Best of Beauty | 2020

To end 2020 on a positive note, I wanted to take the time to share my top ten most used and loved beauty products of the past year. These are the best of the best and the products I can without a doubt recommend to you. If you are also interested in my skincare favorites,…

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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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Four Last-Minute Beauty Gift Guides

You have been loving my last gift guide, so today I’m back with four more, including skincare, makeup, fragrance, and sales.

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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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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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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. 

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