medium to full, depending on the color. Cost, $15 a pop.

The basics on Bam

  • Finish: Creamy, with no glitter at all.
  • Texture: Comfy. Bam’s non-sticky formula goes on smoothly and feels great.
  • Moisture level: More moisturizing than Aquaman and Prince Namor combined, aka hella moisturizing.
  • Wear time: About 2-3 hours on my lips.
  • Flavor and scent: Yup, both. Bam has a faint berry flavor and scent that quickly fades.

Bam has been a steady member of my purse gloss superhero team for about a month because it goes with everything. Smokey eyes, neutral eyes — you name it. And because it’s highly pigmented, I can get a nude lip look with just a couple swipes.

Plus, the warm yellow undertones keep my lips from looking too flat or blah…which can happen sometimes with light pink glosses.

I can only think of one thing that would have taken it to the next level… Wear time. Four hours would’ve been nice (instead of 2-3), but that’s just me being picky.


Other than having room for a little longer wear time, Bam is a winner with me.

PRICE: $15
AVAILABILITY: Available now at theBalm counters and online at

theBalm Read My Lips Lip Gloss in Bam

theBalm Read My Lips Lip Gloss in Bam

theBalm Read My Lips Lip Gloss in Bam

theBalm Lip Gloss in Bam


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So far, 11 people have commented on this article. How cool is that?

  1. Heidi says:

    What IS it about cats that makes them think “I know what my long-suffering assistant needs to see first thing in the morning… CAT BUTT!!!!”?

    Oh and love your shirt, naturally!

  2. Lucina says:

    Lol the “BAM” on the packaging just makes this lipgloss so so awesome. Love the cat print on your shirt Karen!
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  3. Divya says:

    The Balm just sell it to me with their packaging! So cute! I really like a good pigmented gloss!
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  4. fancie says:

    Lol the name and packaging are too cute! I’ve never tried anything from theBalm but this gloss sounds amazing! I’ll have to check it out soon
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  5. Sylirael says:

    Yay for great everyday glosses in what I like to call ‘inoffensive pink’! They’re my staple for when I just want to grab something and go out the door. No, seriously, I have a container with only inoffensive pinks in it, ready by the door, LOL!)
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  6. That is a gorgeous and indeed very wearable pink!

  7. Traci says:

    “More moisturizing than Aquaman and Prince Namor combined, aka hella moisturizing.”

    To quote Captain America, I got that reference.

  8. Bianca Gallegly Horkan says:

    You used “Aquaman and Namor” in a sentence…together…and it was funny! Total win for comic book nerd me! 😀

    I haven’t tried any of their lip products — but I do have their shadow/blush in Hot Mama and love it! Gotta love Ipsy for introducing me to that.

    BAM! looks very dainty…when you wanna be a girly, girl. I do like the look of BOOM! and ZAAP!

  9. Alison M says:

    Wait for it… wait for it… Aaannnnd BAM! Fab lips. Rockin’ color.
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  10. Mary says:

    oH My must get me some of those they look pretty on you

  11. Lucia says:

    What blouse are you wearing? is that from Anthropologie???? It is super cute!

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