Product Reviews by Afrocutie

Powder - bareMinerals - Matte Foundation SPF 15

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3 months ago

I really wanted to like this. Finally BM included a neutral undertone to their deep shades. Finally. So off I trot to buy shade 29 Neutral Deep. Such a great colour for my lower 1/3 of my face and perimeter (the middle parts has a yellow undertone and NYX SMNF in nutmeg is fine).

I wear this product and I'm getting tiny red spots on my cheeks. I do not put 2 & 2 together for a …
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Treatments (Face) - Deciem - The Ordinary Retinol 0.5% in Squalane

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6 months ago

I started off with the Granactive Retinoid in Squalane 5% for 6months. Starting off very slowly over skincare and then ending up applying every night over toner.

I have recently finished a bottle of the 0.5% Retinol in s
Squalane and I am happy with the results. I noticed a little extra dryness for a couple of weeks. But that was easily addressed. I feel it has continued to even …
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Treatments (Face) - Deciem - The Ordinary Resveratrol 3% + Ferulic Acid 3%

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6 months ago

I have used a full bottle of this. Took me 6 months of 3 - 4 drops a day, in the AM. During winter, I mixed with a hydrating serum. In warmer months, alone over a hydrating toner.

I found that it would cause flushing for around 20 - 30mins, however with the Vitamin C in Silicone from the same brand, patted over the top, it was workable.

To be honest I really didn't …
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Sunscreen - NIVEA - SUN UV Face Shine Control Cream SPF 50

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9 months ago

I was advised to try this SS during the heatwave we had in the UK, over the summer.

I was having trouble keeping SS on my face, due to how thick and greasy my Soltan SPF50 was and I couldn't find a simple, locally available , no Hyaulronic acid, no Niacinamide, low to no amounts of BG, no white cast, not super greasy and made in the EU, Sunscreen. It is like a unicorn …
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Treatments (Face) - Unlisted Brand - Calamine Lotion

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Sep/03/2018

Well this has been in my medicine cabinet for a while. It is one of those old time remedies that still actually works!

In facial skin care I use it as a spot treatment. I find it takes the inflammation right down. However the bentonite clay is drying so it is a last step at night with a Q-tip. (Do not double dip... ewww).

I haven't been using it much as I managed to …
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Treatments (Face) - Deciem - The Ordinary EUK 134 0.1%

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Jul/21/2018

Ok I've used a whole bottle of this product and I'm on the fence with this product.

I have normal to oily, easily irritated skin. Prone to dehydration and prone to acne. PIH.

With that out of the way, my intentions for this product was to see if my skin could tolerate Propanidol as it is in the product at 99.9%. Suffice it to say yes, it is fine.

I find …
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Treatments (Face) - Deciem - The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 5% in Squalane

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Jun/20/2018

I have been using for 3 months, so I can only comment on the shirt term results rather that after 6months of consistent use.

I started this in March and went straight in with 2 nights on and one night off. I now use it every PM. It is a med weight oil, delivered in a dropper type of brown bottle. I do not like the bottle because retinols reduce efficacy once exposed to air and I am …
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Eye Primer - Makeup Revolution - Aqua Seal Liquid Eye Primer

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Jun/20/2018

This is great to keep my shadow on my oily lids. Keeps the colours nice and bright.

I mainly use this for making eyeliner out of eyeshadows. Once on it will not budge until I oil cleanse at night. All day from 7am until midnight. It is the only thing that has lasted and looks as fresh as when I applied.

I bought this to see if an eye primer would work for me. It works great …
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Foundations - L'Oreal Paris - Infallible Total Coverage

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Jun/20/2018

The colours are limited in this range. I use the darkest available in the UK, Coca I think and the next one lighter Almond.

The dark one has a red undertone and is too red / deep for my my skin tone. The Almond is a huge jump in shade range...has a yellow to neutral undertone. It is too light for my skin tone. In the UK you can not return unmatched makeup. So you have to be all in if …
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Toners - Caudalie - Eau de Raisin Hydratante - Grape Water

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Jun/20/2018

I have nearly used a 200ml can of this and I am not convinced. I haven't noticed an increase in moisturisation, even with layering the product nor with layering with other skin care products.

It hasn't made a significant impact on my sensitive skin. It is ok taking down the powdery look from powder foundation n bronzer.

The spray nozzle is fantastic though. It …
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