Hauls

‘Breakfast at Sephora’ |Paris Makeup Haul

To celebrate my high school graduation, my incredible parents took me on a family vacation to Europe; our hotel in Paris was right next to the Sephora on the Champs Élyseés and as you can imagine, I practically lived there for the majority of our stay! After spending many hours drooling over the infinite isles of… Continue reading ‘Breakfast at Sephora’ |Paris Makeup Haul

Other

Behind the Blog and the Makeup |25 Facts About Me

Makeup is one of my greatest passions and it is part of who I am, but at the end of the day, when I take my makeup off, I am still the same person. In light of this, I will be sharing 25 facts about myself - the face behind the blog and the makeup!

Other

Announcement: Blushing Blondettes

Hello, everyone! I have a special announcement to make today on Makeup By Makena. My three best friends and I have created our own beauty and lifestyle blog called Blushing Blondettes!

Monthly Favorites

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.

Makeup Looks, Other

Day-to-Night Makeup for the Holidays | 12 Days of Christmas

During the holidays, we are constantly busy - running errands, spending time with family, and getting dressed up for special occasions all in one day! However, completely redoing your makeup in the middle of the day for a different event it is not realistic, so I am going to teach you how to transition your… Continue reading Day-to-Night Makeup for the Holidays | 12 Days of Christmas