Huda Beauty ‘Bombshell’ Liquid Matte Lipstick | Review

Huda Beauty ‘Bombshell’ Liquid Matte Lipstick | Review

As someone who prefers a glossy and hydrated pout, I have never understood the obsession with liquid lipsticks... until I tried the Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick in the shade 'Bombshell'. 

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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.

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...

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...

15 Timeless Makeup Tips Every Girl Should Know | 12 Days of Christmas

15 Timeless Makeup Tips Every Girl Should Know | 12 Days of Christmas

I have drawn inspiration from my own personal experiences with beauty and my most iconic role models to assemble a lovely list of my fifteen most timeless and empowering makeup tips that I strongly believe every girl should be aware of. 

A Rose Gold Makeup Edit | 12 Days of Christmas

A Rose Gold Makeup Edit | 12 Days of Christmas

There are so many things in life that make me truly happy and rose gold is most definitely one of them! With its effortlessly glamorous, feminine, and sophisticated undertones, this trendy yet timeless metallic color has gradually infiltrated into almost all aspects of my life, especially my makeup collection. To honor my signature shade, I have chosen six of my most loved rose gold makeup products to share with you in hopes of helping you add more of this perfect hue to your cosmetic bag.

Birchbox | Collective Review #2

Birchbox | Collective Review #2

Whenever I open up one of my brand new Birchboxes each month, I am filled with both excitement and intrigue at the thought of receiving five mysterious and personally-selected beauty products. I love reading these types of beauty subscription posts on other blogs because it allows me to vicariously experience those same feelings of curiosity and enjoyment, so today I will be sharing my thoughts on my past four boxes.