Part of the fun of going out is the process of getting ready: styling multiple outfits, trying on various lipsticks, and of course, listening to that playlist that pumps you up and makes you feel like a star in your own music video. Check out the songs that our beauty editors move to—then pop in your ear buds, because we’ve put them all together in a playlist (below) that’s bound to kick off your Friday night routine and get you going before you even head out.
"Demi Lovato's 'Confident' has such a great beat and empowering lyrics. It gives me a little extra courage and swag as I apply cat eye wings." —Sheryl George, Beauty Editor
"I’ve been listening to 'Clearest Blue' by Chvrches a lot—it has such good energy and actually makes me feel like getting up and going out (which is rare considering it’s winter and there are plenty of eccentric British comedies to watch on Netflix)." —Maura Lynch, Senior Beauty Editor
"I’m normally a lipstick-only sort of girl, but turn on Lil’ Mama’s ‘Lip Gloss’ and I’ll be reaching for the sticky-stuff by the second verse." —Dianna Mazzone, Beauty Assistant
"Ever since I heard The Weeknd perform 'I Can’t Feel My Face' at the Victoria’s Secret fashion show, it’s been on my go-to playlist for working out or getting ready for a (rare) night on the town." —Selene Milano, Senior Beauty Editor
"I’ve been doing this obnoxious thing where I listen to the same song for like two weeks, and for the past few days, I’ve been on a Selena Gomez kick with her song 'Me and My Girls.' Pretend to judge me all you want, but it makes the primping process a lot more fun, and the numerous hair flips I’ll pull while attempting to vogue to it work wonders at shaking out a too-tight curl. #multitasking" —Marianne Mychaskiw, Associate Beauty Editor