Monday, March 28, 2011

Bright Lips For Spring

I sang the praises of my favorite lipgloss, Loreal Infallible Lipgloss in "Sunset" here. I'm wanting a little something brighter for the spring and have seen lots of coral and fuchsia lipstick featured in all the fashion magazines. I want to try the brighter look, but want to avoid looking like this.


Last week's Sephora finds are the perfect compromise. I'd never tried "Korres" brand cosmetics, and stumbled across their Lip Butter Glaze. I love the fact that it contains no sunscreen (burns my lips), parabens, or sulfates.
I bought 2 tubes--the colors "Quince" and "Pomegranate". I am in love with the texture and color of this lip glaze. It's more opaque than a gloss, and it's the most moisturizing product I've ever had on my lips.

(I've already started doing coral on my nails. 
It's OPI "Cajun Shrimp".)

The only downside: This isn't a long-lasting lip color. It's moisturizing & it's a gloss, so don't expect to have lunch and still have color on your lips.

My favorite bright coral lipstick of all-time is Tom Ford's "True Coral". The lipstick container is unbelievable. I bought this color last summer based upon reading Temptalia's wonderful review. Two problems-it's expensive ($45 a tube!) and.....I can't find my tube. I love it so much that I plan on ordering another tube if my old one doesn't show up soon. "True Coral" is a longer lasting lip color, and I'm anxious to try my Korres "Pomegranate" gloss on top of it.

Will you be trying brighter lip color for the spring?


  1. The January InStyle suggested Sonia Kashuk's coral lipstick called "Nectar" as being universally flattering. I'm planning on stopping by Target soon and picking some up.

  2. I am a pink or nude girl with my lips, but I'm happy to go brighter pink! I just can't do reds at all.

  3. YES! I totally agree --- a pop of color on the lips and a tad of bronzer on the cheeks is my summer to-go look. I adore Revlon's "Love that Pink." Cheers to wearing BRIGHT colors!!! Xoxo-BLC

  4. I'm such a creature of habit. I wear EL Rosa Rosa or Woodland Berry year round with VS Cherry Bomb lip gloss. However, every spring, it feels brighter since I have more color in my skin from tan in a can!