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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.

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January Empties

Hey, friends! Recently I have been loving watching empties videos and reading empties posts. I find that seeing what people have used up recently and hearing their thoughts about those products is so intriguing for some odd reason. Please tell me I’m not the only one that finds pleasure in ‘trash’!? Anyways, here I am today sharing with you what I finished up this month. Enjoy!

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As far as shampoo and conditioner go, I almost never use the same one twice. I am constantly changing up what I use and it takes me forever to finish hair products. I recently finished up a couple products from Suave and was super pleased with how soft my hair was after it had been washed and how replenished it felt. My only complaint for this product is I am not in love with the smell, otherwise I would give it five stars.

Product: Suave Sea Mineral Infusion Shampoo and Conditioner
Stars: 4.5/5
Repurchase: Yes

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This Biore face wash is beaded and leaves your skin feeling super clean. It has a minty feeling to it and I found that although it didn’t necessarily getting rid of breakouts, it did a fairly good job at preventing them. This Cetaphil moisturizer is one of my favorites. It is very thick and not meant to be used before applying makeup. After the shower and before bed are my favorite times to use this product.

Product: Biore Pore Unclogging Scrub
Stars: 5/5
Repurchase: Yes

Product: Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream
Stars: 5/5
Repurchase: Yes

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For makeup related products, this month I finished the Great Lash Mascara from Maybelline. I love the ‘Blackest Black’ formula of this product as I find it lengthens and volumes my lashes best. If you’ve ever been around to my blog before you would know that any day I wear eyeshadow I wear the Maybelline Color Tattoo in ‘Barely Branded’. This is my third one and I am obsessed. One pot typically lasts me a year or so, so considering I wear eyeshadow about five times a week for an average of 44 weeks out of the year, I use this product at least 220 times per pot. Seriously, best product ever if you’re looking to step your makeup game up to the next level!!! Micellar Water is the absolute best at removing makeup. Squirt the tiniest bit on a cotton round and you would be amazed that all your makeup comes off just like that.

Product: Maybelline Color Tattoo – ‘Barely Branded’
Stars: 5/5
Repurchase: Yes, already have!

Product: Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Stars: 5/5
Repurchase: Yes, already have!

Product: Garnier Micellar Water
Stars: 5/5
Repurchase: Yes, already have!

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Of course I couldn’t forget about the random products I seem to finish every few months. As many of you know, I am a cheerleader so the Got2B Glued hairspray is an essential hair product for me. It seriously holds anything. The typical nail polish remover; this one was so stubborn and made removing polishes a tedious task. As for shaving cream, whatever my mom buys I will use. Scent or brand doesn’t typically matter to me. And mouth wash; as you can tell Madison and I have been working on this bottle of Crest for quite some time now.

Product: Got2B Glued Blasting Freeze Spray
Stars: 5/5
Repurchase: Yes- a must have for cheerleaders!

Product: Up and Up Nail Polish Remover
Stars: 1/5
Repurchase: No

Product: Skintimate Skin Therapy Shaving Cream
Stars: 5/5
Repurchase: Yes

Product: Crest Pro Health Mouth Wash
Stars: 4.5/5
Repurchase: Yes

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Well that’s it for my January empties. Let me know what you finished this month or if you enjoyed this type of post in the comments below! I am open to all feedback so please leave any questions, comments, or requests you may have below. I appreciate you stopping by. Have a fabulous day! 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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*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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Makeup Of The Week- experimenting with new goodies

Well sadly, this was the dreaded week that I finally had to return to school. On Tuesday morning though I can’t say I was too bummed because I immediately knew I wanted to try out some of my new Christmas goodies throughout the week. I didn’t get anything significant makeup wise this yeaar but I did get a few new things and tried to incorporate them into my daily looks. All products marked with a * were the new product I was testing out. Stay tuned for the end to hear what I think of all the products.

Tuesday

-Nivea Mens Shave Balm
-Maybelline Matte Fit Me foundation
-Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
-NYX HD Concealer
-Anastasia Contour Kit- highlight, banana powder
-Lumene Bronzer
-Urban Decay Primer Potion
-Maybelline Color Tattoo ‘Barely Branded’
-Naked 3 Palette ‘dust’ ‘limit’ ‘nooner’
*Maybelline Chaotiques Mascara
*Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara 
-Anastasia Dip Brow
*Buxom full On Lipstick ‘Rouge’

Wednesday

*Benefit Porefessionals
-Maybelline Great Lash Foundation
-Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
-Maybelline Instant Age rewind Concealer
-Anastasia Contour Kit- banana powder, highlight, contour
-Urban Decay Primer Potion
-Maybelline Color Tattoo ‘Barely Branded’
-Naked Basics 2 Palette ‘Stark’, ‘Frisk’, ‘Cover’
-Anastasia Dip Brow
-Liquid Liner
*Maybelline Chaotiques Mascara
*Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
-NYX Lingerie Lipstick ‘Embellishment’

Thursday

-Nivea mens Shave Balm
-Too Faced Shadow Insurance
-Loreal Infallible Foundation
*Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
-Naked Basics Palette ‘Frisk’
-Anastasia Dip Brow
*Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara 
-Stila Hypershine Lipgloss

Friday

*Benefit Porefessionals
-Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation
-Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer
-Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
-Lumene Bronzer
-Anastasia Contour Kit- highlight
*Too Faced Blush ‘Your Love is King’
-Urban Decay Primer Potion
-Maybelline Color Tattoo ‘Barely Branded’
*Buxom Single Shadow ‘Bold Bling’
-Naked Palette ‘Naked’
-Anastasia Dip Brow
*Maybelline Chaotiques Mascara
-Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
-NYX Megashine Lipgloss

As far as the Benefit Professionals primer goes, I was super impressed. I feel as though my Nivea Primer makes my makeup last longer but the Professionals leaves my makeup looking fresher as opposed to stale once I reach hour twelve. I tried the Smashbox BB Cream on Friday but it was so bad that I had to take it off and use my trustie ole Maybelline Fit Me. It’s a shame too because I was really hoping it would be good. The Maybelline Chaotiques mascara I accidentally picked up thinking it was the Colossal mascara. Turns out it’s the mascara that purposely clumps your lashes however, I found that depending how you sweep it onto you lashes it’s actually really good, especially layered with the Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara which I’ve always loved. The Buxom Full On Lipsticks have always been my favorite so I’m totally in love with my new shade! The Buxom single shadow was amazing as well; I was so impressed!

As you can tell I’m going through a lip gloss phase as well lol… never really grew out of that fourth grade love of mine. Well, which look is your fav?! Let me know in the comments below along with any other questions, comments, or requests you may have. My favorite was definitely Tuesday or Wednesday. I have been loving matte eyes lately! Also, how would you all feel about me switching back to using a single palette every week? Let me know. Wishing you all the best today and always. With love, McKenz.

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Natural Makeup Look for the Everyday Girl

It’s not often that I wear makeup and keep it super simple but lately I have really felt like keeping things minimal. Mostly because it’s winter break and I like to give my skin more of a break compared too usual. Anyways, here’s a super simple yet stunning makeup look.

Processed with VSCO with a5 presetTo begin I am moisturizing my face with the Cetaphil Face Moisturizer. This step is super important now that we are knee deep in Winter. Keep your skin hydrated by moisturizing and drinking lots of water. I am then priming my face with the Elf Mineralized Face Primer (only $3). This is sure to keep your makeup from sliding around and lasting even longer. I am then going ahead and priming my lids while I am at to keep my shadows from creasing and reaching their full pigmentation.

 

 

Processed with VSCO with a5 presetNow that my face is fully ready for makeup I am taking the Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation on a damp beauty blender and buffing it into my skin making sure to blend down my neck. I am then going in with the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder and setting my foundation. This will fully enhance the foundation and keep it matte all day. As far as concealer goes, I am just taking a bit of the NYX HD Concealer and applying this under my eyes and then setting that with the shade ‘Banana’ from my Anastasia Contour Kit. I don’t want too harsh of a contour, just a light sun kissed bronze yet still the slimming qualities contouring provides. So I am taking the Lumene Bronzer and bronzing my cheek bones and temples to warm the look up and then contouring my nose. As you can tell face makeup can completely transform you face. Not that anyone’s face needs ‘transforming’.

Processed with VSCO with a5 presetFor the eyes I simply did two things. I applied a few coats of the Maybelline Great Lash Mascara to my upper and lower lashes to create an intense effect that really opened up my eyes. I am then filling and shaping my brows with the Anastasia Dip Brow in the lightest shade ‘light blonde’.

And last but not least I am applying the NYX Lingerie Lipstick in ‘Corset’. Their lip products are amazing all around and I would definitely recommend their Lingerie line.

 

 

 

Processed with VSCO with a5 presetWell, what did you think? Personally, I was surprised how much I enjoyed this more natural makeup tutorial and I hope you all enjoyed it too! As always be sure to leave me any questions, comments, or requests you may have below, I am always happy to have a chat! Have a fabulous day, friends. 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 Week

Good morning everyone! Today I have a new Makeup Of The Week for you all. I am no longer using a single palette each week, therefore these looks are pretty random and various as far as products go. Although, I might switch back to one palette a week because it helps me use my makeup equally and share the love amongst my several palettes. Anyways, before I start rambling, let’s get on into the looks…

Monday

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm
Loreal Infallible Foundation ‘104’
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
NYX HD Concealer
Anastasia Contour Kit- contour, banana powder
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Maybelline Color Tattoo ‘Barely Branded’
Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette- shadows, highlight
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow
Wet N Wild Matte Lipstick ‘Cinnamon Spice’
Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss ‘Maverick’

Tuesday

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm
Garniar BB Cream
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
NYX HD Concealer
Anastasia Contour Kit- banana powder, highlight
Lumene Bronzer
urban decay primer Potion
Maybelline Color Tattoo ‘Barely Branded’
Naked One Palette- ‘buck’, ‘half baked’, ‘naked’
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Anastasia Dip Brow
Buxom Full On Lipstick ‘Brooklyn’

Wednesday

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm
Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Lumene Bronzer
Anastasia Contour kit- banana powder, highlight
Garniar Undereye Concealer
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Maybelline Color Tattoo ‘Barely Branded’
Naked 3 Palette ‘Dust’, ‘Nooner’, ‘Limit’
Anastasia Dip Brow
Myeline Great Lash Mascara
Covergirl Flamed Up Mascara
Stila Lip Gloss

Thursday

Nivea Men’s Shave Blam
Loreal Infallible Foundation ‘104’
Rime Stay Matte powder
Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer
Anastasia Contour Kit- contour, banana powder
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Naked Basics 2 Palette
NYX Liquid Eyeliner
Anastasia Dip Brow
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
NYX Lingerie Lipstick

Friday

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm
Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Anastasia Contour Kit- banana powder
Garniar Undereye Concealer
Maybelline Color Tattoo ‘barely branded’
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Naked 2 Palette- ‘bootycall’ ‘tease’
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Anastasia Dip Brow
Buxom Lipgloss

Well, which look was your favorite?! I personally enjoyed Thursday. I am starting to get more into matte eyeshadow and have been enjoying wearing top liner now a day as I feel it makes my lash band look so much thicker. Maybe next week I’ll do all matte looks or something fun like that! That’s all for today. Thank you for sticking around. If you have any questions, comments, or requests please leave them below!
With love, McKenz

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