Hangover 3-in-1 Replenishing Primer & Setting Spray
Hangover 3-in-1 Replenishing Primer & Setting Spray is ambitious in its claims—so ambitious, it'd be hard for any product to live up to what this one claims to do. Stay with us; there's a lot to say about this alleged overachiever.
If you're using this spray as a primer, it won't create as smooth a finish for your makeup as a traditional primer that contains smoothing silicones. But as a setting spray, it works well to set your makeup and "rehydrate" a dry-looking powder foundation.
It feels weightless once it dries, but goes on a bit wet and won't dry as quickly as products with alcohol in them. But we consider the omission of alcohol a plus; it's well worth waiting a few extra seconds for the moisture to absorb, when it means saving your skin from the damage alcohol causes (with each application).
Also on the plus side is this spray's moisturizing ingredients. If you need a pick-me-up after a long night out, Hangover 3-in-1 will absolutely deliver a boost of moisture and the feeling (if not the lasting effect) of renewed elasticity. There are nearly a dozen hydrating ingredients, some interesting soothing ingredients to help tackle redness, as well as starch and film-forming agents to temporarily smooth your skin.
There aren't any brightening ingredients—that claim is exaggerated—but the increased hydration you'll get will no doubt perk up your complexion.
The one drawback is this product's fragrance; however, the amount is low and the scent doesn't linger on skin. Yes, fragrance-free products are best for all skin types, but fragrance is less concerning when the amount is low—and if you only plan to use this as a setting spray (over makeup) rather than use this as a primer (directly on skin).
In short, this is a better setting spray than a primer—and will help your skin look and feel refreshed on those I-can't-believe-it's-already-morning mornings. It's weightless, hydrating, soothing, and will give you the effect of firmer skin. If it weren't for the inclusion of fragrance, we'd bump our rating up even farther.
- Works well as a skin-refresher and setting spray.
- Contains nearly a dozen hydrating ingredients.
- Soothing ingredients help calm redness.
- Helps skin feel (temporarily) plumper and firmer.
- Spray can feel a bit heavy and wet, especially over makeup.
- Contains fragrance.
Too Faced Hangover 3-In-1 Replenishing Primer & Setting Spray is a weightless 3-in-1 coconut water-infused mist that primes, sets and refreshes makeup while it helps keep skin hydrated. The unique combination of coconut water, probiotic-based ingredients, and skin revivers work together to hydrate and brighten, promote elasticity and tone, soothe, and smooth the skin.
Too Faced At-A-Glance
Too Faced is the brainchild of Jerrod Blandino, who got his start in the cosmetics industry as a department store makeup artist in the '90s. According to brand lore, Blandino's clients sought him out for his lighthearted, playful approach to beauty, which led him to create his own line. Soon he teamed up with business partner Jeremy Johnson, and launched Too Faced. The brand caught on quickly, getting distribution in stores like Nordstorm and Sephora.
Too Faced's biggest hook is its emphasis on a feminine persona that seeks to make beauty seem fun. There are several food- and scent-themed palettes, and many products bear trendy or cheeky monikers. The brand offers some top-notch performers, including some great powder products and its top-selling Better Than Sex Mascara, though there are some mis-steps as well (see our individual reviews for more information).
Note: In November 2016, cosmetics giant Estee Lauder bought Too Faced for $1.45 billion. Despite the fact that Estee Lauder sells products in China, where animal testing is in some cases required by law, Too Faced's founders say they maintain their commitment to no animal testing (and there are no plans so far to sell Too Faced products in China).
For more information about Too Faced Cosmetics call (949) 553-4431 or visit the Web site at www.toofaced.com.
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