Just like *that,* we’re more than halfway through August, and you know what that means. It’s time to savor the last moments of summer and prepare for the onset of fall beauty: vampy lip colors, less shimmer and matte makeup galore. Here are six weekend makeup essentials under $15 each that will help kick off the seasonal transition flawlessly.
YOUR DESK-TO-DINNER LOOK
Sweep the Revlon Highlighting Palette ($12) onto your cheeks to wake them up with a rosy glow that’s not too shimmery. You can also use the lighter shades in the palette to highlight your brow bone, while the darker hues double as pretty eyeshadows. NYX Cosmetics Hi Definition Photo Concealer Wand ($5) is a full-coverage concealer that will brighten up your undereye area and conceal any blemishes in a flash, which is cute year round ;)
YOUR SATURDAY NIGHT O.U.T. LOOK
Tonight, channel a bronze goddess as a final nod to summer beauty! Using BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel 14 Color Eyeshadow & Highlighter Palette ($14), apply a copper-hued shadow to your lid and a matte, chocolate brown shade (sup, fall?!) on your upper lash line to act as a liner. After that, dab on Circa Beauty Magic Hour Illuminating Glow ($14) to your cheekbones to make them pop. You can also apply a touch of this product to your cupid’s bow for a delicate look that isn’t overpowering.
YOUR BRUNCH WITH BESTIES LOOK
Aim for a five-minute face routine this morning, because, TBH, Sundays are not for fussing with a bunch of makeup. Sundays are for Champagne and bacon and your best friends. Apply CoverGirl Clean Matte BB Cream ($8) to your face using a damp makeup sponge — this technique will keep the coverage light and natural. Top it off with a fun lip color like L’Oreal Paris Extraordinaire by Colour Riche ($10) in Pink Tremolo, which is a bright shade that’s perfect for the end of summer. Rocking a bold lip with toned-down makeup is chic AF, so give it a try at brunch today!
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