The packaging of this product is great - UD could learn something here!
I found the consistency to be very watery and it didn't seem to stay on my eyelid when I applied it with my finger. I tried patting it on and smoothing it on, with the same feeling that I was simply wiping it off. What product did seem to "stick" to my eyelids, creased almost immediately. My eye shadows also creased. At the end of the night, when I removed my eye makeup, my eyelids were bright red and swollen, like an allergic reaction to the product. Between the texture and the allergic reaction, this product is a no-go for me.
What's not to love? More sanitary than UDPP & you can easily use ALL of the product! Not as thick as Benefit's FYeye, whcih get all crumbly and dried out after a month or two.
Since my eyelids aren't that oily, I don't use this everyday. For work and school I like a low key look but for clubbing/concerts/nightlife or anything else where you will be sweating & not want to carry your makeup, this is amazing!
Previously, I'd always just put foundation on my eyelids and then used eye makeup. I still do that but whenever I want to wear a vivid or intense color this primer is a must to keep the color from fading. I will definitely re-purchase and becuase of my postive experince with this product I'm looking forward to trying other items from Too Faced.
This primer makes my eyeshadow last all day (and night) without fail. But the part I love best is the packaging -- no wasted product with this tube! And a little goes a long way.
Too Faced Shadow Insurance: WIN!
MAC's Prep + Prime for the eyes (I have it in medium) creased right after application of the primer!! Um...! After that happened to a client, unless the client has very dry skin, I would always just use Too Faced instead. The packaging is very convenient; no scooping necessary, and the amount is very controllable with the tube packaging. I can usually squeeze out the exact amount needed without wasting product; and it won't be stuck to the side of the container like UDPP..
For my oily lids, it really does keep the shadow in place all day. The texture is also superior to UDPP and MAC. Be sure to work it fast with your fingertips or a synthetic brush. When I accumulate my sephora points, there were a time where they gave away the sample sized ones; and I happily carry that in my kit. This is definitely a product worth trying if other primers have not worked for you!
This is THE most amazing shadow primer out there! I have literrally tried everything with my oily eyelids and this product takes the cake. My previous shadow primer was FYeye from Benefit, which dried out in the pot over time. Because of Too Faced's packaging, this product does not dry out, is great for traveling, and works like a charm. Best shadow primer on the market! (and seriuosly, i have tried everything. Mac, Chanel, Paula Dorf, Dior, nothing comes close!)
I like this stuff. Not love, just like.
I find that it does go on a bit oily, especially if you apply too much but a little goes a long way. The packaging beats UDPP by a million. It's a lot more sanitary, not to mention, you don't waste any product.
I don't know about it making shadows appear any more pigmented than they already are, but it does lend to the lasting power of a shadow. I will repurchase when I run out and I do recommend.
I don't like this nearly as much as UDPP. It does go on nice & smooth, however I feel like my lids get oiler than normal thruout the day. So, not much staying power for my shadows & liners. I do love the packing tho, I wish UD would put theirs in a tube. I feel like I shouldn't have to saw the freakin bottle apart to get to the rest of the primer :)
I have UDPP but I wanted to try this as well and it's really not that much different from UDPP. The only thing I hate about this one is that it's a tube and if you're squeezing it a bit hard, a lot will come out. I personally don't like anything with tubes. When my UDPP ran its effective course with me, I switched to Shadow Insurance, but it also died on me as well. It does crease for me now, but I'm not sure if it's because it's expired, or because of the weather. Anyhow, I'm pretty sure I won't be buying this again.
I've been using UDPP for the last couple years, but just really HATED the stupid wand packaging, so I was really looking foward to trying this with Sephora's FF discount. Compared to UDPP, the formula goes on feeling smoother (like a silicone primer), so I think it makes blending easier. However, the main thing I look for in an eyeshador primer is crease-resistance, and this just isn't as good as UDPP; I can see my eyeshadow start to crease and move around within a few short hours =(
UPDATE: It's been creasing less on me recently, so I decided to up the rating. I still think UDPP performs better, but the packaging...I'm torn.
The past few months, as I get older, I notice at the end of the day my eye shadow is tweaked! It is cracked and usually all ends up in the crease of my eyelid.
Went to Sephora and they recommended this stuff. Bought it and tried it Saturday morning. Lasted all day. I even laughed so hard I cried and my shadow was still on. Fell asleep about 10 and woke up at 1 am and realized I didn't wash my face. Got up and the damn shadow was still on!
I am very impressed. Highly recommend this product!