Too Faced Shadow Insurance

4.2

1611 reviews

77% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.5

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.5

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Isododecane, Talc, Cyclopentasiloxane, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Glyceryl Triethylhexanoate, Polyethylene, Trihydroxystearin, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Isopropyl Lanolate, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Propylene Carbonate, Dimethicone, PEG 40 Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopherol, May Contain ( /-): Mica, Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)


on 5/18/2008 7:17:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Normal, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I've used UDPP for about a year now and was very impressed with how that made my shadow stay on without creasing. I was never thrilled with the packaging of that product and decided to try shadow insurance. At first squirt, it came out of the tube very watery. I thought, what the heck...I'll just rub that on the lid and see what happens. It did the job nicely. I've used it once mind you, so I'm a newbie to this but believe it will easily replace the UDPP when I run out of my current tube and 2 backups. I believe I will use it sometimes jus to see how it holds up in the middle of summer when my lids are really oily.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.



Age: 44-55

Skin: Oily, Other, Neutral

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

UPDATE: After reading a couple of negative reviews for this wonderful product, had to put my two cents in in hopes that it would help. With "shadow insurance", you don't have to pile it on. A nice thin coat works best. Also, it's essential to wait until the product has thoroughly 'set" on the eyelid before applying your shadow. I usually put this on right before my face moisturizer and let both set for about four to five min. before applying foundation and eyeshadow. I hope those who didn't like this product will give it another chance, as when it's properly applied, I think it is HG, at least for me. I have previously used the UDPP, and it not only was hard to remove, made my eyelids itchy, and made them look more crinkley than they actually are. Very, very drying to the skin. (UDPP). Just my opinion, for what it's worth. If Shadow Insurance can stand up to the heat and humidity in FL without creasing, what more could you want?

I used to use UD primer potion, but it really irritated my lids, so I had to stop. This product if far superior on so many levels. Number one, the applicator is more sanitary, number two, nothing and I mean, NOTHING, has ever allowed me to wear eyeshadow an entire day (and evening) in hot, humid, muggy, weather without creasing, number three, it does not change the color of your eyeshadow, but it ENHANCES it, i.e. it makes it look more vibrant, and last but not least, my very sensitive eyes can tolerate it. Also, I remember when I wore UD primer potion, it was very difficult to remove, and TF Shadow Insurance is not.
I will never be without this product again and need look no further for a product that delivers what it promises. In my opinion, the best shadow primer on the market and very deserving of its name. I usually wear Smashbox eyeshadow, which have a lovely texture, but I've noticed since wearing this primer that these shadows go on even smoother, colors look more similar to what they do in the pot. I can't say enough good about this product. Kudos to whoever came up with this excellent formula.
UPDATE: I'm still amazed at this product. As one who has NEVER been able to find a shadow primer that lives up to its name, this is IT. Hotter than hades, muggy, today, and absolutely NOT ONE IOTA of a crease in my eyeshadow after wearing it all day and spending a good deal of time outdoors. Normally, my eyeshadow will just "melt" off of my eyes, and the crease will be very prominent. This beats UD potion to he** and back, at least for me. I hope Too Faced never discontinues or messes with the formula of this product. It's perfect as is, and there aren't too many things that you can say that about these days. GREAT PRODUCT. Will use it till I croak or am too old to see my eyes to apply shadow :>) .

9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.


Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Oh I wanted to like this. UDPP is the most perfect product ever, but I can't stand the packaging and I don't want to cut up that stupid genie tube in order to get most of the product out. But Shadow Insurance failed test after test miserably for me. I kept trying for weeks, because after comparing the ingredient list, it seemed so very similar to UDPP that I kept hoping it would perform close enough to work! But nope - not even close. It creased within a half-hour, while UDPP will last through the day for me, except in extreme conditions. In this case, similar ingredients do not equal similar performance at all. I'm back to Primer Potion, but I've still got my fingers crossed that Urban Decay will switch their packaging to a nice, simple, sanitary squeeze tube.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I have now tried both UDPP and this product and I have to say this outperformed UDPP for me. The Urban Decay Primer Potion worked fantastic for the first week or so and then it started creasing on me. I was elated to find a similar product in Shadow Insurance. I've used this for about three or four weeks now and I haven't noticed any creasing unless I've had my shadow on for 14+ hours or so. And I really couldn't ask for much more than that. I was so excited that this product has excellent packaging. Whoever thought of the packaging for UDPP must have been a little too sleep deprived. It's cute, but you can only end up using about half of it unless you take apart the container and put it in a jar. Shadow Insurance is more sanitary than either of those situations. As it just squirts out in a tube, there's minimal contact with unused product. Fantastic! Great packaging, great product, great results. Better than UDPP in my opinion. Almost the same exact price, if not exact... I can't remember if this is $16 or $17...


Age: 25-29

Skin: Oily, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Other

Eyes: Brown

This stuff is awesome!! I used to buy UDPP, but after trying this I bought a tube if it. I like the fact that it's more sanitary than the UDPP wand and it's great for oily lids. Overall the price is nice because a little of this goes a long way and packaging is too cute. I will definately repurchase as long as TF keeps making!
EDIT: Unfortunately, I quit using this product. I've noticed the product doesn't suit my skin. My eyelids are quite dry and it's making them worse. So, blending takes work. I switched back to UDPP.


on 5/11/2008 5:29:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

When I saw this product at my local Sephora, I bought it instantly. Urban Decay doesnít sell its m/u line here so I thought Shadow Insurance would be a good alternative to my beloved (but hard to find) Primer Potion. Unfortunately, this primer didnít work for me at all. No matter what kind of e/s I apply, colors lose their vibrancy and start to crease noticeably within few hours. What a pity, I really wanted to like Shadow Insurance but I simply couldnít. In this light, Iíll continue to purchase UDPP and ArtDeco e/s base from other countries.


on 5/10/2008 9:33:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

i love this product. i have oily skin and my eyeshadow usually creases in a few hours but with this i have no problem all day long. i will repurchase it again for sure.


on 5/6/2008 4:29:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Goods:
-does make my eyeshadow stay on longer (I tried one eyelid with it and one without, by the end of the day, my bf noticed that the lid without the shadow insurance has color faded away mostly)

Bads:
-the cream gets clogg up near the crease area

Conclusion:
-decent pricing, nice packaging, not bad to try!


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool

Hair: Black, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I think I may like this more than UDPP! I get the same results, excpet this is in a tube, much cuter packaging. This dosent really change the color of the shadow when applied like UDPP. This still makes the color vibrant like UDPP but sometimes UDPP makes the colour a bit darker, while this makes it stay true to its color. Only think I dont like about this is when I first squeezed it out I got a big blob of oil! But it dosent go on oily at all, that was kind of gross. EDIT~ THIS IS TERRIBLE! It looks like my eyeshadow creased as soon as I apply shadow..does nothing for me...up for swap it goes.. I WILL STICK WITH UDPP


Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

LOVE it. I get similar results as I get for UDPP, but:
~the tube has more in it than UDPP
~is in a squeezable tube
~therefore not wasting product, and it's more hygenic

So yes, although a few dollars more, you *get* more, and it lasts longer because you're not letting in massive amounts of air when you use it, and product is not getting stuck on the bottom so you have to remove the plastic stopper, then in a few more weeks, cut it open and remove it to a 5g jar, when it's just going to dry out in 2 weeks anyways. *lets out breath*

UDPP would crease on me after about 5-6 hours. This creases on me 7-8 hours, so at least I can get through the work day.
For some reason, when I wear it with MAC shadows, it doesn't crease until around 9 hours. YES!

ETA: 5.15.08 This works best if I rub it in, leave it alone about a minute, and then rub remaining wet stuff from the crease of my lid over the dry area. When it's 90% dry I apply shadow. So it wasn't specifically MAC eye shadows, it's anytime I wait until it is nearly dry.
Yes, my shadows definitely stay true to color.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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