The Beauty Book | Makeup By Makena

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by makena


your source for all things beauty YOUR SOURCE FOR ALL THINGS BEAUTY

Makeup has always been my favorite form of self-love. It makes me feel more confident, more creative, more myself. I created The Beauty Book to empower you in the same way that makeup empowers me. The following pages feature my most used and loved beauty products that I can without a doubt recommend. I highlight what I appreciate about each and every item while keeping all budgets in mind. You’ll also find my tips for achieving a beautiful makeup look as well as links to my top-performing tutorials and blog posts. I hope this is a truly valuable resource — one that beginners, experts, and everyone in between can come back to time and time again. Whether you’ve supported me for seven years or seven days, thank you.

xoxo, makena 2


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Q & A

+ What is your skin type?

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I have dry, sensitive, and acne-prone skin.

+ What is your skin tone? I have medium-tan skin with warm-to-neutral olive undertones. My Sephora Color IQ is 2Y08.

+ What is your favorite type of makeup look? I love timeless ‘natural glam’ looks with an emphasis on radiant skin, and I typically stick to neutrals.


table of contents

TABLE of CONTENTS SKINCARE BASE CHEEKS EYES LIPS TOOLS TIPS TUTORIALS MORE CONTENT

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SKINCARE a gentle yet effective physical and chemical exfoliant

a multi-purpose mask for ultimate hydration

the perfect second-step cleanser for sensitive skin a purifying, brightening toner

my secret to tan, glowy skin without makeup a rich cream to make dry skin dewy

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wake up with soft, hydrated lips

a skincaremakeup hybrid for a dewy glow

locks in other moisturizers overnight

effortlessly removes makeup but not moisture

wears well under makeup + on all skin types

my must-have moisturizer for morning + night

an affordable, hydrating cream for normal to dry skin

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PRIMER

a sheer, lit-fromwithin illuminator

the prettiest liquid illuminator a gel moisturizer for smooth skin before makeup

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FOUND light-to-medium coverage with a dewy finish

medium coverage with a dewy finish

LIGHT COVERAGE

sheer coverage with a dewy finish

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light-to-medium coverage with a natural finish


DATION full coverage with a satin finish

medium-to-full coverage with a natural finish

FULL COVERAGE

medium coverage with a satin finish

full coverage with a natural finish

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CONCEALER

medium-to-full coverage with a natural finish light-to-medium coverage with a natural finish

medium-to-full coverage with a satin finish

medium coverage with a natural finish

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BRONZER creamy, natural + affordable

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easy to use for every day

a luminous, luxurious formula for a lit-fromwithin glow

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pigmented + long lasting for definition

the most blendable, buttery cream bronzer

a silky matte for both contouring + bronzing a sheer, glowy wash of color

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the best matte bronzer at the drugstore


BLUSH my favorite glowy drugstore blush wearable + radiant

a warm-toned nude shade

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the most beautiful blush with a pop of highlight

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perfect for a fresh, rosy look

a buildable + easy-to-use formula a matte, longlasting stain

sheer + dewy

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HIGHLIGHTER

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an intense, shimmering highlighter

melts into the skin

a cool, icy pink + a warm, golden champagne

a true lit-from-within radiance


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SET & FORGET for ultimate lasting power

a loose powder for baking on all skin types a finely milled translucent powder for an airbrushed effect

a soft, subtle luminosity ideal for dry skin

boosts radiance + wear time at a low price

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the most versatile neutrals

EYESHADOW

forever in love with this rose gold

truly a must-have in every collection

a sophisticated, metallic cream shadow the color stories + textures always inspire new looks

the quality + shades are A+

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the highest quality at the lowest price


ALL ABOUT THE EYES

my favorite mascara for volume

tinted fibers for a fuller brow

the most wearable falsies

for a fluffy, lifted brow an easy-to-use, long-lasting gel liner

brow powder for a classic look

my favorite mascara for length

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LIPS

the most luxurious formula

my go-to nudes

affordable + buttery insanely long-lasting yet somehow comfortable an everyday take on a liquid lip

the most long-lasting lip liner

'iconic nude' lives up to its name a wonderful shade range comfortable + affordable

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my favorite a dupe for my favorite lip gloss lip gloss formula ever formula ever

a hydrating + the dreamiest lip glossy warm nude balm for layering over liner

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TOOLS

the beauty sponge I cannot live without

a set of 30 high-quality — not to mention stunning — makeup brushes

a sponge specifically for setting powder

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TIPS 1 Skincare is the most important step in any makeup routine.

2 Mix a moisturizer or liquid illuminator with your foundation for custom coverage and glow.

3 Dampen your beauty sponge with setting spray before applying makeup for extra longevity.

4 Thin layers are always better than one thick layer.

5 Your bronzer, blush, and highlighter make the perfect eyeshadows for your skin tone.

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GET THE LOOK

a no-foundation makeup routine

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the perfect rosy glam look

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Why Makeup Is the Ultimate Act of Se

Best of Beauty | 2021

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ON THE BLOG

My Top Sephora Recommendations

10 Quick Tips for a Lifted Makeup Look

Drugstore Makeup Starter Kit

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MORE MAKENA

For in-depth and informative product reviews, elevated and everyday looks, and so much more, visit makeupbymakena.com. Use the search bar to learn more about a specific product before buying.

I also share content on Instagram, LikeToKnowIt, TikTok, and Pinterest at @makeup_by_makena.

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Thanks for reading!

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