6 Makeup Essentials to Try This Weekend for Under $15
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.
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
($10) comes in! It’s one of the
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
($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.
It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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