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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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  • 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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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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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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GRWM-Thanksgiving (hair,makeup, outfit)

Hello friends, I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and that you found some good deals today for Black Friday. My family kept things pretty casual this year but I still wanted to get all dolled up for dinner. Today I’ll be sharing with you all the details on my hair, makeup, and outfit.

As far as makeup goes, I knew I wanted to wear some burgundy toned shadows to match my sweater and have a bright inner corner. I started off the look by priming my face with the Nivea Men’s Shave Balm and my lids with the Urban Decay Primer Potion. I then used the Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation and set that with my Rimmel Stay Matte Powder. I used the Lumene Bronzer to contour my temples, cheek bones, and nose. I highlighted using a shimmery champagne shadow from the Too Faced Chocolate Bar. For my lids I started out with the Maybelline Color Tattoo in ‘Barely Branded’ and popped this shade into my inner corner while I was at it. I used various shadows from the Too Faced Chocolate Bar to create this deep burgundy, and bright lid look. I filled in and shaped my brows using the Anastasia Dip Brow and then used the Maybelline Great Lash Mascara to thickly coat my lashes. For lipstick I used the Buxom Full On Lipstick in ‘Brooklynn’.

I chose to tightly curl my hair using a ConAir ‘1/2 inch curling wand. I then shook it out and sprayed it with the Got2BGlued Hairspray. It ended up leaving my hair super big and voluminous which is what I was hoping for!!

For my outfit I wore this fuzzy, maroon cape from TJ Maxx that I picked up a few weeks back. I’m wearing some medium-wash skinny jeans from Hollister, maroon socks from Target, and my brown riding boots which are from Target as well. Processed with VSCO with a5 preset

How did you all spend your Thanksgiving? Let me know in the comments, I would love to hear! Also if you have any questions, comments, or requests be sure to leave them below and I will be happy to listen. I am so thankful for all of the friends I have met over the last year and the people who are reading this right now. Thank YOU for helping partake in my success; I appreciate all the love. I hope you all have a fabulous rest of your weekend. Sending all my happiness and luck (for some super good Black Friday deals, duh!!!) your way! With love, McKenz.

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Homecoming GRWM (hair, makeup, outfit)

Hello everyone, as you probably know from my last couple blog posts, Saturday was my school’s homecoming! It felt so good to get all dolled u with my friends and have a night out. I wanted to do a Get Ready With Me because they’re some of my favorite posts to write and I figured you all might be interested. Before I talk you all’s ears off, let’s get on into it..

Hair-  I got my hair cut into a lob midway through last week and am so in love with it. For the dance I curled my hair and then shook out the curls as much as  possible for a very full and voluminous effect. I curled my hair with a 1/2 inch Conair Wand and kept my curls in place by using the Got2bGlued Hairspray. img_0595

Makeup- For my makeup I knew I wanted to use a bit of Naked 3 to match my dress. I aimed for a super sparkly lid and a brown matte crease with a matching liquid lipstick. I lived up to those hopes most;y, and came up with the following makeup look that I am so in love with:

face primer: Nivea Men’s Shave Balm
foundation: Maybelline Matte Fit Me mixed with Loreal Infallible Pro
face powder: Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
contour: Lumene Bronzer
highlight: “Champagne Truffle” eyeshadow  from Too Faced
eye shadow primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion
eye base: Maybelline Color Tattoo ‘Barely Branded’
lid color: Naked 3 ‘dust’
glitter: Wet N Wild ‘white’
crease color: Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette ‘milk chocolate’
outer V color: Naked 3 ‘mugshot’
mascara: Maybelline Great Lash, Covergirl Flamed Up, Too Faced Better Than Sex
brow bone: NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil ‘milk’
brows: Anastasia Dip Brow
liquid lipstick: NYX Lingerie

dress: Kohls, lace up heels: DSW (clearance), nail color: Sally Hansen

Pictures before the dance-

Homecoming was such a good day and I am so glad I am able to share my day with all of you! I hope you guys have a wonderful day, thank you so much for stopping by. If you have any  questions, comments, or requests, please leave them below I am happy to chat with you all. Wishing you all the happiest day. With love, McKenz.

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Homecoming Game

I am convinced that yesterday was the best day of the school year. The Friday before homecoming is always the best. Between the pep rally, costumes, decked out hallways, and everyone’s favorite the game! Our football team is known to never disappoint and they did just as promised last night, bringing home another win.

At lunch, Jeanie, Sean and I always take pictures on the brick wall. It’s been a tradition for quite some time now and we always get the cutest pics at that hour.

Before the game, all of the JV and Varsity cheerleaders got ready tonight. Homecoming is a special game because we each get to wear one of the boy’s jerseys. I wore one of my close friends, Dustin’s. We all jammed out to music, teased one another’s hair, and made sure we looked our best for the greatest game of the year.

I hadn’t gotten my hair cut in months and chopped it into a lob Thursday night. Today I wore it in a poof with a teased pony tail but made sure to get a few pictures of it down first. For my makeup I kept a golden look all around using Naked One, the Anastasia Glow Kit, and the Buxom Full On Lipstick in ‘Brooklynn’.  After we all are ready we take pictures together before heading down to the cafeteria to eat dinner together. I was able to get a picture with Tim before he left for work too, which made my night.

After we warm up all of our stunts, tumbling, and stretch we head onto the field for pregame rituals which include our school song, the National Anthem, and our four-teared banner that the boys walk through every home game. This weeks banner had all of our costume themes from the week incorporated. It read “Watch out Whitman you’ve stepped into our kingdom. We’re ready for battle and it’s time to sting em. It’s week #7 and we’re cracking down. It’s homecoming week in this hick town.”

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Processed with VSCO with c4 presetThe game then took place as usual and our Hornets brought home another 45-6 win leaving us with a 7-0 record. It was an incredible night to say the least and I am so proud of all my friends.

I hope you all enjoyed seeing pictures from my Homecoming Game. Today is the actual Homecoming dance and I will be taking tons of pictures which I can’t wait to show you all. I will of course, be doing a post on that which will be up soon! Thank you all for reading. I hope you have a fabulous day. Now I’m off to go start painting my nails and getting ready… With love, McKenz.

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GRWM: October Game Day (hair, makeup, game day pics)

October calls for lots of football, the overwhelming feeling of home and tons of pictures. There’s nothing I love more than a Friday night in my small town which is why today I wanted to do another Get Ready With Me for game days! My routine change quite a bit once October rolls around because I like to break out the pink and we switch up our bows! Anyways, without further ado, let’s get on into it

Hair: I haven’t been poofing my hair much lately because braids are much less time consuming! Today I dutch braided my hair and pulled it back into a high pony. I teased the pony part of my hair with my teasing comb and the best hairspray for long wearing hold- Got 2 Be Glued Hairspray. This month we wear silver bows that have a pink breast cancer symbol on them as well!

Makeup: For my makeup I started off with my Nivea Mens Shave Balm to prime my face and ensure that my makeup stays on all day. For foundation I mix the Loreal Infallible Foundation and the Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation so that I can get  a nice even color and a super matte finish. Afterwards I am setting my face with the NYX HD Powder which is perfect when taking pictures. For contouring and highlighting I use the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit. In October I break out the blush, today I’m using the ELF Blush Quad. For my eyes I’m starting off the Urban Decay Primer Potion to keep my eyeshadow from creasing. I am the taking the Maybelline Color Tattoo in ‘Barely Branded’ and applying this all over my lids. October means I can break out all my pink shades! Naked 3’s shade ‘Dust’ over top of the Wet N Wild Glitter in ‘White’ looks absolutely stunning on the lids. I am then taking ‘limit’ and ‘nooner’ and working these into my crease for a beautiful eyeshadow look. I am then using ‘black heart’ in my outter v. Afterwards I am taking my Anastasia Dip Brow and filling and shaping my brows and highlighting my brow bone with my NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in ‘Milk’. I’m then piling on all the mascara, Maybelline Great Lash, Covergirl Flamed Up, and Too Faced Better than Sex. For my lips I either take a pink lipstick or a pinkish nude liquid lippie from NYX.

A peak into my Friday nights: 

*I am a sophomore and have been on Varsity since my freshman year.* Thank you all so much for reading and taking part in this side of my life. I am so thankful for all of your love and support. If you have any requests, comments, or questions please leave them below! I hope you all have a fabulous day. With love, McKenz.

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GRWM- Game Day (hair, makeup, outfit)

Friday nights in my small town are something indescribable. There is absolutely no amount of words that could express the thrill, excitement, and overwhelming feeling of home that our football games ooze each week. Being a Varsity Cheerleader is a huge part of my life and one of the biggest commitments I’ve ever made. I feel like I don’t talk about cheer too much which is why I thought a Get Ready With Me would be the perfect way to take you all along and show you what my weeks consist of on a normal basis. I really hope you all enjoy, without further ado lets get on into it.

 

Hair

For our hair we have three options. We can either poof it, french braid it, or leave it in a normal pony tail. We also have the option to curl or straighten the “tail” part of our pony. Most weeks I wear a French braid with a straight, teased pony tail. I usually have one of my teammates braid my hair before pulling it into a high ponytail. I use the Got2BeGlued Hair Wax to keep all of my baby hairs down and in place. Afterwards I put my bow in and then hairspray my braid to keep it in place. I then straighten the remainder of my hair (I usually just touch it up, as it is almost always already straightened). I am then taking sections of my hair and teasing the part closest to my pony tail before spraying it with Got2BeGlued Hairspray. This helps my hair have volume and look higher.

Makeup

For makeup, we are allowed to wear whatever we would like. I have been doing this same makeup look since my first game of freshman year. I start out by priming my face to ensure that my makeup does not budge throughput the game. I am then taking a matte foundation to keep my face from looking shiny throughput the night. I always apply under eye concealer to brighten up that area and set my whole face with an HD Powder to keep my makeup from having flashbacks while taking pictures. I do a pretty heavy contour and highlight for almost all games (not pictured) this way people from afar can still make out the makeup. I always apply a primer and a Maybelline Color Tattoo to my lids to keep my eyeshadow from creasing. I always always always use Naked One. “Virgin” in the inner corner, “Half Baked” and some sort of glitter on the lid, “Naked” and “Buck” in the crease, “Smog” and “dark horse” in the outer v and dragged under the lash line. I make sure to fill in my brows and apply multiple coats of mascara. i almost always stick with a nude lip, this is a NYX Liquid Lipstick. The only time my Friday night makeup varies is in October, I then usually use Naked 3 and wear a pink lip. I will most likely do an updated version in October.

Outfit

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My school has four uniforms and three bows, so we alternate throughout them as the weeks go on. For shoes I wear Nfinity’s as I feel they are the most comfortable for flying and tumbling. This is a picture of one of them! (yes our mascot is a Hornet lol)

Well that is it for my GRWM Game Day edition. I hope you all enjoyed this little inside look to the cheerleader side of me. In case you didn’t know or are curious I am a sophomore and have been on Varsity since my Freshman year! Are any of you cheerleaders?! If so, let me know below! If you have any questions, comments, or requests be sure to leave them below. Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you all have had a fabulous Friday or as I prefer, Game Day!!! :,) With love, McKenz.

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GRWM: First Day Of School (hair, makeup, outfit)

Good morning and happy first day of school!!! I am so happy because I actually enjoy school and am starting my sophomore year of highschool today. I figured there was no better post to do then a Get Ready With Me which are some of my favorite posts ever. I also wanted you all to be able to see how I did my hair, my makeup look, and what I ended up wearing on my first day. To everyone else that started school today or within the last few days; good luck and I hope you have a wonderful year! Now without further ado, let’s get into it!

Hair: 

If you’ve read any of my previous Get ready With Me’s you would know that the only thing I ever do with my hair is straighten or curl it. I hardly ever style it because of how thin it is. Today I didn’t want tight curls because I don’t like the way they photograph but the humidity was so bad that I knew it wouldn’t stay straight/ I combed out my natural hair and then straightened it with my CHI flat-iron before using my 2 1/2 inch curling wand from CHI to create big, loose waves in my hair. I used my Got2BeGlued hairspray to keep my hair in place all day.

Makeup:

Starting off with a fresh face and applying my Nivea Mens Shave Balm all over my face to create a base for my makeup that will ensure my makeup stays in place all day. I am then going in with my Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation and applying this with a damp beauty blender to even out my skin tone and cover any imperfections.

I am then setting my foundation with the NYX Studio Finishing Powder which will keep me matte all day and ensure that I have no flashbacks from the camera. I am then taking the NYX HD Concealer and applying this under my eyes in a triangular shape and covering any acne that my foundation didn’t cover. I am then setting those areas with the banana powder from my Anastasia Contour Kit.

I am then applying my Urban Decay primer Potion all over my lids to keep my eye shadow from creasing throughout the day. I am then going in with my holy grail Maybelline Color Tattoo in the color Barely Branded and applying this all over my lids to create an even base for my shadows.

To start off the eyshadow I’m applying Bootycall from the Naked Two palette all over my lids. I am then using the color Milk Chocolate from the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette as a matte transition shade. I am mixing the colors Snakebite (Naked 2) and Hazelnut (Too Faced) and applying these into my crease straying away from my inner third. i am then taking Haute Chocolate (Too Faced) and applying this into my outer V.

Taking my Anastasia Dip Brow in Blonde on an angled brush I am filling in my eyebrows and reshaping them to my desires. I am then going in with he NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk and sculpting out my brows/highlighting my brow bone. I am then taking the Covergirl Flamed Up Mascara, Maybelline Great Lash Mascara, and Too Faced Chocolate Bar Mascara and coating my eye lashes.

To finish off my face makeup I am taking my Anastasia Contour Kit and contouring my nose, cheek bones, and temples and then highlighting my cheek bones, bridge of my nose, and cupids bow

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Then to finish off the makeup look I am applying my favorite lip product ever; the Buxom Full On Lipstick in Brooklynn.

Outfit: 

For the first day of school I always wear a dress. I hardly ever dress down during the school year, so to most people this outfit isn’t “fancy” for me to be wearing to school. I picked up this adorable dress from Forever 21 and it paired perfectly with my black Urban Outfitters bralette. I wanted some part of my outfit to scream different and unique. I figured my espadrilles were the perfect piece to incorporate, they are from Forever 21 as well. My layered necklaces are from Forever 21 and Charming Charlies. My watch is from Kohls and I kept a pretty regular stack for me on today. My bracelets are an assortment from Alex&Ani, Charming Charlies, and Boho Betty. Use the code ‘styledbymckenz’ to get 15% off your Boho Betty purchase!

Well that is a wrap for this blog post. I really hope you all enjoyed reading this, it is by far one of my favorite posts I’ve ever done and I’m not quite sure why. Anyways, as always, leave your question, comments, and requests below and I will be happy to chat.PS thank you all so much for your support in helping me reach 400 followers here on the blog. You all are incredible! I am sending you all my love and luck in the upcoming school year. With love, McKenz.

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GRWM: Graduation Party (hair, makeup, and outfit)

The end of the year is quickly approaching which means that graduation season is upon us. Today I attended two of my friends graduation party so I figured this would b the perfect opportunity to show you what I wore and how I did my makeup. I hope you all enjoy this post and get some inspiration from this!


Makeup:

before and after

Starting off with a fresh, clean face I applied the Nivea After Shave Balm as a primer all over my face. I than took the Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation in “125” on a damp beauty blender and applied this all over to even out my complexion. I set that with the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder. To conceal my under eye circles I applied the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer. I was aiming for a light, warm contour so I used the Lumene bronzer and contoured my cheek bones, temples, and nose. For a highlight I took the Covergirl Eye shadow in “French Vanilla” and applied this to the tops of my cheekbones and down the bridge of my nose. For my cheeks I used Benefit’s Cha Cha Balm and the Elf Blush Quad in “Peach”.  I was so pleased with how it turned out.

To start off the eyes I applied my Urban Decay Primer Potion all over to keep my eye shadows from creasing. I than applied my Maybelline Color Tattoo in “Barely Branded” all over my lids with my fingers. This eyeshadow base makes my shadows pop and enhances the colors. I applied the color “High” from my Naked Smokey Palette all over my lid with a flat shader brush. To add definition in my crease I took the colors “Combust” and “Whiskey” with a crease brush. To define my crease entirely and shape out my eyes I took the color “Hustle” from my Naked One Palette on a defining brush and applied it into my outer v. For my eyebrows I applied a little bit of Vaseline to hold them in place and than took the color “Frisk” on an angled crease brush and filled in my eyebrows. For the lashes I used the Maybelline The Falsies Big Eyes on my upper and lower lashes.

For my lips I wanted a glossy nude so I kept it super simple and minimalistic with my NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in “Sweet Heart”.  It’s more on the peach side which looked perfect with the blush I applied earlier.

Hair:

Today I was on second day natural hair which looked wild so I threw some Not Your Mothers Beach Babe Texturizing Spray into my hair and than up into a messy top knot to keep it out of my face and looking some what in control.

Outfit:

It was on the chilly side this afternoon so I opted for a light weight blouse, capris and sandals. This top is from Loft, jeans are from Hollister, sandals are from target, watch is Kate Spade, and necklace is Forever 21.


I hope you all enjoyed today’s post. If you missed Weekly Wrap Up #21, click here. Thank you so much for reading, don’t forget to follow me on Instagram @StyledByMcKenz and subscribe to me here on the blog! If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions please leave them below. Wishing you the best today and all the ones ahead. With love, McKenz.