The Best Going Out Makeup

1/17 Kevin Amato
 
Candlelight, moonlight, spotlight. . .Whatever the after-hours setting, nighttime calls for luscious lips, come-hither eyes, and a scent that wows.

 

 

2/17 Thomas MacDonald
Best Lipstick/Gloss, Reader Winner
Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Polish in Sugar ($19, at Sephora) This high-shine, shimmery mauve is full of collagen-stimulating peptides to make lips look more pillowy.

 

3/17 Thomas MacDonald
Best Lipstick/Gloss, Editors' Pick
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Tesoro ($22, stilacosmetics.com) This flirty orangey-red has matte pigments that won't transfer when you sip or smooch. You're welcome.

 

4/17 Thomas MacDonald
Best Nail Polish, Reader Winner
Essie Nail Polish in Smokin' Hot ($8, essie.com) Equally inviting and chic, this plummy-gray hue looks gorg with a flowy dress or a sequined tank.

 

5/17 Thomas MacDonald
Best Nail Polish, Editors' Pick
Estee Lauder Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Enchanted Garnet ($20, esteelauder.com) Were Marilyn alive today, this deep, shiny blood red could have easily adorned her nails.

 

6/17 Thomas MacDonald
Best Fragrance, Reader Winner
Juicy Couture Viva la Juicy Eau de Parfum ($90, at Macy's) Fruity at first spritz, it morphs into a sophisticated gardenia that lingers for hours.

 

7/17 Thomas MacDonald
Best Fragrance, Editors' Pick
See By Chloe Eau de Parfum ($78, at department stores) With apple blossom, musk, and vanilla, this smells like your skin, but—thanks to erotic jasmine—sultrier.

 

8/17 Thomas MacDonald
Best Eye Shadow, Reader Winner
M.A.C Cosmetics Eye Shadow in Satin Taupe and Woodwinked ($15 each, maccosmetics.com) Glistening neutrals add gentle smokiness—and are universally flattering.

 

9/17 Thomas MacDonald
Best Eye Shadow, Editors' Pick
Chanel Illusion D'Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Vision ($36, at department stores) This sparkly gold is like 24 k jewelry for your eyes.

 

10/17 Thomas MacDonald
Best Eyeliner, Reader Winner
Revlon ColorStay Eyeliner ($8, at drugstores) A waterproof, self-sharpening pencil that's as effective at creating a thin cat-eye wing as it is a smudgy effect? Yes, please.

 

11/17 Thomas MacDonald
Best Eyeliner, Editors' Pick
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Eye Pencil ($24, bobbibrowncosmetics.com) Gorgeous color that looks as dense and rich at midnight as when you put it on at six.

 

12/17 Thomas MacDonald
Best Mascara, Reader Winner
Dior Diorshow Mascara ($25, at Sephora) Fun fact: The jumbo brush was inspired by makeup artists who previously used toothbrushes to get full, dramatic lashes.

 

13/17 Thomas MacDonald
Best Mascara, Editors' Pick
Yves Saint Laurent Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils Shocking ($30, yslbeautyus.com) Lashes so insanely sexy, people will think they're fake.

 

14/17 Thomas MacDonald
Best Volumizer/Texturizer, Reader Winner
Garnier Fructis Style Sky-Hi Volume Mousse ($4.29, at drugstores) No matter your hot-hair M.O., just a dollop gives height and hold.

 

15/17 Thomas MacDonald
Best Volumizer/Texturizer, Editors' Pick
Aveda Pure Abundance Hair Potion ($24, aveda.com) As the powder turns to lotion on your hair, bulking agents plump strands for a tousled bedhead style.

 

16/17 Thomas MacDonald
Best Bronzer, Reader Winner
Nars Bronzing Powder in Laguna ($36, narscosmetics.com) The milk-chocolate color looks natural on fair skin and won't get you mistaken for a Jerseylicious cast member.

 

17/17 Thomas MacDonald
Best Bronzer, Editors' Pick
Clarins Splendours Summer Bronzing Compact ($35, at department stores) Not one, not two, but three tan hues blend together for a customized sun-kissed glow.

 

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