I rarely leave home without stashing a lip balm or gloss in my purse. One of my favorites is C.O. Bigelow's Cinnamint Mentha Lip Shine. The sheer, minty balm glides on smoothly, moisturizes lips and doesn't feel at all gummy. The packaging isn't frilly, but so many glosses look pretty in the tube but are just too sticky to wear all day during hot summer months. Because it's infused with cinnamon and peppermint oil, this shiny balm has breath-freshening benefits, too. It sells for $7.50 at www.bigelowchemists.com.

--Dana Wilson