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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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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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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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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 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- Naked 3 Edition

Hello everyone, I am back with another Makeup of The Week! This week I am using my beloved Naked 3 palette, although this palette is mostly rose gold shadows I found some ways to still incorporate into my daily makeup. I also tried to switch it up and wear a few lip color that were out of my comfort zone to get in the Fall Spirit. Make sure to check out my ‘Favorite Fall Lipsticks if you haven’t already! Please leave me any questions, requests, or blog links below. I am always happy to chat and follow you all. Thank you so much for reading With love, McKenz. Other posts from this week- Fall Transition Outfits, NYFW in Review
Monday

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm
Loreal Matte Infallible Foundation
NYX HD Powder
Anastasia Contour Kit- contour, highlight
Elf Blush Palette- ‘mauve’
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Maybelline Color Tattoo ‘barely branded’
Naked 3 ‘dust’ ‘limit’ ‘nooner’ ‘trick’
Naked Basics ‘foxy’
Anastasia Dip Brow ‘blonde’
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Buxom Full On Lipstick ‘brooklynn’
NYX Glamgloss ‘do the hustle’

Tuesday

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm
Covergirl True Match Foundation
Rommel Stay Matte Powder
Lumene Bronzer
Anastasia Contour Kit- highlight, banana powder
Garniar Under Eye Concealer
Smash box 24 Eyeshadow Primer
Maybelline Color Tattoo ‘barely branded’
Wet N Wild Glitter ‘white’
Anastasia Dip Brow
Naked 3 Palette ‘dust’ ‘nooner’ ‘trick’ ‘black heart’
Covergirl Flamed Up Mascara
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
Essence Lipstick ’Natural Beauty’

Wednesday

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm
Maybelline Matte Fir Me Foundation ‘332’
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Anastasia Contour Kit- contour, highlight
Urban decay Primer Potion
Maybelline Color Tattoo ‘barely branded’
Anastasia Dip Brow
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil ‘milk’
Naked 3 Palette ‘trick’ ‘limit’
Too Faced Chocolate Bar – matte brown
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Buxom Eye Liner- brown
NYX Lingerie Lipstick ‘nude’

Thursday

Loreal Infallible Matte Foundation
NYX HD Powder
NYX HD Concealer
Lumene Bronzer
Anastasia Dip Brow
Naked 3- ‘strange’
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
Wet N Wild Lipstick ‘cinnamon spice’

Friday


Nivea Men’s Shave Balm
Loreal Matte Infallible Foundation+Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer
Anastasia Contour Kit- banana powder, contour, highlight
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Maybelline Color tattoo ‘barely branded’
Wet N Wild glitter ‘gold’
Normal Gamed say makeup + ‘strange’ and ‘limit’ from Naked 3
Anastasia Dip Brow
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Covergirl Flammed Up Mascara
Rimmel by Kate Lipstick ‘119’

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Makeup of The Week- Naked 1 Edition

Happy Saturday lovelies! Today I am here with another Makeup Of The Week. This week I only used Naked One, so here are five ideas on what looks to recreate with this palette. It is by far my favorite palette from Urban Decay and I always adore the week I use it. I am so sorry if I haven’t gotten to your comments right away or am slacking at reading you posts. I have been so unbelievably busy with school but am so excited to be here sharing these looks with you. I really hope you all enjoy. If you have any questions, comment, or requests please leave them below. I hope you all have a wonderful day, thank you so much for your continuous love and support. With love, McKenz

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Monday-

Nivea Mens Shave Balm
Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation 332
Anastasia Contour Kit- contour, highlight
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Lorac Eyeshadow Primer
Revlon Cream Shadow Quad ‘Precious Metals’
Naked One Palette- ‘Sin’, ‘Naked’, ’Toasted’, ‘Hustle’
Maybelline Brow Precise
Covergirl Bombshell Curvaceous Mascara
Nars Satin Lip Pencil ‘Rikuigen’
Maybelline Color Whisper ‘Some Like It Taupe’

Tuesday-

Nivea Mens Shave Balm
Loreal Infallible Pro Matte Foundation
NYX HD Studio Powder
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer
Anastasia Contour Kit- Banana Powder
NYC Sunny Bronzer
Naked One “Virgin”- highlight
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Maybelline Color Tattoo ‘Barely Branded’
Naked One Palette ‘Virgin’ ‘Naked’ ‘Sidecar’ ‘Hustle’
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil ‘milk’
Wet N Wild Glitter ‘white’
Anastasia Dip Brown
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Covergirl Smoochies ‘Tweet Me’

Wednesday-

Nivea Mens Shave Balm
Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation
NYX HD Concealer
Anastasia Contour Kit- banana powder, highlight
Lumene Bronzer
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Maybelline Color Tattoo ‘barely branded’
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil ‘milk’
Wet N Wild Glitter ‘gold’
Naked One Palette ‘virgin’, ‘naked’ ‘buck’, ‘half baked’, ‘smog’, ‘dark horse’
Anastasia Dip Brow
Covergirl Flamed Up Mascara
Rommel London Kate Lipstick ’115’
Essence Lipstick ’natural beauty’

Thursday-

Nivea Mens Shave Balm
Loreal Pro Matte infallible Foundation
NYX HD Powder
Garniar Undereye Concealer
Anastasia Contour Kit- banana powder, contour, highlight
Lumene Bronzer
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Maybelline Color Tattoo ‘Barely Branded’
Naked 1 Palette ‘Virgin’, ‘Naked’, ‘Buck’
Lorac Pro Palette ‘Garnet’
Anastasia Dip Brow
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Maybelline Color Whisper ’Tough As Taupe’

Friday-

Nivea Mens Shave Balm
Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation
Boreal Infallible Pro Matte Foundation
NYX HD Powder
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer
Anastasia Contour Kit- banana powder, contour
Lumene Bronzer
Anastasia Glow Kit
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Maybeline Color Tattoo “Barely Branded”
Naked Palette “virgin’, ‘smog’, ‘buck’ , ‘half baked’
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
Anastasia Dip Brow
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil ‘milk’
Wet N Wild Glitter ‘gold’
NYX Laungerine Lipstick ‘nude’