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 [...]

5 Makeup Products that Make Me Excited for Winter |12 Days of Christmas

5 Makeup Products that Make Me Excited for Winter |12 Days of Christmas

Winter is a very special season featuring a myriad of things to be excited for; Christmas traditions, cozy weather, and time spent with family are all obvious examples, but another thing that always brightens my day is, of course, the thought of makeup. This post is dedicated to five beauty products that help make me enthusiastic for the cooler months ahead. 

Get Dolled Up With Me: A Festive Makeup Look for the Holiday Season |12 Days of Christmas

Get Dolled Up With Me: A Festive Makeup Look for the Holiday Season |12 Days of Christmas

Today's post is dedicated to teaching you how to create a very special and celebratory makeup look. It features champagne eyeshadow with a pop of color, natural, glowy skin, and a classic red lip, all of which are perfect for the holiday season! If you would like to learn the steps that I took to construct this look, then please keep reading...