Happy Halloweekend! It’s hereeee! Hopefully, by now, you’ve got your Halloween hair and makeup all figured out, but don’t forget that’s it’s technically still a normal weekend so you need to think about what makeup you’ll wear when you’re not out celebrating. Oh, and don’t forget that you also have to show up to brunch on Sunday fresh-faced and ready to recap all the crazy-fun ish that went down this weekend. This week, we found six makeup essentials to try out this weekend, and they’re all less than $15. Swing by the drugstore on your way home from work to grab these must-haves — and one last bag of candy for the trick or treaters.
YOUR DESK-TO-DINNER LOOK
For that quick touch-up between the end of work and the onset of this heavily anticipated weekend, Physicians Formula Super BB Balm Stick ($13) is a must. You can use this stick to freshen up anywhere you use concealer or foundation to brighten and smooth out your complexion. Packed with SPF and serious priming power, it’s like a super portable, magical little beauty stick. Then, give your freshened up daytime makeup to a decidedly nighttime vibe with Milani Color Statement Moisture Matte Lipstick ($6) in a shade that makes you feel fab. We love the Warm Rose Brown for fall; it’s matte, moody and super flattering (trust me!).
YOUR NIGHT O.U.T. LOOK
Woo woo, time for a night on the town or a night filled with fun Halloween parties — get your costume ready! Green smokey eyes are *in*, so why not try out this trend tonight? Since it’s a bit of a step up from the normal smokey eye, it’s def Halloween-appropriate. Covergirl Bombshell Shineshadow ($8) in Color Me Honey is a really wearable, shimmery green. This stuff has light-reflecting pigments in it, so your eyes will seriously shine when they’re under the light in the club. Since your eyes will be stealing the show, keep your lips low-key with a gloss like Maybelline Color Elixir ($9) — there are a bunch of pretty, neutral shades (like Nude Illusion and Glistening Amber) that will compliment your eyes nicely and polish your ghoulish look.
YOUR BRUNCH WITH THE BESTIES LOOK
Whew. This weekend was a doozy, right? Costumes, parties… it’s time to unwind with your besties. You’re prob exhausted, though, and not into doing a full makeup routine right now — and who ever wants to do that on a weekend anyway? This is where Garnier BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector ($10) comes in! It’s one of the best BB creams out there (seriously, I’ve used them ALL and this is the only one I repurchase). It’s super light but gives a solid amount of coverage. To finish off your brunch face, give your brows a bit of love. Swipe on Rimmel Brow This Way Eyebrow Gel ($4) to define them and you’re set. Now, bring on the mimosas and bacon.
What are your weekend beauty must-haves? Share your thoughts in the comments below.