It’s been a crazy week, y’all. There was a lot going on in the world of pop culture (the Starbucks cup fiasco and sweet celeb baby photos), but don’t think that means it was a quiet week for beauty. There’s a new red lipstick in town, we learned about a secret way to rock rainbow hair and the Victoria’s Secret Angels showed us their genius hair hack, all of which gave us major makeup inspo to take on the weekend. Embrace the newness that comes with a new season, and have fun with your face starting TODAY with these six weekend makeup essentials — each under $15.



Get your glow on and freshen up your daytime makeup by defining your eyes with Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Extreme Shimmer Gel Cream Shadow & Liner Trio ($12). You can use these as shadows and liners, so they’re the perfect double-duty product to toss into your purse for a touch-up. Dust your cheeks with Revlon Highlighting Palette ($12) to brighten them up and bring some healthy color into them.



Blow off some steam tonight with your friends and get ready to rage. Since it’ll undoubtedly be a looong night — full of chatting, drinking and who knows what else — you’ll need a lip product that’ll stay PUT. Try Rimmel London Provocalips 16HR Kissproof Lip Colour ($7) — the color stays on forever without drying out your lips. Bring some sparkle to your eyes while defining them at the same time with Wet N Wild Mega Liner ($3) in Black Sparkle. It’s a deep black liquid liner that has a bit of dark glitz, which is a fun step up from normal black liner.



Yawn. Having fun is exhausting, right? Roll out of bed and wake up your skin with Covergirl UltraSmooth Foundation ($15) and use the handy little applicator that comes with it to apply it. It’ll smooth away redness and uneven skin tone while giving you medium coverage. Moisturize your lips and give them a rosy boost of color with Maybelline Baby Lips Crystal ($5) — these are great to have on hand and, honestly, all of the colors are legit. Can’t go wrong!

What are your weekend makeup essentials? Share your thoughts in the comments below.