Makeup

Full Face of Drugstore Makeup Tutorial

Do you ever feel like your wallet is crying after browsing what’s new in makeup on Sephora’s website for the fourth time in a week?! I seriously cannot be the only one; but  don’t worry y’all, the drugstore is full of amazing items for prices that certainly will not break the bank. Head on over to your local drugstore and start picking out a few goodies, I promise some of the things you find will be just as good as from Sephora.

To begin the look, I am as always starting with a fresh, moisturized face. I am then priming my face with the Nivea Men’s Shave Balm Primer ($6.49) to ensure that my face makeup stays in place all day.

I am then buffing the Garnier BB Cream ($9.49) in the shade ‘light medium’ into my skin with a damp beauty blender. This BB Cream acts as a tinted moisturizer and provides a light-medium coverage throughout the day. To then provide a bit more coverage, I am taking the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer ($6.99) to conceal my under-eyes and any blemishes. To keep my face from getting oily throughout the day I am setting it with the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder ($4.99).

I am then taking the Physicians Formula Bronze Booster ($7.89) and defining my cheekbones, nose, and temples. After, I am taking the peach shade from the Elf Blush Quad ($5.99) and applying this to the apples of my cheeks. To highlight the bridge of my nose, cupid’s bow, brow bone, and tips of my cheekbones I am using a champagne single shadow called ‘French Vanilla’ from Covergirl ($2.97).

To prep my lids for eyeshadow I am taking the Maybelline Color Tattoo ($6.99) in the shade ‘Barely Branded’ and applying it all over my lids with my fingers. For the eyeshadow look I am using the Wet N Wild ‘Comfort Zone’ palette ($5.00) . It is by far my favorite eyeshadow palette from the drugstore and is full of super pigmented shadows. I am first taking the warm champagne shade on the left and packing this onto my lids using a flat shader brush.

I decided to go for a green look today, as I have never tried a look like this and I ended up loving it. So for the crease shade, I am taking the light green shadow on the right and applying this directly into my crease.

For my outer v I am taking the darker green shadow on the right side of the palette. This color perfectly defined my eyes and made them pop big time.

To fill and shape my brows I am using the NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder ($5.99) on an angled brush. I am then going in with the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil ($4.49) in the shade ‘Milk’ to perfectly carve out my brows and define my brow bone.

I am then curling my lashes and applying several coats of the Maybelline Great Lash Mascara ($5.99)to my upper and lower lashes to lengthen and volumize my lashes. For the lips I am applying the NYX Lingerie Lipstick ($6.99) in the shade ‘Corset’.

Well that is it for this drugstore makeup tutorial. What do you all think of the pop of color added to this look?! I personally loved it and felt that it made my eyes pop big time! Let me know what you think of the look in the comments below along with any other questions, comments, or requests you may have for me. Wishing you the happiest Friday! With love, McKenz.

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GRWM Formal- Hair, Makeup, and Outfit

Hi, friends and welcome back to styledbymckenz! As I mentioned in my latest Weekly Wrap Up, this past Saturday was my school’s spring formal. I had such a good time with all of my friends and it felt so good to get all prettied up for a night. At my school, formal is a pretty casual dance in the sense that not too many people go, the girls don’t go out and buy super fancy dresses, and typically nobody goes with a date. Nonetheless we always have a good time. I posted a get ready with me from this dance last year and felt that it was only fitting for me to post one this year as well. Keep reading to see how I did my hair, makeup, and what I wore for the night.

Makeup- I typically like to do my makeup first when getting ready for a dance so that I don’t mess up my hair or anything of that sort. I honestly attempted to take pictures for this post- tutorial style but it was far too much and the steps to this makeup look seemed endless so I decided to just write it out for you all instead.

As far as what I was aiming for when doing my makeup look I pretty much had no idea what I wanted to do with my makeup other than I knew I wanted to wear falsies and a super glossy lip. Here’s what I came up with and how I achieved this look:

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GRWM Formal
  • To begin the look I started by priming not only my face with the Nivea Men’s Shave Balm but my lids with the Urban Decay Primer Potion as well. It’s super important to prime if you know you’re going to be moving around a lot and/or sweating a lot.
  • Next, I took the Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation in the shade ‘220’ on a damp beauty blender and buffed this into my skin to bring an evenness to my face and match my face to my neck.
  • I then went in with the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder and set my face to ensure that I did not get oily as the night went on.
  • I then concealed my underlies with the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer and set that with the shade ‘Banana’ from the Anastasia Contour Kit. 
  • Next, I began to skip around a bit by moving to my eyes. I applied the Maybelline Color Tattoo in the shade ‘Barely Branded’ to my lids to act as a base for my shadows.
  • I decided to go for a soft pink eye look that would match my dress. I began by taking the shade ‘Champagne’ and ‘Light Pink’ from the Lorac Pro palette and packed this onto my lids with a flat shader brush. For the crease I took the matte shade called ‘mauve’ on a crease brush and blended this out. For my outer -v and my lower lash line I took the shade ‘BFF’ from the Tartest palette. 
  • I then filled in and shaped my brows using the Anastasia Dip Brow in the lightest shade ‘Blonde‘. (note: the lightest shade is still rather dark if you ask me)
  • To carve out my brows I used the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in the shade ‘Milk’. This step will leave your shadows and brows looking super crisp and clean.
  • I then applied the Elf Natural Lash falsies and blended my real lashes to my fake lashes with the Maybelline Chaotiques Mascara. For my lower lashes I used the Maybelline Great Lash Mascara. 
  • Moving back to my face I contoured my temples, nose, and cheek bones with the Lumene Bronzer. I chose to use a bronzer to keep it from looking too harsh.
  • I then highlighted the bridge of my nose, brow bone, inner corner, cupids bow, and high points of my cheeks with the shade ‘Champagne Truffle’ from the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette. I also applied a bit of blush to keep my face from looking flat.
  • For the lips I used the Buxom Full On Lip Cream in the shade ‘White Russian’. I loved how plump and full this made my thin lips look.
  • To finish off the look I used the Urban Decay All Nighter Spray to keep my face looking dewy and prevent my makeup from completely sliding off my face by the end of the night.

Hair- I decided that I wanted my hair to look super big and full for the night so inevitably that left me the option to curl my hair.

I used my USmooth Wave Iron and the Got2BGlued Blasting Freeze Spray to create this Carrie Bradshaw inspired hair look. I loved the way it looked with my velvet dress and choker- all the 90’s vibes baby!

Outfit- Like I mentioned earlier, this dance is pretty casual in terms of what we wear. My mom picked up this pink velvet shift dress from Nordstrom Rack on clearance. I wore some Steve Madden heels that I previously wore to a dance and a black choker that I already had. I chose not to wear any other jewelry because honestly I just find it annoying while I’m dancing. And my nails and toes are both painted the color ‘Ruby Do’ from Sally Hansen.

Below are a few pictures of me and my gals before the dance.

Well that’s a wrap for today’s Get Ready With Me! What did you all think?! Let me know in the comments below along with any other questions, comments, or requests you may have for me. Thank you all so much for stopping by; I hope you enjoyed. Sending you all my love. With love, McKenz.

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Makeup Of The Week

Good morning everyone and happy Saturday! I hope your day is off to a great start! Today I am back with another Makeup Of The Week; however, this week I did not have a specific palette to focus on. None the less, I still wanted to feature this week’s makeup looks. I kept things pretty simple as I have been doing lately and featured a few of my absolute favorite lip glosses at the moment. I hope you all enjoy, let’s get started.

Monday-

Benefit Porefessionals Primer
Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
Anastasia Contour Kit- contour
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Maybelline Color Tattoo- ‘Barely Branded’
Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette- ‘Champagne Truffle’, ‘Salted Carmel’
Lorac Pro Palette- ‘Garnet’
Anastasia Dip Brow- ’Blonde’
Maybelline Chaotiques Mascara
Covergirl Flamed Up Mascara
LipSense- ‘Plum Pretty’

Tuesday-

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm
Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer
Wet N Wild Blush- ‘Pearlescent Pink’
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Maybelline Color Tattoo- ‘Barely Branded’
Naked 3 Palette- ‘Dust’, ‘Limit’, ‘Nooner’
Maybelline Brow Precise
Maybelline Chaotiques Mascara
Buxom Full On Lipstick- ‘Sydney’

Wednesday-

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm
Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Lumene Bronzer
Anastasia Contour Kit- banana powder, highlight
Anastasia Dip Brow
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Maybelline Chaotiques Mascara
Buxom Full On Lipcream- ‘White Russian’

Thursday-

Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation
Benefit Porefessionals Primer
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Maybelline Color Tattoo- ‘Barely Branded’
Too Faced Chocolate Par palette- ‘Milk Chocolate’, ‘White Chocolate’
Anastasia Dip Brow
Covergirl Flamed Up Mascara
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
Elf Blush Palette- ‘Mauve’
Lasting Finish by Rimmel Kate Lipstick- ‘Rossetto’

Friday-

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm
Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer
Lumene Bronzer
Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette- ‘Champagne Truffle’
Anastasia Dip Brow
Mayeblline Chaotiques Mascara
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss

Well, that is it for today’s Makeup Of The Week.  I loved Wednesday’s simple makeup look; be sure to let me know which makeup look was your favorite in the comments below along with any other questions, comments. or requests you may have for me; I am always happy to chat. Sending all my love your way! With love, McKenz.

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Everyday Makeup Routine

Hey, ladies! Recently, I have been getting questions on my everyday makeup routine and my go-to face makeup routine so I decided to sit down with you all today and share with you my everyday makeup routine. Obviously my eyeshadow and lip products vary from day-to-day depending on how I am feeling and/or my outfit but for the most part my makeup routine stays pretty consistent. Before I start to ramble, let’s get on into it…

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To begin the look I am going to be priming my skin with the Nivea Men’s Shave Balm Primer. This will ensure that my makeup lasts all day and will prevent any oils from surfacing. I am then taking the Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation on a damp beauty blender and buffing this into my skin to create an even, flawless coverage. This foundation is perfect for all skin types and provides a medium coverage, plus it’s only $7 from the drugstore!

I am then going to be applying the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer under my eyes in a triangle shape to highlight my face and cover any vains that may be showing through my foundation. I am then setting my whole face with the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder to keep my face looking matte all day.

Then I am going a bit out-of-order and filling my brows in with the Anastasia Dip Brow in the shade ‘Blonde’.  I prefer to fill my eyebrows in before contouring and highlighting so my face looks somewhat proportional. I am then switching back to the face by taking the Lumene Bronzer and contouring my cheek bones, temples, and nose.

I am then highlighting using the tips of my cheekbones, bridge of my nose, cupids bow, inner corner, and brow bone with the shadow ‘Champagne Truffle’ from the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette. Don’t be afraid to use your shadows as highlighters, they tend to work the same! I am then switching back to the eyes and applying a brown Buxom eyeliner to my waterline. I love adding a light liner to my look if I am avoiding eyeshadow that day.

I am then doubling up on mascara for the day to make sure my lashes pop. I am applying two coats of the Maybelline Chaotiques Mascara to my upper lashes and then taking the Maybelline Great Lash Mascara to lengthen my lower lashes.

I am then applying the LipSense duo in the color ‘Plum Pretty’ for a gorgeous, long-lasting color. I am amazed at how long this product lasted on my lips and how well it held up as I ate, drank, and made my way through the day. Feel free to check out their products by emailing LastingLipsNY@gmail.com.

Well that is it for my everyday makeup routine, I hope you all enjoyed! What makeup do you wear on an everyday basis?! Let me know in the comments below along with any other questions, comments, or requests you may have for me. Wishing you all the best today and always. With love, McKenz.

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Makeup Of The Week- Drugstore Edition

Happy Saturday, y’all! I am back with another Makeup Of The Week and this week I challenged myself to use ONLY drugstore products. Let me tell you… it was not as easy as I intended it to be. This week I tried to get over my fear of blush (success!), learned that I hardly own any drugstore eyeshadows, and that the drugstore does not have the widest range of eyebrow products! Despite this, I was able to make it through the week creating mostly super natural, fresh-faced looks with products from the drugstore.

Also if you are looking for a good drugstore option as far as eyeshadow goes, I highly recommend the Wet N Wild ‘Comfort Zone’ eyeshadow palette. It is about $6 from the drugstore and swatches/wears beautifully. I do not wear much drugstore eyeshadow, but when I do it’s almost always Wet N Wild.

Tuesday

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm Primer
Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
Lumene Bronzer
Elf Blush Quad- ‘Peach’
Covergirl Single Shadow- color not available
Maybelline Brow Precise
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Maybelline Chaotiques Mascara
Victorias Secret Lipgloss- ‘Candy Baby’

Wednesday

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm
Loreal Infallible Pro Mette Foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
NYX HD Concealer
Maybelline Color Tattoo- ‘Barely Branded’
Wet N Wild Eyeshadow Palette- ‘Comfort Zone’
Maybelline Brow Precise
Maybelline Chaotiques Mascara
Covergirl Flamed Up Mascara
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil- ‘Milk’
NYX Lingerie Lipstick- ‘Push Up’

Thursday

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm Primer
Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer
Maybelline Prow Precise
Ulta Eyeshadow Palette (free birthday gift)- crease shade
Maybelline Chaotiques Mascara
Covergirl Flamed Up Mascara
Lumene Bronzer
Elf Blush Quad- ‘Mauve’
Wet N Wild Comfort Zone Palette- highlight
Essence Lipstick- ‘Natural Beauty’

Friday

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm
Loreal Pro Matte Infallible Foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Elf Blush Quad- ‘Mauve Sparkle’
Maybelline Brow Precise
Maybelline Chaotiques Mascara
Maybelline Color Whisper- ‘Tough as Taupe’

Well, which look was your favorite?! Like I said I have been loving more natural makeup lately while sticking to nearly all drugstore makeup so I am going to have to go with Thursday. It was such a fresh-faced look and I still felt beautiful in my own skin! Let me know your thoughts in the comments below along with any questions, comments, or requests you may have for me. Wishing you all the best. With love, McKenz

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Makeup Of The Week- Too Faced Chocolate Bar Edition

Happy Saturday, y’all! I am back with another Makeup Of The Week and today I am featuring my beloved Chocolate Bar palette from Too Faced. I have had this palette for almost two years and am still in love with it. The color combinations that can be made with this palette are absolutely incredible and I am always so pleased with how my eyeshadow turns out. Keep reading for five looks using this palette!

Monday 

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm Primer
Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Anastasia Contour Kit- banana powder, contour
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Maybelline Color Tattoo- ‘Barely Branded’
Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette- ‘White Chocolate’, ‘Milk Chocolate’
Anastasia Dip Brow- ‘Blonde’
Maybelline Chaotiques Mascara
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Wet N Wild Megalast Lip Color- ‘Mochalicious’

Tuesday 

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm Primer
Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Lumene Bronzer
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Maybelline Color Tattoo- ‘Barely Branded’
Maybelline Brow Precise
Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette- ‘Champagne Truffle’, ‘Black Cherry Truffle’
Naked 3 palette- ‘Limit’, ‘Trick’
Maybelline Chaotiques Mascara
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
Buxom Full On Lipstick- ‘Rouge’

Wednesday

Benefit Porefessionals Primer
Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Maybelline Color Tattoo- ‘Barely Branded’
Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette- ‘Champagne Truffle’, ‘Amaretto’, ‘Cherry Cordial’
Covergirl Flamed Up Mascara
Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara
Maybelline Brow Precise Pencil
Essence Lipstick- ‘Oh So Matt’

Thursday 

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm Primer
Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation
Maybelline Fit Me Foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Anastasia Contour KIt- banana powder, contour, highlight
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Maybelline Color Tattoo- ‘Barely Branded’
Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette- ‘Marzipan’, ‘Salted Carmel’
Maybelline Chaotiques Mascara
Anastasia Dip Brow- ‘Blonde’
Buxom Full On Lipstick ‘Brooklynn’

Friday

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm Primer
Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Maybelline Color Tattoo- ‘Barely Branded’
Too Faced Chocolate Bar- ‘Creme Brûlée’, Hazelnut’
Anastasia Dip Brow- ‘Blonde’
Maybelline Chaotiques Mascara
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil- ‘Milk’
Buxom Lip Gloss

Well, that’s all for today’s blog post. Which look was your favorite?! I’m going to have to go with Friday because it is such a classic for me. Let me know your thoughts in the comments below along with any other questions, comments, or requests you may have. Have a fabulous day, loves. With love, McKenz

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Valentine’s Day GRWM (Hair, Makeup, and Outfit Idea)

Woo only one more day until Valentine’s Day! Truth be told, I have never been a huge fan of the holiday but once I began blogging I realized how many ideas a holiday can generate. Therefore, here I am blogging about a hair, makeup, and outfit idea for Valentine’s Day. I hope you all have the best day and enjoy this post. Let’s jump right in!

Hair- I’m sure we’re all well aware that my hair is a hot, frizzy mess when it’s not styled so to begin the taming of my hair I am going to be brushing it out and then spraying the Infusium23 Heat Tamer onto my hair. This will keep the heat of my curling iron from completely damaging my ends. For today’s hair I am going to be using the Conair 1/2′ curling wand and curling my hair in opposite directions and varying the amount of hair I pull each time. This will keep the hair different and add tons of volume to my hair. Lastly I am going to be spraying my locks thoroughly with the Got 2 Be Glued Freeze Hold Hairspray. This will completely hold my curls and allow them to be worn for more than one day at a time.

Makeup- Alright y’all, moving onto the makeup I beginning by priming my lids and face as always using my beloved Nivea Men’s Shave Balm Primer and the Urban Decay Primer Potion. These products will keep my makeup from sliding throughout the day and ensure that nothing creases.

Next I am taking the Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation on a damp beauty blender and buffing this into my skin for an even coverage. I am then taking the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder and mattefying my face to keep from getting oily.

Next I am going to be taking the Maybelline Color Tattoo in the shade ‘Barely Brnaded’ and applying this all over my lids. This product is going to act as a base and keep my shadows in place for hours on end. For this look I am going to be using shadows from my Urban Decay Naked 3 palette. First I am applying the shade ‘Buzz’ all over my lids.

Then I am going to be taking the shade ‘Limit’ on a fluffy crease brush and applying this into my crease. I am then taking a bit of ‘Nooner’ on a tampered crease brush and applying this to my outer V to create more depth and definition to the eyes. I am then popping a bit of ‘Strange’ in my inner corner.

For the brows I am going to be filling and shaping them using the Anastasia Dip Brow and highlighting my brow bone with the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in ‘Milk’.

I am then applying a coat of the Covergirl Flamed Up Mascara. For the lips today I will be using a Stila Lip Glaze.

I am contouring my cheek bones, temples, and nose using the bronzer from the Anastasia Contour Kit and highlighting the tips of my cheekbones, bridge of my nose, cupids bow, and brow bone using the shade ‘Vanilla’ from the Anastasia Contour Kit.

I am in love with this look for the month of February!

Outfit- I am all about the fur and over the knee boots lately. For this look I am pairing a fur vest from Old Navy over a simple black sweater from Old Navy. My jeans are from Hollister and the boots I am wearing are from DSW. To add a subtle pop of pink to the outfit I am wearing a statement necklace from Charming Charlies and a bar necklace from Forever 21.

Well, what do you think of this look?! Let me know in the comments below along with any other questions, comments, or requests you may have for me! I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine’s Day. Sending you all my love! With love, McKenz.

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