Hopefully you’re feeling rested up from the holiday break, because there’s one last celebration to contend with to send 2016 out with a bang. We’re talking about New Year’s Eve, of course! Sequins are optional this Saturday, but sparkly, OTT makeup that makes you look ah-mazing is not. Don’t worry — you’ve totally got this covered. These six weekend makeup essentials are all $15 and under, so you can save your cash for an extra round of bubbles before the ball drops.
YOUR PRE-NEW YEAR’S FESTIVE FRIDAY LOOK
It’s going to be a wild weekend, so why not ease into it with some pre-celebratory cocktails? Keep your makeup simple tonight with the Makeup Revolution The One Blush Stick ($4). You can use it to add a subtle color to both your cheeks and lips in one fell swoop. Then get (your lashes) pumped for the weekend with some COVERGIRL LashBlast Bombshell Mascara ($9). It’s water-resistant and has a two-part system that promises tons of volume for whatever fun you’ve got planned later.
YOUR SATURDAY MIDNIGHT MADNESS LOOK
Pop the bubbly and get ready to say buh bye to 2016 in style. New Year’s Eve makeup is all about OTT glitter and glam. Achieve the perfect sparkly eye base with J. Cat Beauty Shimmery Powder ($3). Everyone else will be sporting gold, but the super pretty rose gold hue will stand out. Wear it alone or layered for a more dramatic look. Then be sure to get your pout ready for a midnight make-out sesh with a coat of Rimmel Provocolips Lip Color ($6) in Kiss Fatal. The pretty purple color is long-lasting, so you’ll still be covered come 2017.
NEW YEAR’S DAY HANGOVER BRUNCH LOOK
So. Much. Ouch. That ringing in your head probably wasn’t how you imagined ringing in this year. Look on the bright side, though: Just a quick makeup refresh will get you brunch-ready — swearsies. Replenish your lips from all the work they did last night with some healing Peripera Butter Pang ($9). It’s hydrating and tinted so you’ll look like you made an effort. You’ll also be thrilled that the NYX Cosmetics Invincible Fullest Coverage Foundation ($12) exists. It will cover all your flaws until after waffles, so you can put off getting to those resolutions just a bit longer.
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