Everyday Makeup Routine

Hey, ladies! Recently, I have been getting questions on my everyday makeup routine and my go-to face makeup routine so I decided to sit down with you all today and share with you my everyday makeup routine. Obviously my eyeshadow and lip products vary from day-to-day depending on how I am feeling and/or my outfit but for the most part my makeup routine stays pretty consistent. Before I start to ramble, let’s get on into it…

Processed with VSCO with hb2 presetThis is the makeup look I will be creating for you all today!

To begin the look I am going to be priming my skin with the Nivea Men’s Shave Balm Primer. This will ensure that my makeup lasts all day and will prevent any oils from surfacing. I am then taking the Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation on a damp beauty blender and buffing this into my skin to create an even, flawless coverage. This foundation is perfect for all skin types and provides a medium coverage, plus it’s only $7 from the drugstore!

I am then going to be applying the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer under my eyes in a triangle shape to highlight my face and cover any vains that may be showing through my foundation. I am then setting my whole face with the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder to keep my face looking matte all day.

Then I am going a bit out-of-order and filling my brows in with the Anastasia Dip Brow in the shade ‘Blonde’.  I prefer to fill my eyebrows in before contouring and highlighting so my face looks somewhat proportional. I am then switching back to the face by taking the Lumene Bronzer and contouring my cheek bones, temples, and nose.

I am then highlighting using the tips of my cheekbones, bridge of my nose, cupids bow, inner corner, and brow bone with the shadow ‘Champagne Truffle’ from the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette. Don’t be afraid to use your shadows as highlighters, they tend to work the same! I am then switching back to the eyes and applying a brown Buxom eyeliner to my waterline. I love adding a light liner to my look if I am avoiding eyeshadow that day.

I am then doubling up on mascara for the day to make sure my lashes pop. I am applying two coats of the Maybelline Chaotiques Mascara to my upper lashes and then taking the Maybelline Great Lash Mascara to lengthen my lower lashes.

I am then applying the LipSense duo in the color ‘Plum Pretty’ for a gorgeous, long-lasting color. I am amazed at how long this product lasted on my lips and how well it held up as I ate, drank, and made my way through the day. Feel free to check out their products by emailing

Well that is it for my everyday makeup routine, I hope you all enjoyed! What makeup do you wear on an everyday basis?! Let me know in the comments below along with any other questions, comments, or requests you may have for me. Wishing you all the best today and always. With love, McKenz.

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Skincare Routine

Hey guys, it’s McKenz! Today is my last scheduled blog post, woooo! Today I’m here to share with you my skincare routine which is often asked about. It’s pretty simple, but I hope you all find it helpful.

So as for some background on my skin;  it’s normal to dry. I don’t have terrible acne; however, my skin tends to freak out when i use certain products due to my skin being more on the sensitive side.To start my day I always moisturize using the Cerave Moisturizer. It keeps my skin from being dry. At night I remove my makeup with the Kirkland Face Wipes. Once i’m in the shower I use the Cetaphil Cleanser to remove any excess makeup, unclog my pores, and clean my face.Once I’m out of the shower I like to apply some aloe to my face. I don’t burn but I find that using aloe in the summer keeps my skin hydrated and prevents my tan from getting flaky. Lastly, if I’m breaking out at all, I’ll apply a bit of Epidou and then some more moisturizer.

That’s it for my skincare routine! It’s pretty boring and simple but it works for me! I hope you all enjoy. make sure to check out ‘Beauty Basics: Contour VS Bronzer”, “Makeup Addict Tag”, and “My Top 5 Favorite Youtubers. Thank you so much for all the love and support. Have a wonderful day! With love, McKenz.



Contour Routine/Tutorial

Hello friends and happy Thursday. It has been more than chaotic the past few days here. I would sit and chat about it but I’m sure you’ll hear about it all in Sunday’s Weekly Wrap Up. Today I wanted to post a contour routine/tutorial; as it is one of my most requested posts from my friends and family! I go in depth as to how I contour and which products I use. So without further ado, let’s get started…

Starting off your makeup with a fresh, clean, moisturized face is so important. I use the Cetaphil cleanser and the Cerave moisturizer before doing my makeup. I then prime with the Nivea men’s Shave Balm to ensure my makeup stays all day.

I prefer to do all of my makeup, leaving contouring and highlighting for the very last with the exception of lips. I find that once all of my makeup is done, I have a clear view of how much makeup I already have on my face, as well as how heavy of a contour will look good.

To contour I tend to reach for my Anastasia contour Kit ($42 from Ulta or Sephora) and apply with my Elf Bronzing Brush ($1 from local drugstore). I start by applying product to my brush and sucking my cheeks in to form a “fish” face. Afterwards, I follow where my face naturally draws in and the tops of my ears to estimate exactly where I should contour. I then work the product into my temples, focusing the product farthest away from my lips and slowly working it down about an inch from the corners of my lips. I then slim down my nose by swiping product along the sides of my nose in a straight line and then another one horizontally towards the tip of my nose to keep my nose from looking more elongated.

I tend to contour 4 out of 5 days throughout the school week. If I’ve learned one thing from makeup, it’s that practice makes perfect!!! So keep trying and you will eventually master the art of contouring. feel free to search up any Youtube tutorials to get a  better idea! I hope you enjoyed hearing about my makeup routine.

If you have any questions, comments, or requests please leave them below. If you missed my recent posts: Weekly Wrap Up #23, 15th Birthday Haul, Nivea Men’s Shave Balm Review. Thank you so much for all the love and support, sending lots of love your way! With love, McKenz.