Makeup

Holiday Makeup Tutorial- A Collab With Sophiemaie

Good morning, ladies! It is very rare that I ever blog on a Tuesday but I made a special exception when my dear blogging friend Sophie from sophiemaie asked me if I was up for posting a collab. Of course my answer was yes, as I am delighted to be working together on such  fun post. We love the holidays and of course all the festive makeup looks that come with the month. We are both going to be sharing holiday makeup looks so you are sure to get some inso for your next holiday party!

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Although my skin is by no means bad, as you can tell, it is quite pale compared to the rest of my body and rather uneven. Therefore, I will be applying face makeup today to make the overall appearance of my look put together, and fresh.

To begin I am applying the Nivea Men’s Shave Balm all over my face to prepare my skin for the following products being applied. This product is sure to keep your makeup on for hours on end and smells so good!

 

I am then applying the Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation all over my face using a beauty blender. As you can tell this step alone completely transforms my face now that my whole skin tone is evened out. Afterwards, I am buffing the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder onto my face to keep my face matte all evening. This powder is the best and is under $5 at the drugstore.

Then, to cover my under eye circles I am using the NYX HD Concealer (perfect dupe for the Urban Decay Naked Skin) . To set my under eyes I am applying the banana powder from my Anastasia Contour Kit. This will keep the concealer from creasing and brighten up that general area.

I am then contouring the hollows of my cheeks, my temples, and the sides of my nose to slim down the overall shape of my face and define my features a bit more. I am then highlighting the bridge of my nose and my cheekbones. I used the Anastasia Contour Kit for both of these steps- this palette is such a good investment!

In order to prep my lids for eyeshadow and ensure that my shadows don’t crease and keep a flawless appearance all night I am applying the Urban Decay Primer potion and the Maybelline Color Tattoo in “Barely Branded”.

I am then using the colors ‘snakebite’ and ‘bootycall’ from the Naked 2 Palette along with a few matte brown shadows from my Naked Basics 2 palette and creating a monotone look that will not draw too much attention to the eyes.

I am then filling and shaping my brows with the Anastasia Dip Brow. After, I am going in with the Maybelline Great Lash Mascara and fully coating my lashes. These two steps alone will instantly transform the face and make your eyes look much more awake!

Processed with VSCO with a5 presetI am then applying one of my favorite red lipsticks from Essence. Any red lipstick will do and will make this look so festive and perfect or this time of year.

Here are a few pictures from the final look. I hope you all enjoyed this simple, festive makeup look and were able to take some inspiration from this. Don’t forget to check out Sophie’s blog post here; she’s doing Blogmas on her page so you are sure to find some cute holiday themed posts! As always, if you have any questions, comments, or requests please leave them below. Have a great day, ladies! With love, McKenz

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Makeup Of The Week

Good morning everyone! I usually post my makeup of the week’s over the weekend but I just couldn’t seem to find the time to get this post up but I figured I would post it this morning anyway. There was no specific theme for this weeks makeup, I basically just used whatever I wanted or looked good with whatever I was wearing. Let me know which look was your favorite and if you have any questions, comments, or requests please leave them below! I hope you have the best day. With love, McKenz.

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm
Loreal Infallible Pro Matte Foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
NYX HD Concealer
Anastasia Contour Kit- contour, banana powder
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Maybelline Color Tattoo ‘barely branded’
Wet N Wild Palette ‘comfort zone’
Wet N Wild Glitter Single
Anastasia Dip Brow
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Covergirl Flammed Up Mascara
Buxom Full On Lipstick ‘brooklynn’

Tuesday

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm
Maybelline Matte Fit Me foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Garniar Under Eye Concealer
Lumene Bronzer
Anastasia Contour Kit-banana powder, highlight
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Maybelline Color Tattoo ‘barely branded’
Naked 2 Palette “half baked’
Anastasia Dip Brow
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Covergirl Flamed Up Mascara
Buxom Eyeliner ‘brown and gold’
NYX Lingerie Lipstick ‘corset’

Wednesday

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm
Loreal Infallible Pro Matte Foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
NYX HD Powder
Anastasia Contour Kit- banana powder
Lumene Bronzer
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Maybelline Color tattoo ‘barely branded’
Naked 3 Palette + Too Faced Chocolate Bar
Anastasia Dip Brow
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Wet N Wild Lipstick ‘mocha-licious’

Thursday

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm
Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation
Rimmell Stay Matte Powder
NYX HD Concealer
Anastasia Contour Kit- banana powder, contour
Anastasia Dip Brow
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Covergirl Flamed Up Mascara
Wet N Wild Lipstick ‘cashmere’

Friday

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm
Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Garniar Under-eye Concealer
Anastasia Contour Kit- banana powder, highlight
Lumene Bronzer
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Maybelline Color Tattoo ‘barely branded’
Wet N Wild Glitter Single
Urban Decay Naked 1- half baked, smog, naked, buck
Anastasia Dip Brow
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil ‘milk’
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
NYX Lingerie Lipstick

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Makeup Of The Week

Happy Saturday friends! I am so excited to be here with you all today and am so sorry that this post didn’t make it up yesterday. We had our first football game last night which we won and I didn’t get in until far too late to write a blog post. Anyways, my first week of school was a major success and I  was so pleased with my makeup as well as the extremely positive response I received from you all about going these posts weekly which is why I’m here today with a Makeup Of The Week. I really hope you all enjoy. If you have any questions, comments,or requests please leave them below. Thank you all for your endless love and support, have a fabulous Labor Day Weekend. With love, McKenz.

Monday

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm

Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation “312”

NYX HD Concealer

NYX Photo Ready Powder

Anastasia Contour Kit – contour, highlight, and under eye powder

Urban Decay Primer Potion

Maybelline Color Tattoo “Barely Branded”

Naked 2 Palette “bootycall” “snakebite”

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette “milk chocolate” “haute chocolate”

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil “milk”

Anastasia Dip Brow “blonde”

Maybelline Great Lash Mascara

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Covergirl Flamed Up Mascara

Buxom Full On Lipstick “Brooklynn”

Tuesday 

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm

Loreal Infallable Matte Foundation

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer

Rimmel Stay Matte Powder

Lumene Bronzer

Anastasia Contour Kit- powder, highlight

Urban Decay Primer Potion

Maybelline Color Tattoo “Barely Branded”

Wet N Wild Glitter “White”

Naked 3 Palette “Dust” “Nooner”  “Liar” “Blackheart”

Maybelline Great Lash Mascara

Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara

Elf Blush Palette “Pink”

NYX Lingerine Lipstick “Push Up”

Essence Lipstick “Natural Beauty”

Wednesday 

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm

Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation “332”

Rimmel Stay Matte Powder

Garniar UnderEye Concealer

Anastasia Contour Kit- powder, bronzer, highlight

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette

Urban Decay Primer Potion

Maybelline Color Tattoo “Barely Branded”

Maybelline Great Lash Mascara

Covergirl Flamed Up Mascara

Anastasia Dip Brow

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil “milk”

Essence Lipstick “Barely There”

Buxom Lip Gloss “Dark Brown”

Thursday 

Covergirl Tru Match Foundation

Elf Mineral Face Primer

NYX HD Powder

Lumene Bronzer

Covergirl Eyeshadow “Champagne” -highlight

Smashbox 24 Hour Shadow Primer

Maybelline Color Tattoo “Barely Branded”

Too Faced Chocolate Bar

Naked 2 Palette “Bootycall”

Anastasia Dipbrow

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

NYX Lingerie Lipstick

Friday

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm

Garniar BB Cream

NYX HD Concealer

Rimmel Stay Matte Powder

Anastasia Contour Kit- powder, contour, highlight

Elf Blush Quad- Peach

Too Faced Shadow Insurance

Maybelline Color Tattoo “Barely Branded”

Naked 1 Palette “half baked” “buck” “naked” “smog” “darkhorse”

Anastasia Dip Brow

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Maybelline Great Lash

Rimmel Liquid Lipstick “Nude”

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Soft Orange Makeup Tutorial//Too Faced Chocolate Bar

Hello everyone. It’s been quite some time since I posted a makeup tutorial here on styledbymcknez, but they’re some of my favorite things to write about so today I decided to share with you a soft orange makeup tutorial using the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette. It looks beautiful and contrasts perfectly with blue eyes. If you’re interested in this simple look, keep reading!


I’m starting off my makeup with a clean, fresh face. First things first, I’m applying the Urban Decay Primer Potion in ‘Original’ all over my lids to ensure that my shadows won’t crease and will live up to their full potential.

I am then applying the Maybelline Color Tattoo in ‘Barely Branded’. This products acts as the perfect base and makes my eye shadows really pop.

Taking my Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette and grabbing the champagne shimmery shadow, I am then applying this all over the lids as my base shadow.

I’m then taking the burnt orange matte shade from the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette and working this into my crease with a fluffy crease brush. I’m packing this on pretty heavily, as I won’t be adding any thing else directly on my crease.

I’m then taking my Wet N Wild Glitter Single and applying this onto my eyelids. Afterwards i’m taking the shimmery peach shade from my Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette and packing this over top of the glitter. The glitter makes the lid color pop and leaves a gorgeous effect. I’m also taking the matte dark brown on a tapered crease brush and working this into my outer v to create depth and definition.

I’m then applying some Vaseline to my eyebrows to keep them in place all day. Then I’m taking my Naked Basics 2 Palette and applying the color ‘Frisk’ on an angled crease brush. I’m then shaping my eyebrows and filling them in. Eyebrows are the most important part to your makeup routine, they completely change your face!

I’m then taking the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in ‘Milk’ and applying this to the brow bone to highlight my eyes. I love this step cause it makes my eyes look so much cleaner and defined.

At the moment I have hardly any face makeup that matches me so I’m using the Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation as a concealer and working this under my eyes to cancel out any dark circles. I’m the applying the Maybelline Great Lash Mascara and the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara to my upper and lower lashes.

I’m then applying the same eyeshadow from my Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette that I applied to my inner corners and used it as my face highlight. I decided not to contour but highlighted anyways to keep the look glowy.

Lastly, I’m applying the Buxom Full On Lipstick in ‘Brooklynn’ to my lips for a long lasting color.


Well, that’s it for today’s look! I hope you all enjoyed this post. If you like this style of makeup tutorials please let me know, I appreciate any and all feedback. Also, if you guys are interested in me making a YouTube channel for makeup tutorials let me know below! I aim to please, thank you all for reading. I hope you have a wonderful day. With love, McKenz.

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Makeup Of The Week

Happy Friday everyone. Outfit of the weeks are some of my favorite posts to read and YouTube videos to watch. It occurred to me the other day that although my love for makeup is almost identical as it is to fashion, I’ve never thought to share with you all my makeup of the week. As you could imagine, I was ecstatic when I thought of this idea which is why I took pictures of my makeup every day this week and am here to share with you what I wore on my face this week! I hope you all enjoy. If you missed Wednesday’s post, click here. With love, McKenz.


 

Monday:

Face– Elf Mineral Face Primer, Maybelline Fit Me Foundation “125”, Rimmel Stay Matte Powder, Garnier Under Eye Concelaer, Anastasia Contour Kit,  Elf Blush Quad “Dark”

Eyes- Naked One “Virgin”, Urban Decay Primer Potion, Maybelline Color Tatoo “Barely Branded”, Naked One- lid: “Half Baked” transition: “Naked” and “Buck” crease: “Smog” outer v: “Darkhorse” inner corner: “Virgin”, Wet N Wild Glitter “Gold”, Vaseline, Naked Basics 2 “Crave”, Naked Basics 1 “Foxy”, NYX jumbo eye pencil “Milk”, Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, Maybelline Great Lash Mascara, Maybelline The Falsies Big Eyes Mascara

Lips- Essence Lipstick “Barely There”

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Tuesday:

Face- Elf Mineral Face Primer, Maybelline Fit Me Foundation “115”, Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer, Anastasia Contour Kit Banana Powder, Rimmel Stay Matte Powder, Elf Blush and Bronzer Duo, Naked One “Virgin”

Eyes- Urban Decay Primer Potion, Maybelline Color Tatoo in “Barely Branded”, Naked Two- lid: “Bootycall”, crease: “Pistol”, outer third: “Verve”, outer v: “Blackout”, Vaseline, Naked Basics 2 “Crave”, Buxom Eyeliner “Bronze”, Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, Maybelline Great Lash Mascara, Maybelline Big Eyes The Falsies Mascara

Lips- NARS Satin Lip Pencil “Rikuigen”

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Wednesday:

Face- Elf Mineral Face Primer, Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer, Garnier Under Eye Concealer, Anastasia Contour Kit, Rimmel Stay Matte Powder, Elf Blush Quad, Smash box

Eyes- Photo Finish Eye Primer, Maybelline Color Tatoo in Barely Branded , Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette (peaches) , Vaseline, Naked Basics 2 Palette “Crave”, Smash box Full Exposure Mascara, Maybelline Great Lash Mascara, Maybelline The Falsies Big Eyes Mascara

Lips- Bare Minerals Buxom Lip Pencil

 

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Thursday:

Face- Elf Mineral Face Primer, Covergirl  OutlastFoundation, Rimmel Stay Matte Powder, Anastasia Contour Kit, Garnier Under Eye Concealer

Eyes- Too Faced Shadow Insurance , Maybelline Color Tatoo in “Barely Branded”, Too Faced Chocolate Bar Pallette (maroons), Maybelline Great Lash Mascara, Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, Maybelline The Falsies Big Eyes Mascara, Love&Beauty Liquid Eyeliner, Vaseline, Naked Basics 2 Palette “Crave”

Lips- chapstick

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Friday:

Face- Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer, Garniar Concealer, Rimmel Stay Matte Powder, Lumene Bronzer

EyesWet N’ Wild “Comfort Zone” palette, Naked 3: crease- “Nooner” and “Limit”, Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer, Maybelline Color Tatoo “Barely Branded, Vaseline, Naked Basics 2 Palette “Crave”, Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, Maybelline Great Lash Mascara

Lips– Essence Lipstick “Natural Beauty”

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Drugstore Eye Makeup Tutorial

To everyone that has asked me to post an eye makeup tutorial featuring all products from the drugstore, this one’s for you. I recently purchased a few new products from CVS and have been using them consistently for the past few weeks. I hope you guys are having a fabulous Wednesday and enjoyed Mondays post. Thank you for all the love and support, don’t forget to follow me on Instagram and on the blog. With love, McKenz.


 

The first thing I do after applying my face makeup is apply the Maybelline Color Tatoo in the color Barely Branded to my eyelids. This acts as a base and provides a smooth base to ensure full eyeshadow pigmentation and lasting abilities. apply with fingers

My favorite palette from the drugstore is Wet N Wild in the color Comfort Zone. I love Wet N Wild because the formulation of their eyeshadows are both soft, creamy, and packs in intense pigmentation.This palette has eight  The brow bone color is a champagne color that I am applying all over my lid. apply with a flat shader brush

After this I am applying the third color on the left of this palette into my crease, avoiding the inner third of my eye. This color will enhance my eyes and this sparkly shadow is gorgeous. This color is similar to “haute chocolate” from the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette. apply with a crease brush 

Lastly, I am going to be taking the fourth color on the left of this palette and applying it to my outer V. I am making sure to apply this only in the outer third of my eyes so that it won’t take away from the crease color that we just applied. apply with a dense crease brush

Next, I am going to be taking a dot of Vaseline and applying this evenly to my eyebrows, this allows them to stay in place in all day. After, I’m taking the NYX  Eyebrow Cake Powder in the color Light/Medium and filling in the sparse areas of my brows and reshaping the ends. 1.) apply with fingers 2.) apply with liner brush

Last but not least, I am going to be applying two coats of my Maybelline Great Lash Mascara in Blackest Black. This mascara lengthens and separates my eye lashes all at once. After, I’m applying my the Maybelline The Falsies Big Eyes in Black to my lower lashes and inner corners to fully coat the pesky lashes that are hard to reach with a full sized mascara.


 

… and that’s all for today. I hope you guys enjoyed, leave requests below if you have any!