6.24.2012

Too Faced Shadow Insurance Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer Review

It's funny: as little as 9 months ago, I had no idea what eyeshadow primer was. Now, after discovering Too Faced Shadow Insurance Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer ($18), I can't imagine wearing shadow without this miracle cream's color-intensifying, anti-creasing, and long-wearing properties.

Too Faced Shadow Insurance Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer
Too Faced Shadow Insurance Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer

The creamy, beige-colored formula of Too Faced Shadow Insurance Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer evens out skin tone to create the perfect canvas for shadow. By creating a neutral, flawless base, Shadow Insurance intensifies pigments and helps the true color of your eyeshadow shine.

Although Too Faced Shadow Insurance Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer is creamy when applied, it sets to a matte finish. This is essential for all-day wear time. The powder finish of Too Faced Shadow Insurance absorbs your skin's oils to prevent creasing and hold your makeup in place. I have oily eyelids, and my morning eyeshadow used to be gone by the early afternoon. Now I have to use makeup remover to get it off, no matter how late I'm up!

Too Faced Shadow Insurance Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer Eye Shadow Duo Totally Toasted Swatches
Too Faced Shadow Insurance Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer
Left: Without Primer,  Right: With Primer

I swatched Too Faced Eye Shadow Duo in Totally Toasted in the above photo. The left side is without primer, and the right side is with a layer of Too Faced Shadow Insurance. The difference is staggering, especially in person.

I've tried a few other eyeshadow primers, and Too Faced Shadow Insurance Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer is my clear favorite. Certain others are overly sticky and make blending difficult, while Too Faced Shadow Insurance creates a smooth surface for blending that still locks down pigment until you decide to remove it. 

Plus, I think it's a great value. You only need a pea-size amount or less to cover your entire lid from lashline to browbone, so a single tube lasts forever. I used a 0.11 oz deluxe sample that I got in a Too Faced order for four months! 

If you haven't tried Too Faced Shadow Insurance Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer yet, I recommend that you do so. You'll be amazed that you ever managed to live without it.

      

6 comments:

  1. wow, amazing difference between the non-primer and the primer! Where can you buy this? I think I might have to try it!

    -AJ
    fittraveleraj.blogspot.com

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    1. Hey AJ :) This product is definitely a must-buy! I think it would work well for you if you are interested in exploring eyeshadow more -- it really helps the colors show up.

      Anyway, it is available on Too Faced's website, Sephora, and Amazon. If you follow the Amazon link at the bottom of my post, you can find it for $16.96, which is the lowest price I've seen & it's stocked directly by Too Faced :)

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  2. One of my favourites right now with all the heat & humidity has been LA Splash Eyeshadow sealer base. It's been a real pleasant surprise for something I picked up on a lark!

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    1. I've never heard of that! So cool that you are having great luck with it :)

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  3. I've recently been testing out the bare minerals shadow primer but I'll def try this one now!
    www.eyeshadowfordays.blogspot.com

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    1. You should totally try this! I love it.

      I haven't really used Bare Minerals products, but I'm interested in trying them.

      Gonna go check out your blog now!

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