I’m Makena, the creator and editor of Makeup By Makena.

I’m Makena, the creator and editor of Makeup By Makena — a beauty blog dedicated to empowering others through the art of makeup.

Ever since I was a little girl, I have always felt more me in makeup. Bare skin is beautiful, but the power of the perfect nude lip combo or a flawless, radiant foundation should never be underestimated.

I strive to empower others in the same way that makeup empowers me. 

I began this blog in 2015 to pursue my lifelong passions for beauty and writing. Now, I am 22, and what started as a way to share what I loved with others has developed into a digital magazine that has grown with me through high school, college, and my journalism career.  

Whether you are new to the world of makeup or you want to find someone who is just as in love with it as you, makeupbymakena.com is your source for all things beauty.

Here, you will discover in-depth and informative product reviews, elevated and everyday looks, and so much more. 

I hope my content cultivates community and confidence.

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What is your skin type +

    I have dry, sensitive, and acne-prone skin.

What is your skin tone? +

    I have medium-tan skin with warm-to-neutral undertones. My Sephora Color IQ is 2Y08.

What is your skincare routine? +

What self-tanner do you use? +

What makeup brushes do you use? +

What is your favorite type of makeup look? +

    I love timeless ‘natural glam’ looks with an emphasis on radiant skin, and I typically stick to neutrals.

What are your favorite makeup brands? +

How do I shop your favorite products? +

    You can shop my favorites by clicking the hyperlinks within blog posts, visiting my ‘Shop’ page, or following me on the LIKEtoKNOW.it app at @makeupbymakena.

How do you take and edit your photos? +

    I take most of my photos using my iPhone, but occasionally I use my Canon EOS Rebel. I edit almost all of my photos using my custom Lightroom presets.


Makeup By Makena is a personal blog written and edited by Makena. All opinions expressed on this website are Makena’s own and are not influenced by those of any outside party. She is not endorsed or affiliated with any of the companies mentioned, unless stated otherwise. This website is intended for general informational purposes only. Makeup By Makena is copyright. All content on this website has been created by and is the property of Makena, unless stated otherwise. Makeup By Makena strongly prohibits unauthorized copying or use of content without written permission. However, visitors may use links or linked excerpts with clear, complete credit.  All products mentioned on Makeup By Makena are purchased by Makena, unless stated otherwise. Sponsored content or content featuring gifted products is always honest and will be disclosed with an asterisk (*). Gifted products are not guaranteed reviews. Makeup By Makena contains affiliate links. Makena will receive a commission when visitors purchase products through the affiliate links. Like most websites, Makeup By Makena uses visitors’ personal data and cookies to provide the best browsing experience. By visiting this website, visitors are agreeing to the collection and use of personal data. This website prioritizes the security of visitors’ personal data, including email addresses, and will not share personal data with third parties without consent. Makeup By Makena is not responsible for content visitors share with third parties. Visitors are advised to read privacy policies of third parties before disclosing any personal information.

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