“What? What’s this” - this is what my clients usually shout when I use a setting spray over their makeup for keeping it in place. And I was saying the same things when I tried to make friends with this Hangover setting spray from Too Faced.
I necessary disclaimer:
I have a mini of this Hangover 3-in-1 Setting Spray, which is only 2 ml.
Anyway, the packaging of the mini is still great! It’s funny that the word “hangover” on the packaging is surrounded by hearts as if it were such a pleasant thing. For instance, here, on the right on the long tube.
On the official website, all the reviews are far from being positive, though. So, I can’t get where they discovered all 100% here. I also want to destroy their statistics.
Aqua/Water/Eau, Pentylene Glycol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate, AMP-Acrylates/Allyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Glycerin, Lactobacillus/Salix Alba Bark Ferment Filtrate, Maris Aqua/Sea Water/Eau De Mer, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Water/Cocos Nucifera Water, Hydroxyacetophenone, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium PCA, Urea, Panthenol, Yogurt Powder, Trideceth-9, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Juice/Cocos Nucifera Fruit Juice, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Trehalose, Fragrance/Parfum, Polyquaternium-51, Sodium Hyaluronate, Polysorbate 20, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate.
There are many interesting components, which are lactobacillus, yogurt powder, coconut, and aloe. And no drops to rabbits’ eyes since the brand is cruelty-free.
The back of the box informs on how to use the product (accompanied with the hearts, of course).
Shake well. Hold bottle 6-8 inches away from face and mist directly onto skin.
PRIME: Apply to clean skin before makeup.
SET: Apply after makeup to keep it in place all day.
REFRESH: This spray can also be used anytime to refresh skin.
The same instruction is given in many languages.
The mini of the setting spray is done in the brand’s design.
Even the top cap here is pink, the same as the big size.
The product is a native of Italy but is sold in the US.
The bottom shows a number which should correspond with the one given on the box.
And here’s the regular spray, which usually perfume testers have.
It isn’t the best choice of packaging for a face spray. It’s too small and the hole is so tiny. I find it difficult to aim it at my face, especially when my eyes are closed. Moreover, such a small spray will never give out the product with a cuddling cloud, but there’ll be a stream, which covers my skin with huge drops.
And these drops usually flow down my face, dragging all the makeup and it really takes a while for them to dry down. From what I can tell, there aren’t any alcohol components in the list of ingredients, which makes the product evaporate faster. If used as a primer, I have to wait for ages for it to dry down. Or apply my foundation right over the wet skin, which immediately changes its texture and the coverage looks streaky and uneven in the end.
No makeup keeping in place was noticed. I’d even venture to say that this spray dissolves my makeup because, at the places where I apply it, my makeup travels down.
As for moisture, it is here, but more for my foundation and a powder, rather than for my skin.
The product smells of strawberries and the smell is potent. I know that a lot of people feel coconut. It might seem pleasant but if I spray my face several times a day, I always have to inhale that doubtful strawberry. Well, I don’t know…
Maybe I just didn’t have enough time to fall for it, or maybe such a small package with a tiny pump for this product is fatal. But I judge what I have. If you want to use a refreshing spray, then you can turn to a rose water with the same results. As for makeup setting, well, Hangover does nothing about it.
The official store retails the full size for $32 for 120 ml (4 fl.oz).
Hm, and that’s the price for an actively spray liquid, not for a moisturizer, you see.
The thing is there are some products, which I’m ready to splurge for. And some others just don’t deserve it.