We’re in the final stretch of the month — doesn’t it feel like October 1 was yesterday? Crazy. Halloween is right around the corner, so you’re probs stressing about your costume (makeup included) and how to successfully attend all the parties you’ve been invited to (lucky you!). Your jam-packed social calendar means you really have to be prepared to quickly transform your normal daytime look into something that’s appropriate for a late-night shindig. That’s why keeping these essentials on hand as you venture out this weekend is *key*. Here are three weekend makeup essentials that will keep you looking fresh from Friday to Sunday:
WHAT MAKEUP TO WEAR FRIDAY NIGHT: YOUR DESK-TO-DINNER LOOK
It’s been a LONG week, right? The last quarter of the year is always extra hard for everyone, it seems, so keep things low key when it comes to your Friday night makeup. Since your face makeup is already done from this morning, you should focus on bringing out a feature that’s easy to take to the next level with minimal effort: your lips. Put down the basic lip balm and pick up Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain ($9). The shades Romantic and Adore are gorgeous, deep colors that are perfect for fall. The formula of these balm-stain hybrids is awesome — it’s super moisturizing and doesn’t leave your pucker feeling dry and cakey.
WHAT MAKEUP TO WEAR SATURDAY NIGHT: YOUR NIGHT O.U.T. LOOK
Time to rage. You’ve gathered your girls, your favorite playlist is bumping and you’re *ready* to take on the night! Now, let’s make sure your look reflects that ;) A really fun way to amp up your makeup is to put some subtle color on your eyes — and we’re not talking about eyeshadow. Colored mascara is your BFF tonight, because it can be subtle enough that you won’t have to change your entire makeup routine around it but still punchy enough that it makes your eyes really pop. You can choose any color you’re feeling — NYX’s Color Mascara ($7) has a bunch of fun options — or choose a shade that complements your eye color. Get ready to bat your eyelashes ALL night long!
WHAT MAKEUP TO WEAR SUNDAY: YOUR BRUNCH WITH YOUR BESTIES LOOK
Well damn. The weekend is over in the blink of a colorfully accented eye. It’s Sunday morning, you’re slowly waking up and thinking about what today’s brunch uniform will be — makeup included. You need to look fresh-faced but not overdone, and honestly, who wants to take the time to do a full face of makeup when it’s your day off from doing just that? Enter Smashbox Camera Ready BB Water ($42). It’s a new type of BB cream that’s much lighter than what you’re probably used to — it feels *so* silky on your skin — but still gives you nice coverage. You’ll look glow-y and healthy, but your skin can still breathe through it. It’s buildable and moisturizing, and a little goes a long way.
What makeup do you turn to on the weekends? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.