Getting Ready Quickly: A CVS MiniHaul

I am a mommy to 2 wonderful boys under 2. As a busy mommy,  I don’t have that much time to get ready. Most days, I don’t wear anything on my face besides my SPF50 moisturizer. I have been looking to add some products to my arsenal that would help me look put together with minimal time.

A couple weeks ago, I used my $10 CVS Extrabucks and $3 off Maybelline coupon. I purchased the Batiste Dry Shampoo in Original scent. I also purchased my current fav, Maybelline MasterGlaze in Warm Nude, and the Maybelline SuperStay 24hr concealer.

Batiste Dry Shampoo


Why I Needed It:

I must admit that I wash my hair everyday – once every night.  It was something I was brought up doing, and I have found it hard to break that habit. I thought that the Batiste Dry Shampoo could help me break my bad habit, but I ended up not liking it very much.

What it does:

I really, really wanted to love this Dry Shampoo. I have read great reviews, and all-in-all it is a great concept. Dry shampoos are beneficial because it helps you remove grease from your hair, and helps keep your hair smelling nice, too.  You are not supposed to wash your hair everyday because doing so can damage your hair, by stripping your hair of its natural and protective oils.

My Thoughts:

Off the cuff, the Batiste did help with the oil and grease in my hair, and so as far as its functionality it does what it is supposed to. However, because it is an aerosol bottle, it left my hair smelling like I had sprayed a bunch of hair spray in my hair, which I did not enjoy. I ended up returning it to CVS. I might just stick to the old method of putting a little bit of baby powder in my roots and massaging it a little bit.


Maybelline SuperStay 24hr Concealer in ‘ivory’


Why I Needed It:

As a mommy of two young boys, I don’t get much sleep, and as a result I have terrible dark undereye circles.  If I had a choice of 1 makeup item to use, I would pick a concealer over mascara, eyeliner, foundation, any day. Using a great concealer helps brighten my eyes, and instantly makes me look less tired. I wanted to find a quick concealer that I could dab on in seconds, pat, and blend, and be on my way.

What It Does:

Maybelline claims this product:

  •       Provides natural-looking coverage that lasts all day

  •       Conceals imperfections, flaws, undereye darkness and circles

  •       24-hour wear, no transfer

  •       Oil-free, non-comedogenic, dermatologist-tested, ophthalmologist-tested, fragrance-free

My Thoughts:

photoI bought this concealer in the lightest shade, ‘Ivory’.  It’s a little peachy. So, it’s great for my yellow undertone, and purpleish dark circles. If my dark circles are more pronounced, I would use a little bit of a yellow concealer underneath, and then put the SuperStay over it. (I am a big fan of layer concealers).

The SuperStay is brightening, but made me look very natural. It perfectly covered my dark circles, acne scars on my chin, and the redness around my nostrils. I found this concealer to be super long lasting. I was incredibly surprised to see that at the end of my day, that concealer was still helping me to look fresh.  It didn’t cause any breakouts to my sensitive skin either! I would recommend you use a good moisturizer with it because it can accentuate dry spots. I apply it by lightly dabbing three little dots under each eye, one dot on each side of nostril, and two dabs on chin. Then, I use my ring finger to gently tap/blend. It does dry fast, so work with a little quickly.  A little goes a long way! I would recommend this concealer for sure! The only draw back is that it contain parabens, as many cosmetics do…


 Maybelline MasterGlaze in ‘Warm  Nude’


Why I Needed It:

As far as quick make-up, having a no-fuss blush is the way to go. I bought the MasterGlaze in ‘Just Pinched Pink’, and fell in love. I love using it on my cheeks, and so I thought I would buy a bronzy sort of shade. I wanted a quick blush that I could brush on after putting my BB cream on.

What it does:

MasterGlaze is marketed as a blush stick. However, I have heard many people use it on their eyes and lips, too!

My Thoughts:

photo-1I lovvvveee the Warm Nude shade (pictured on the right, next to my other fav 'Just Pinched Pink')!  It works great with my yellow undertone. It is pigmented, blend-able, and applies on smoothly.  I highly recommend it, and will repurchase again.


Have you tried the Batiste Dry Shampoo? What about the SuperStay Concealer or the MasterGlaze? I would love to hear your thoughts!



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