Summer is over, ladies, and that means it’s time to sub out some of those no-makeup makeup picks for a slew of dramatic shades and rich autumn hues. What better time than the weekend after Labor Day to make the seasonal switch? Here are six weekend makeup essentials, all priced $15 and under, to get you ready for fall in a flash.
You put in your 40 hours (or more), and now it’s time to spend that paper you made. Dip into your makeup bag and vamp it up with ColourPop Ultra Matte Lips in Guess ($6), a deep purple lippie that’s perfect for when the fall weather begins to creep in. Finish off your desk-side beauty look with City Color Shadow & Highlight Mousse in Rose Gold ($6). This lightweight, whipped creme highlighter will seriously upgrade your glam quotient and reflect all those Friday night lights.
Take inspiration from Beyoncé’s Soul Train-themed birthday party and go full-on ’70s glam with Strobe Cosmetics Eyeshadow in Azura ($7). This gorgeous duochrome eye pigment alternates between aqua blue and teal to keep everyone on the dance floor mesmerized. Further amplify your eyes with e.l.f. Shimmer Eye Liner in Black Bandit ($1). This isn’t your average black eyeliner; the creamy, pigmented pencil adds a hint of glitter to your peepers — perfect for your Saturday Night Fever-inspired look.
To avoid looking overdone for brunch with your friends, reach for Neutrogena Healthy Skin Glow Sheers Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer ($14). The lightweight formula is perfect for when you want a sheerer product with just a touch of shimmer that will brighten up tired-looking skin. Plus, it’s got SPF 30 for that must-have year-round UV protection. Finish your look by swiping NYX Wonder Pencil ($5) on your waterline. This nude pencil will make your peepers look wide awake without that pesky chalky look that some white liners can give. Plus, you can use it under your tinted moisturizer to cover any blemishes that need a little extra coverage.
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