Haaaapy holidays! Hope your Thanksgiving was filled with delicious food, hostess-proof makeup and lots and lots of good vibes from your family, friends and loved ones. While we can’t believe the holiday is already over (on to the next one, though), it doesn’t mean you have to forget about holiday-appropriate makeup *just yet*. Now’s the time to have some fun with your face, because anything goes during the holidays, right? Well, kinda: You should have fun experimenting with new colors and products while still keeping your look classic (basically, you don’t want your Grandpa commenting on your makeup). Here are six post-holiday weekend makeup essentials — each under $15 — that’ll keep you looking fresh after the feast is over.
BLACK FRIDAY SHOPPING (OR LAZY COFFEE RUN)
You’ve waited for this day since this day last year: It’s the biggest shopping day of 2015! Be prepared for a whirlwind day filled with serious shopping and catching up friends who are along for the ride with you. Since you will have a totally jam-packed day, start your routine off with Rimmel Stay Matte Primer ($7) so your makeup stays on all day + night without smudges or smears (let’s be real, you might work up a sweat!). When it comes to your lips, it’s best to K.I.S.S. (remember that saying?!) and not get all crazy trying out a vampy lip. Instead, swipe on a rosy balm like Korres Lip Balm ($12). It’ll give your lips a dose of moisture and healthy color you won’t have to touch up all day.
SATURDAY NIGHT O.U.T. WITH FRIENDS IN TOWN
Tonight is the night to really have fun with your look and step up your makeup game — you’re probably going to be hanging with friends who are in town (aka having your picture taken a bunch) so you need to *dazzle*. Add a few Ardell Individual Lashes ($4) to your eyes before you start shmoozing to really give them extra definition and make them pop — in a good way. Top it all off with e.l.f. Baked Highlighter ($3) to give you that I-just-ate-a-bunch-of-mashed-potatoes glow we’re all after ;)
SUNDAY CATCH-UP BRUNCH
Today’s brunch calls for a serious eye makeup game, y’all, because you’re going to be picking up where you left off with old pals or extended family. Now is not the time to skip out on makeup. To give your eyes some depth without getting too heavy-handed with makeup on a Sunday morning, use NYX Baked Eyeshadow ($4) *wet* and line your eyes with it. It’s an interesting metallic-y gray shade that is so flattering when used sparingly. Finish off your eyes by defining your brows with Covergirl Bombshell Pow-Der Brow & Liner ($10). It’s a rad two-in-one product that you can use to both fill in your brows (IMPORTANT!) and as a powder eyeliner. Add a touch to the bottom of your lash line to make your eyes even bigger-looking.
What are your go-to weekend makeup essentials? Share your thoughts in the comments below.