Is it just us, or does everyone and their mother seem to be a September baby? It can be a little tricky trying to pull together a different look for all the celebratory after-work drinks, Saturday night dance parties and Sunday afternoon catch-up sessions, so here are six sweekend makeup essentials, all priced $15 and under, to make sure you’re ready for all the birthday invitations coming your way.



Before heading to happy hour, add some Butter London ElectraLash Color Amplifying Mascara in Inky Six ($15) to your lashes. A hint of shimmery indigo on the tips is an easy way to morph your office look into one that’s ready to take on the night. Plus, sparkle is always a good idea. Add some The Lip Bar Lipstick in Cosmo ($11), a nice creamy crimson lippie, to your pout for a modern femme fatale look.



Don’t be a shrinking violet on your big night out. Add Suva Beauty Shimmer Eye Shadow in BA ($11) to your lid and a bit of black shadow in your crease. Not only is this vivid formula super pigmented, but it will last all night without fading or creasing. To really draw attention to your eyes, add some dramatic, graphic eyeliner with Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! Push-Up Liner ($12). This waterproof gel liner pen won’t budge, which is exactly what you need when you plan to dance the night away.



Hide the evidence of your weekend adventures with some Avon Ideal Flawless CC Color Corrector Cream ($11). It offers buildable light-to-medium coverage and will give you a nice, natural luminous glow to hide all of the redness, parched skin and blue bags under your eyes. To add a nice subtle glow to your cheeks and brow, dust on some Sigma Beauty Loose Shimmer ($12) with a fan brush. You can even add a bit of the powder to your lip gloss for some additional shine.

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