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Valentine’s Day Makeup Tutorial//YouTube Video

Hello ladies! As I mentioned recently, YouTube videos are something I am trying to do a better job with this year in terms of uploading more. I am super excited to be bringing you one of my favorite makeup looks ever using my Naked 3 palette. This look is perfect for Valentine’s Day so hopefully you can gain some inspiration from it. FullSizeRender-8.jpgClick here to watch the video! Be sure to hit the like button if you enjoyed and subscribe if you’re interested in seeing more videos from me in the future.

To begin this makeup look I am starting by priming my face with the Nivea Men’s Shave Balm. This will keep my makeup lasting all day and prevent any creasing from my face makeup. I am also going in with the Urban Decay Primer Potion and prepping my lids for the shadows to come.

To start off with the face makeup I am taking the Covergirl True Match Foundation on a damp beauty blender and buffing this into my skin to even out my face and provide a light to medium coverage. I am then setting this with the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder to keep from getting oily as the day goes on.

I am using the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer to cover my undereye circles and any other imperfections I might have. To set that I am using the banana powder from the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit.

I am then prepping my eyes with the Maybelline Color Tattoo in the shade ‘Barely Branded’. This will make my shadows last all day and stay as vibrant as when they were first applied. For the eyeshadow I will be using the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette. I am first going in with the shade ‘Limit’ and applying this to my crease as a transition shade. I am then taking the Wet N Wild Glitter Single and applying a bit of this to my lids. This will keep the shade ‘Dust’ from the palette extra glittery and opaque. I am then applying the shade ‘Factory’ to my crease. To ensure a seamless transition between the shadows I am using the matte shadow ‘Nooner’ from the palette. Lastly I am mixing ‘Mugshot’ and ‘Darkside’ and applying this to my outer V and lower lash line with a tappered crease brush.

I am then using the Anastasia Dip Brow in the shade ‘Blonde’ to fill and shape my brows. To highlight my brow bone I am using the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in the shade ‘Milk’. To finish off the eyes I am using the Smashabox Full Exposure mascara on both my upper and lower lashes.

I am then contouring using the Lumene Bronzer and then highlighting using the shade ‘Vanilla’ from the Anastasia Contour Kit on the tips of my cheekbones, bridge of my nose, and cupid’s bow. I’m adding a bit of the Wet N Wild Blush in the shade ‘Pearlesecent Pink’ to tie the look together.

And lastly, I am using the Buxom Full On Lipstick in the shade ‘Rouge’ for a simple completion to the look.

I love this makeup look because it is not too dramatic. It’s soft but still glamorous and that is why I reach for it so often. I really hope you all enjoyed this video/tutorial. Be sure to leave me any questions, comments, or requests for new videos in the comments below! Have a fabulous day. With love, McKenz.

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Makeup Of The Week- Naked Smokey Edition

Alright y’all, last week I promised a Makeup Of The Week using the Naked Smokey palette and boy was it a challenge. This palette is my least favorite of the Urban Decay Naked palettes because I find the shadows in this particular one to be so patchy and dry compared to the original formula. The palette is so beautiful but very hard to work with on an everyday basis. So today, I am here with five different makeup looks as promised.

Monday

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm
Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer
Lumene Bronzer
Anastasia Contour Kit- highlight
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Maybelline Color Tattoo- ‘Barely Branded’
Naked Smokey palette- ‘Dirtysweet’, ‘Radar’, ‘High’
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil- ‘Milk’
Anastasia Dip Brow- ‘Blonde’
Maybelline Chaotiques Mascara
Covergirl Flamed Up Mascara
Buxom Full On Lipstick- ‘Brooklynn’

Tuesday

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm
Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Maybelline Color Tattoo- ‘Barely Branded’
Naked Smokey palette- ‘High’, ‘Combust’, ‘Whiskey’
Anastasia Dip Brow- ‘Blonde’
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara
Buxom Full On Lipstick- ‘Rouge’

Wednesday

Bare Minerals Porefessionals Primer
Loreal Infallible Pro Matte Foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer
Anastasia Contour Kit- banana powder, contour, highlight
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Naked Smokey palette- ‘Dagger’, ‘Combust’
Anastasia Dip Brow- ‘Blonde’
Maybelline Chaotiques Mascara
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
NYX Lingerie Lipstick- ‘Ruffle Trim’

Thursday 

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm
Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
NYX HD Concealer
Lumene Bronzer
Too Faced Blush
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Maybelline Color Tattoo- ‘Barely Branded’
Naked Smokey palette- ‘Password’, ‘Thirteen’, ‘Smolder
Anastasia Dip Brow- ‘Blonde’
Maybelline Chaotiques Mascara
Covergirl Flamed Up Mascara
Buxom Lip Gloss- ‘Nude Pink’

Friday– Honestly was not feeling it today and felt like not wearing a whole lot of makeup. So below todays pictures I will have some looks that I have previously featured using the Naked Smokey palette!

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Benefit Porefessionals Primer
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Anastasia Dip Brow- ‘Blonde’

 

To view details on these looks click here.

This week was certainly a challenge for me but that’s what I intended these Makeup Of The Week’s purpose to be. I am hoping to do a super dramatic smokey eye tutorial using this palette soon so I can use the palette for its initial purpose. As far as my favorite look, I really loved Monday! Let me know which look you enjoyed most in the comments below along with any other questions, comments, or requests you may have for me. What palette have you been using lately? Have a fabulous day, ladies. With love, McKenz.

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Makeup Of The Week- Naked 3 Edition

Good morning, ladies. I hope you are having a great day; today I am back with another Makeup Of The Week and as promise it is featuring the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette. Although this palette isn’t the most practical for everyday wear and variety, the looks it creates are absolutely stunning. Below are five looks using this palette; enjoy!

Monday 

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm
Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation
Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit- contour, highlight
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Maybelline Color Tattoo- ‘Barely Branded’
Naked 3 Palette- ‘Strange’, ‘Limit’, ’Nooner’
Anastasia Dip Brow- ‘Blonde’
Maybelline Chaotiques Mascara
Stila Lipglaze

Tuesday

Benefit Porefessionals Primer
Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation
Garnier Under-Eye Concealer
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Elf Blush Palette- ‘Peach’
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Maybelline Color Tattoo- ‘Barely Branded’
Naked 3 Palette- ‘Strange’, ‘Trick’, ‘Nooner’
Wet N Wild Glitter
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil- ‘Milk’
Anastasia Dip Brow
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Covergirl Flamed Up Mascara
NYX Lingerie Lipsticks- ‘Ruffle Trim’

Wednesday

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm
Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation|
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
NYX HD Concealer
Anastasia Contour Kit- banana powder, contour, highlight
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Maybelline Color Tattoo- ‘Barely Branded’
Naked 3 Palette- ‘Dust’, ‘Buzz’, ‘Liar’, ‘Factory’
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil- ‘Milk’
Wet N Wild Glitter
Anastasia Dip Brow
Maybelline Chaotiques Mascara
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
Buxom Full On Lipstick- ‘Wardrobe Malfunction’

Thursday

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm
Loreal Pro Matte Infallible Foundation
NYX HD Concealer
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Anastasia Dip Brow
Naked 3 Palette- ‘Strange’ ‘Limit’
Maybelline Chaotiques Mascara
Buxom Full On Lipstick ‘Rouge’

Friday *Game Day!*

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm
Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer
Anastasia Contour Kit- banana powder, contour, highlight
Elf Blush Quad- ‘Peach’
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Maybelline Color Tattoo- ‘Barely Branded’
Wet N Wild Glitter
Naked 3 Palette- ‘Dust’, ‘Liar’, ‘Factory’, ‘Mugshot’
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil- ‘Milk’
Anastasia Dip Brow
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
Buxom Full On Lipstick- ‘Rouge’

Well, that’s it for this weeks Makeup Of The Week! My favorite looks were definetly Tuesday and Wednesday. I am obsessed with the shades ‘Dust’ and ‘Trick’ from this palette. They create the prettiest looks and make the palette worth buying in my opinion. Which look was your favorite?! Let me know in the comments below along with any other questions or requests you may have. Stay tuned for a Naked Smokey Makeup Of The Week coming next week! Have a fabulous day. With love, McKenz.

Fashion · Makeup

GRWM School Day- Hair, Makeup, and Outfit

Hey, ladies! I hope your day is off to a good start. I am always being asked how I get ready for a typical school day so today I decided to share with you a hair, makeup, and outfit idea for you and hopefully you can gain some insight as to how I get ready!

Makeup- Before I begin I wanted to say that no, I do not spray tan. My face is naturally much paler than the rest of my body, lol. Also, my makeup changes on a day-to-day basis as you can tell from previous blog posts and my Makeup Of The Weeks. Today I chose a rather simple makeup look to share with you all.

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I am starting by priming my face with the Nivea Men’s Shave Balm to ensure that my makeup lasts all day. I am then taking the Loreal Infallible Pro Matte Foundation on a damp beauty blender and buffing this into my skin to even out my skin tone.

I am then taking the Garniar Under-eye Roller Concealer and applying this in a triangle shape to conceal my under-eye circles. I am then taking the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder and setting my face makeup to keep my face from getting oily throughout the day.

I am keeping the eye makeup to a bare minimum today by filling and shaping my brows with the Anastasia Dip Brow in the shade ‘Blonde’. I am then curling my lashes and applying the Maybelline Chaotiques Mascara while fully coating my lashes to lengthen and volumize them.

I prefer to contour and highlight after I have applied my eye makeup so I know how dark I can make the contour. I am using the Lumene Bronzer and the highlighter ‘Vanilla’ from the Anastasia Contour Kit to highlight the high points of my cheeks, the bridge of my nose, and my cupids bow.

I have recently been loving blush so I am taking the peach shade from the Elf Blush Quad and applying this to my cheeks. I find that helps add some liveliness to my face. I am then taking one of my favorite lipsticks from Buxom in the shade ‘Brooklynn’ and applying this to my lips.

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That’s it for the makeup look, its super simple. I typically go for this look when I am in a time crunch or want to sleep in a few minutes, as opposed to the days when I do a ‘Makeup Of The Week’ type of makeup look.

IMG_4375.JPGHair- Before I get into the actual hair look itself, I thought I’d let you know my typical hair routine. I usually will wash and condition my hair on Sunday night using the uSmooth Cleanse and Conditioning products and heat style it the following morning. I will wear that hair for a couple of days and then repeat the same routine midway through the week. I have found that this routine helps my dry hair build up natural oils and keeps me from using heat on my hair everyday. The uSmooth products are perfect for my color treated hair and help keep my ends nice and hydrated!

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To begin I am spraying the USmooth Texturizing Spray  on my clean hair. I find that this helps make my curls look more relaxed and beachy. I am then using the USmooth Wave Iron to create some natural looking waves in my hair. I seriously love this product because it feels like I’m not using heat on my hair, almost like this is just my natural hair but better. Plus it made my hair so voluminous which is typically something my hair lacks. I am then making sure my locks stay this fabulous throughout the day by using the USmooth Flex Medium Hairspray.

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Outfit- My outfits change from day-to-day as you know from my Weekly Wrap Up’s. My usual outfits typically include a sweater and booties. This outfit is simple, chic, and comfortable, making it perfect for an everyday school look.

Outfit Details- sweater: Old Navy, jeans: Hollister, booties: TJ Maxx, necklace: Old Navy, watch: Kohls

 

 

 

Well, that is it for today’s get ready with me. I hope you all enjoyed. What’s your typical school routine? Let me know in the comments below along with any questions, comments, or requests you may have for me. I would like to give a special thank you to USmooth for providing me with the hair products talked about in today’s post. Check out their website here if you are interested in the products I used to create today’s look. Have a great day, friends! With love, McKenz.

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*Disclaimer- The hair products used in this post were given to me by USmooth. I am not being paid to talk about these products and as always all opinions are my own.*

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Makeup Of The Week- Naked 2 Edition

Good morning, friends! As you all know, I usually post my Makeup Of The Weeks on Saturday mornings but with no school today due to Inauguration Day and not having today’s post fully ready to be uploaded (oops) I figured I might as well sit down and share this week’s Makeup Of The Week a day early. This week I used the Naked 2 palette from Urban Decay which I find is one of the hardest palettes to create a variety of looks with. Although, as I was editing and uploading these pictures I realized I liked the looks a lot more than I had originally anticipated.  Anyways, before I start talking too much let’s get on into the looks.

Monday (ps. this look is super glam but I actually wore it to cheer at a basketball game!)

Nivea Mens Shave Balm
Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Lumene Bronzer
Anastasia Contour Kit- highlight
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Naked 2 Palette- ‘Chopper’, ‘Tease’, ‘Snakebite’, ‘Bootycall’, ‘Suspect’
Wet N Wild Glitter- ‘White’
Anastasia Dip Brow- ‘Blonde’
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil- ‘Milk’
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
Rose Salve Lip Balm

Tuesday

Benefit Porefessionals
Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
NYX HD Concealer
Anastasia Contour Kit- contour, highlight, banana powder
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Maybelline Color Tattoo- ‘Barely Branded’
Naked 2 Palette- ‘Bootycall’ ‘Tease’
Anastasia Dip Brow- ‘Blonde’
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Covergirl Flamed Up Mascara
NYX Lingerie Lipsticks- ‘Corset’ ‘Embellishment’

Wednesday

Nivea Mens Shave Balm
Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Lumene Bronzer
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Maybelline Color Tattoo- ‘Barely Branded’
Naked 2 Palette- ‘Half Baked’,  ‘Bootycall’, ‘Snakebite’
Anastasia Dip Brow- ‘Blonde’
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
Buxom Full On Lipstick- ‘Rouge’

Thursday 

Benefit Professionals Primer
Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation
NYX HD Concealer
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Naked 2 Palette- ‘Foxy’, ‘Tease’
Anastasia Dip Brow
Liquid Liner
Maybelline Chaotiques Mascara
Buxom Lip Gloss- ‘Rouge’

Well… which look was your favorite?! I have to say mine was Monday’s. I love a glam makeup day, it always makes my day better and I always feel super confident in the way I look. Let me know which look was your favorite in the comments below along with any other questions, comments, or requests you may have. Plus, stay tuned for a Naked 3 Makeup Of The Week coming next week! Have a fabulous day.  With love, McKenz.

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Makeup Of The Week- Naked 1 Edition

Hello, friends! I am back today with another Makeup Of The Week except today is Naked One Edition. If you’re new here or haven’t read any of my previous Makeup Of The Week’s, this is where I share five days worth of makeup from my school week all based on the same eyeshadow palette. This helps me use all of my shadows and challenges me to really use a diverse selection of products from my makeup collection. Let’s get on into the looks!

Monday-

Benefit Poreessionals
Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer
Lumene Bronzer
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Maybelline Color Tattoo ‘Barely Branded’
Naked 1 Palette- ‘Virgin’, ‘Sin’, ‘Toasted’, ‘Naked’
Anastasia Dip Brow
Maybelline Chaotiques Mascara
Covergirl Flamed Up Mascara
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil ‘Milk’
Buxom Full On Lipstick ‘Rouge’

Tuesday-

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm
Loreal Infallible Foundation ‘107’
NYX HD Concealer
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Anastasia Contour Kit- banana powder, highlight, contour
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Maybelline Color Tattoo- ‘Barely Branded’
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil ‘Milk’
Naked 1 Palette- ‘Virgin’ ‘Naked’ ‘Sidecar’ ‘Busted’
Anastasia Dip Brow
Maybelline Chaotiques Mascara
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
NYX Lingerie Lipstick ‘Corset’

Wednesday-

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm
Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Garniar Undereye Concealer
Lumene Bronzer
Naked 1 Palette- ‘Buck’
Anastasia Dip Brow
Maybelline Chaotiques Mascara
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Buxom Full On Lipstick ‘Brooklynn’

Thursday

Benefit Porefessionals
Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
NYX HD Concealer
Anastasia Contour Kit- banana powder, highlight
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Maybelline Color Tattoo ‘Barely Branded’
Wet N Wild Glitter
Naked 1 Palette- ‘Virgin’ ‘Buck’ ‘Naked’
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil ‘Milk’
Anastasia Dip Brow
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
Maybelline Color Whisper ‘Tough As Taupe’

Friday

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm
Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Garniar Undereye Concealer
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Naked 1 Palette- ‘Half Baked’, ‘Smog’, ‘Darkhorse’
Covergirl Flamed Up Mascara
Smash box Full Exposure Mascara
Anastasia Dip Brow
Stila Hypershine Lipgloss
Anastasia Contour Kit

Naked One is my favorite eyeshadow palette which is why I have such a hard time choosing my favorite look. There’s just endless looks you can create with this palette and every shadow is so opaque. There is simply nothing not to love about this palette. Although, if I had to choose a favorite look I’d have to say that Thursday’s look really takes the cake for me. Which look is your favorite?

If you have any questions, comments, or requests be sure to leave them below as always. Wishing you all the best day! With love, McKenz.

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Matte Eyes + a Matte Lip Makeup Tutorial//YouTube Video

Hey all my beautiful friends, I hope you’re having a fabulous day so far! It has been quite some time since I have filmed and uploaded a video on my YouTube channel. Shortly after making it I began to feel so uninspired and felt as though I want the main focus of styledbymckenz should most definitely be my blog. Therefore I never find myself posting on my channel. Although as I was thinking about it a coupe of weeks ago, I was like… why not just do both?! Why not post whatever I want? Why not post whenever I want and stop worrying about every little detail? I realized I had been forcing myself to meet criteria that I set for myself and that is so unnecessary! I want to film and write and blog because that’s what I love to do. So that’s what I’m going to do.

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Anyways, with several requests from my blog friends and IRL (in real life!!) friends, I decided to make it my goal to start getting back into YouTube in the new year.

So that’s what I’m doing today. As I’ve said in previous posts, I’ve been obsessed with matte eyeshadow and liquid lipsticks so I’m combining my two loves for today’s post/YouTube video.

Click here to watch it!

Below are the products used prior to filming:

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm
Covergirl Ready, Set, Gorgeous Foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer
Anastasia Contour Kit

Below are the products featured in the video:

Urban Decay Primer Potion
Maybelline Color Tattoo- “Barely Branded”
Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette- “Foxy” “WOS” “Naked 2” “Faint”
Maybelline Chaotiques Mascara
Anastasia Dip Brow
Liquid Liner- unknown brand
NYX Lingerie Lipstick- “Embellishment”

Well, I hope you all enjoyed today’s post/video. Be sure to subscribe if you’re interested or leave me any questions, comments, or requests you may have below. If you have a YouTube channel too, feel free to leave it below; I would love to subscribe and support you! Thank you so much for sticking around. Sending you my love today and always.
With love, McKenz

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