Product Review: Too Faced Shadow Insurance (Eyeshadow Primer)

Too Faced Shadow Insurance, 0.35oz, US$17.00
Too Faced Shadow Insurance, 0.35oz, US$17.00

This is my third eyeshadow primer product and I must say this one is by far the best!! It was recommended to me by a lovely fellow blogger Beautiful Canvas. A quick recap: I have tried Benefit’s Stay Don’t Stray and Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow Primer Potion – Eden, and find them to be a tad bit drying and at times, irritate my dry and sensitive eyes (I am an allergy sufferer too). Benefit’s Stay Don’t Stray is the most drying, while Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow Primer Potion is too light and pigmented. I just want something that doesn’t have too much color but acts as a base to hold eyeliner and shadows better.

The Too Faced Shadow Insurance has a souffle texture – neither too runny nor too rich, but just right for my dry eyes. It doesn’t feel drying at all, and actually holds out very well. I had shadows on from 8am and they last without creasing or changing color till 11pm, and that’s through rough patches of me sneezing and at times, watery eyes too. Even my eyeliner stays put longer without smearing. It is not very pigmented (and it’s super concentrated – use sparingly!) so it won’t show much on your lids but it will even out the skin tone without too much coverage. I like that about this product because it will be suitable for a variety of skin tones, whereas Benefit’s and Urban Decay’s eyeshadow primers are too light and will work better only if you have lighter skin tones.

I believe my search for eyeshadow primer is over, although I also bought Lorac’s and Clarins’! For now, Too Faced’s Shadow Insurance is the new ‘it’ product for me. Thank you, Beautiful Canvas! 🙂


1 comment on Product Review: Too Faced Shadow Insurance (Eyeshadow Primer)

  1. Beautiful Canvas
    May 12, 2010 at 7:09 pm (7 years ago)

    No problem, anytime! I am glad you like it as much as I do 🙂


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