My 15 Minute Makeup Look

My 15 Minute Makeup Look

No matter how much happiness it brings me to sit at my vanity and create a flawlessly complex masterpiece, I do not always have an extra hour in my day to spend time doing my makeup. For days when I am short on time but still want to look radiant, here is my 15 minute makeup routine...

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What’s in My Bag? | College Edition

What’s in My Bag? | College Edition

Since starting college, keeping up with my blog has been a lot more challenging, but anyone who knows me knows that I love a good challenge! As you can tell by the title, today, I will be kicking it old school with a 'What's in my Bag?' post, but I will be making it unique [...]

3 Luxurious Blushes You Need This Season

3 Luxurious Blushes You Need This Season

To be honest, blush has never been one of favorite makeup products and it is even a skip I often step when getting ready. However, once I am immersed in the Winter season, I gradually start incorporating subtle hues back into my routine in order to add a feminine flush back to my cheeks. Here [...]

My Mom and I Switch Makeup Bags

My Mom and I Switch Makeup Bags

For today's blog post, I am combining my two most-loved things -- my family and makeup! My mom and I decided to put the cosmetics we have been using in two separate makeup bags and then switch products so that I use her makeup and she uses mine. If you want to see how it went, then please keep scrolling.

Healthy Skin for the Holidays with Neutrogena

Healthy Skin for the Holidays with Neutrogena

The holiday season is by far one of my favorite times of the entire year, but the cold weather combined with a few too many sweet treats can definitely be hard on my skin. However, I have been relying on the Neutrogena Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup to help my skin look and feel its best!

Best of Beauty: 2017 | 12 Days of Christmas

Best of Beauty: 2017 | 12 Days of Christmas

2017 has been an incredible year and I am thrilled to be writing about ten of my most standout makeup products I have been using and loving over the past twelve months. These are the best of the best -- products I can always rely on to help me look and feel my absolute best...

10 Things I Have Learned from Beauty Blogging | 12 Days of Christmas

10 Things I Have Learned from Beauty Blogging | 12 Days of Christmas

March of 2018 will mark the third anniversary of Makeup By Makena and after nearly three years of beauty blogging, I have learned so many priceless lessons, some of which I would be honored to share with you today...

New Makeup for the New Year: A Rose Gold ColourPop Haul| 12 Days of Christmas

New Makeup for the New Year: A Rose Gold ColourPop Haul| 12 Days of Christmas

Today I would like to share with you the products that I recently purchased from ColourPop; although you would be completely correct to say that all of the products in this haul are exactly the same color, I strongly believe that there is nothing quite as beautiful as a shimmery rose gold makeup look, especially [...]