You’ve made it to Fri-yay on Halloween weekend, and 5pm can’t come fast enough! Whether your plans include a horror movie fest, a haunted club night or just sipping on some PSLs, get ready to celebrate in style. Your face will probably be covered in over-the-top makeup for half the weekend, but when you aren’t sporting your costume, you’ll need some non-zombie beauty finds to tide you over. Here are six weekend makeup essentials, all priced under $15, for your pretty human face.



After staring at a screen all week, you might notice your eyes feeling a bit droopy by the time happy hour rolls around. Brighten everything back up with e.l.f. Smudge Pot Eyeshadow ($3) — the “Wine Not” color is perfect for grabbing post-work Rosé with the girls. Then use the Jane Iredale Eyeliner Pencil ($15) for some serious definition. The soft tip allows you to create the perfect cat eye. Bonus: It’s safe to use anywhere on the face, in the event you need to draw in a last minute ‘stache or whiskers FTW.



Set the mood for your Saturday shenanigans with a sparkly eye color. Your peepers will really pop with Maybelline Expert Wear Eyeshadow Singles ($5) in Champagne Fizz. Now that the weekend is heating up, bring the look together with a bright pink lip tint. Try the totally hot NYX Cosmetics Velvet Matte Lipstick ($7) in Miami Nights. PS: Skipping the OTT costume this year? This look also works well if you’re a mouse, duh!



Waking up Sunday morning might feel post-apocalyptic, so it’s best to keep your brunch look simple. Apply Physicians Formula Super #InstaReady BB Cream ($14), which will smooth everything over and protect your mug thanks to SPF 30. Then, put on some Pixi by Petra Mutibalm ($12) to add a splash of color back to your cheeks as you stock up on candy for trick or treaters yourself.

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