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.
We splurged on the bikini, but we bought sunscreen
with SPF 45. We gave in to our guilty pleasure for “chick
lit,” but we vow not to spike the watermelon.
All signs point to keeping our summer festivities in
check. Except there will be no compromising on our “sunglosses.”
It’s high gloss at all costs – this season’s
wave of whimsical shimmers and tropical shines top our
list of summer essentials.
Proving she’s much more than a pretty face, Tarte
creator Maureen “Mo” Kelly blows us away
with her creativity and practicality with this trio
of glosses that come stashed in their own waterproof
sunglass case. Each double-ended gloss is cheekily named
after a favorite beach-bum couple: Gidget & Moondoggie
(pale pink/shimmering sand), Frankie & Annette (coral
pink/watermelon) and Zack & Kelly (peachy pink/cotton
candy). Sunglasses can also be stored in the case. Available
here to locate a retailer near you.
Alice in Wonderland Lip Gloss, $10.
Goldie creators Dineh Mohajer and Jeanne Chavez, known
for their cosmetics that reflect the hottest in pop
culture, have taken their beauty adventure through the
Created exclusively for Bath and Body Works, their limited
edition Alice in Wonderland collection that includes
lip plumpers, tinted lip balms and lip conditioners
is a trippy mix of madhatter and queen of tarts. It’s
no wonder the pint-sized glosses in Tea Cake (vanilla
crème shimmer), Duchess (soft pink shimmer) and
Alice (watermelon) have us grinning like the Cheshire
Cat. Dreamy shades, wet shine and never tacky –
a magical classic indeed. Available at Bath & Body
Works stores and at www.bathandbodyworks.com.
To find a store near you, click
B Gloss, $17.50.
In authentic Italian style, Borghese introduces several
beautiful new colors to its B Gloss collection that
are destined to become classics. Apricotta (rosy mocha),
Bronzo (cherry brown), Charme Naturale (deep berry)
and Cristallino (clear shimmer) are as much vintage
Tuscany as they are street chic. In both crème
and shimmer shades, B’s high-gloss formula bathes
lips in luxury. Vitamins A and E, avocado oil, jojoba
oil and aloe vera smooth and sooth while luminous pigments
accentuate long-lasting shine. Available at www.borghese.com.
here to find a retailer near you.
Old-fashioned Lemonade & Sweet Coconut Milk Lip
When life gives you lemons, do a lemon drop shot. Or
lacquer your lips with Philosophy’s spot-on connection
between science and summer fun. Old-fashioned Lemonade
Lip Shine sweetens lips with a cheery hint of fresh
squeezed lemonade as it moisturizes and conditions.
In true seaside style, Sweet Coconut Milk Lip Shine
tastes as good as it smells as it imparts tropical-like
hydration. Red Delicious Apple and Empowermint are two
more additions to this lip-enhancing line of high-density
glosses. Available at www.philosophy.com.
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Summer Lip Glaze, $20.
Fit for a bronze goddess, Stila’s Summer 2007
limited edition lip glazes are positively sultrifying.
Part of an entire collection of sun-kissed cosmetics
created with celebrity stylist Arianne Phillips, these
tropical cocktail-inspired pens mark the tastes of the
season: Pina Colada (yellow gold with silver shimmer),
Spiced Rum (warm bronze with silver and gold shimmer)
and Daiquiri (golden pink with gold and silver shimmer).
And just like every vacation cocktail should be, these
click-and-glaze pens are twice the size of Stila’s
original lip glaze. Available at www.stilacosmetics.com,
Sephora and other select retailers. To find a location
near you, click