As the weekend creeps closer, we love to gather beauty inspiration to interpret in our downtime. Here are 5 stunning looks that are perfect for your weekend agenda, whether your releasing your inner-hippie on the dusty campgrounds of Coachella or swirling a few glasses of pinot with your closest gals.

Bohemian Braided Up-Do

Coachella bound this weekend? We know that the desert heat and dusty grounds can sometimes lead to less than perfect locks. So, to combat strand stress, we suggest throwing your hair into a bohemian braid. To get the look above, spritz your hair with texturizing spray, like Matrix Biolage Full-Lift Spray-In Volumizer, before creating two braids. After wrapping your braids into a crown, secure with bobby pins and pull some pieces loose for a softer look. This style is also great for unwashed hair.

Bold Matte Lips

It’s no secret that we love spring’s matte lip trend. Check out our Matte Lip Tutorial, and then try pairing your colorful pout with dramatic brows, as pictured above. This look would be great for a night out, since the matte finish means you can sip without smudging.

Retro Rock Star

The blunt bangs, cat eyes and pale lips that walked down the runway for Emilio Pucci’s Fall Winter 2013/14 Collection caused some major swooning around the MDC offices. To get the look we’d pair Shu Uemera’s False Eyelashes Smoky Layers with a subtle nude lip, like Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick in Blond Ingenu or Tom Ford Beauty Lip Color in Blush Nude.

Gradient Eyeshadow

English actress Laura Haddock’s contrast of pale and dark shadow caught our eye as a unique twist on a subtle smoky eye. This sexy look would be great for a date, and we’ll be creating our own version with Lancôme’s Eye Brightening All-In-One 5 Shadow & Liner Palette in Kissed by Gold.

Sun-Kissed Simplicity

Sometimes all you need is a little bronzer. We love the look above, shown in Roberto Cavalli’s Spring Summer 2013 Collection, for a low-maintenance weekend look. To recreate this sun-kissed glow, try using Maybelline’s Fit Me bronzer or Tom Ford Shade & Illuminate on your eyes and lips. If you’re craving a little more glamour, add a dash of liquid liner to the mix. Find any of these looks inspiring? Let us know in the comments! Photos: Oracle Fox; Vogue UK; Vogue; Glamour; Vogue UK

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