Affordable Skincare Routine for Acne + Simple Makeup – Back to School, Easy

Super simple skincare routine for acne prone skin + natural easy drugstore makeup – I promise, it’s actually simple LOL. Thanks to PanOxyl for sponsoring this video! PanOxyl is also available via Walgreens, Walmart, CVS, Target, and Amazon and is the 10% formula is the #1 Acne Therapy Wash in the US!

PanOxyl Acne Creamy Wash 4%:
PanOxyl Acne Foaming Wash 10%:

PanOxyl Acne Creamy Wash 4%:
The Inkey List Hyaluronic Acid:
CeraVe Ultra Light Moisturizing Lotion SPF30:

ELF Oil Control Primer Mist:
NYX Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Foundation Caramel:
Covergirl Trublend Undercover Concealer T100:
Makeup Revolution Bake and Blot Banana:
Covergirl Outlast All Day Powder Medium Deep:
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder Pecan:
L’Oreal Enchanted Blush Fantastical:
NYX Bare with Me Brow Setter:
L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Primer:
Rimmel Wunderluxe Mascara:
NYX Butter Gloss Angel Food Cake:

nails: Majesty’s Pleasure Gel Mani *gifted

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Camera: Canon Rebel t5i:
Vlog Camera: Canon PowerShot G7X Mark II:
Lights: Cowboy Studios Lighting Kit:
Diva Ring Light Super Nova:
Tripod: …
Mic: Rode Lightweight:

FTC: This video is sponsored by PanOxyl. Some products have been sent for my review. Links are affiliate. All opinions are my own and honest, of course! 🙂 – Samantha xx


  1. Samantha Jane says:

    Did you wear makeup in school?? My makeup obsession really started when I was about 18 – I do however remember sneaking to school in grade 6 with a marshmallow scented CHUNKY silver Bonne Bell Lip Balm that I was not allowed to wear in public 😂

    • Renée Yell says:

      I have the worst memory but I’m going to guess I wore a little bit. I do remember my friend Bree having a Clinique lipstick in that ribbed silver tube that I would fawn over! 💄 But I do know I used to do my girlfriends makeup & hair before school dances, but then I would never save enough time for me 😂 my bff Brigette still has me do her makeup to this day – for any formal occasions.

    • mmmkkk987 says:

      I love makeup but I barely wore anything in school.. I definitely prioritized sleep haha! And I didn’t get into makeup as much until after I finished high school

    • Donatella says:

      I rarely wear makeup to school but I remember when in elementary school we weren’t allowed to wear nail polish and even less makeup so sometimes I would put just some black eyeliner on my lower waterline for some reason 😂 and I would have crazy nail art. I thought I was sleek 🤔🤨… but now in highschool I’m too lazy and I’d rather sleep 30 mins more.

    • Cynthia Duhon says:

      Samantha Jane I gosh I would wake up 2 hours before the 6:30 am bus ride to school to put on my face everyday 😩 I couldn’t be seen without makeup lol. Tired and sleepy days but always looking done up 😂😂😂

  2. thereadingsylph says:

    Woah your lashes are so long and beautiful im jealous!!!! Cant have that look without false eyelashes

  3. Liz Torres says:

    I love the simplicity here. I would switch the Cerave spf for the Neutrogena Hydroboost Spf 30; the cerave causes some pore congestion for me, as every other Cerave (and cetaphil actually) product I’ve tried. I would switch the bronzer for a dark color in the Maybelline Superstay Powder foundation and the blush too because both of those have coconut oil in them among other possibly problematic ingredients for acne prone skin.

  4. M Sammy says:

    Have you ever done a video on your most used/favorite makeup brushes?

  5. Cynthia Duhon says:

    Goooooood morning on this rainy day from Texas Sam. Have a great day!

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