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.
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.
YOUR SATURDAY NIGHT O.U.T. LOOK
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.
YOUR BRUNCH WITH BESTIES LOOK
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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