Behind the Blog and the Makeup |25 Facts About Me

Makeup is one of my greatest passions and it is part of who I am, but at the end of the day, when I take my makeup off, I am still the same person. In light of this, I will be sharing 25 facts about myself – the face behind the blog and the makeup!

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Announcement: Blushing Blondettes

Hello, everyone! I have a special announcement to make today on Makeup By Makena. My three best friends and I have created our own beauty and lifestyle blog called Blushing Blondettes!

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Best of Beauty | 2016

Hello, everyone and happy New Year’s Eve! Today is the day, we have all been waiting for 0 my Best of Beauty for 2016! I will be sharing ten of my most favorite drugstore and high-end makeup products for the entire year, so keep reading! BeautyBlender: This is definitely my top favorite from the entire…

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Winter Makeup Edit | 12 Days of Christmas

Eyes   Sephora “Faux Fur Jacket” Eyeshadow: As you can tell from all of my makeup tutorials, I love warm-toned eyeshadows, but I do try to incorporate more cool-tones into my routine for winter, and this taupe shade with cool bronze undertones is very nice! I really enjoy washing this color over my lid for…

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My Favorite Underrated Beauty Bloggers & YouTubers

Watching beauty videos on Youtube and reading beauty blog posts is one of my favorite things to do and although I absolutely love the famous beauty influencers like Jaclyn Hill, I also love other bloggers who are equally talented, but far less well-known. For my 8th day of the Twelve Days of Christmas, I will…

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Day-to-Night Makeup for the Holidays | 12 Days of Christmas

During the holidays, we are constantly busy – running errands, spending time with family, and getting dressed up for special occasions all in one day! However, completely redoing your makeup in the middle of the day for a different event it is not realistic, so I am going to teach you how to transition your…

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Lippies and Lyrics | 12 Days of Christmas

Last year, I came up with the idea of creating a post in which I write about my favorite lip products and songs for the holiday season, and since Christmas is all about traditions, I will also  be doing my Lippies and Lyrics again for this Twelve Days of Christmas. Grab some festive snacks, and…

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10 Tips for Makeup Shopping | 12 Days of Christmas

With last minute holiday purchases, shopping for makeup can be stressful, especially when you are obsessed with beauty and find yourself wanting to buy everything in the entire store! I have compiled a list of my top 10 tips to ensure that you are pleased with your pretty products! Read Reviews Regularly: Always, always, always…

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4 Halloween Makeup YouTube Tutorials You Can Recreate with Drugstore Products

Regardless of if you love scary or pretty costumes, Halloween is arguably the best opportunity to be creative and have fun with makeup, and this year, beauty YouTubers have done just that! I have rounded up four of my most favorite Halloween makeup tutorials created by my favorite YouTubers, providing tips on how to recreate…

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Beauty Q&A | Celebrating 200 Followers by Empowering other Bloggers

Two weeks ago, I reached 200 WordPress followers on Makeup By Makena and as a way to celebrate, I thought I would do a beauty Q and A. But this is not just any Q and A… As a way to express my sincere appreciation to everyone who has helped me reach this milestone, I…

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