Fall back: Drugstore favourites for the autumn season


Okay so I know I have been jumping the gun on holiday posts as of late, but if you’re like me, you may do some off your holiday shopping early.  Let’s hold the horses here for a little bit and chat about fall.

We’ve been having an amazing fall here in Winnipeg. There isn’t snow yet (which is rare), some days we’ve had plus weather, and there’s been tons of sun.  With that being said though, my body has definitely been feeling the season with the occasional dry skin. Everything from my lips to my hands to even my scalp as been gasping for moisture.

To combat all this dryness I’ve been using some fall faves, including a moisturizing body wash, dandruff shampoo (yes, you can use this even if you don’t have dandruff), and a tinted lip balm.

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For my hair, I’ve been loving Head & Shoulders Instant Cooling Relief shampoo and conditioner.  Since dandruff runs in my family, I often notice flakes around my scalp, which makes it even more noticeable since I have darker roots. This duo is formulated with tea tree essence and peppermint oil and helps soothe the scalp and gives you relaxing and revitalizing sense of relief since it’s cooling. I pair it with the Olay Fresh Outlast Crisp Pear & Fiji Apple body wash that is designed to work with your skin’s natural pH levels, plus the scent will totally have you dreaming of summer.

After the shower I typically curl my hair once it’s dry. I use Pantene Curl Defying Mousse to help my curls keep their bounce once my hair is styled and then refresh my hairstyle after a few days courtesy of Herbal Essences Naked Dry Shampoo.


For the face, I start off first with my daily moisturizer and then apply an eye cream, such as the Olay Eyes Ultimate Eye Cream for winkles, puffy eyes, and dark circles. An eye cream is a must for me since I want to prevent wrinkles and signs of aging before they happen. This one in particular contains a colour-correcting technology that acts as a touch of concealer and its formula is supercharged with peptides and vitamins.

For makeup, I’ve been doing a super simple routine of a lightweight foundation, then concealer, blush and bronzer. For a primer I’ve been loving CoverGirl TruBLEND Makeup Primer since it’s good for all skin types and creates a smooth canvas for the rest of your makeup.  After my foundation and concealer (I’ve been using Make Up For Ever Aqua Blend on repeat), I apply a light contour with the CoverGirl TruBLEND Bronzer, which is a baked formula meaning that it’s more natural on the skin. Same with the CoverGirl TruBLEND Blush, which I use for a slight glow.


For the eyes, I’ve been keeping it natural courtesy of the CoverGirl TruBLEND Roses Eyeshadow Palette.  I love these palettes as the pigmentation is amazing and the colours are so creamy and blend great. I have this palette in the Nudes and Goldens as well and they’ve both gotten some major use. To finish up the look, I slather on the CoverGirl Oh, Sugar! lip balm in Cupcake, which is infused with vitamins so it’s nourishing on the lips and provides slight colour.

It’s really important to keep everything moisturized as we head into the winter season.  Thankfully all of these products are quite affordable and widely available at drugstores (total score!).

What are your fall must-have products to combat dryness?

Please note, I received these products from PR. All opinions are my own.
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