"The new world's gonna need Rick Grimes."
Aside from Rick Grimes, what else does the new world need? How about a reliable primer for people who can't tolerate silicones? Enter the Too Faced Hangover Rx Replenishing Face Primer, $32.00 USD. After testing it throughout the fall and winter months, I have to say it's been wonderful!
I can only speak to the experience I've had with it as someone with combination skin. In the cooler months, my skin is less oily in the t-zone and incredibly dry in other areas. In the mornings, I wash my face and follow it with a pump of the Hangover Rx Primer. The slightly watery cream sinks in right away and leaves my skin feeling soothed and plumped up. It has a super faint coconut water scent that fades almost immediately.
About that 'cone-free life...
As I'm sure others with oily/combination skin can attest, oily skin and silicone-based primers get along about as well as Kenya Moore and Vivica A. Fox. Which is to say...they don't. For me personally, applying silicone primer to my face nets results that rival my adolescent Code Red oil production. As a teen, I had to wash my face three times a day or else it felt like I was rocking a solid layer of Crisco. As a mid-30s gal whose oily complexion has finally given way to more of a combination vibe, silicone + my skin takes me back to those greasy fretful teenaged days, which is a #tbt I'd rather avoid. Since the Hangover Rx Primer is silicone free, it doesn't "fill in" pores, but it does prep the skin for foundation and extends the wear time. The coconut water and electrolytes contained in the primer do a great job of hydrating the parched areas of my face (cheekbones and temples) without making my t-zone overly shiny.
If primers with silicones have caused abundant oil production or breakouts for you in the past, I think this one is worth a look.
G I V E A W A Y !
How would you like to try it for free? The generous people at Too Faced provided me with a Hangover Rx Replenishing Face Primer to give away to one lucky reader! To enter, simply leave me a comment below telling me what your favorite part of your skincare routine is. Do you love the feel of smoothing on a serum or sudsing up with a foaming cleanser? What's your favorite skincare product in your arsenal right now?
The winner will be drawn on Thursday, February 12th, by Random.org and contacted by me through email. Giveaway is open internationally. Bon chance, beauties!