A friend once coined the term “The Perfect Leave-Behind”—she’d “accidentally” left something at her beau’s apartment so that he would have a reason to invite her back over to retrieve it. The Perfect Leave-Behind was not an impressive, dog-eared paperback, nor was it anything overtly trying-too-hard, like lingerie. No, reader, The Perfect Leave-Behind was a single designer red lipstick, so chic and elegant that the gentleman in question fell head over heels (the duo will be married this year). Whether you’re searching for a Leave-Behind or an “Apply Just After Dinner,” these products are glam enough to fit the bill.
Marc Jacobs Beauty Perfection Powder Featherweight Foundation
Even out skin tone and cancel out shine—or touch-up anywhere your concealer is falling short—with this light powder.
Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb
This addictive floral fragrance comes in a bottle that’s too pretty to put away.
Dior Rosy Glow Healthy Glow Awakening Blush in Petal
Grandma may have advised you to pinch your cheeks when you needed a quick flush. This gets you that effect painlessly.
Diorshow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum
The extra step of plumping lashes before you apply mascara results in major volume.
Diorshow Extase Mascara
A single stroke gets you a high-impact wink.
Dior Glow Maximizer Primer
Enhance skin’s natural radiance while making sure your makeup lasts the night.
Hourglass Femme Rouge Velvet Crème Lipstick in Grace
Hydrate and smooth lips with this richly pigmented formula.
Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con No.7 Plush Shadow in The Tease
The seven different eyeshadows in this sleek palette bring a little luxury to your lids.
Viktor & Rolf / Flowerbomb