Ladies, this is not a drill. Thanksgiving is less than a week away! Whether you’re traveling this weekend or getting some much-needed R&R before Black Friday, you’ll need some easy-to-apply makeup that doesn’t break the bank. Here are six weekend makeup essentials, all priced $15 and under, that will look great Friday to Sunday. Oh, and you can totes use them again on turkey day ;)



Another work week is done, and you’re that much closer to holiday vacation time. Celebrate with a nice dinner out (or in!) with your boo. First, you’ll want to brighten up those tired eyes with some Sonia Kashuk Dramatically Brightening Kajal Gel Eyeliner ($9). It goes on super smoothly without pulling or tugging. You can also easily pack it in your travel makeup bag this week for post-plane-ride raccoon eyes. Then, put on some cheeky Sephora Colorful Face Powders ($14) in the salmon pink hue Can’t Stop Smiling. The name is so apropos.



Don’t forget to have a little fun (and some cocktails) this Saturday before you head out to your great aunt Edna’s house for the week. Glam up your clubbing look with a dose of shimmery NYC City Proof Eyeshadow ($3) in Murray Hill Champagne. Then, before you pop the bubbly, finish your eyes with a swipe or two of Benefit BADgal Lash Mini Mascara ($10). It’s travel-sized and goes on thick and dark for maximum sultry vibes.



Before brunch, apply some Milani Prime Shield Face Primer ($10) for flawless skin and a super smooth finish. It’s oil-free and promises to minimize your pores while you’re busy eating bacon. If your lips could use some love, put on some soothing Too Cool for School Max in Pocket Lip Balm ($12). It comes in a cute kitten case that’s also purrfect for bonding with your five-year-old niece on T-day.

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