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My drug store makeup haul and skin care routine 


Recently, I’ve been wanting to change my makeup and skin care routine. I was using Mica Beauty mineral makeup and it was awesome for a long while but after having Khloe, my skin changed. I’ve also noticed that I started getting fine lines on my face which I am NOT happy about AT ALL! I don’t have forehead wrinkles, thank God but I did want to get a more mature skin care routine to be proactive about aging.  

I recently watched a YouTuber named Angie who has a channel called Hot and Flashy. Although her channel is for 50 and older, I found her reviews of product to be beneficial, honest and well put together. She went over her skin care routine and why she likes the products and I wrote them down and looked them up online. All the reviews were good. So, I gathered my $7 is coupons I collected and headed to Walmart. CeraVe products were my mission. I saw a dermatologist a long time ago and CeraVe was a product she had recommended then so I wasn’t too shocked that this is where I ended up again. 

I wash my face at night with CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser for normal to oily skin. It’s super gentle and has hyaluronic acid in it which is what I was hoping for anyway. After my nightly wash I apply Skin renewing cream serum and PM moisturizing lotion. I was surprised to wake up to a super soft face that felt moisturized STILL.  I do not wash my face in the morning but I do rinse it with water and pat dry then I apply the AM moisturizing lotion which contains SPF 30. My pervious moisturizer only had 15, so this is awesome considering we are outdoors a lot and I do tend to get freckles on my face, which I HATE. 

I have used these products for a little over a week and I have had no reaction to any of it. It’s all super gentle and dermatologist recommended. I tend to get hormonal acne which I take evening primrose oil for every day. Not only does it help with acne, it also helps balance hormones and I can tell when I forget to take it. I get a bit crazy and emotional. It’s insane. I buy that on Amazon. 

I do not wear makeup every day but if I leave the house I have been doing my quick 10 min face which includes foundation, a little contour, blush and mascara. Again, I watched one of Angie’s reviews and she recommended several Maybelline products to try. I went ahead and read several other reviews and decided to make my purchases. I used Amazon for most of these and Walmart (I don’t like Walmart but it’s close to my house and it’s cheaper).


I’ve always been a high end makeup girl but right now I cannot afford the higher end stuff and honestly the drug store makeup has come a LONG way since I last tried it. For my makeup primer I used Maybelline Prime Master Blur + Smooth. When I used this with my other makeup I didn’t like it. However, using it with the Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless foundation, it works wonderfully. The two were made for each other.  For my concealer, I used Maybelline’s Master Conceal in light/medium. I use this under my eyes and some contour. In my opinion this is a medium coverage concealer. I would give it a 7 out of 10 only because I prefer a heavier coverage concealer for my hyperpigmentation and acne scars. For my foundation, I used the Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless in true beige 222.  This was almost a perfect match for my skin tone. I would say it is also a medium coverage foundation. To determine my color match I went on the Maybelline website and took their little quiz to determine what color was best for me and sure enough, it was right. I would highly suggest doing that before heading to the store.

 The last thing I apply to my face is the e.l.f high definition powder. I’ve had this in my makeup box for a while because I didn’t really know how to use it. Well, this helps set your makeup on your face and kind of gives your skin a smoother appearance. I apply an extra dusting to my under eye area to set that concealer. I also like the e.l.f contour pallet (not pictured). I’ve been using it for a long time and it’s a go to every time I put on my makeup. Guys, don’t turn your nose up at e.l.f makeup. It’s super affordable but their products are pretty decent; especially if you’re on a super tight budget. Their primers and eyebrow kit are also a staple in my makeup box. 

I’ve been quite impressed with this new makeup And skin care routine. I’ll update you all if anything changes or if I end up hating anything as time goes on. The good thing about all the items I’ve listed is they’re affordable and good quality which is what everyone is looking for, right? I have super sensitive skin so that should tell you something. Don’t forget to check online for coupons as well as your Sunday paper. 💸💰
Edited to add: I worked out in my makeup last night to test how it held up under pressure and I have to say it did really well. I will note that I usually do NOT workout in makeup but I really wanted you all to see the results. Here is a picture I took with SnapChat!

This is after a full day of wear, a workout and 12,000 steps! So, I say it did real well! 

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