I recently picked up the new Too Faced Hangover Primer in a Sephora in Los Angeles and it was the first thing from the Too Faced stand that I saw. I had heard so many good reviews about it and considering I've only really picked up drugstore primers I definitely wanted to try some from my newly discovered favourite brand. I know Too Faced has been around in the UK for a short while now and I've got both of the Chocolate Barand Chocolate Bon Bons palettesI'd never tried anything else from the brand. The Too Faced Hangover Primer is £24 ($32) and is described as a replenishing face primer that hydrates, smoothes and brightens the skin for a dewy effect, giving off a healthy looking skin finish. The primer is infused with coconut water, probiotics and 'skin revivers' that when combined boost radiance, promote elasticity and to help hydrate your skin. At the same time, it aims to lock down your foundation, promoting a flawless finish and longer lasting makeup.
First off I can't comment for the dewy skin look as for someone with oily/combination skin the idea of dewy looking skin petrifies me as to me it just looks like I have excess oil. I've been using my trust Maybelline 24hr Stay face powder which is a tad cakey, so if I come across a lighter powder I might be able to provide an update for whether it looks dewy. From the name itself, the product aims to show that your skin looks like it's had a good nights rest and staying hydrated and I have to say I can tell that my skin looks more awake and bright. I was dubious as to whether it would brighten my skin and I don't know whether it's because the product is white that it helped or not.
Some reviews have said they have seen the product cause break outs but I don't tend to wear makeup every single day so I can't comment from an everyday perspective. I'm naturally prone to break outs due to excess oil my skin produces and from what I've used so far (about ten times) I've not seen my skin any worse that it normally is so I would naturally rule out this as a cause. It definitely depends on your skin but I'd see if you can get a sample first before buying it if you were concerned.
I definitely think it makes my makeup last all day but I do have to add an extra pit of powder after having it on for 5+ hours due to the extra moisture it gives me skin. I wouldn't say my pores were covered more than using any other primer but my skin does feel better after using it. I think in the upcoming months I'll test it on a night out and see how it lasts! The last feature I love about the Too Faced Hangover Primer is that when you take the lid off it has a handy pump so you don't squeeze out too much product, making that £24 go a long way. Anything with a pump pleases me as I really hate wasting makeup as I don't have hundreds of pounds to repurchase products after I've wasted half of them. Overall I really enjoy using this primer and I'm now intrigued to try out their eye primer too.