All About The Base | A Drugstore & Affordable Base

Hey there awesome people. So I feel like It’s been quite a while since I’ve shared a piece of this blog series with you guys. If you have been a reader of the blog for a while you may vaguely remember this series – it’s quite new. In a nutshell, I share with you guys a particular base combo (Primer + Foundation + Concealer + Powder + Setting spray) under a specific theme.

Today I am keeping it affordable by sticking to drugstore products – so if that sounds interesting to you, keep on reading!

E.L.F Hydrating Primer: I wasn’t super crazy about the original mineral primer as it had a silicone feel to it and while it was smoothing it wasn’t very hydrating. This primer however is very hydrating, the packaging may be clunky but when I wear this my foundation sits well on top!

L.A Girl Pro HD Foundation: I’m a massive fan of this foundation! Who would have thought such an affordable foundation would be so brilliant (especially when there a lot of high end brands that have crappy foundations). I love how full coverage this is, it’s dewy, it lasts well on my skin and it’s just wonderful!

Maybelline Age rewind Concealer: Under the eyes I love wearing this! It covers very well with minimal creasing and fading. |Review|

L.A Girl Pro HD Concealer: Another wonderful base product from L.A Girl! I love using this as a spot concealer and to cover up redness. It does work as an under eye concealer so really its dealers choice.  |Review|

Rimmel Stay Matte Powder: For a quick look I do set my under eye area and face using this powder. Though most of the time I will use a loose setting powder for under the eye.

Maybelline Master Fix Setting Spray: Last but not least – is this wonderful setting spray. I love the drugstore brands are coming out with awesome setting sprays. I reach for this one very frequently and I love how it gives your face an even spritz – it keeps my makeup looking fresh all day!


That wraps up todays post. What drugstore base products do you peeps love? Tell me about them in the comments. I’ll see you guys in the next post, have a great day.

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  1. Jenny

    February 21, 2018 at 3:28 am

    The Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer is an old favorite of mine, the quality and results are definitely comparable to high end brands! One of these days I’ll have to add it back into my rotation!

    Jenny | Geeky Posh

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      February 21, 2018 at 3:41 am

      Definitely it’s such a classic concealer and always looks good!

  2. Yiota

    February 21, 2018 at 6:21 am

    The LA Pro concealer is one of the best I tried, so good and affordable!


    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      February 21, 2018 at 10:24 am

      It is & the foundation is equally amazing

  3. Lizzie

    February 21, 2018 at 9:08 am

    Always up for some more affordable options

    Lizzie | Takeoffs & Landings

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      February 21, 2018 at 10:24 am

      Tell me about it. I mean with highend makeup we expect nothing but perfection, but when you find an affordable product that’s absolutely incredible – it’s literally the best.

  4. Yasmin

    February 21, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    I love Rimmel face powder it always works like a dream! I usually go for higher end setting sprays but it’s good to see you’ve found a drugstore one that works, next time I run out I might have to invest in Maybelleine!

    Yasmin 💗
    The Sweet Seven Five

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      February 21, 2018 at 9:26 pm

      I know right, that powder is such a classic and I love using to touch up my t-zone throughout the day! Yes I love setting sprays from all ranges but I’ve found a couple of affordable options, perfect for the every day.

  5. Alyssa

    February 21, 2018 at 1:01 pm

    Tried some of this products and they are really good! 🙂

    xx Alyssa | STYLE VANITY

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      February 21, 2018 at 9:26 pm

      I’m definitely loving how the drugstore are stepping up their game with quality!

  6. Shireen L. Platt

    February 21, 2018 at 3:56 pm

    I really need to repurchase Maybelline Instant Age Rewind! I remember absolutely loving it!

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      February 21, 2018 at 9:27 pm

      It’s such a classic concealer! I love all the maybelline concealers I’ve tried yet this one is just timeless!

  7. Danielle Alexa

    February 21, 2018 at 8:32 pm

    I love the Maybelline Concealer, it is a product that I just cannot get away from!

    Danielle xx

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      February 21, 2018 at 9:28 pm

      Me either! No matter how many concealers us makeup junkies try, Maybelline age rewind will always be a classic!

  8. Hillory

    February 21, 2018 at 8:42 pm

    I’m always looking for more affordable base products, so I’m so glad you shared this! Great post girly 🙂



    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      February 21, 2018 at 9:25 pm

      You are more then welcome! I also have a blog series called ‘Drugstore gems’ which strictly focuses on all things drugstore, while this current blog series taps into my base product addiction!

  9. Face to Curls

    February 22, 2018 at 2:22 am

    I love that Rimmel compact. Went through 3 of them at one point but haven’t used it in a while. I used the Elf primer for a while but I realized it wasn’t my favorite. Great round Up! x

    Ann-Marie |

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      February 22, 2018 at 3:25 am

      Primers can be a hit or miss depending on our skin type. Yes that powder is so good. x

  10. Yana

    February 22, 2018 at 2:46 am

    I really want to try the e.l.f primer but I wasn’t sure if it was worth it. Your review is very helpful! 🙂

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      February 22, 2018 at 3:25 am

      It’s my favourite from all the ELF primers. x

  11. Sally

    February 22, 2018 at 12:26 pm

    I really need to try LA Girl as I hear so many good things!! Also love Stay Matte, I always find myself coming back to it!

    The Makeup Directory

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      February 22, 2018 at 9:07 pm

      Yes girl you do, it’s so good! Yes that powder is a classic and never looks cakey!

  12. Charline

    February 22, 2018 at 5:10 pm

    I hope I can try out that maybelline setting spray soon! I don’t think it’s available in Belgium yet…
    I’m s asucker for the Rimmel Stay Matte, it’s my go to powder and I use it all the time!

    Love, Charline | Charline Has a Blog  

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      February 22, 2018 at 9:06 pm

      It’s an absolutely awesome setting spray. Have you checked out the site Feel unique? I’m sure they ship to many parts of Europe as they’re an international site. Yes that rimmel powder is a classic!

  13. Jessica

    February 22, 2018 at 5:11 pm

    I’ve not tried a few of these products but I’ve heard a lot about the LA Girl Pro Concealer. Although I’ve been a big fan of the Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer as well as the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder for years. I couldn’t even tell you how many of those powders I’ve been through, although I do wish they’d update the packaging so the lid snaps closed so it doesn’t fly off all the time.

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      February 22, 2018 at 9:05 pm

      I now, I’m up to powder number three with rimmel stay matte, it’s an absolutely awesome powder & that Maybelline concealer is so good. Yes I do recommend that La girl concealer, It’s an absolutely amazing concealer.

  14. Coco

    February 23, 2018 at 1:51 am

    I love how you mixed underrated makeup and highly talked about makeup!

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      February 23, 2018 at 9:53 am

      That’s what I do I talk about all makeup, I love discovering hidden gems. x

  15. Rosalie

    February 23, 2018 at 10:53 am

    Ohhh I love Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer too!

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      February 23, 2018 at 8:41 pm

      It’s such a good concealer!

  16. Amy

    February 23, 2018 at 12:47 pm

    I keep hearing about how good the Maybelline concealer is!

    Amy –

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      February 23, 2018 at 8:41 pm

      I highly reccomend it, it’s so good!

  17. Zorica

    February 23, 2018 at 10:41 pm

    Great picks.
    I have the Maybelline and I love it.

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      February 24, 2018 at 4:10 am

      Maybelline makes the best concealers!

  18. Caroline

    February 25, 2018 at 5:51 pm

    I really want to give that LA Girl Pro foundation a try, everyone raves about it being an amazing drugstore foundation! I don’t think you can ever go wrong with the Rimmel stay matte powder, it’s just such a staple! xx

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      February 25, 2018 at 10:23 pm

      Yes you should though it’s an extra dewy foundation – one that (depending on the weather) can make you look sweaty. Though I personally love that foundation! Yes that rimmel powder is a classic – what would we do if they discontinued it!

  19. Jasmine

    February 25, 2018 at 5:53 pm

    The Maybelline concealer is one of my ultimate favourites!

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      February 25, 2018 at 10:23 pm

      Maybelline makes the best concealers and I have to say this one is my favourite, even though age rewind is a classic.

  20. Juliet

    February 27, 2018 at 11:27 pm

    I absolutely love the L.A Girl Pro HD Concealer! And you’re right about drugstore setting sprays, they are really good!

    Juliet x

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      February 28, 2018 at 3:42 am

      That concealer is so good and yes I’ve been discovering more and more affordable setting sprays. x

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