The Only 3 Makeup Products You Need to Survive the Weekend
It’s not just any Friday, you guys. It’s the first weekend of October, which means it’s time to start thinking about Halloween — what are ya gonna be? What treats are ya gonna make? — just don’t let your makeup reflect that holiday *quite* yet. Instead, think about how you can easily bounce between different looks depending on where your plans take you. Trust us: It can be done, especially when you get the 411 from us about what new makeup to wear this weekend. Get ready to look fab all weekend long, starting the second the clock strikes 6PM TODAY — or earlier if you’re still soaking up the glory of summer Fridays — with the only three makeup products you need to survive through Sunday.
What Makeup to Wear Friday Night: Your Desk-to-Dinner Look
A punchy lip color instantly steps up your daytime look to nighttime with one single swipe on your lips — what’s easier than that? Find a lipstick formula you love (and trust when it comes to its long-wearing powers). Pack one of Lily Lolo’s Natural Lipsticks ($9) in your bag and get ready to have your vibe transformed to something that’s more after-hours appropriate. Now isn’t the time to be shy, so choose a shade that’s way different than what your coworkers are used to seeing you rock everyday.
What Makeup to Wear Saturday Night: Your Night O.U.T. Look
Get your glow on, girrrrl, and shine bright like a diamond under the… dazzling lights of a nightclub. You don’t want to look like a shiny disco ball, but a night out on the town calls for some strategically placed illuminator. We love theBalm’s Mary-Lou Manizer ($24) for this (Pro tip: It also doubles as a gorgeous, brightening eyeshadow). Swipe it on your cheekbones, brow bones and the bridge of your nose and dance the night away with your #squad.
What Makeup to Wear Sunday: Your Brunch With Your Besties Look
Brunch means people will be sitting in close proximity to you, staring at you, listening to you discuss brunch topics… so your brows need to be on POINT. If you have sparse brows like many people do, amp them up with Toppik Brow Building Fibers ($20).The three-piece set has everything you need to keep your brows on fleek: Not only does it enhance the color and shape, but it actually makes your brows appear fuller.
What are your go-to weekend beauty products? Share your thoughts with us 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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