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Makeup Of The Week- Naked Smokey Edition

Alright y’all, last week I promised a Makeup Of The Week using the Naked Smokey palette and boy was it a challenge. This palette is my least favorite of the Urban Decay Naked palettes because I find the shadows in this particular one to be so patchy and dry compared to the original formula. The palette is so beautiful but very hard to work with on an everyday basis. So today, I am here with five different makeup looks as promised.

Monday

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm
Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer
Lumene Bronzer
Anastasia Contour Kit- highlight
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Maybelline Color Tattoo- ‘Barely Branded’
Naked Smokey palette- ‘Dirtysweet’, ‘Radar’, ‘High’
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil- ‘Milk’
Anastasia Dip Brow- ‘Blonde’
Maybelline Chaotiques Mascara
Covergirl Flamed Up Mascara
Buxom Full On Lipstick- ‘Brooklynn’

Tuesday

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm
Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Maybelline Color Tattoo- ‘Barely Branded’
Naked Smokey palette- ‘High’, ‘Combust’, ‘Whiskey’
Anastasia Dip Brow- ‘Blonde’
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara
Buxom Full On Lipstick- ‘Rouge’

Wednesday

Bare Minerals Porefessionals Primer
Loreal Infallible Pro Matte Foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer
Anastasia Contour Kit- banana powder, contour, highlight
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Naked Smokey palette- ‘Dagger’, ‘Combust’
Anastasia Dip Brow- ‘Blonde’
Maybelline Chaotiques Mascara
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
NYX Lingerie Lipstick- ‘Ruffle Trim’

Thursday 

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm
Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
NYX HD Concealer
Lumene Bronzer
Too Faced Blush
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Maybelline Color Tattoo- ‘Barely Branded’
Naked Smokey palette- ‘Password’, ‘Thirteen’, ‘Smolder
Anastasia Dip Brow- ‘Blonde’
Maybelline Chaotiques Mascara
Covergirl Flamed Up Mascara
Buxom Lip Gloss- ‘Nude Pink’

Friday– Honestly was not feeling it today and felt like not wearing a whole lot of makeup. So below todays pictures I will have some looks that I have previously featured using the Naked Smokey palette!

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Benefit Porefessionals Primer
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Anastasia Dip Brow- ‘Blonde’

 

To view details on these looks click here.

This week was certainly a challenge for me but that’s what I intended these Makeup Of The Week’s purpose to be. I am hoping to do a super dramatic smokey eye tutorial using this palette soon so I can use the palette for its initial purpose. As far as my favorite look, I really loved Monday! Let me know which look you enjoyed most in the comments below along with any other questions, comments, or requests you may have for me. What palette have you been using lately? Have a fabulous day, ladies. With love, McKenz.

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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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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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Makeup Of The Week- Naked Smokey

Hello everyone, and happy Friday! Today I am back with another Makeup Of The Week, and this week’s is Naked Smokey edition. This is my least used palette of all my Urban Decay palettes so it was really nice to get to use it this week and experiment with some different looks. I hope you all enjoy and if you have any makeup tutorial requests please leave them below, I would be happy to do anything you want! Also, thank you all so much for helping me reach 600 followers yesterday, you all mean the world to me! Without further ado let’s get into the blog post, enjoy these makeup looks! With love, McKenz

Monday

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm
Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation ‘332’
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Anastasia Contour Kit- contour, highlight
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Maybelline Color Tattoo ‘barely branded’
Naked Smokey Palette- ‘dirtysweet’, ‘radar’, ‘whiskey’, ‘thirteen’
Wet N Wild Glitter Single ‘white’
Anastasia Dip Brow ‘blonde’
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Covergirl Flamed Up Mascara
Buxom Eyeliner ‘brown’
Maybelline Color Whisper ’some like it taupe’

Tuesday

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm
Loreal Matte Infallible Foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Garniar Under Eye Concealer
Anastasia Contour Kit- banana powder, contour, highlight
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Revlon Creme Quad ‘Precious Metals’
Naked Smokey- ‘thirteen’, ‘password’, ‘high’
Covergirl Flammed Up Mascara
Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara
Anastasia Dip Brow
Bare Minerals Lip Gloss ‘maverick’

Wednesday

Nivea Mens Shave Balm
Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation
NYX HD Powder
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer
Lumene Bronzer
Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush
Maybelline Color Tattoo ‘barely branded’
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Naked Smokey Palette- ‘high’ ‘thirteen’ ‘combust’ ‘whisky’
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Anastasia Dip Brow
NYX Lingerie Lipstick ‘pink nude’

Thursday

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm
Loreal Pro Infallible Foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte powder
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Maybelline Color Tattoo “barely branded”
Naked Smokey
Naked Basics 2
Black liquid liner
Anastasia Dip Brow
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Covergirl Flamed Up Mascara
Rimmel by Kate lipstick ’14’

Friday

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm
Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation
NYX HD Powder
NYX HD Concealer
Anastasia Contour Kit- banana powder, contour, highlight
Anastasia Dip Brow
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
Buxom Full On Lipstick – ‘brooklynn’

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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’

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Beauty Basics: Learning Your Face and Makeup Terms

I’ve mentioned in a previous post that I received my first mascara in sixth grade. From then on my love for makeup took off. Between myself and some makeup gurus on YouTue I learned everything I needed to know about makeup. Although, I also learned that like everything, practice makes perfect. I get asked quite often about my makeup. Some have been applying makeup to their face for years but always stuck to the basics and some couldn’t say the difference between a concealer and a foundation. Today I am starting a new series called “Beauty Basics” to provide you with the knowledge I wish I was once given. Today, the first post of “Beauty Basics”, I am going to be teaching you all about your face. I know everybody here has the common sense to identify their face’s physical features but in the world of makeup an eye is much more than an eye. I will be posting makeup tutorials on the blog in the near future and I want all my viewers to be able to follow along with the terminology I’m using. So without further ado, let’s get started.


 

I’m going to start with the eyes because they are the most defined and intricate part of our faces. With this being said if you don’t know anything about makeup than you are in for a treat and lots of learning.


 

#1: The eyebrow- Everybody knows what their eyebrows are and if yours are anything like mine you might find their over all appearance to look better if you fill them in with an eye shadow similar to their natural color (I use “Faint” from Urban Decay). Eyebrows make or break a makeup look so you should take this into consideration next time you find yourself looking in the mirror while doing your makeup.IMG_7831

#2: The Brow bone- The brow bone is exactly as it sounds, the part of your face right beneath your eyebrow that is often times highlighted with a light eye shadow to show a distinct difference between your eye shadow itself and the eyebrow.IMG_7834

#3: The inner corner- Some peoples eyes get irritated very easily by adding shadow into their inner corner but if yours doesn’t than adding a light eye shadow is an easy way to extenuate your eye and make it pop.IMG_7832

#4: The Lid- Everybody knows what their eye lid is but sometimes specific shadows only get used on the inner third or the outer third so be aware that your eye lid can easily be split into more than one part.IMG_7835.JPG

#5: The Outer V- By putting a dark shadow in your outer V you can easily add lots of definition to your look. If you can’t find where yours is, go to the outer third of your crease and wipe your brush horizontally in a V shape.IMG_7837.JPG

#6: The Crease- Your crease is another super self explanatory one, it’s simply the fold in you eye. It’s important to always apply a matte shadow in your crease to act as a transition shade before drifting into sparkly shadows in the crease and outer V. Stay away from  dragging crease colors into your inner third. Some people have a greater distance from their lash line to their eyebrow, like me, and have lots of room to apply eye shadow, if not don’t worry it just means that your crease isn’t as defined! And there is absolutely nothing wrong with that.IMG_7836.JPG

#7: The lower lash line- Your lower lash line is simply the skin under your bottom lashes, dragging a dark shadow under this area will create the allusion of a darker look. Don’t get this confused with your water line which is where you would apply eyeliner near your lower lash line. (Water lines can be found if you pull your under eye down a little and find the line right above where your lower lashes grow.)IMG_7833.JPG

That is all for the eye portion if you have any other specific questions, leave them below and I will be happy to answer them, now onto the face.


 

#1: The cheekbones- Your cheek bones or hollows of your cheeks can be found simply by making a fishy face. Certain makeup such as bronzer or contouring powder is applied here to make your face appear thinner and more defined than they are naturally.IMG_7840.JPG

#2: The apples of your cheeks- If you smile and notice the round part of your cheek that appears rather chubby compared to the rest of your face than you have found the apples of your cheeks, this is the correct spot to apply blush. ( no picture for this one, sorry guys!!)

#3: High points of your face- The high points of your face are right above your cheekbones and can generally be highlighted with a specific powder to make them stand out when the lights hit them.IMG_7841.JPG

#4: Cupids Bow- Your cupids bow is the little heart shape that is formed right above your lip, this is another area that can be highlighted with powder to make your lips appear plumper and fuller.IMG_7838.JPG

#5: Your Nose- Obviously everyone knows what their nose is but the sides of your nose can often be contoured just like your cheekbones in order to appear thinner. So don”t worry there are several ways to make your nose look thinner if you’re not happy with your nose size. Sometimes makeup is all it takes. (-:IMG_7844.JPG


 

That is it for my first post in “Beauty Basics.” I hope you guys enjoy this new series and if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions please leave them below, I love hearing your feedback. Thank you so much for reading I hope you have an amazing Monday. Don’t forget to talk to Jesus, with love, McKenz.