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"It happens like clockwork this time of year: I look in the mirror or into my closet and think, 'Oh, blah.' Everything looks so...gray (closet) or tired (face and closet). My solution? I brighten up with a few fresh highlights in my hair, a pinker shade of cream blush, and now, one of the new Clinique Chubby Stick Intense Moisturizing Lip Colour Balms ($16 each; Clinique.com
). I've always been shy about wearing bold lipstick, but these crayonlike sticks make it easy—the deep pigment is tempered by a very subtle, forgiving sheen. (I'm partial to Chunkiest Chili, a brick red.) Choose from eight striking—and very wearable—shades."