Another week down, y’all — congrats. The week before a holiday is generally pretty crazy — this week was no exception — so we’re all happy for the weekend to (finalllly) be here for us to savor and enjoy. First things first, though: Before you head out for happy hour, freshen up! Swipe on a tinted lip gloss, brighten your cheeks with some healthy color and top it all off with some killer lashes. Boom! Here are six under-$15 weekend makeup essentials that’ll have you looking and feeling bomb from Friday through Sunday.
YOUR DESK-TO-DINNER LOOK
Power up your pout with a swipe of tinted lipgloss before you start celebrating the end of the week with drinks. Stila Lip Glaze ($8) comes in mini sizes, so they’re the perfect small product to toss in your purse as you head out the door — you can’t go wrong with any shade, either. After your lips are on point, focus on your glow. Pixi Fair Dust ($10) is a multi-purpose product that you can use as an all-over highlighter: on your brow bones, the bridge of your nose, your cheekbones and anywhere else you think needs a little boost of radiance.
YOUR NIGHT O.U.T. LOOK
Before you head out for a night on the town with your friends, cover up your under-eye circles so you look rested and ready to take on the night. Give Marcelle CC Concealer ($13) a try — not only will it hide your dark circles, but it also helps to correct them (score!) After that, give your cheeks a pop of pretty color. Bronzer is great and all, but people often forget that a little blush goes a *long* way. Milani Rose Powder Blush ($8) is formulated to be super blendable and natural looking, so you don’t have to worry about streaks.
YOUR BRUNCH WITH BESTIES LOOK
Still recovering from last night’s escapades? It’s fine — we won’t judge — but you need to look ready for brunch! Pat on Glossier Balm Dotcom ($12) to areas of your face that need a little extra moisture and glow; this balm is so versatile you can use it for both moisturizing and highlighting. After that, curl and then comb through your lashes with Tweezerman Folding i-Lashcomb ($12). Even if you choose not to wear mascara to brunch (again, no judgement here), your lashes will look more separated and clean if you brush through ‘em.
What are your go-to weekend makeup essentials? Share your faves in the comments below.