My Favorite Lip Glosses for Spring


Spring is here! (Although I hear horrible rumors that it is snowing in some parts of the country today. That’s downright nasty.)

As I type this post, it’s a perfect 74 degrees with sunny, blue skies in my neck of the woods. This gorgeous weather can only mean one thing – it’s time to update my daily makeup look with some fresh pink and coral lip glosses. The three glosses shown above have become my holy grail during the last month, and two of them can be bought at the drugstore! LOVE IT.

Have you all tried Sally Hansen Diamond 12 Hr. Lip Treatments? Seriously, stop what you are doing and get thee to a drugstore STAT. These glosses are sublime. The colors last all day, yet they aren’t sticky in the least. I’m having a hard time shelling out the big bucks for my Chanel and NARS stand-bys after trying these glosses. (psst – thank you to Karen for bringing these lovelies into my life. When it comes to cosmetics, what Karen says goes.) Flawless is a gorgeous pinkish coral, and Baguette is a sheer, shimmering fuchsia. Try ’em, you’ll like ’em. (People! They are only $6 a pop! What’s to lose?)

My other current favorite is Josie Maran Natural Volume Lip Gloss in Brilliance. A sheer, shimmering light pink, this shade is perfect for every day wear, especially if you are running out the door without much of anything else on your face. Totally natural and fresh looking. My only beef with this gloss is that the brush has become totally splayed after only a week or two. What’s up with that? However, I’m willing to look past it since the color is so gorgeous.

What about you? What are some of your favorite lip glosses for sunny, spring-like weather?



  1. I need to get that coral one STAT!

  2. It’s like you read my mind. I stand in front of the lip glosses at the drugstore not knowing which to buy. I’ve purchased many and regretted it- too sticky, bad taste, etc.

    I am definitely going out to get some of that Sally Hansen!

  3. I almost bought the Josie Maran but noticed the splayed brush on the tester. HUGE PET PEEVE. I’ve been using MAC gloss in Fulfilled, very sheer pale pink with no shimmer. Very natural.

  4. My favorite is Philosophy’s lip shine in Melon Daiquiri. Great color and tastes yummy!

  5. MichelleG says:

    oooooh, coral… a lip gloss run is now at the top of tomorrow’s TO-DOs!

  6. sh baguette looks like my favorite chantecaille so i am off to find it.

  7. I tried these, and the scent was too much for me – kind of sickly sweet vanilla. No bueno. The colors were pretty, too – and if you aren’t a scent picky person, I bet you’ll love them!

  8. I am now on a holy quest to seek out this Josie Maran diddy. The essential oils sound sublime.- Thanks for the rec!

  9. Hi! I’ve looked in quite a few stores for the Sally Hansen ones and haven’t been able to find them. Fred Meyer, Target, Right Aid. I’m from Seattle so I was wondering if maybe they don’t have them out here? What store did you buy them from?