Welcome to the weekend! Even though it’s freezing this time of year, let’s all just make a deal to rally and go out as much as possible, K? You so deserve to relax and have some fun after a long, long Monday-through-Friday. To get weekend-ready, you’ll need some seriously gorgeous (and affordable!) makeup options. These six makeup essentials are all $15 and under, so you’ll look fab without blowing your budget.



If you’re like us, you probably like getting out the door on Fridays as fast as possible. That’s why an application of Sonia Kashuk Radiant Tinted Moisturizer ($14) is so genius. You’ll get foundation, moisturizer and SPF in one. It’s long lasting and lightweight, so you won’t feel like you’re going to break out after applying it. All it takes to get you ready to go out after work is the perfect color for your pout. NYX Cosmetics Lingerie Liquid Lipstick ($7) in “Exotic” (a super flattering reddish brown hue) delivers. It only takes one coat of this stuff, and you’re ready to go!



If your eyes usually look like a hot mess by the time you get off the dance floor Saturday night, you’ll love the LOC One and Done Shadow Stick ($10) in Nite Owl. You have two options here: Swipe it directly on your lids with no brushes required. Or, for a smokey look, you can easily blend it in with a smudge brush. This slightly moody dark purple plum color will last on your lids up to 11 hours — which might even be later than you usually stay out! Finish your eyes with Too Faced Better Than Sex Travel Size Mascara ($12). To get the most intense, inky color, apply three coats. You’ll get the volume and dramatic look you’re after. It’s also smudge-proof, so you won’t mess this up, swearsies.



If you want to get to the bacon as quickly and effortlessly as possible this morning, you’ll love the Ulta Lip + Cheek Color Stick ($10). It blends flawlessly for the perfect glowing peachy pink color. Apply a bit to the bridge of your nose too, for a more sun-kissed look. If you’re one of those people that applies lip balm constantly, but still feel like your lips are dry, you’ve got to try the Sephora Collection Lip Balm ($6) in Yummy Tangerine. It’s not only extremely moisturizing but also works to improve the look and feel of your lips. Over time, your pout might look more balanced and require less product, yay!

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