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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 Day- bold eyes and a matte lip

If I’m being completely honest, it’s been a few weeks since I’ve done my makeup and been super in love with the way it turned out. This morning before school I was determined to have a good makeup day, as I had a super big day scheduled, and I ended up being super pleased with how my makeup turned out; so, I grabbed my camera and snapped some photos for you all.

Processed with VSCO with a5 presetProcessed with VSCO with a5 presetI wanted a bold eye, and I knew I wanted to use the Too Faced chocolate Bar, so I slapped on some Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer, the Maybelline color Tattoo in ‘Barely Branded’, and then worked the maroon-tinted shadows into my crease, outter v, and lower lash line. For the lid I popped on the super pigmented champagne color over top of a Wet N Wild Glitter. Moving on, I used the Anastasia Dip Brow to shape and fill my brows. For mascara I used Maybelline Great Lash and the Covergirl Flammed Up Mascara. I was so happy with the eyes.

For the rest of my face I kept my usual for routine and then contoured using the Lumene Bronzer and took the same champagne eyeshadow I used on my lids to highlight above my cheekbones, down my nose, and on my cupid bow for a super glowy, dramatic effect. For the lips I chose a matte lipstick from Buxom in the shade ‘Brooklynn’.

Well that’s a wrap for today’s blog post. I am super sorry for the lack of posts this week, I have a huge county cheer competition, playoffs starting for football, and a new quarter beginning which has left me with almost no time to breate or create. As always if you have any questions or comments please leave them below.

If you have any requests for blog posts or YouTube videos (yes, I will be getting back into the swing of things on YT next week!!) please leave them below. Thank you all so much for reading; sending all my love your way. With love, McKenz.

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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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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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