Rave Reviews: Top Products for Dark Skin Tones

Here are some of the rave reviews we've curated from our dark skin toned users.
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No doubt choosing the perfect product is a common problem encountered by every girl. But, it can get especially tricky for women of color. Beauty Bakerie, Black Opal Beauty, Juvia's place, and Fenty beauty… even with so many black-owned makeup brands, we’re still struggling to find true matching foundation, a decent variety of lipsticks, eyeshadows and palette that really complement our darker complexion. If you’re struggling to find the right shade of palette amongst an endless list of dazzling products, or are tired of trying products which don’t work with your skin tone, Cherie is here to ease the burden. All you gorgeous dark-skinned girls have been sharing your product reviews, and letting us know which ones have pay off and which ones are a miss. Whether you’re on the hunt for an easy-to-wear, day to day lipstick or looking to have the most glamorous entrance at a party, you’ll find the right line up here. Here are some of the rave reviews we've curated from our darker skin toned users. If you want to know more information and find out about the latest and greatest products that work best for you, download Cherie's app and check out our beauty reviews. 1. Finding the perfect foundation is just as important as finding your ideal partner
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2. Do your eyebrow like a pro
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3. Eyeliners: make a statement in just a few strokes
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4. Eyeshadow: every beauty junkie needs color
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5. Lipstick will never be too much
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6. Highlighter: highlight you in the crowd
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7. Concealer: the secret weapon to flawless makeup
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8. Body highlighter: shine in all places
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9. Looks: all the makeup details you need are here
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Best Reviews
NEW 🚨 Anti-Irritation CBD Lip Balm 🍃
NEW 🚨 Anti-Irritation CBD Lip Balm 🍃
Kosas partnered with a brand called Flora + Bast, which sources pure, unprocessed CBD products for skincare and wellness. Together, they made this lip balm. It gives you a lot of ingredients for the cost, and is great for dry, acne-prone skin. I would recommend it the most for people who do sports, or in Fall/Winter weather. 🌿 INGREDIENT BREAKDOWN 🌿 MAIN : Full Spectrum Cannabis Extract 50 mg Full Spectrum cannabis is the unprocessed version of CBD. It keeps all it’s aspects and nutrients, including THC (but less than 0.03%, so it won’t make you high). Research shows that CBD reduces sebum production and soothes irritation- making it ideal to control acne and redness. Our bodies naturally produce a cannabinoid called anandamide- without it, you have dry, irritated skin. CBD naturally helps replenish that. 50mg is potent for a lip balm. Some balms have 10 mg, so this is definitely not cheating you on ingredients. For other parts of your skin, CBD recommendations can go as high as 350 mg to treat pain. So 50 mg is a good range for the thin, sensitive skin on your lips. Hyalauronic Acid A natural limp plumper that’s naturally derived from sugar- So it’s super unlikely to cause a reaction. We have HA naturally in our connective tissue. It keeps us lubricated, and it can bind ~1000 times its weight in water. What this means for your lips is that it’ll hold onto hydration, making them look plumper. Konjac Root This pairs perfectly with HA. It has glucomannan, which holds ~50 times its weight in water. It’s turns the balm texture into a gel, and is antimicrobial. Together with HA, they have a plumping, anti-wrinkling effect. Extra Ingredients Boy this little balm is packed! Here’s just a few more moisturizers it contains: castor seed oil, jojoba esters , grape seed oil, avocado oil, mango seed butter, rice bran extract, etc. 💕 APPLICATION 💕 My lips are prone to flaking because of harsh acne medication. They also get easily red and irritated. This balm is advertised as creamy and soothing. When I apply it, it goes on thick- but doesn’t look thick. It has a natural-ish finish that leans glossy. It feels perfect for winter because it’s so creamy. And it feels a little minty- Which I found really relaxing. The product didn’t just sit on my lips- After hours, it felt like it had absorbed its moisture. The texture reminds me of theNeutrogena - Lip Moisturizer with Sunscreen SPF 15 ($2.99 for 0.15 oz). But that product has a much shorter ingredient, with castor oil as its main moisturizer. Kosas product ($20 for 0.17) is priced higher, but it’s worth it for all the extra ingredients you get. If you have sensitive lip concerns, this product is worth checking out. Its slim packaging makes it easy to slip into your bag, and it’ll keep chapping under control.
Thank you guys!
Thank you guys!
Yesterday I received my leaderboard prize for being in the top 3 and I got to use it tonight!!!! First I just want to say I am just so thankful 🤗 to all of my followers and supporters for cheering me on. I am crazy overwhelmed (in a good way) with all the love ❤️ I have received since being a part of this community. Not to mention I am so close to 6k Followers and I just can believe it!! I have been such a hermit for a while, I was not even an avid social media user. I decided to start doing little things for my self with skincare and makeup, then one day I stumbled across Cherie and things just changed. I went from just cheering and saving posts that interested me, to my first post, to a large following and actual friends. This was all so unexpected and a such a blessing. I found myself again aside from being a mother and wife. I found self love and began a much needed journey of self care. Also thank you Cherie!! This app has given me a lot of joy. The support you guys give is amazing! Just being on the leaderboard was such an honor and now there are gifts! You guys rock! Thank you again! This oils is so lush! HERBIVORE - Emerald CBD + Adaptogens Deep Moisture Glow Oil I just love the packaging, I don’t know if I will throw the box away!❤️ The glass bottle and beautiful green/blue oil are gorgeous. It has a very Earthy scent to it, but it is not over powering and fades quickly. Also a little goes a long way, I only used like 3 drops before my moisturizer. The feel on my skin reminds my of my Sunday Riley night oil, but not as heavy. My skin felt nice and moisturized with a nice glow. Contains hemp-derived Cannabis sativa seed + adaptogenic herbs to soothe, hydrate, and gives a nice glow. This product is high in moisture making it Perfect for the coming dry months. Contains mushrooms and turmeric to defend skin against the environment and reduce wrinkles. At $48 this could possibly replace my Sunday Riley oil....because that stuff is super expensive!!! I love it but my wallet doesn’t! However this Emerald oil it a great replacement honestly and it’s not as heavy an oil. There is not a huge difference in the heaviness but it is noticeable to me. I also like how the scent fades, the Luna oil does not. Really a wonderful prize! Thank you !🙏🥰 ❤️Cherie Creator
pre + post Halloween-Makeup skincare routine
pre + post Halloween-Makeup skincare routine
Hi!! With halloween around the corner and face paints and heavy makeup inevitable, I wanted to share some products that I think would be helpful to making sure your skin stays safe and protected under makeup, and things to do post makeup to minimize irritation and acne. Besides your normal routine, here are some things you can add! Obviously I don’t suggest adding all these things in one day, but if you have some of these and you know they work for you, try it out! My skin type: sensitive, acne-prone, rosacea, combo My skin concern: redness, hyperpigmentation Pre Halloween Skincare: + FARMACY - Honey Potion Renewing Antioxidant Hydration Mask this is one of my favorite hydrating masks; it has a warming effect and it’s very healing. The antioxidants can protect from free radicals and provide a quick moisture barrier recovery. Use it very lightly and it washes off SO well. Smells a bit like honey. + FARMACY - Deep Sweep this toner is absolutely heavenly, it’s great for preparing your skin for incoming acne and clearing up oily skin and extra sebum. Not a lot of fragrance, which is great. This is perfect for halloween because salicylic acid is a bit photosensitive, but at night time there and under masks there is very little that could go wrong in that sense. + #Romer - Treatment[products]#[FourStars] this product is fairly new to me, but I am very excited about it. It’s a moisturizer/treatment combo, so you can leave it on or wash it off as a mask. I prefer to leave it on; it’s very soothing and rich, so it hydrates my skin so well. Smells very fresh and also a bit like fruit! It’s made with niacinamide and prickly pear, so it’s nourishing as well as a little clarifying. Post Halloween Skincare: + PLANT APOTHECARY - Not A Spot Acne Treatment Mask you know how you can FEEL acne coming after a long day of wearing makeup or sweating or whatever? This mask is perfect for it! I usually use this as a spot treatment unless my skin is really bad - it can be drying on normal or dry skin. If you’re oily or combo, just use sparingly. It’s a powder so you have to follow the directions and mix it with water (or your favorite serum or essence or toner), I usually just do water, and then it’s like a paste! Not much of a smell, but I do like the gentleness of it. + SNP - Cicaronic Sheet Mask after acne masks or clay masks, I like to follow up with a hydrating sheet mask to soothe and calm my skin. This one is perfect - made with centella asiatica aka cica - and the sheet mask actually fits my face for the first time ever! This will add some hydration back into your skin post acne/clay mask and prep for the rest of your routine. Smells like fresh cut grass!
Hair Growth Remedies You Need To Know
Hair Growth Remedies You Need To Know
We all crave long luscious locks, right? I know I do. Unfortunately, I wasn’t blessed with Rapunzel-like hair. Hair growth depends on several factors, including diet, environment, and genetic history. However, some remedies can help keep strands healthy, ultimately allowing them to grow long and strong.   I’m sharing my favorite hair growth hacks that I swear by.   About My Hair: I personally have very dry, long, curly hair. I tend to get a lot of breakage because of heat styling and occasional chemical treatments (highlights). My biggest hair concern is keeping my hair and scalp healthy.   My Go-To Hair Growth Products:   Biotin: I take 1 biotin pill every day. While this may not be suitable for all (always ask your doctor first), I did get an OK from my doctor to take them. I do think they really make a difference. I’ve tried a bunch of biotin brands before, and these seem to work best for my hair. Plus, they're pretty inexpensive. You get a 3-month supply for under $20. These are made with coconut oil as well, which helps keep hair hydrated.   Briogeo - Scalp Revival Stimulating Therapy Massager Scalp Massager: Healthy hair starts at the scalp! Once I learned that I’ve never looked back. I use my scalp massager by Briogeo around 2-4 times per week to give my scalp some much-needed love! Massaging the scalp helps improve blood and circulation. When you have increased blood flow, the hair follicles are getting more nutrition. This specific massager from Briogeo was just under $20. Every time I use this, my hair and head feel incredible after.   Hair Growth Tips: #1. Don’t use too much heat. Take it from me. I have scorched my hair so many times. #2. Eat a lot of protein. #3. Don’t over brush wet hair. I only use a wide-tooth comb on my hair when it’s wet.
🥑GLOW RECIPE AVOCADO MELT RETINOL SLEEPING MASK
🥑GLOW RECIPE AVOCADO MELT RETINOL SLEEPING MASK
🥑 - GLOW RECIPE AVOCADO MELT RETINOL SLEEPING MASK - 🥑 I purchased this Sleeping Mask from Boxycharm Add-ons because I’ve always wanted to try this brand. I really wanted the Watermelon one but they didn’t have it. BUT you can’t beat the price I paid for it. Lol This cozy, Retinol-Powered Sleeping Mask has Avocado, Matcha, gently smoothing PHA and encapsulated Retinol which is released throughout all hours of the night for skin recovery. This Sleeping Mask is Cruelty Free, Vegan and Free of Harmful Chemicals. - My First Impressions - I have said this before, and I’ll say it again, I’m a sucker for pretty packaging. This Sleeping Mask comes in a cute little glass jar. It’s green because it’s an Avocado 🥑 product. This product makes for great pictures and it’s totally shelf candy. - Scent & Texture - I honestly thought this product was going to smell like Avocados 🥑 but it doesn’t. Kinda let me down but that’s ok. It almost is scent free but it has a very faint fresh scent. The texture is so LUXURIOUS! It’s super thick, like a Balm mixed with a cream. - Effectiveness & Results - I can’t believe how satisfying this Sleeping Mask is to apply! It feels like it just melts into my skin! It doesn’t leave my skin looking and feeling greasy or sticky like other Sleeping Masks do. It isn’t heavy either. It absorbs really fast without leaving any film or residue behind. It moisturizes so well! I apply it before bed, then wake up glowing! My skin looks brighter and lighter. It looks hydrated and healthy. I even like using it as a basic facial moisturizer. It’s light enough for everyday use. At least it is for me. - My Conclusion - I am thoroughly impressed with this Sleeping Mask. It’s super effective and fairy affordable. It is gentle enough for sensitive skin (at least I think so?) I definitely recommend it for any skin type or tone. It would make a great Christmas Gift for all you Hubby’s and Wifeys out there Gift Searching! Thank you for sticking with me on this one! Thank you for reading as well! I hope you all enjoyed this article and this product! Any questions, comments, complaints or suggestions? Let me know in the comments below! UNTIL NEXT TIME LOVELIES.................. 🥑🥑🥑🥑🥑🥑🥑🥑🥑🥑🥑🥑🥑🥑🥑🥑🥑 GLOW RECIPE - Avocado Melt Retinol Sleeping Face Mask