Why you gotta be so cute, Too Faced? Between the pink ombre action on the Hangover 3-in-1 Replenishing Primer & Setting Spray and the heart sifter in the Born This Way Ethereal Setting Powder, your cuteness level is off the charts.
These two face products are new to the Too Faced fam and available now in the permanent line for $32 each.
Does Hangover ring any bells?
Wait — that didn’t come out right.
I’m referring to the original Too Faced Hangover primer (the one in the tube), which inspired the new multitasking Hangover 3-in-1 Replenishing Primer & Setting Spray. The latter can work as a primer, moisturizing mist and/or setting spray.
It’s packed with beauty buzz-worthy ingredients like hydrating coconut, and probiotic lactobacillus, which, by the way, is pretty darned cutting edge. Probiotics are trendy in skin care right now, with the idea being that “good” bacteria helps to keep skin in balance and regulate skin issues (Too Faced founder Jerrod Blandino loves all things skin care, so this totally makes sense). The spray is also silicone-, alcohol- and oil-free.
First thing I notice when I use the spray is the way it smells EXACTLY like coconut Life Savers (which is a very good thing to me, YUM). Then I notice the mist, which drives me freakin’ batty, because the droplets always come out of the spray unevenly. And some drops are BIG and end up in random places.
Not my fave thing.
But as a straight-up hydrating spray, I like Hangover a lot. On the mornings after I use a retinol product and my combo skin is thirsty and like, “Gimme all the hydration!” the extra layer of moisture is wonderful.
As a primer and setting spray, however, I think there are other sprays out there that have more kick to ’em and do a better job of keeping that face paint from sliding away. Make Up For Ever makes a great one called Mist and Fix, and Urban Decay has a whole line of sprays devoted to priming and setting. Two of my faves are Chill and All Nighter.
If your top priority is mega moisture, this Hangover is great, but I wouldn’t recommend it for much else. Funny, but I felt the same way about the coconut Marc Jacobs setting spray. Hmm…
Sure, this loose powder was made to set Too Faced Born This Way Foundation and Concealer, but Born This Way Ethereal Setting Powder will also work with whichever other face products you may be crushing on at the moment.
It’s only available in a single shade called Natural, but it’s supposed to work for everyone.
Incidentally (but highly interesting to me), the silky texture feels like you’re petting a Persian kitty’s tum-tum (no, SRSLY, it’s that soft!).
I think it blots oil exceptionally well (comparably to UD’s Naked Skin and MAC Blot), but when I’m not careful about reeeeallly buffing it in and there’s even a whisper left un-blended on my skin, I can see a white layer of powder in any pictures that I take with flash.
Darn you, flashback! Why you gotta mess up my groove?
All told, I think this one will work best for lighter lovelies, especially the ones who want major oil-control.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,