Monthly Favorites

November Beauty Favorites 2017 | 12 Days of Christmas

For the past two years, I have been celebrating the holidays on Makeup By Makena with The 12 Days of Christmas by writing a total of twelve beauty- and holiday-related blog posts throughout the month of December. Today marks the commencement of this special tradition, so like always, I will be writing about my most-used and loved… Continue reading November Beauty Favorites 2017 | 12 Days of Christmas

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September & October Beauty Favorites | 2017

Since I started college, I have been wearing less makeup than usual and instead of going for my typical 'natural glam' look, I have been opting for light and fresh makeup looks instead! If you ever find yourseld needing a quick routine or some high quality 'no makeup' makeup products, then I highly suggest you keep reading!

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August Beauty Favorites |2017

August was a very eventful month for me and my most-worn makeup products reflected the transition from my Summer break to my first few weeks of school.  These five favorites are all very multifaceted -- simple enough for everyday while still staying glamorous!

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May Beauty Favorites | 2017

If you would like to know which makeup products I have been loving lately, then please continue reading. Each of the products are effortless and easy-to-use, yet pull any look together in a flash!

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January Beauty Favorites | 2017

I hope your 2017 has been off to a wonderful start! This month, I have been loving very natural makeup looks, especially for school, using products that enhance my features and almost look like I am wearing nothing at all.

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November Beauty Favorites | 12 Days of Christmas

Welcome to the first day of my 12 Days of Christmas 2016! Last year, I wrote 12 beauty and/or holiday-related posts on my blog throughout the month of December similar to Beauty Blogmas, and that is exactly what I will be doing this year, so please let me know if you have specific requests! To kick… Continue reading November Beauty Favorites | 12 Days of Christmas

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October Beauty Favorites | 2016

I cannot believe it is already November! It seems sudden and crazy, but I am slowly and hesitantly transitioning from Summer makeup into Autumn makeup! Maybelline Fit Me Foundation: I know matte skin is popular during Autumn, but with my dehydrated skin, I appreciate a dewy glow when it comes to my base, and this very… Continue reading October Beauty Favorites | 2016

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September Beauty Favorites 

Happy October, everyone! I am so excited for all of the fall makeup trends this year and this past month, I have been gradually transitioning from my Summer makeup products to my Autumn makeup products. If you would like to know what products I have been using during September, then please keep reading. Urban Decay… Continue reading September Beauty Favorites 

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August Beauty Favorites | 2016

This month, my makeup routine has been more simple and natural-looking, and I have been incorporating more multi-purpose products into my daily routine. Keep reading to learn what I love about my top five favorite makeup items from August! Maybelline Lash Sensational Waterproof Mascara:  After hearing so many amazing things about this mascara, I tried… Continue reading August Beauty Favorites | 2016

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July Beauty Favorites | 2016

During summer, several elements of my makeup routine change along with the season, and this month, there are five beauty products that have stood out to me for different reasons, so that is what I will be sharing! Olay Fresh Effects Long Live Moisture Satin Finish Lotion: This is my favorite moisturizer for summer because it… Continue reading July Beauty Favorites | 2016

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June Beauty Favorites | 2016

My first month out of school has been both relaxing and busy, so I have found myself gravitating towards lots of easy-to-use, natural-looking products that provide a radiant glow for the skin and subtle definition for the features! Keep reading if you want to know all the details about my most-loved makeup products from the… Continue reading June Beauty Favorites | 2016

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May Beauty Favorites | 2016

Hi, everyone! I am so happy that my final exams are over and that I can finally start to relax and spend more time with my family and friends this summer! I hope you had a great May and I'm sure you can tell that my May was filled with lots of Spring-appropriate products that… Continue reading May Beauty Favorites | 2016

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April Beauty Favorites | 2016

Hi! I hope you had a lovely April! I know I really enjoyed trying out a lot of new beauty products, especially ones from the drugstore, so that's what I'll be talking about today... Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Double-Ended Foundation Brush: The first thing I've been loving this month is this very dense and… Continue reading April Beauty Favorites | 2016

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March Beauty Favorites | 2016

Once again, I can't believe how quickly March has passed and I hope everyone had a beautiful Easter and beginning to a brand new season! So, if you would like to learn about the top five beauty products I've been loving this past month, then keep reading! Milani Baked Blush in "Luminoso": Glowy peach blush?… Continue reading March Beauty Favorites | 2016

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February Beauty Favorites | 2016

  Wow! I cannot believe February is almost over! Even though I felt like I literally just talked about my January Favorites, I managed to throw together five of my most-used beauty products from this past month, so I hope you find this helpful! Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo Leather 24 Hour in "Creamy Beige":… Continue reading February Beauty Favorites | 2016

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January Beauty Favorites | 2015

Welcome to my very first monthly favorites post! I'm so excited to finally have the opportunity to share with you a collection of the five most used and loved beauty products of my past month. Let's hop right into it now! BareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in "Spark Plug": I have wanted this "dusty pink petal"… Continue reading January Beauty Favorites | 2015