Ideal vs. Great Deal: Date Night Beauty Products
Hitting the town
Looking to freshen up your beauty supplies? Try these six products. Some are ideal and others are simply great deals.
Ideal: Sexy scents
Lancôme Trésor in Love ($72 macys.com)
"I loved the original Trésor, and now it has a baby sister! The new fragrance still smells like roses, but it also has hints of nectarine, pear, and pink peppercorn. The perfect spritz for a night out with your guy."
Great Deal: Sexy scents
Victoria’s Secret Bombshell ($45; victoriassecret.com)
"This fragrance blends my favorite flowers (peonies) with grapes from my favorite travel spot (Tuscany) for a fruity floral that’s alluring without being overpowering."
Ideal: Luscious lips
Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss Glow in Pink Silk ($27; saks.com)
"Little crystal spheres in this petal-pink gloss create a light-reflecting plumping effect for instantly fuller lips. It's perfect for someone like me who craves a little 'wow' but doesn't want a coating of goopy gloss."
Great Deal: Luscious lips
Maybelline New York Color Sensational Lip Gloss in Raspberry Sorbet ($7; drugstores)
"The moisturizing honey in this bright-pink gloss hydrates chapped lips and also gives your pout a sexy shine. And it smells—and tastes—delicious, like a fruit smoothie!"
Ideal: Eye openers
Giorgio Armani Maestro Eye Shadow Quad #6 ($59; giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com)
"It's easy to perfect the smoky eye thanks to this sultry palette! I apply the beige all over as a base, line my lashes using the gray, wash my lids in the amethyst hue, then finish with the rose under my brows."
Great Deal: Eye openers
Revlon CustomEyes Shadow & Liner in Rich Temptations
"Create a soft eye that looks great over candlelight with this simple-to-use palette. The how-to diagram on the back of the packaging makes it incredibly easy to apply these pretty shades."