UMM...what will I do without you, Too Faced Shadow Insurance?!? I was using MAC paint pots and shadesticks and the notorious Urban Decay Primer Potion (UDPP for ya'll makeupalley'ers) and this product blows each and every one of them out of the water. My eyelids are supercalafragilisticly O I L Y and this stops all creasing, melting, and fading of my precious and expensive eyeshadows from MAC. I swear I will cry if they ever discontinue this product. I actually tried this product on one eye and UPDD with a paint pot on the other and the Too Faced creased after 12 hours and the other eye creased after 2 hours. So the results?? I am converting to Too Faced. Also, the shadows are soooo vibrant with this base and easier to blend which is important to me. This is probably the best purchase I have ever made in my makeup kit.
I've never tried udpp so I can't compare the 2 but tfsi WORKS so I don't feel the need to try udpp. I have tried paint pots, concealer, white eyeliner. ALL failed to keep my e/s on.
It e/s usually wears off by lunch...if it hasn't worn off by lunch then my lids get oily and all of the shadow migrates and clumps in my crease o.O. It's embarassing...especially when I dont catch it until I get home.
With tfsi my e/s lasted 12+ hours!!! 3x longer than it usually lasts. AND I only used a teeny tiny amount on each lid...which is good...it means the tube will probably last me a long time!
I'm thinking it may be HG status! ^.^
I used updd before this. I had bought the product in july and by september I had to destroy the bottle and move the product but after week it began to dry out and after 2 weeks it was very dry.
So I decided to try shadow insurance. It cost $1 more so anyone complaining about how shadow insurance costs more needs help. It comes in a better tube, has .01 more product. It's worth it to me. However I got this for $14 at ulta since I used a 20% coupon.
I found this formula to be much more silky than udpp which is a plus since I thought udpp was drying. You also use less product with shadow insurance since it's in more economic packaging, you only need a tiny speck to do your whole lid.
I also found that my eyeshadow was easier to blend which saved time. Udpp put up some resistance when it came to blending.
The colors of my eyeshadow are more vibrant than udpp did. Using drugstore and high end shadow didn't make a difference, both were more vibrant so it wasn't just the quality of the eyeshadow.
Shadow insurance lasted just as long as udpp. How long either really lasts I don't know, I usually take off my eyeshadow after 16hrs and it still looks perfect unless I rub at my eyes.
I would buy this again for sure. The packaging is way better and so is the product. I'll also be getting my sister one for christmas :]
This is a fantastic product that is just as good as UDPP. The only difference is that eye shadow shows up a *little* more vivid with UDPP but with SI blending is much easier. I like SI better because the packaging much better, more sanitary and less wasted product.
I must say I was expecting great things with Shadow Insurance, but was dismayed with it's performance. It creased on my lids, and I even tried to use the smallest amounts on my lids fearing I had applied too much. No matter how I tried to apply Shadow Insurance, brush or fingertip, I just couldn't get it to work on me. This eyeshadow primer feels more moisturizing and slippery in texture when compared to Urban Decay's Primer Potion. UDPP remains my HG eyeshadow primer, as it works better for people with oily lids like myself. One thing I did like about Shadow Insurance was the packaging. UD should package their primer in this type of squeeze tube container. In my opinion Shadow Insurance would work better for people with normal to dry eyelids.
For the record, I've never used Urban Decay Primer Potion, but after reading about UDPPgate, I'm not sure I want to.
TFSI is everything it claims on its website, something not many cosmetics seem to live up to. Normally, eye shadows stick around for a maximum of four hours on my oily lids. With TFSI, they're still going on strong after a 16 hr day. The formula is creamy, smooth, and forgiving enough to let you blend it out before locking down and drying. Eye shadows go on smooth and more intense than normally. And it comes in a cute, sanitary tube! What's not to love?
not only it primes and keep your eyeshadows on... it also take care of any discoloration on your eyelid skin. Like some of us that have purple or pink tone to our eyelids... this product will tone that down too! Love this.. packaging is great because you can get all the product out of tube when it gets low.
For starters - I can't compare this to Urban Decay Primer Potion because it isn't available where I live.
The product delivers everything that it promises, no creasing and long lasting, bright color. My skin is on the oily side, and it works well for me. I use it every day as a base, sometimes with MAC Paint over the top. It's a medium skin colour and blends in well.
I used it under my incredibly bright 80's themed eye makeup last night, it brought the colours out and was easy to blend. I was naughty and didn't take my makeup off before bed, I woke up and most of it was still on - bright as ever!
The packaging is quite cute, it's in a tube and it's easy to squeeze the correct amount out. The price is good (about $29 Australian I think) and you get a decent amount.
Another thing I like about Too Faced is that they don't test on animals :)
I will definitely buy again.
I wouldn't buy this again. I'm absolutely in love with UDPP and it does it for me at a cheaper price. I see no difference in performance or color and I actually like UDPP's doe-foot applicator.
This is nothing compared to UDPP. My shadows crease like hell!!! I was in Charlotte, NC for like three weeks on a business trip and this is all I packed so I had to use it and my shadows did not blend as well, look as vibrant or last like they do with UDPP. I figured out what it is. I really like UDPP's grabbiness becasue that decreases fallout. When I would go to blend with TFSI I would lose most of the intensity of my shadows! I do love this with simple looks, though.
Is everyone on crack, this is Terr-o-ble. If the purpose is to instantly dry out my lids until they resemble shriveled-up old flesh, then it does it's job perfectly.
This garbage is so un-e/s friendly, that it makes me look like I rubbed in a bit of Coty power onto my lids. Am I doing something wrong? Are you suppose to pray and do a little dance around the toilet prior to application? I just don't get it.
Update: I have reconsidered my some of my harsh words, after reading paint pot reviews. This might be the answer to my creasing paint pots. Still, I can not use this product alone. Two bases are way too many steps for this simple gal. I'm still searching for my HG base, and I have tried it all (UD, Guerlain, Benifit, MAC, TM, LM..you get the point).
I might purchase again.
UpdateII: Okay, but not good enough, it creases. Back to UD.