Skincare Naughties! These Are The Products That Didn't Make The Cut In 2019Sorry to these products... we could see them on a shelf and wouldn't know a thing.
Not every skincare product will be your "holy grail." With every ahhh-mazing new moisturizer you try and face mask you love, there's bound to be it's opposite—the products that do your skin no favors, it won't even get the chance to be an empty! We asked Cherie users to sound off on which products in 2019 were their least favorites, so much so that they'd rather get a lump of coal than ever try them again. Keep in mind that these are personal experiences and recommendations, so, if you'd still like to try any of these products, the choice is yours!1) The Overpriced Gel CreamOne lesson we're taking with us into 2020 is to never let price determine a products worth! This La Mer gel cream runs for a cool $90 (!!!) but, sadly, didn't deliver the greatest results to some of our Cherie users.
Dec. 23, 2019
"Honestly, we’ll get right out the gate with me saying I wouldn’t recommend this to anyone, even if they had the coin to drop. The ingredient list doesn’t wow me. Especially for oily, combo skins, this contains so many essential oils, I can see this causing some sensitivity issues or unwanted breakouts. This product isn’t for me. I’m dry and dehydrated but this doesn’t feel like it provides even an ounce of moisture. It just leaves a veil of silicone over the skin and calls it a day. I was left feeling tight and itchy after using this product. It’s fragranced. That’s a no for me. It contains alcohol, another no. 1/5 stars. Far too expensive for what this is doesn’t moisturize, it coats, and it even only JUST BARELY does that."2) The Lip Mask That Just Sits There
BITEAgave Lip MaskThe appeal of lip masks lay in their promise to heal dry, cracked lips overnight. Now, in the winter time, that's a promise we'd really like a lip mask to keep! Unfortunately, many Cherie users think Bite's Agave Lip Mask is simply too thick, uncomfortable, and, well, simply just sits there.
This is a lip mask for dry lips. But literally this is the worst lip mask that you can find, the consistency is too thick and it just sits on top of your lips without moisturizing. I do not like it at all, with this cold temperatures is not doing it job at all. Is it not worth the 28 dollars I paid. Please do yourself a favor and stay away honey!!! 😠
I’d rather get coal than this! I had the worst experience with this one. When I applied it to my lips, I got very nauseous. Whether it was the smell or the consistency or a mixture of the two I’m not exactly sure. This balm was $28 and I wish I had returned it when I had the chance. It wasn’t worth that much money.3) The Whitening Mask That Ghosts You
MARIO BADESCUMARIO BADESCU Whitening MaskThis mask claims to reveal brighter, more radiant skin by addressing signs of discoloration and dehydration. A handful of reviews reveal that the mask instead leaves an unwanted white cast, making the user look like a ghost. That's a spooky side effect we won't be getting behind 🙅🏽♀️
I’d rather get coal than this Mario Badescu Whitening mask for the holidays 🤭It has a white thin opaque texture, *beware this dries out FAST*! I applied this usually 2 times a week and let it dry for 15 minutes. It is SO hard to wash off and makes such a mess. I saw no improvement with my hyperpigmentation and dark spots, therefore I would not recommend this product. It retails for $24 at Sephora and I believe there are more effective options out there!
The residue and white cast these masks left on my face was so uncomfortable I kid you not I felt like Casper the friendly ghost. Each of these masks are intended to brighten the skin and provide oil control/balance skin hydration. Unfortunately, I did not see any of those benefits and I’ve used these in their entirety. I have a rating of 2 stars because the texture of the masks are lovely and it feels soothing to the skin. I realize that these products also may work well for someone else, but I did not enjoy using them at all.4) The Moisturizer With Little Moisture
GLOW RECIPEWatermelon Glow Pink Juice MoisturizerWhen it comes to a good moisturizer, we definitely go for products that... moisturize. Sadly for Glow Recipe, a well-loved K-beauty brand, this moisturizer doesn't make the cut. Cherie users point to the super-thin consistency for its lack of efficacy.
It is meant to be a serum for dry skin but a moisturizer for oily skin. It is a K-beauty inspired brand. I enjoy the watermelon scent however this product leaves my face sticky and without hydration. I have only used it a handful of times. But it wasn’t enough for this winter weather so I am going to pass it on. It is $39 for 2 oz. and I do not think it is worth the price. I would not recommend this to anyone except those with the oiliest of skin.
I’d rather get coal than this Jolly Rancher scented nonsense AKA Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Pink Juice Moisturizer. This moisturizer is said to brighten and bring that glow we are all longing for to the skin with watermelon extract, Hyaluronic acid, and antioxidants. It’s also supposed to help with fine lines, redness, and reduction of dark spots. Nope 👎🏼 in my humble opinion it does none of these things. To me, it is a glorified serum that makes your face smell nice. I gave it one star for the scent because it is really nice.5) The Toner That Belongs Out Of This World
SUNDAY RILEYMartian Mattifying Melting Water-Gel TonerQuite a few Cherie users dropped this product when we asked them what they'd rather get coal than. Part of Sunday Riley's acne-fighting product line, the Marian Mattifying Melting Water-Gel Toner just didn't live up to the claims.
I’d rather get coal than Sunday Riley Martian. Let me start this off by saying I love Sunday Riley and their acne line. But their Martian Mattifying Melting Toner just did not do it for me. My biggest problem with this is that the brand’s description is misleading and unfair. They talk about how the Bentonite clay in the formula will absorb excess oil - and this is true. Bentonite clay is a great ingredient for mattifying oily skin. But in this formula with alcohol at the very top of the ingredients list, it’s clear that alcohol is responsible for most of the mattifying effects of the toner.
This is a toner that targets oiliness, acne, and pores. “A formula that instantly transforms from a cooling gel to a water toner as it clarifies, removes oil, and visibly tightens pores for a clear, matte skin.” This product does not do that it’s supposed to do at all. It is like a liquidy gel type mixture that stays like a gel on your face. The mixture isn’t consistent, some pumps are more liquid while others is more gel like. It stays on like a mask rather than a toner. Does not help acne and it is not for sensitive skin at all. I had a horrible experience with this product, it made my skin red and did not help my acne. I did not like it at all and I would definitely not suggest this to anyone. It was not worth what it cost and I would never buy this again.So, what products have you tried in 2019 that are on your naughty list? Share with us what you'd rather get coal than ever try again on the Cherie app!
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A quick Cheat guide to choosing the right Acid ✨
I find this Flowchart to be a cheat guide to start with your Chemical exfoliation routin. 😊✨ Exfoliation is one of the steps in your skin care routine that can elevate your current routine from good to great. So often I find my skin starting to feel a little bit dull, and I realize that I have been leaving out exfoliation. When I wake up after a night that I have applied a chemical exfoliant, (I really like The Ordinary’s 7% Glycolic Acid, Sunday Riley's Good Genes) The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution SUNDAY RILEY - Good Genes All in One Lactic Acid Treatment I notice my skin has a much more rested and fresh look. Also, my skin has that 'Glass skin' look and feel. My textural irregularities get even and my skin tone is evened out! Some of the skin concerns that exfoliation is great for targeting include: 🌻Enlarged pores 🌻Uneven skin tone/Hyperpigmentation 🌻Rough skin texture 🌻Fine lines So… back to the big question: ✨What does exfoliate mean? Skin is consistently renewing its cells, by shedding its surface layer. When dead skin cells are flushed away and a fresh layer of cells comes to the surface, the new layer is younger and smoother in appearance. This process is frequent in younger skin, however slows with age. The process of exfoliating is advancing the process of removing dead skin cells and revealing the fresh new layer of healthy skin either physically or chemically. Physical exfoliators are granular, using natural beads or crystals that are rubbed on the skin, sloughing away the dead cells on the top layer of skin. Chemical exfoliants work by targeting the bonds between cells, breaking these bonds, allowing the dead skin cells to break away. Chemical exfoliation is able to penetrate deeper into the skin, targeting congestion that is associated with clogged pores leading to acne. In short exfoliation simply means to shed away dead skin cells with the help of a product. Want to know which exfoliating acids are best for your skin? Follow through the flowchart in Image above to figure out which is best for you! Here are some options/products I love and you can choose from: The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution SUNDAY RILEY - Good Genes All in One Lactic Acid Treatment The Ordinary - Mandelic Acid 10% + HA NATURIUM - BHA Liquid Exfoliant 2% The Ordinary - Salicylic Acid 2% Masque THE inkey LIST - Polyhydroxy Acid (PHA) Gentle Exfoliating Toner TULA SKINCARE - Pro-Glycolic 10% Resurfacing Toner Allies of Skin - Mandelic Pigmentation Corrector Night Serum
Quick and Easy Halloween Hair Tutorial 🐭
I love Halloween! I love the decorations and the candy of course, but I don't love taking hours to get ready! Every year my costume is quick, easy and made using things I already have lying around. This year is now different, I'm going as a cute mouse and only needed 1 product for this hair look, the scünci - No Damage Elastics Brown ! I have super curly, shoulder length hair and did this style on second day hair. The only product that is in it is the CURLSMITH - Curl Defining Styling Souffle . It has strong hold and gives great definition. I applied on soaking wet hair and let my hair air dry. It's been slept on and gone through an intense workout, I didn't break the cast in order to wear it as long as possible! These mouse ears are super easy to do and will work for all hair types! You could also play around with the shape of the buns are create bunny or cat ears! For a classic mouse look go for a higher bun and add some volume to them! Here's how I did the mouse ears: 1. Section the hair in half with a middle part. 2. Using a hair tie create a pig tail on one side, you can choose the placement but because my hair is shorter I went with a side placement. 3. Add a matching pig tail to the other side! 4. Using your third hair tie create a fun bun! Since my hair is curly I didn't need to pull out any pieces but I love the messy look! 5. Do the same to the other side. 6. You can stop here and your done! OR add some fun accessories like sparkly clips and bobby pins! Have a safe and fun Halloween! I'll be posting a makeup tutorial for this look soon! 🐭❤️ #CheriePartner
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flamingo - flamingo Daily Moisturizing Lotion flamingo - flamingo Deep Nourishing Cream flamingo - Light Hydrating Spray & BEYOND GLOW, AQUA BOOST CREAM the biggest thank you to @cheriefor this AMAZING cherie creator happy hour swag box!! the box also came with a personalised note, the cutest crew neck, a face mask and stickers! I can’t wait to be repping cherie 🥰 with the winter months fast approaching all 4 of these products will be amazing for my skin to keep it hydrated and glowing ! keep an eye out for reviews on all of these products soon loves!
My trick for completely covering dark circles!🙈
I have always had pretty prominent dark circles due to genetics and no doubt lack of sleep! Through a ton of trial and error I have found a routine and products that work really well for me to cover my dark circles almost completely (I do have slight hallows which makes it look like a dark circle). Surprising I use 4-5 products to achieve this look. •First I use a warm (as in orangey) red lipstick. Yes, lipstick. It counteracts the blueish tones under your eyes. Trust me. This is the step that is a game changer. I use Kosas - Weightless Lip Color but any warm toned red lipstick will work. I mainly focus this on the inner part of my eye where I have the most darkness. (I also use this under my nostrils because I have slight shadowing there). •I next use BECCA - Under Eye Brightening Corrector and it is much lighter and peachier than the lipstick. This is great to use on top of the lipstick to blend together. It is much more emollient and easier to work with. This has light reflecting particles to help brighten the eye even further. •I then use two concealers on top of those. Currently I am using a light shade of DOSE OF COLORS - Meet Your Hue Concealer This concealer is easy to work with. Super creamy and has minimal creasing. I only apply a small dot to my inner eye with this one. •I then use a warmer-more yellow shade (Snow) of Too Faced - Born This Way Super Coverage Multi-Use Concealer on the outer edge of my eye and in the mid part of my cheek (this allows for a brightened inner face and less product under the eye the better). I then use a beauty blender to blend these two completely. Blend up under the eye and out the inner corner as well. •My last step is to set this all down!! My favorite powders to use are laura mercier - Translucent Loose Setting Powder and Charlotte Tilbury - Airbrush Flawless Finish Setting Powder Both are great for setting the face. I like to bake with the LM powder since it is a loose powder and it’s easier to use product. Hope this helps. 🥰 #cheriepartner
Halloween Ideas: Bratz (yes again) Part 3 💋🎃
Can you tell that I’m obsessed with Bratz tehee This look is simpler than the other I had posted before this so I wanted to put this here for those who are looking for an easier way! This is technically a cut crease still but there’s only one color for the base! I used Take Me Back To Brazil for the vibrant blue color!! I like to put eyeshadow primer on a flat brush to cut my crease or you can use concealer if you want! I think concealer is def easier cuz the consistency is a lot smoother!! For the eyeliner, I used the NYX Epic Ink liner to do my regular eyeliner! I did add an extended part into my crease to really give that dramatic effect aka Bratz style 💁🏻♀️ #CheriePartner
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