January 7, 2020

Too Faced Hangover Pillow Cream Ultra-Nourishing Night Cream A Boyfriend’s Take

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.
1 stars out of 5

My boyfriend is the cutest boy in the world all due to the fact he wears these black framed hipster glasses that make me think of Buddy Holly (Yeah, I have a type but that’s a story for another day!). He’s truly that geeky tall, slim Clark Kent type. Typically the glasses actually help determine what he is thinking or how he is feeling. They are basically his tell and I make fun of him constantly about it. When he’s happy or excited they lean towards the left in a crooked way. When he’s upset or angry they are firmly on his face in a very “I’m serious now” look. When he’s observing something he does this Ben Franklin thing looking down the frames with his head down making him look like he’s an 80 year old man squinting at the morning newspaper. Two years ago for Christmas he got me a custom chibi framed print with his “Many Faces” that hangs in my home office. I can’t look at it and not smile until my face hurts.

Recently, when I walked out of the bathroom he did his “I’m really, really serious now, no joking around, sh!t is about to get real” look which consists of a head tilt, looking down his frames, and a middle finger push to adjust his frames fully on his face and a squint. After all this he said to me, “Did you do something new to your face?”

Why yes, I stupidly applied Too Faced Hangover Pillow Cream Ultra-Nourishing Night Cream. I didn’t say that exactly but I did cringe and whisper, “Why does it look really bad?” And he was all, “Umm no…but you’re sort of shiny and shimmery and what’s that vampire dude that glows you were gaga over a few years ago? You remind me of him!” Honestly, if I was looking like a big old dumb ass he totally would have called me on it but he did get a laugh at the shimmer and said I looked like one of those little troll dolls.

So, yeah, this was a really stupid buy because I didn’t notice the “Infused with Mineral-Rich Stardust” when I originally purchased it. But I should have known, yes, I should have known! After trying Too Faced Glow Job Radiance-Boosting Glitter Face Mask the writing was on the wall.

I got this on sale and after briefly look at the ingredients I was like mm, ok, not too bad (it’s actually still on sale because Too Faced likely realized it sucks and they need to get rid of it somehow). It contains glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, water, rice bran oil, shea butter, niacinamide, squalene, and a somewhat controversial ingredient, and petrolatum. I don’t have an issue with Petrolatum and I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I’m sorry not sorry, but I use Vaseline on my face! It’s actually a great ingredient for dry skin!

Along with good ingredients there are crummy ones too but not as many as would would think. There is alcohol which is quite low on the list and of course, fragrance. Oddly enough, Too Faced somehow packaged an incredible amount of super hydrating ingredients into this little jar but it made absolutely no difference because the performance of the product isn’t all that great.

When I read “Pillow Cream” I instantly though well hydrated, plumped up skin but sadly I didn’t get that.

The formula is thick and creamy with a light, fresh scent which I’ve read is supposed to smell like coconuts but I didn’t get that at all. As soon as I opened the package and removed the jar I realized the mistake I made. The jar has a shimmery overlay and I cringed because knew when I opened the top that the cream inside was going to contain mica. I sadly, failed to realized that during my initial purchase. Why anyone, anywhere on the planet would put mica into a night cream is beyond me. What’s a bigger joke is Jerrod did this Instagram post (or maybe it was a story) where he showed a bunch of super inexpensive skincare he uses in his own routine and told us all about what a skincare junkie he is. What I wanna know is does Jerrod use this stuff on his face at night because I have some serious doubts. The mica is a joke hence my boyfriend asking what I had done with my face. I glow! Literally glow with this stuff on. If you’re a fond fan of K-Beauty products you’ve likely run across quite a few glow primers or creams that promise “glass-like skin” but in reality they just add a strobing effect to your complexion. This was basically that finish. Maybe if this was a daily moisturizer or even a primer I’d give it a pass but a night cream with mica? WHY THOUGH?

The texture of the cream is light and creamy! With all the hydrating ingredients I expected something way thicker but it’s actually a loose cream product. It doesn’t absorb very well and does sit atop my skin and makes me feel very greasy and oil. Oddly, that slick greasy feel really didn’t make me feel more hydrated because it didn’t sink in and just sat there doing absolutely nothing. I typically give skincare a while before I review and it’s been about three weeks since I got this and I can safely say it’s just NOT working on for me. If I was reviewing it based off the glow it could produce we could easily give it five stars but as a night cream that promises to hydrate I’d give one star. This doesn’t seem to be benefiting my skin at all sadly.

Too Faced Hangover Pillow Cream Ultra-Nourishing Night Cream was a bust for me. The mica, the lack of hydration, the greasy feel, the fact it didn’t absorb, all of this made for a really poor moisturizer. Too Faced needs to reevaluate their place in the skincare world because these type of offerings aren’t cutting it!

Where to buy

Too Faced Ulta Nordstrom

Too Faced Hangover Pillow Cream Ultra-Nourishing Night Cream moisturizer that launched last month that promises to hydrate, plump, smooth, and soften skin with a fragrance that promotes “happy” sleep. It’s $42 (currently on sale for $31) and 1.52 oz in size. It contains a host of great hydrating ingredients but sadly, none of them provided much moisture for me. The formula is light and creamy with a thinner, looser texture that didn’t really absorb very well and left it a greasy film on my face. To add insult to injury the mica in this product is absurd and unnesscary in a night cream. It adds a shimmery glow to my skin that I didn’t really need when going to bed! It does have a fresh fragrance that was pleasant but strong.

Water\Aqua\Eau, Dimethicone, Petrolatum, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric/Myristic/Stearic Triglyceride, Isopropyl Isostearate, Glycereth-26, Butylene Glycol, PEG-100 Stearate, Niacinamide, Squalane, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Polysilicone-11, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Polyaspartate, Meteorite Powder, Lactobacillus Ferment, Yogurt Powder, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Caffeine, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Liquid Endosperm, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Juice, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Sterols, Sigesbeckia Orientalis (St. Paul’s Wort) Extract, Porphyridium Cruentum Extract, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Linoleic Acid, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Trehalose, Cetearyl Glucoside, Sorbitol, Myristyl Myristate, Isohexadecane, Aluminum Hydroxide, Tin Oxide, Tromethamine, PEG-8, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Polysorbate 80, Sucrose, Silica, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Caprylyl Glycol, Citric Acid, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Myristyl Alcohol, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Fragrance (Parfum), Tocopherol, Disodium EDTA, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, BHT, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Red 4 (CI 14700).

Pros

  • Contains some very hydrating ingredients.

Cons

  • Contains mica and creates a shimmery glow on skin.
  • Sadly lacked hydration or any long term moisturizing benefits.
  • Doesn’t fully absorb resulting in a greasy feel.

Who

Too Faced Hangover Pillow Cream Ultra-Nourishing Night Cream might best for a normal skin type but I have my doubts anyone is going to like this formula!

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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    • Isabella Muse

      lol! thanks…! ;-D I should have taken a picture of the chibi print so everyone can enjoy his many faces ;D

  • kjh

    Dying here. Hahahahahha. It certainly looked worse on Jerrod than it did on you. But really, what were you thinking? Somehow the mica was invisible on the ingredients? I would pay real money for a photo of this and the BF’s expression. Bloody priceless!

    • Isabella Muse

      I’m an ass because I wasn’t really paying attention to social media buzz plus mica didn’t even jump out at me. Fast forward and I’m looking liked Edward Cullen on the nightly for three weeks testing this rubbish out. He was a real sport about it LOL but I did gain a new nickname from the entire thing! I cringe every time he asks if his sparkly little troll is ready for bed! haha..!

  • Linda Whitener

    Muse, I did get such a kick out of your comment, “Yeah, I have a type.” Reminds me of the great line in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood about Sharon Tate’s type (as personified by Roman Polanski and his predecessor, the hairstylist Jay Sebring): “Short, intellectual guys who look about 12 years old.”

  • Kish

    This is why I don’t pay much attention to makeup companies that have branched out into skincare. It’s usually bad news. Although I needed the laugh today and it’s nice that you have a BF who pays attention to details, especially the sparkly ones haha

    • Isabella Muse

      agreeed! although tarte has been making some efforts! ha..! I guess it was super noticeable ;-D

  • Christina

    *Snorts* at “Mineral Rich Stardust.” Right…just call it as it is: shimmer. LOL!

  • Angelica

    Always find it interesting when makeup brands dabble into skincare. Nice thorough review! 🙂

    XX Angelica

  • Aylin

    Aww, shame that you had such a bad experience with the night cream! I actually purchased it a few weeks ago and don’t struggle with the “side effect” of shimmery skin and it soaks up so nicley, my skin practically eats up the cream Skin feels firm and bouncy but then again I have pretty good skin anyways. But I really enjoyed your honest review! Thank you so much! 🙂