Gloss·a·ry – Beauty and the Beach
By Michelle Carney

One of the many wonderful things we love about summer is the fantastic harvest of seasonal fruits like peaches, nectarines and tangerines. And it’s that crop of juicy flavors that are overflowing onto the lips this season, influencing a major beauty trend. So dig into the fresh basket of produce I’ve picked just for you.

For glistening summer shine, pick Mirabella Beauty’s Outshine Moisturizing Lip Gloss in Pink Tangerine ($16) off the vine. This sheer wash of coral with tons of sparkle leaves lips looking beautifully sun-drenched. Packed with rich pigments, the tangerine color lasts for hours. Plus the brand is offering a spectacular beach beauty bonus. With a purchase of Mirabella’s Matte Makeup, Fresh Makeup or Smooth Stick ($29), all SPF, water-based, oil-free formulas that provide varying degrees of ultra-sheer, natural and adjustable coverage, you’ll receive a roomy, white and silver canvas beach bag and a few summer essentials: the Outshine Pink Tangerine gloss, Bronzing Blush Stick in Summer Romance and a travel-sized, water-resistant Lash Essential Mascara in black for $40. To find a salon or spa near you that carries Mirabella Beauty, click here or call 800-853-6650.

To match Zoya Nail Polish’s toxin-free and bright-hot “La-Di-Da” color collection for summer, the line has released six new shiny metallic shades of Hot Lips Glossy Lip Balms. We’re going bananas over Zoya Hot Lips Glossy Lip Balm in Blog ($6). The sheer orange shade doesn’t overdo it on the metallic but the pucker potential is undeniable. With the hydration and conditioning a balm, high-wattage shine and color plus a fruity essence, Blog has us feeling tropical.




Here’s a trio of lip luxury that blends the fruits of the season and the color trends of the summer with sun protection and a veritable vitamin pack. Juice Beauty SPF 8 Lip Moisturizers ($15) use the magic of an organic juice solution squeezed from mango and passionfruit (rich in vitamins and anitoxidants) with sunflower and coconut oils and organic honey for supreme nourishment and rejuvenation. The triple threat includes Naturally Clear and two mineral-tinted shades, Joyful (peachy bronze) and Playful (copper berry).



If you’re in the mood for nude, you’re not alone. Nude, natural-looking lips are a huge trend this season. But nude lips shouldn’t be naked. Without sun protection, bare lips lose all their luster. Celebrity makeup artist Belinda Moss says you can get that coveted nude look and the protection you need with a few products you already have in your arsenal. “First, apply a little bit of concealer on your lips to even out their tone, then outline your lips with nude lip liner, and fill in the rest of your lips with the liner as well. Top off with Softlips lip balm with SPF 20 to condition lips while protecting them from sun damage.” Check out the brand’s two new limited edition sheer balms, Softlips Lip Balm with SPF 20 Peach Mango and Coconut Cream for a tropical fruit infusion. Available at, Target stores and drugstores nationwide.

The gloss•a•ry is PrettyCity’s 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.  Please contact Michelle Carney with story ideas or product suggestions

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