The mercury has finally dropped enough to dust off fall faves like chunky knits, thigh-high boots and your vast collection of tights. This well-earned weekend, let your hair down, turn up the dial on your makeup and let fall vibes inspire your look too. Here are six weekend makeup essentials, all priced $15 and under, to make the most out of Friday through Sunday.



Desk-to-after-work drinks requires an above-average highlight game. Apply NO7 Shimmer Brick ($15) in Bronze with a thick, fluffy fan brush to make sure the hottie on the other side of the bar sees your gorgeous cheekbones. Finish off your sultry look with Sephora Collection Rouge Cream Lipstick ($12) in Super Hot, which is a pigmented, creamy lipstick in a deep rouge hue.



Celebrate wine o’clock with a look that pays homage to the richer reds of fall. Apply JD Glow Cosmetics Metallon Eye Shadow ($7) in Ruby Metallon, a hyper-pigmented, velvety rouge foiled eyeshadow, to your lids — and don’t worry about primer. This baby already contains it in the formula! The whole cooler-temps and darker-hues rule also goes for your cheeks, so swipe on some I’M Meme I’m Cream Blusher ($11) in Tango with your fingers. While this blush is a cream, it has a powder finish to it and it’s buildable, so you can totally control just how red you want your cheeks to be.



The general rule for doing your makeup is to focus on one area — either eyes or lips — and make it bold. When you don’t want to spend a lot of time in the mirror (because lazy Sundays are about maximizing your time under the covers), just focus on your eyes. Give yourself a strong brow with e.l.f. Lock on Liner and Brow Cream ($4) — we’re talking Brooke Shields or Cara Delevingne status! Add some SHEAMOISTURE Ultra Smooth Long Wear Eye Pencil ($8) in Brown to your eyes. Using brown liner instead of black will keep the whole look natural, which is what you should be aiming for at brunchtime.

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