Happy inauguration/protest day. Whether you’re celebrating or marching this weekend, we can all agree that you probably deserve a drink. Bring on the rosé! Hopefully, you’ve got some other fun plans in the works too, so you’ll probably need a few makeup go-tos in your back pocket. These six makeup essentials are all $15 and under, so you’ll be event-ready for whatever you’ve got in the works.

YOUR Desk-to-Dinner-Look


Start the weekend off right with some feel-good post-work vibes. The Marcelle CC Concealer + Corrector ($15) will get you there. It covers up dark circles and under-eye puffiness from your exhausting week, which is necessary AF. You’ll be ready to hit the town after applying a touch of BeYu Care & Shine Gloss Stick ($13) in Cupcake Topper. This rosy pink color is just the thing you need to tie your Friday night look together.



It’s Saturday and it’s a-okay to be a little OTT with your eye makeup. We’re talking cool green smokey eyes that will be sure to wow. The Sephora Collection Easy Smoky Eye Stick Eyeshadow ($14) in Gleaming Green is easy to apply and has a built-in smudge brush — boom. After you’ve smoked out your eyes, bring on the night’s drama with ULTA Plush Drama Mascara ($10). This formula goes on the lashes super smoothly so you don’t have to worry about annoying clumps.



There’s one thing that we’ll get out of bed for on Sunday: pancakes. Getting brunch-ready is as easy as applying the NYX Cosmetics Bright Idea Illuminating Stick ($8) in Lavender Lust to the high points of your face. It’s the perfect natural highlight to help your face look bright and well-rested after a night out. This unique hue is actually super flattering and a fun way to mix up your makeup. Top your look off with a coat of the moisturizing Real Purity Natural Lip Gloss ($15) and you’re out the door.

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