When I gave you the 101 on my Daily Face Product Roundup a while ago, many of you pointed out that it’s quite an extensive regimen. And you were right! My skin just can’t find its balance lately and has horrible break-out phases and then again looks amazing with nearly nothing on. Fun times, but I guess many of you can relate, right?!
Since I am quite picky when it comes to skincare and makeup, it’s hard to find the one. You know, I try to go the all natural organic skincare route but usually those products are way too rich for my sensitive combination skin with dry spots. It’s fun you guys! Then, about a month ago all of that changed. I tried out two new products that surprisingly form an absolute dream team for happy glowy skin.
Here’s the gist:
Too Faced Hangover Face Primer
I usually don’t use any primer because I’ve heard somewhere that it can cause even more breakouts on sensitive combination skin. From a visual point of view, it always looked like my face would melt in the middle of the day because of primers. So, that’s not what I am going for with glowy skin in mind!
When many beauty bloggers came out to praise the Too Faced Hangover Face Primer, that’s sulfate-free, paraben-free and cruelty-free, I wanted to give it a try myself. The primer is infused with coconut water and probiotics “to nourish and replenish depleted skin while locking down makeup for fresh and flawless wear”, like the product description provides. I couldn’t wait to use it right away and I must say, I really like the texture and the fact that it’s the first non-sticky primer I got to use. It sinks right in and creates an even canvas.
The only thing I am 50/50 about is the smell. Many looove the Piña Colada-like smell – and don’t get me wrong, I love me some coconut and pineapple too! – just not that early in the morning. It does fade quickly though, so it’s manageable for my quite sensitive sense of smell.
It Cosmetics’ Your Skin But Better CC Cream With SPF 50+
When I talk about makeup or foundation, I actually mean tinted moisturizer and BB creams. I don’t even own a heavy foundation of any kind. A CC cream was something I have not tried so far. Again this one got all the raves online, especially teamed up with the Hangover primer and, as it turned out, for a good reason.
The It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream With SPF 50+ does what the name suggests and more. It’s an all-in-one multitasking beauty product that gives great coverage without feeling heavy on the skin. Just how I like it! The CC cream protects your skin with a whopping SPF 50+ and is packed with antioxidants and exotic natural botanicals to improve and hydrate skin visibly. According to the package slip, it’s even clinically shown to improve skin’s hydration by up to 179%, I mean whoa, right?!
I have a quite fair complexion during winter, so finding a shade that works for me is always a bit of a hassle. Many shades look either too beige or too rosy on my skin. With this babe, I decided on Light, that weirdly looks quite dark in the tube, and haven’t looked back ever since. It’s slightly yellow tinted which is amazing for balancing out redness and possible discoloration, if that’s of your concern.
What I also love about the CC Cream is the amazing zesty smell. I am not someone for a Piña Colada in the wee early hours as discussed, but with lemon I’ll go all day every day! If you’re not a lemon devotee, don’t worry, the smell fades quickly as well.
So far, I am very happy with my new dream team! I am much quicker in the morning with this two product combo. I only add a bit of under-eye-concealer, mascara and a dash of rouge or bronzer. Done and good to go!