Welcome to the gloss•a•ry, a monthly roundup of all that glitters from our own wand-toting shimmer expert, Michelle Carney. Tune in each month for the latest and greatest in pout perfecting products utterly devoted to your sparkly, sexy and oh-so-shiny lips.

A shiny, new season…

Ready or not, here comes fall. I’m putting the pretty pinks and naughty nudes that set off my slight, summer suntan back in the drawer. With fall’s changing colors come richer fashions… and paler complexions. There’s good news girls and that’s gloss. Colors with subtle sparkles reflect light and cast a glow. The right hue heats up even the coolest of seasons.

Autumnal Bliss


Stila's legendary lip glaze keeps my interest this season with four new shimmery shades to complement the tastes of fall. Spiced Pumpkin (soft peach), Spiced Cider (rose mauve), Spiced Maple (golden maple) and Spiced Ginger (bronzed peach) promise to turn up the heat in the pumpkin patch. The scents? De- luscious. * Color pick: Spiced Maple, $20. Available at www.stilacosmetics.com


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Apothecary’s Rock Star Glimmer & Gloss does double duty in one shot. With a wave of this magic wand, I glossify, flip, and dust a touch of iridescent crystal powder anywhere that looks pale or tired. And because UA is based on micronized minerals, pure pigments and flower absolutes, sprinkling this fairy dust is actually good for me. *Color pick: Moonstone, $20. Available at www.urbanapothecary.com.


Time’s Up


Hourglass Cosmetics’ “Sheen” is like light in tube, and it goes on even lighter. These water-resistant formulas contain Silica for a silky, tacky-free finish. Satiny shades run from sheer dark pink to plum, with a few corals and peaches I’ll hold onto for “resort.” But it’s ‘Kindle,’ a crimson with gold shimmer, which has me warming up to the thought of winter. $26. Available at www.hourglasscosmetics.com.


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Pot of Gold


Lucy B’s Tinted Lip Balm is the perfect little pot to stash in the pocket of my go-to coat. Because like it or not, the wooly tweed is going back into rotation. At least subtle sexiness is only a dab away. Infused with vitamin E, Australian flower essences and a lip-smacking watermelon scent, these little glass jars pack a powerful punch, and the pearl lid is just darling. *Color pick: Chocolate, $17. Available at www.lucybcosmetics.com.


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