Photo by Angie Baquedano

Ladies, I sorrowfully announce the beginning of the beauty hangover season. The end of the semester is quickly approaching and what I am now calling the “BH Plague” has begun its course of tan destruction and under eye bag hoarding.

A long night in Atkins studying your life away with nothing but a cup of coffee and your fleeting sanity is more than enough stress to cause the dreaded beauty hangover. Once you emerge back into the daylight, you look sleep deprived. All the caffeine you ingested has dehydrated your skin and any hint of color has been completely drained from your face. Halloween is way behind us, yet you’ve begun to consider changing your name to Corpse Bride.

These are just a few of the symptoms of the BH Plague, but this season a cure has been found. You can now wave goodbye to the Corpse Bride and say hello to being as radiant as Rapunzel from ‘Tangled.’

I present to you Too Faced’s newest product, Hangover RX Replenishing Face Primer. The heavens have spoken and we have been bestowed the gift of a light yet powerful beauty weapon. Infused with coconut water, probiotics and skin reviving electrolytes, you will now look as if you have had a full night’s sleep all along, rather than a half hour, open-eyed nap. Calling out to all my vegans and chemical-conscious ladies—Hangover RX is paraben free, sulfate free, vegan-friendly, phthalate free, silicone free and cruelty free.

Hangover RX can be worn alone as a nighttime moisturizer and a daytime prep/primer for your daily beauty routine. It goes great under foundation and prepares the skin for the day. Skin will now look healthier, radiant and those pores will be almost nonexistent.

It’s smooth, long lasting and light, unlike other primers that tend to feel thick and perhaps chalky or powdery. Its non-sticky formula helps your skin regain its natural, healthy tone that may have been drained right out after spending several hours with your head in a textbook.

It doesn’t cause breakouts, absorbs quickly and has a pleasant coconut scent that quickly dissipates for those who are sensitive to aromas. For $32 it can be easily found at stores such as Ulta and Sephora. I know what you’re thinking: $32 for a primer? It’s worth it!

You get 1.35 ounces of this skin-saving elixir in a tube with a pump so you can use it until the very last drop. Use it at night to wake up to healthy moisturized skin in the morning, use it again before your foundation or wear it alone with full confidence that you will always look great even if you don’t feel it. Goodbye beauty hangover, you have been eradicated.

Angie Baquedano is the Assistant Lifestyle Editor at Niner Times. She is close to completing her Creative Writing major and Journalism Minor as an Undergraduate and hopes to one day work for The National Geographic Society. When Angie isn’t swamped with homework or working her CNA job she can be found traveling, reviewing restaurants for Charlotte Food Adventures or taking up new hobbies such as painting with oil pastels (It changes depending on what inspires her that week).