Diamond 12-Hour Lip Treatment: Drugstore Lipgloss Therapy

Published in: Drugstore Beauty Finds, Makeup, Product Reviews

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A few years ago I was working in downtown San Francisco as a legal assistant. There were times when the job made me *really grumpy.* Don’t get me wrong — I was glad to have a steady paycheck, but on those days when I felt under-appreciated, overlooked and extra cranky, I’d cross the street from work to the drugstore on my breaks and seek comfort in the makeup aisle.


It was on one of those misery-fueled, escapist trips that I discovered Sally Hansen’s Diamond 12-Hour Lip Treatment ($6), and I’ve been a fan of the line ever since. πŸ™‚

sally hansen diamond 12 hour lip treatment eternity

These glosses are like non-stick, vanilla-scented (but no taste) drugstore versions of MAC Lipglass. Each tube packs may-jah color and shine, delivering added moisture as well, and they last for hours on my lips without budging one bit.

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Sally Hansen Diamond 12-Hour Lip Treatment

Price: $6
Use: A bargain moisturizing lipgloss that delivers rich color and shine.
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A+

I have to remember with these that the included brush always feels incredibly stiff when I first open a tube, but if I squash the brush tip on a surface like the back of my hand a few times it softens up the bristles.

When I’m having a rough day, Diamond 12-Hour Lip Treatment is a perfect bargain makeup pick-me-up.

America’s Best Dance Crew Season Finale SPOILER ALERT!

What did you think of last night’s America’s Best Dance Crew finale? All season long I’d been pulling for the Beat Freaks, the badass all-girl dance crew, to win it all.

But I wasn’t sure after last week’s final performances. Quest Crew really stepped up and delivered an amazing routine called “OrQUESTra.” I’ve watched it about 20 times since then, and it still gives me chills.


I was a little disappointed not to see an all-girls crew finally take the crown, but I think Quest Crew deserved the win. What a fantastic season.

Even though host Mario Lopez totes drives me nuts, I’m madly in love with the show. I’m trying to see if I can make it down to LA someday for a taping! πŸ™‚

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. jane says:

    hi karen!

    i love that eternity color.. i might have to go buy me a tube.. i think you are making me want to buy more makeup .. O_O;; haha. πŸ™‚

    anyways, you know that guy victor from quest.. the one with the pink streak.. he went to my school and i met him in a class :] he was actually in one of the so you think you can dance result shows.. :] maybe you can find the quest on that show on youtube :]

  2. Bj says:

    ooh these look fab, i almost bought one the other day in tiara, but I didn’t and i’m glad now cause i must have it in flawless! gotta have it! thanks for the review karen!

  3. Indian Girl says:

    Karen I’ll tag along on that trip. Girl, we’ll have mad fun !!! I was rooting for Quest from the beginning. They are so charming. I dint know I had a thing for Asian guys until I saw them πŸ˜‰

    Indian Girl´s last blog post..Sally Hansen Natural Beauty by Carmindy Lift & Define Mascara

  4. Indian Girl says:

    And how kool was their performance with Strikers all stars and Dynamic edition !!

    Indian Girl´s last blog post..Sally Hansen Natural Beauty by Carmindy Lift & Define Mascara

  5. Sarahc says:

    OMG That part in Quest Crew’s performance where that guy doing the backflip gets pushed sideways?? I mean what? How is that possible lol!

  6. TUPRNUT says:

    Those look so pretty! I always check them out when I’m at Ulta’s but am yet to pick one up… maybe next trip.

  7. Michelle says:

    Gah! I’m about to start as a legal assistant in about a week… unfortunately, I’ll be working in a place that does not have a drugstore down the street… perhaps on my way home from work, then?
    Although, hopefully, I won’t have too many of those days…

  8. Gloria says:

    For some reason I never thought about picking them up. I think I might pick them up to get a dose of new makeup. I’m trying to save money, so great products with great prices are exactly what I need!

    As for Quest.. I totally love them! I’ve been following some of them since their SickStep days, when Ryan C was on So You Think You Can Dance. They are amazing, and their energy is just FUN!

    Gloria´s last blog post..Waking Up Your Tired Face: MAC Paint Pot in Perky

  9. gen says:

    i’m not a fan of america’s best dance crew, but i am a fan of hok, who was SO good on so you think you can dance, so i’m glad they won! πŸ™‚

  10. Catherine says:

    OMG Karen, you totally have me hooked on this series lol.

  11. Citrine says:

    I’ve got the baguette a few weeks ago when they had that 40% sale in Walgreen, I love love the gloss, it’s the old diamond lip treatment minus the huge silver glitters…my only complain so far is just there is only 2.6ml/0.088oz product in the tube…I am going to run out within a month…

    Anyway, I like Sally Hansen a lot better than MAC lip glass, which looked way too glassy (makes my lips look like sausages)and the lower color payoff makes Sally Hansen more wearable too.

  12. Justine says:

    I LOVED Quest Crew, and voted for them as often as I could remember to, so I was SO HAPPY they won, as I got really nervous with all the Beat Freaks talk during the finale… love them and can’t wait to see them do more!!

    Justine´s last blog post..Snapshot Thoughts

  13. tali says:

    Very nice.. i never really buy the brand but i may have to try now that ive seen this!

  14. Liliana says:

    umm im going to have to go buy one now,lol

  15. Juanita says:

    I think Karen is out to stimulate the economy with this blog! I’m glad you cover drugstore brands, I’m a fan of Revlon & Loreal lipsticks. I’ll spend money on perfume, foundation, concealer, powder, & eyeshadows.

    They must be discontinuing the Diamond Treatment, just picked them up half off (around $2.50, and they accidentally took another $1.22 on one of them). I might get the rest at these prices. Nude Shimmer, Pink Bouquet, and Brilliant Blush so far. I was surprised to see an actual brush and not the usual doe foot, bristles are stiff.

  16. Karen says:

    Hi Jane,

    Eternity’s really pretty. You can totally wear her with cooler colors. She’d also look great with a neutral eye with some thick black liner. πŸ™‚

    That’s cool that you met Victor! What class did you have with him?

  17. Karen says:

    Hi BJ,

    Flawless is a beautiful coral. It has the tiniest lil’ flecks. When I first put it on I think I swooned. πŸ™‚ You’ll love it!

  18. Karen says:

    Hi Indian Girl,

    They seem very cool to hang out with. Every time I watch their final performance I notice a new detail! Do you have a favorite routine from the season?

  19. Karen says:

    Hi Sarahc,

    Yah! It was amazing!

  20. Karen says:

    Hi Tuprnut,

    Hey girl! How goes it? It’s been awhile. How are you and Grace doing?

  21. Karen says:

    Hi Michelle,

    It was a good job at the time… I learned a lot. It taught me how to handle deadlines and pressure. But I guess the biggest lesson I learned was that I didn’t want to be a lawyer. πŸ™‚

    I’m sure your new gig will be great. It really depends on the attorneys — if you’re lucky enough to get a good group then you’ll be set! It’s a great career if you are interested in the legal field.

  22. Karen says:

    Hi Gloria,

    These lipglosses are a great deal. Sometimes you can get them on sale, too, and that’s even better!

    I love Quest’s energy and how creative they are. I was happy to see them win!

  23. Karen says:

    Hi Gen,

    He’s a great dancer. Hmm, I’ve never watched that show. Maybe I can find old clips on youtube. πŸ™‚

  24. Karen says:

    Hi Catherine,

    LOL! Yah! I’m your makeup pusher…

  25. Karen says:

    Hi Citrine,

    Baguette is probably my second favorite shade from this bunch.

    Did you ever wear these glosses when they had the old school packaging with the cheesy diamond? I’m glad they got rid of that!

  26. Karen says:

    Hi Justine,

    They were both great crews! This season was probably the best one so far… I really enjoyed it.

  27. Karen says:

    Hi Tali,

    It’s a fab drugstore lipgloss! I hope you do try it. πŸ™‚

  28. Karen says:

    Hi Liliana,

    Sweet! Maybe you’ll even find it on sale… you never know!

  29. Lehea says:

    I’m a little late, but I feel ya on the ABDC thing. If it came down to consistency, Beat Freaks had it in the bag. They never ended up in the bottom two. But when it came down to the wire, Quest Crew brought it. I think the girls might have gotten too comfortable with where they were at in the competition that they didn’t put their all into their last performance. I was actually kinda bitter that they lost, but QC really wanted it, and they got it. I still remember Ryan Conferido accidentally bumping into me when I was in SoCal a few years back (after his run on So You Think You Can Dance). *sigh*

  30. tanya says:

    six bucks?!? I’m all over it!

    tanya´s last blog post..au naturale

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