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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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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…

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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 LastingLipsNY@gmail.com.

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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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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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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Smokey Eye MOTD/Tutorial

Hello everyone! I hope you al are having a wonderful day so far; today I am here with a smokey eye makeup of the day/tutorial. I don’t often wear smokey eyes but when I do it’s often from my Naked Two palette and it’s not too harsh. As we move into the fall season and I tend to incorporate more black into my wardrobe, I find myself reaching for this eye look more and more. So, I thought, what better thing to write about today then this smokey eye?! I’m sharing with you the steps I took to achieve this look and all the makeup products I used below.

The first step to a perfect smokey eye look, is the base. Which in this case, is your face. I’m starting with the Nivea’s Mens Shave Balm and my Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation in ‘332’. I’m making sure to reach for a foundation that doesn’t have too many pink undertones. I feel like that face finish and the coloring of the shadows leaves me looking ghostly and unnatural which is why I’m reaching for a warmer toned foundation.

I am then setting my foundation with the Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation to keep me from getting oily throughput the day. I am also taking the Garner Under Eye Concealer to cover up any dark circles. This step is so important, as we don’t want the discoloration from under eye bags to conflict with the dark shadows.

I am then priming my lids and taking the Maybelline Color Tattoo in “Silver Strike”. This creates a nice even base that will keep my shadows from looking patchy. I am then taking the color ‘pistol’ and packing this onto my eyelids on a flat shader brush. Afterwards, on a fluffy crease brush I am taking the color ‘tease’ as a matte transition shade. For my outer V Iam darkning it up just a bit using ‘verve’. I also took a bit of ‘verve’ and dragged this onto my lower lash line. The most important thing is to blend blend blend. I am then filling in my brows with the Anastasia Dip Brow.

Finally, I am curling my lashes and applying several coats of mascara before applying a nude Rimmel by Kate lipstick. As you can tell the nude paired nicely with this look because it didn’t clash or take away from the eye look.

I tried to keep this look smokey but wearable. As you can tell I didn’t build up the colors as much as they could because I didn’t want the look to become too harsh. I really hoped you all enjoyed this simple smokey eye MOTD/tutorial. If you have any questions, comments, or requests please leave them below. Thank you all so much for reading. I hope you all have a fabulous day. With love, McKenz.

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Contour Routine//Youtube Video

Happy Monday! Today I am back with another YouTube video. I decided to share with you all my Contour Routine/Tutorial. I have a blog post version of it as well, however, I find that most people prefer to learn how yo contour with a video tutorial instead which is why I am here with on today.

If you would like to read the blog post version and review the list of products and steps written out, click here.

Here is the link to the Video

I hope you all enjoy, thank you so much for stopping by. I appreciate all of your love and support so much. If you have any video requests or blog post ideas please leave them below, I am happy to take all things into consideration. Also, if you have a YouTube channel as well, leave a link below and I will definitely check it out and subscribe. I hope you have a wonderful day. With love, McKenz.

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YouTube Video: Full Face + Simple Eyes Makeup Tutorial

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Good morning everyone! Today I filmed another YouTube video. I have decided to upload every other Monday and am in desperate need for video ideas (I’m trying to keep this channel strictly about makeup!) if you have any, please leave them below! Today I am sharing with you a full face of makeup and super simple eyes for an all around flawless look. This makeup look is perfect for people that don’t like heavy eye makeup. Also, you could swap out the nude lip for something bold to draw more attention to the lips; feel free to alter this look or copy it if you would like to! I have had so much fun filming for you all and really hope you guys enjoy this video. Please keep in mind that I am still very new to this and tend to ramble on because I am not used to talking to a camera lol.

Go check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-d64NOUcyU

Thank you all so much for the love and support, I appreciate it so much! i hope you all have the best day! With love, McKenz.

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Drugstore VS High-end Eye Makeup

If I’ve learned one thing about makeup over the years, it’s that you can get the high-end look for a drugstore price. It all just depends on what products you’re reaching for. I know I use a lot of high-end eyeshadow in my tutorials but I wanted to show you all that you can just as easily get the same look without breaking your bank. Today I did one eye using all high-end products and the other all drugstore. They turned out fairly similar as you will soon be able to tell.

Here is me with no makeup on, and then me with only eye makeup on.

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from left to right- drugstore, high-end

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After doing my makeup I asked four people which eye they thought was done with drugstore products and which with high-end. 4/4 said they thought the right eye (my left) was drugstore. They were all wrong; the left eye (my right) was using all drugstore products and my right eye (my left) was using high-end products. That goes to show that cheaper products can easily get the job done just as well as some of my most expensive products.

Drugstore products used on the left eye (my right): Maybelline Color Tattoo, Ulta Complete Eye Palette, Wet N Wild Comfort Zones Palette, Nyx Eyebrow Cake Powder, NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil, Maybelline Great Lash Mascara

Total Price: $38.00

High-end products used on the right eye (my left): Urban Decay Primer Potion, Too Faced Chocolate Bar, Urban Decay Naked Basics, Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Total Price: $138.00

Well that’s it for today’s blog post. I hope you all enjoyed. I really wanted my readers to understand that just because the price tag is lower, does not mean that the quality is lower as well. Please leave any questions, comments, or requests below, I am always happy to chat. I hope you all have a wonderful day. With love, McKenz.

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2 Simple Summer Makeup Looks

Good morning everyone, I hope you all are doing well. My two girlries were kind enough to let me use their faces for this blog post. I did some super simple summer makeup looks on them. These could honestly be used throughout any season but I tried to keep them super lightweight so they were more applicable in the summertime. So without further ado, let’s get into it! I hope you all enjoy.


Celia said I could do whatever as long as I applied some face makeup. So to start off her face, I applied the Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation all over with a damp beauty blender. I set that with the NYC Powder/Bronzer Duo to keep her face from getting shiny and provide some color. I lightly contoured with my Anastasia Contour Kit. For the eyes I took the same shade I used to contour on a fluffy crease brush and worked it into her crease. It’s super subtle but adds some definition to the eyes. For mascara I used the Maybelline Great Lash Mascara and the Maybelline Colossal Mascara and applied generously. Lastly, to fill in the brows I used the Elf Eyebrow Kit to shape her brows and keep them in place! This is a super simple, yet gorgeous look!

Madison wanted hardly anything, so I started her off by shaping and filling her eyebrows in with the color ‘Frisk’ from the Naked Basics 2 Palette. Madison asked for no eye makeup, so she only applied mascara. I chose the Too Faced Better Than Sex. I lightly contoured using the Anastasia Contour Kit and then Madison applied a bold, red lip color from Nars.


Well, that is it for today’s blog post. I hope you all enjoyed these two super simple looks. If you have any questions, comments, or requests please leave them below, I’m open to anything and everything! Thank you so much for stopping by, have a wonderful day. Don’t forget to check out my most recent posts “GRWM: Girls Lunch Out”, “Soft Orange Makeup Tutorial//Too Faced Chocolate Bar” and “WWU #30”. Sending you all my love. With love, McKenz.