Jessica Hagy Nov 15, 2013
We know how it works: Friday afternoon rolls around and it’s basically impossible to do anything but watch the clock tick sluggishly while images of weekend freedom dance though your mind. If you’re like us, you also spend a hefty amount of time considering the beauty looks you’ll be donning in your downtime. Goodbye hurried, essentials-only morning makeup routine, hello evening-long-sipping-wine-as-we-go primping sessions. Since the best beauty exploration happens when you have those precious extra moments, here are three easy beauty upgrades to try out this weekend.

weekend makeup tips

1. Up Your Lash Game

Repeat after us: fake eyelashes are my friend. If you’ve never been comfortable rocking the faux lash believe us when we say it’s much easier than it looks, and the added length and volume make a huge difference. Lush lashes look fabulous with any beauty look, from subtle to full-on glamorous, and they have this uncanny ability to make us feel instantly sexy and confident. Check out this post for a complete guide to applying fake lashes like a pro.  

2. Swap Your Liner

We love experimenting with different colors in our time off, and the easiest way to incorporate a new hue into your eye makeup is colored eyeliner. From subtle navy to eye-catching glitter to a deep green cat eye liner, there are plenty of options to cater to any adventure level. If you’re going for a bold color, remember to keep the rest of your look subtle so you don’t look overly-done.

MDC Product Picks:
Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner; Lancôme Liner Design in Indigo Darling; Maybelline MasterSmoky Longwearing Shadow-Pencil in Emerald Fury  

3. Go Outside Your Lipstick Comfort Zone

We’re not ashamed to admit that we’ve been labeled “Lipstick Junkies” in the past, so trying a new lip color on the weekends is naturally a must. We wouldn’t even judge you if you planned your whole outfit around a lipstick… we’ve done it (obviously). This fall our lipstick-loving hearts are overwhelmed with colors to obsess over—burgundy, plum and scorching red to name a few. Pair your bold lip with strong brows and neutral eye makeup for a chic, modern look.

MDC Product Picks:
Giorgio Armani Rouge Ecstasy in Attitude; Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Shine in Prune in Fire; NYX Matte Lipstick in Perfect Red

What’s on your weekend agenda and which quick tip are you most likely to try?
Give us all the deets below!

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