12 Days of Skincare

For my 12 Days of Skincare series, I am sharing my most loved and used skincare products of 2020.

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A Wearable Holiday Makeup Look

Nothings screams “Merry Christmas” more than green and glitter, and this year, my holiday makeup look incorporates both. I typically avoid anything other than neutrals, but this shimmery green halo eye is beautifully subtle.

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The Beauty Gift Guide for Every Budget

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and that includes all the holiday gift guides.

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A Festive Makeup Look for the Holidays | Green Smokey Eye

‘Tis the season to finally use that green eyeshadow! Today I will be sharing with you a simple and effortless makeup look with the perfect amount of festivity for the holidays…

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Everything You Need to Know About my New Favorite Foundation | NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation

After years of searching and sampling, I had finally decided that when it comes to foundation, full coverage and luminosity are mutually exclusive; however, the NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation, which creates the impression of flawless yet natural-looking skin,  is my new favorite foundation.

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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!

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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