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Too Faced Shadow Insurance

What it is:An eye shadow primer guaranteed to go the distance.What it does:This is your full-coverage insurance policy against all fading, creasing, melting, blurring, oil slicked, and hard-to-blend eye shadow accidents. Our silicone based eye shadow primer transforms any eyeshadow into a perfectly blendable, color-drenched, intensified version of itself, then locks it down perfectly until you take it off. This soothing formula evens out the skintone on your lids and smoothes lines while securing a barrier between the oils of your skin and your makeup, so no shadow catastrophes will ever happen again.What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates- Synthetic Fragrances- Synthetic Dyes- Petrochemicals- PhthalatesWhat else you need to know:Truly versatile, Shadow Insurance can be used with powder or cream eye shadow products, and it's concentrated: the size of a rain drop covers the entire lid.
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Question
How does this product compare to UDPP Primer Potion?
asked 6 years, 2 months ago
Anonymous
(Holbrook,NY)
on Shadow Insurance
20 answers
Answers
answer 1
IMO, Too Faced is better than UDPP. Unfortunately, I can't use it because I'm allergic to both Too Faced and UDPP, however, if it wasn't for the irritation, Too Faced would had been my choice of primer. Too Faced brought out the colors in my eyeshadow, lasted longer than UDPP and went on smoothly.
answered 11 months ago
Diorgirl82
(Richmond, VA)
answer 2
I hate how people can write whatever they want in here. @ Awesomedancer - While UD doesn't test on animals, neither does Too Faced.

I never tried this but I don't think it's fair to the company to have ignorant customers pushing other customers away from their products for reasons that aren't true.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
candace9
(State College, PA)
answer 3
I prefer Too Faced hands down. This feels so silky once it has dried after a few seconds. I found that the UDPP had horrible packaging (the doe foot applicator and the hard exterior made it difficult to get the product out) and it also made my lids greasy.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
oohbaby
(Vancouver, BC)
answer 4
Shadow Insurance works great on oily eyelids...which UDPP doesn't do so well on... also, I was a bit irritated with UDPP- knowing that theres more product in there that you just can't get too is really annoying to me... besides, I believe Shadow Insurance holds color a bit better (.. it's more nude, while UDPP has a little color of it's own..)
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
excessiveshopper
(San Francisco, Ca)
answer 5
I like the Too Faced better because the shades of the shadow remain more true to shadow color than with UD, although those various potions are okay, too. I've never had any creasing, smooching, smearing, running, or fading with Too Faced, so I've been very pleased. Also, it's easy to get every bit of the product out of the tube. When I get to the end, I cut the end off, and usually get a few more days. With UD, I never know how much product doesn't get used.

Hope this helps.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
dreamyone
(ATLANTA LOOKS GREAT THIS TIME OF YEAR)
answer 6
THIS IS SOOO MUCH BETTER. BETTER PACKAGING,THIS IS MORE CREASE RESISTANT, AND IT IS MORE INEXPENSIVE! the only thing better about udpp is that it isnt tested on animals. udpp does the job is you are against animal testing, you just wont get the best results.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
awesomedancer
(USA)
answer 7
I like TF Shadow Insurance MUCH better than UD. UD creased on my eyes very quickly (no matter how much I used, or how long I let it dry...), and it seemed to lighten the color of my eye shadow significantly. It also made my eyes water a bit, and Shadow Insurance has never done that. I have oily, sensitive, over 40 skin, and this is the only product that keeps my eyeshadow ON my eyes, instead of UNDER them! It doesn't dry my lids or make them crepey, either. In fact, the reason I logged on to Sephora tonight was to see if TF now did Shadow Insurance in a pearly beige tint, like UD does. Please, Too Faced! Do that! This stuff rocks. Oh- I used it on my niece at her wedding- & her makeup stayed on & fresh 'til the wee hours! (needless to say, so did mine, and I cried!)
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
pixierita
(Illinois)
answer 8
This is better. Packaging is better because you can squeeze all the product out, and UDPP dries out my lids but this does not. This also lasts twice as long as UDPP, I've had mine for at least 6 months and still going strong, with every day use! When I used UDPP every day the bottle only lasted me two months. And that's probably because of the packaging.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
spicylady
(Pittsburgh, PA)
answer 9
Urban Decay is my favorite. Urban Decay is smooth and light. Shadow insurance dried up a little powdery, and if I didn't smooth it right, it made my eyes look cakey and white. UD made all my shadow bright and strong, regardless of the brand.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
fafa34
(San Antonio, TX)
answer 10
I would say between TFSI and UDPP, Shadow Insurance is the better of the two mainly because of the packaging. The Shadow Insurance tube is much easier to extract from than the Primer Potion pot. I've used both however, and as far as the actual primer, they both work the same and are great primers. It's just a matter of personal choice really. The best thing to do is sample them both and find out which you like better!
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
snh688
(Houston, TX)
answer 11
They both keep shadow on all day and prevent it from creasing but the shadow insurance is better because the design makes it easier to get just the right amount of product out without wasting any.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
kota
(San Antonio, TX)
answer 12
I like this much more than UDPP. UDPP dries my lid skin and also it does not seem to blend as smoothly at the outer corners of my eyes. UDPP also feels a bit more sticky. This one goes on more smoother, like the feel of Benefit's F.Y.Eye, except better because the F.Y.Eye seems to have particles rub off when you apply shadow with brush. This is the best eyelid primer i've tried so far!
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
mbjunkie
(Natick, MA)
answer 13
I think Too Faced Shadow Insurance wins due to its superior packaging. You can just easily squeeze the product out of the tube and it can easily be cut open with scissors, while the UDPP is made of hard-as-a-rock plastic that you need a saw to cut it open. Not worth cutting yourself over.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
stealmysunshine
(Massachusetts)
answer 14
I like this better and prefer this over UDPP... mainly because the packaging is better...but as far as the product's performances, I think that they are very similar. But I think Too Faced Shadow Insurance wins due to it's superior packaging.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
stealmysunshine
(Massachusetts)
answer 15
Too Faced Shadow Insurance works the same as the Primer Potion. It is one dollar more, but you do get more product, and you can squeeze it out. So in the end you will be getting soo much more product from Too Faced due to the terrible Urban Decay packaging. Highly recomend this one.
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
brittany000
(Baton Rouge, LA)
answer 16
I much prefer this. Not only is the packaging far superior, this doesn't dry out my lids like UDPP.
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
cosmokid
(Auckland, NZ)
answer 17
It worked about the same way for me. It might also depend on what kind of eyeshadow you use. UD actually worked better with some of the cheaper eyeshadows i got from a drug store.
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
keirac
(AL)
answer 18
Honestly they both are very similar. I find the UDPP a little more tacky. Both work great with no creasing, light in texture and pops colors really nicely. However UDPP's packaging really sucks and you have to cut it open to get the rest of the product out. So I prefer to use Shadow Insurance so I dont end up cutting myself.

Either way you win
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
lisssa71
(Denver, Co)
answer 19
I have tryed both products and I must say, too faced is better by far!
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
hellokitty31394
(Bulverde, TX)
answer 20
This product just comes in a different applicator, but it is practically identical to UDPP in performance.

I don't apply it with my fingers buy instead I apply it to my eyes using a concealer brush and then I apply my eyemakeup directly over it.
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
Prettychic
(Reserve, Louisiana)
Question
Does it work well to insure that eyeLINER stays on well, also?
asked 4 years, 4 months ago
Anonymous
(Canada)
on Shadow Insurance
16 answers
Answers
answer 1
this lasted me about a year and a a bit more and i didn't use it for just eyeshadow i used it to hide acne by putting it on my zit so my face makeup will cover it better so it last a really long time
answered 3 years ago
featherheather
(California)
answer 2
I just line the top lid, so I can't speak for the bottom lashline, but yes, it works for my eyeliners and I switch between kolh, gel, and liquid liners.
answered 3 years ago
hpower
(San Rafael, CA)
answer 3
It works excellently as an eyelid primer, but I haven't had much success with avoiding raccoon eyes when I wear this with liner on the bottom.
answered 3 years ago
barnabusiii
(Emeryville, CA)
answer 4
YES. i have really oily skin, and my (cream-pencil) eyeliner tends to end up in the crease of my eyelids by mid-day. not with this stuff!
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
racheydee
(Durham, NC)
answer 5
this stuff works great at keeping your eyeliner on your lid i find that it keeps it way better than benefit lemonaid and urban decay primer potion so if you want a great primer insure your shadow with too faced!
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
paigellz
(Edmonton)
answer 6
I haven't tried it for this purpose. If your having problems with liners fading, smudging, etc. try a waterproof liner OR my new fave: MUFE's 'aqua cream' - I haven't used anything else on my (allergic) eyes since I found this product (even safe - and fabulous - for waterline!)
You won't regret purchasing this product!!!
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
lunasearabbit
(Calgary, AB)
answer 7
Yep, everthing you put on your eyeball will stay!! LOVE this stuff!
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
lisaelizabeth03
(Dallas, Tx)
answer 8
I have super oily eyes and this made eyeliner placed on the lid at the upper lashes stay on much better. I don't think I have any great eyeliners to begin with so I was impressed that cheap drugstore liner stayed on all day. It faded a little but didn't smear or end up on my upper lid.

Any other place I tried lining my eyes, bottom lash line or under the upper lash line, didn't stay because I wasn't able to get the product there.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
girlystuff
(Bellevue, WA)
answer 9
IMO, it does. i used heavy eyeliner along w/ eye shadows.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
pekkle
(New York, NY)
answer 10
Yes! It works perfectly with my gel liner. I have oily skin and this product has kept the liner intact for several hours.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
ColleenLe
(Panama City, Fl)
answer 11
YES! It is excellent at keeping eye liner in place.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
cenner
(Palmetto, FL)
answer 12
Absolutely! Of course it won't work on your waterline, but you shouldn't be applying this to the waterline anyway. Smashbox Jet Set Liner works and stays for a very long time on the waterliner.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
valentinephoto
(Front Royal, VA)
answer 13
I have used this product for 2 weeks, and have found my eye liner has even stayed on all day as well, and that never would happen without this product.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
shellbell12
(Byron Center)
answer 14
Yes, but not on the inside wet part. Nothing stays there so far.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
katyogini
(Agoura Hills, CA)
answer 15
I primarily bought this primer because of the claims of no more creasing and my eyeliner is also protected by Shadow Insurance. Actually, that is what I am most impressed about - my eyeliner still appears fresh!
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
syryn22
(Sacramento, CA)
answer 16
yes it totally works for eyeliner too. Makes it go on SO much smoother, and your pencil won't "catch" as much on your lid.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
reese401
(Beamsville, Ontario)
Question
Can I use my eyeliner first and then apply this on top?
or will the liner just wipe off while applying the Shadow Insurance?
asked 5 years, 4 months ago
Anonymous
(Ontario, Canada)
on Shadow Insurance
12 answers
Answers
answer 1
We do not suggest applying this on top of eye liner as it will change the color and tone of it.
answered 5 months ago
melissabt
answer 2
the liner will not wipe off but it is better to use the primer first then apply your eyeshadow before using eye liner. it makes the job neater
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
susantoby
(SAINT ALBANS, NEW YORK)
answer 3
You can, just use a dabbing motion when applying. But why would you want to do that? Applying this first will ensure the eyeliner stays.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
furfree
(Chicago, IL)
answer 4
I've found that it's best to use primer first and then any eye makeup
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
ilovebeauty88
(Petaluma, Ca)
answer 5
I would definitly put the shadow insurance on first before your eyeliner. Even if you are only wearing eyeliner and no shadow, this will help your eyeliner stay put. Even when you are wearing a high quality eyeliner and it stays all day, it can come off around the inner corner of your eyes. This keeps it there all day until your ready to use makeup remover to get it off! And even though the website tells you a rain drop covers the entire lid, you don't even need that much! I use half that amount and I spit that onto both lids and my makeup stays on all day!! And I have EXTREMEMLY oily lids!
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
EyelinerJunkie22
(Washington)
answer 6
This works best if you put it under your eyeliner, eyeshadow, and (if applicable) concealer. The product extends the wearability of any makeup you put on top of it.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
trinny
(Charleston, SC)
answer 7
It won't wipe away, but I'm not entirely certain that it will apply properly if there's something between it and the skin. If you apply it over a liner, the liner itself is not protected from wearing off, possibly leaving you with awkward uncoloured lid right around your lashline. Its purpose is to prime your skin for makeup application, and generally works best when used as directed.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
kMints
(Ottawa, Ontario)
answer 8
i haven't tried putting on liner first, because i want this to help keep my liner in place too. i'd recommend putting on the shadow insurance first, then doing the rest of your eye make-up as you usually would.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
razzberries92
(wi)
answer 9
Hi,

You can do it either way. I've tried it both ways, and it's fine no matter what you do, particularly when it concerns eye liner. I wouldn't put it on top of shadow, however, because it would defeat the purpose of binding it. Most decent liner will stay in place no matter if it has a primer or not.

Hope this helps.l
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
dreamyone
(ATLANTA LOOKS GREAT THIS TIME OF YEAR)
answer 10
This is meant to be used under your other eye make-up to help keep it in place but if you want to use it over your eyeliner to soften the line im sure that would work great too. The eyeliner shouldnt wipe off if you use the right kind. I highly reccomend Make Up For Ever's Auqa Eyes eyeliner or Urban Decay's 24/7 eyeliner. Good luck :-)
answered 5 years ago
lisal
(Nauvoo, IL)
answer 11
I put this primer first, then eyeshadow, and then eyeliner last of all.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
stealmysunshine
(Massachusetts)
answer 12
I put on shadow insurance first and then the eyeliner will go on even smoother than usual.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
minateen
(San Antonio, TX)
Question
use alone?
is there any colour to this? can it be worn just by itself?
asked 5 years, 2 months ago
cathrynann
(Mississauga, ON)
on Shadow Insurance
12 answers
Answers
answer 1
You can wear it by itself. It does not have a lot of color however, it may help neutralize your lid color.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
melissabt
answer 2
This product has a small amount of pigmentation to it but I use foundation as well. It is rather transparent but works fabulously.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
jennyko
(Innisfail Canada)
answer 3
No, this really doesn't have a color of its own. If you're looking for a primer that could be worn alone as well as with eyeshadow, I'd go with the Laura Mercier eyeshadow primer.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
wenderella
(Carbondale, IL)
answer 4
hmmm not really. I would not wear it alone
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
susantoby
(SAINT ALBANS, NEW YORK)
answer 5
There is no color, if you want a bit of sheen try their new candlelight eye shadow primer. All of the things we love about the original but with a golden shine to it.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
ilovebeauty88
(Petaluma, Ca)
answer 6
This is excellent on its own if you have oily lids and want a no-makeup look. The product has just the slightest tint, so it will even out skin tone without applying any color. When I don't want color and don't want shiny lids, I apply this and just dab some of my regular face powder over top. It looks totally natural.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
trinny
(Charleston, SC)
answer 7
There is a slight nude tint to it, which evens out the skin tone on your lid, so you can easily wear it alone if you wish! Considering it is a primer, its purpose is to wear under colour, but it is completely up to you.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
kMints
(Ottawa, Ontario)
answer 8
nope, no color. it's just a translucent base to keep your shadow from shift into your creases or fading as the day wears on.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
razzberries92
(wi)
answer 9
You can wear it alone. Although it is a primer, it can still be a quick way to give yourself a simple nude eye.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
HonestlyTold
(Calgary, AB)
answer 10
no, this can't be worn alone. it's just a primer and has no color. looks almost invisible if worn alone.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
stealmysunshine
(My heart is in CA)
answer 11
I was actually using this stuff earlier today and I thought it looked pretty good on its own, it has a very slight shimmer to it. It looked velvety smooth and covered any discoloration. And of course it works wonderfully with eyeshadow as well...
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
sam1281
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 12
Yes, you can wear it alone. It doesn't really have any color, maybe a little shimmer, or lightness to it. But, it is a great eyelid primer if you do wear shadow.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
Artful
(Dayton, Ohio)
Question
Will this work under the eyes as well -- for concealer -- without drying out the undereye area?
I'm 43 and look much younger, but I don't want to emphasize the tiny lines under my eyes. Most concealers I've used settle in those lines or slide off after 6 or so hours. I'm hoping to find an eye primer that will hold concealer AND eyeshadow in place, and prevent concealer from settling in fine lines.
asked 4 years, 3 months ago
psychmaven
(Austin, TX)
on Shadow Insurance
12 answers
Answers
answer 1
The product is formulated for the top of the eye only. I personally would not suggest using it under the eye.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
melissabt
answer 2
I have never tried it under my eye lids; but it is virtually invisible and a small dot will do both eye lids. It is amazing on holding your eye shadow and doesn't crease, even after 15-18 hours. The other product I might try for underneath your concealer would be a primer. I really like Smashbox's Photo Finish Primer. It is also a must have as far as I am concerned. It creates a perfect base for your foundation or tinting and I would think it would work under your concealer as well. Good luck!
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
teamroper202
(Nanton Alberta)
answer 3
no
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
beachmom3
(Princeton NJ)
answer 4
I have dark circles under my eyes and I do use shadow insurance before I put on Clinique's All About Eyes and it does help the concealer last all day. Unfortunately, it is not a concealer in itself.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
megz86
(Indianapolis, IN)
answer 5
well, im 20, but i just use it like you want to!, first i apply the shadow insurancce, next the concealer and a liquid make up, finally, i get sheer pressed powder and shadows, or just mascara aand blush, i know, it seems like a lot but it wont look like that on your skin, i feel it so natural and if you have the right colors for your skin, nobody will know that you have all of these things on you :)
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
lorraineespee
(Tijuana, Mexico)
answer 6
I bought this hoping for the same and unfortunately a creamy concealer under my eye does still settle into line when I use this. However, I have found setting it with powder helps.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
Anonymous
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 7
My mom uses this on her lids & loves that it holds eye shadows & liners in place all day.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
koniko
(Orange County, CA)
answer 8
I wouldn't use this under my eyes. If you are looking for a great concealer, try Laura Geller's Real Deal Concealer. It glides on and doesn't accentuate wrinkles. A little goes a long way! Great choice of colors, too!
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
makeupdiva
(Secauscus, NJ)
answer 9
I would recommend not piling more product on your skin than needed. Have you tried Smashbox high def concealer? It's fab on my 47 year old skin (and yes, I too, have been told I look ten to fifteen years younger - pays to stay out of the sun!!!) Or, try Clarins new 'everlasting foundation spf 15' if you want a flawless face. Mix it with a bit of their 'instant light eye perfecting base' for the perfect under eye concealer on days when you just want to look perfect! The 'eye perfecting base' will also work for holding your powder eye shadows in place.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
lunasearabbit
(Calgary, AB)
answer 10
I have really dark under-eye circles for my age, so I put a little bit of this under my eyes to keep concealer in place, and it seems to work just fine! A highlight pencil, shimmer gel, etc, is another way to go if you're having trouble with it creasing. It bounces light back and camouflages any darkness rather than just covering it up. Hope this helps!
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
KatMannDo
(Chicago, IL)
answer 11
I tried this product a couple times under my eyes when I needed the concealer to last, and it seemed to work pretty well. It does mattify the area quite a bit, so keep that in mind.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
kara77
(Panama City Beach, FL)
answer 12
My undereyes can get pretty dry as well, and I've found that using this under my concealer gives my concealer better coverage for dark circles without drying the area. Good luck!
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
emmamartin
(Canada)
Question
apply before or after foundation?
Shadow Insurance was recommended to me at the store to use under and on my eyelids to help keep my mascara from giving me raccoon eyes. Over a few hours, I would get lash marks under and on my eyelids and what a disaster. I have not yet figured out if its best to put SI on top of my foundation under my eye or on top of the foundation?
asked 3 years, 9 months ago
maybellecanada
(Canada)
on Shadow Insurance
12 answers
Answers
answer 1
personally, I don't even put foundation on my eyelid?? So I apply prior to eyeshadow application.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
divalove
(Honolulu, HI)
answer 2
When I put it on under my eye, I always put over my concealer and foundation.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
stephanieje
(Omaha, NE)
answer 3
It's best to put it on AFTER you put on your foundation because if you put it on before, your foundation will cover it up. I put it on after I put on foundation because it also covers the places that your foundation missed.

I hope this helps you,
Jessica
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
bubblebarbie10
(Dallas, Texas)
answer 4
I put this on after putting on my moisturizer. Then I put my foundation on top. I haven't had any problems with it when I use it this way.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
rhook
(Illinois)
answer 5
I usually apply the SI on my eyelid while I am putting on foundation so the SI dries. Sometimes I do smudge a bit of the SI underneath but you may be using too much. Trying just using what is left over on your finger. I would put it after moisturizer but before everything else. Hope this helps.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
tinkerbelltat
(Gilbert, AZ)
answer 6
I also use this to help prevent mascara from smudging throughout the day! It works great for that purpose also, but note that It really comes down to what mascara you are using, and whether or not it's waterproof.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
amanda321
(Minneapolis, MN)
answer 7
under girlfriend. it's a good primer even under the foundation. have you tried switching to a waterproof mascara? that might assist also - ;)
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
luckyschaos
(Foxified in NJ - toes in sand, margarita in hand ;))
answer 8
I would say don't put the foundation on your eyelids and put the SI on eyelids and under (after you put on the foundation). I didn't know you could use under the eye, so I'll have to try that.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
neutralpink
(Philadelphia, PA)
answer 9
I would say take a day and play around with it. I think it would be hard to tell someone how to use it because your skin works differently than others with different makeup products. So give it a try different ways and maybe try and use a waterproof mascara? I know many people dont like to use waterproof makeup but that is what helps me from getting smudges. Hope I helped. :)
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
xgiggles729x
(New Jersey)
answer 10
I put it on top of my foundation ^^
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
mihoko
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 11
noo, definetely use it before you put on your foundation!!!
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
iheartmakeup4e
(nj)
answer 12
What I do is I apply my foundation all over my face except my eye lids. Then I apply just the shadow insurance on my lids. It works for me :) hope this helps.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
nonnie87
(Utah soon to be Italia)
Question
How does it compare to UDPP?
I am a long time devotee to Urban Decay's Eye Primer Potion. I've thought about using this product by Too Faced but how does it compare to the UD primer? The same? Better deal? Worse deal? Longer lasting?
asked 4 years, 6 months ago
nozomiwhitewolf
(St. Louis, MO)
on Shadow Insurance
12 answers
Answers
answer 1
I've used both. When I first started using makeup, I got UDPP because that's what everyone recommended. However, I have Asian, oily lids and I also live in an area where high temperatures and humidity are persistent. As a result, my eyeliner and shadows either smudge or fade throughout the day. When I switched to Too Faced, I didn't have those problems anymore.

I would say both primers are great, but I also noticed that Too Faced's ingredients are a little better than UDPP's. Which is the final factor that influenced my switch to Too Faced when I first got it.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
xiaoyu
answer 2
UDPP is my personal favorite. It is better for someone with lids on the oily side. UDPP is slightly lighter and thinner than TFSI. I love the UDPP wand and the package is adorable, though a lot of the product gets stuck in the bottle and ends up getting thrown away. When it seems to be all out, cut the bottle open and scoop out the product that got stuck inside and put it in a smaller container.

TFSI is better for people with drier lids or for people whose skin gets drier in the winter months. It's slightly thicker and creamier than UDPP. TFSI's packaging is better because you can squeeze all the product out, unlike UDPP. But many people have problems with TFSI's packaging when they squeeze the tube and the other end pops open, so be careful with that. That happened to mine so I put a small metal clip on the end (like the one you'd use to close food packages up)

Both are equally great in helping keep your eyeshadow last all day without creasing, fading, smudging, or getting raccoon eyes.
Hope that helps!
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
neonsaxophone
answer 3
TooFaced is hands-down the better eyeprimer. I LOVE UD lip/eye liners and lipstick formulations but TooFaced primer is FAR BETTER.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
trinatreen
(Santa Barbara, CA)
answer 4
UD eye primer is good BUT I cannot stand the packaging! you lose SOOOO much product because of the wand.. if you were to cut open your UD primer, you could de-pot so much primer that's still stuck in the tube that the wand won't get out! I would go with the shadow insurance.. packaging is much better, you won't lose any product and this primer is amazing!
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
piinklemonaade
(Baton Rouge, LA)
answer 5
Much, much, much, MUCH better! GREAT lasting & hold, makes shadows stay true, zero creasing, NOT tested on animals &safe for sensitive eyes,
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
loris
(Indianapolis, IN)
answer 6
It is better than UDPP because of it's superior packaging.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
stealmysunshine
(Left my heart in San Francisco)
answer 7
I have sensitive eyes and I find that the Too Faced one much better because it is less irritating and drying. If you have oily eyelids then UD's is probably better.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
joseibi
(Toronto, ON)
answer 8
I find that it lasts longer and doesn't crease as much as udpp.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
eyeshadowsnob
(Tampa, FL)
answer 9
I've used both and I prefer the Too Faced. I found that the application of the UD primer was a bit trickier because of the wand. Also, I think the Too Faced version is more crease resistant. granted, I didn't have terrible problems with the UD version, but the Too Faced goes on easier and lasts a bit longer in my opinion.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
lilben
answer 10
Hi,

I prefer Too Faced because the shadow remains closest to the product shade. I've never had fading, smearing, smooching, creasing, or any other negatives. I also like the Too Faced tube because I can get it all out compared to UD. Even when it seems that the Too Faced is empty, I can cut the bottom of the tube and get a little more out. I know I've used it all, plus I think I use less Too Faced. (I've all the various Too Faced primers).

Hope this helps.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
dreamyone
(ATLANTA LOOKS GREAT THIS TIME OF YEAR)
answer 11
I prefere Shadow Insurance to Primer Potion. Shadow Insurance intensifies shadow just a tad, so that you need to use less shadow to get the results you desire. Shadow insurance also lasts longer on oily lids and in high humidity.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
trinny
(Charleston, SC)
answer 12
I think it is very comparable to UDPP. I would say they both work the same. I have used both. I really like the too faced product. I tend to have oily lids and it works perfectly for me. But give it time to dry and dont put too much. The lasting power is great. The other day I took a nap and my eye makeup was in place and uncreased. I also fell asleep on my couch and still makeup lasted.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
maykuplvr
(Oakland, CA)
Question
How does this compare to Lorac?
Has anyone tried Lorac "Behind The Scenes" eye primer and also Too Faced "Shadow Insurance"? I would love to hear your thoughts. I'm trying to figure out which one to purchase next. I tried the UD and didn't like it. It gave me eye creases that I didn't have! I want my eye products to be budge proof but I do not want a wrinkly, cakey, eye lid look. Thanks so much for your help!
asked 4 years ago
mtsnow
(Wilmington, VT)
on Shadow Insurance
12 answers
Answers
answer 1
Shadow Insurance was the 1st eye primer I ever tried and I liked it a lot but decided to try Lorac when it was time to repurchase.
Comparing the two formulas I would say Shadow Insurance preformed slightly better, having a heavy hand (being in a hurry) while applying can lead to creasing with either product but it is rare.
I definitely prefer the applicator tip on the shadow insurance to Lorac, it's cleaner and there is less product waste.
To make a long story short when I run out of the Lorac primer I will purchase Shadow Insurance again :)
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
mrskelly111
(Sebring, FL)
answer 2
Shadow Insurance is the first eye-shadow primer I've used, but I won't need to look further. It does just what it says it will do, which in my opinion, is not that common in the cosmetic world.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
goldenpeach
(East Bay, CA)
answer 3
Try the Shadow Insurance! It has literally changed my life... having super oily skin makes even waterproof eyeshadows glide right off my face, but this primer is a god-send! 12 hours+ and my eyeshadow still looks like when I put it on in the AM. Best part is that one tube lasts a lifetime -- took me more than a year to finish one tube! Hope this helps!
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
maribsb83
(NJ)
answer 4
I haven't tried Lorac's, but I've tried Nars, UD, and Laura Mercier eyeprimers, and TooFaced is THE BEST. It's the least expensive one too, I think! My mom and three sisters and I can't go without it. It makes eyeshadows richer in color and THEY STAY. There's no gummy thickness; it's a dream. Do get TooFaced!!
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
trinatreen
(Santa Barbara, CA)
answer 5
TOO FACED! I love LORAC.. BUT, the shadow insurance is the way to go!
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
piinklemonaade
(Baton Rouge, LA)
answer 6
Oddly enough, I currently have both but have not tried the LORAC one yet. Trying to decide which to use? Go into your local Sephora or ULTA and ask for samples! Use a little of one on each eye and do a side by side comparision! Usually you can get 3+ uses out of jar samples they give you, so try it a few times with different looks and products, and make your pick!
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
megmomofdexter
(Mountain View, CA)
answer 7
I ASSURE YOU, two faced shadow insurance will never give you a creasing problem! this primer does not crease whatsoever! It keeps your eye makeup smooth and pigmented, and stays on forever! GET IT, you will not be disappointed, i love this product!
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
princessshadows
answer 8
I haven't tried Lorac, but this primer is very creamy and blends to nothing. You only use a very small amount.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
keeper1912
(Oakhurst, California)
answer 9
I've used LORAC's primer, as well as a few other brands, but this one is the best. It doesn't have a cakey or dry feeling. It goes on really smooth, it blends well, and it doesn't crease. You really have to work your makeup remover to get the shadow off at the end of the day. Its has a great color to it and is really the best eyeshadow base/primer out there. If your trying to decide between LORAC's and Too Faced, give this one a try or see if you can get samples of each from Sephora, sometimes they give you a little pot, but I would highly reccomend Too Faced.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
meghanxrino
(Philadelphia, PA)
answer 10
Yes, I use Too Faced Shadow Insurance, started about 3 weeks ago and I LOVE it. I used a Tarte product before that went on with a wand and I hated that. This goes on smooth and keeps everything in place all day. No creases, no eyeliner transfering to the upper lid. I highly recommend it! Good luck!!
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
jmb619
(Jersey Shore, NJ)
answer 11
I was using Clinique Touch Base and having a problem with crepiness and drying and creasing eyeshadow. I have tried several different brands of eyeshadow over the Shadow Insurance and it has staying power without drying your eyelids out and without creasing.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
jenn74
answer 12
I tried the Lorac on one eye and the Too Faced Shadow Insurance on the other. While the Lorac was good, it did crease and just didn't have the staying power. Also, the Too Faced kept the shadow true and lasted me 18 hours, with fab results. I tried all of the primers out there, but Too Faced came out on top for me. It's definitely worth you trying it.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
loris
(Indianapolis, IN)
Question
how long does it last?
does anyone know how long it will last if you use it almost daily? until you have to buy a new tube? will it last a couple months or less? more?
asked 3 years, 6 months ago
chubbybunnyism
(Cleveland,TN)
on Shadow Insurance
12 answers
Answers
answer 1
I use mine EVERYDAY and I have had it for over a year and a bit. Worth every penny as a little goes a long way. Like a pin point is enough per lid because it spreads so far! so worth it
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
oohbaby
(Vancouver, BC)
answer 2
I would say this tube if you used it daily would EASILY last you 6 months if not way longer. My guess is you would buy two of these per year if that.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
tinkerboo
(South Florida)
answer 3
I had bought mine about 5 months ago and I still have plenty left. It gets a bit watery so you might need to shake it. It didn't work that well though after a while.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
kd24
(Ontario, Canada)
answer 4
I've had mine for over a year and i use it everyday!, you need the smallest amount, its definitely worth it!
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
toribean
(New Jersey)
answer 5
I just bought mine so I don't know for sure but, as little as you use I can't see me buying more for atleast a couple of months.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
sublimemakeup
(Crestline, CA)
answer 6
I've been using mine daily for about a month and have not even made a dent. I'm guessing that it will last me 3-6mo.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
artsyrakel
(Orlando, FL)
answer 7
Lasts for months
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
judyhardin
(Honolulu, HI)
answer 8
It depends on how you use it really, because I tend to take it up to my brow and the sides/under my eyes but not totally coating under them. And sometimes I'm just trying different looks. But on averwge it lasts about 2-3 months
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
gigimarquis
(Seattle, WA)
answer 9
Last all day for me and my skin is oily. It'll last through light swaet too. The tube last me a few months and I use it everyday? Just use a tiny drop in the crease.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
sanchacco
(Houston, tx)
answer 10
i'm almost done with my tube and it's lasted for at least 4 months already. its easy to blend so a little really goes a long way. i use this daily as i always have to have some kind of shadow on my lids.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
caligirl2011
answer 11
It takes such a small amount that this product should last for months.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
btrue2me
(Sandia, TX)
answer 12
A tiny amount of this product is sufficient. With that said, the quantity in this tube should last at least a month with almost daily use.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
makeupaddict2009
(Arnold, MO)
Question
Is something wrong with mine?
Hi everyone,
I just bought this for the first time. Mine seems to be pretty thick and creamy. After I let it sit for a second or two on my eyelid it seems to get pretty dry. It's so hard for me to put eyeshadow over this because the brushes seem to catch my eyelid, and blending is a nightmare. My eyeshadow seems to come out always looking blotchy and awful (and I've tried several brands of shadow too). Seeing all the rave reviews made me think that mine may be defective. I don't live close to a store, so I would really appreciate any input as to whether this sounds normal for this product or not.
Thanks!
asked 2 years, 10 months ago
mkt00
(los angeles, ca)
on Shadow Insurance
12 answers
Answers
answer 1
I have the same problem! And it dries out my lids so badly that they peel. I have oily skin, too. I think I'm going to go trade it in for what I've been using the past 4 years, Laura Mercier Eye Basics. I don't think it's considered a primer, but it is a good base for eye shadow and comes in lots of nice colors.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
la25
(fort myers, fl)
answer 2
I apply my shadow soon after applying the primer. I also apply the primer with my finer. Hope this helps.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
mtown05
(Bethlehem, PA)
answer 3
I think it might be, I have had many and never once had a problem neither has anyone else I know who's tried it.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
featherheather
(California)
answer 4
I've never had that problem. I typically put it on right after my moisturizer and let it set while I blow-dry my hair. It seems to give it enough time to dry so eyeshadow goes on fine. I've never put eyeshadow on directly over it without a little dry time so maybe that is the difference.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
lisadc
answer 5
I would say that perhaps you do have a defective bottle. I have purchased several bottles of this product and don't find that it has done that quite to the extreme. You can try massaging the bottle, to try and mix it up, could be that perhaps the ingredients have separated some how, could be why its drying and clumping.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
katenva
(Worcester, MA)
answer 6
This does not seem normal for the product. I have been using it for a few years and have never had any such problem. The consistency is very creamy and easily blends into the skin. Maybe try applying it thinner, a very small amount is required for it to be effective, or wait a little longer before you put makeup on. It takes a few seconds to dry enough to apply makeup over. If it still doesn't work, I would look into returning it. Sephora is very good about returning or exchanging products if for any reason you are not satisfied. You can also try it on in the store to see what it is supposed to work like. If it still doesn't work for you, Smashbox also makes a great tinted primer that can be purchased at Sephora. They are similar priced.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
violette932
(New York, NY)
answer 7
Thanks fr all the input, I was able to get to a sephora yesterday, and there was definitely something wrong with mine. It was so thick and pigmented it was covering all the discoloratioms on my lids. I'm talking like big blue veins that my concealer barely covers. I think I was also using a little too much. I exchanged it and the new tube is much better! Thanks for all the help!
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
mkt00
(los angeles, ca)
answer 8
Write a review about it, and Sephora will answer it. I had the same problem with an eyeliner that got rave reviews and they offered my an online refund/exchange. I just had to call customer service after they responded to my review online. Good luck
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
orph
(Northglenn, CO)
answer 9
Try just using a very thin layer. I would say to start with a dot of the primer about the size of one of those metallic cupcake sprinkles (maybe 1/8" in diameter). Then spread that over your entire eyelid, but to the brows. It should be practically like rubbing a dot of lotion over your eye lid. Drying should be seconds, at the most.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
lginny
(NY)
answer 10
Maybe you are using too much at a time. You only need a little dab and make sure you are smoothing it out and letting it dry before you apply your shadow. Hope this helps.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
makeuphelps
(Collins, OH)
answer 11
It sounds like MAYBE you're using a little bit too much? I put on a very light layer (I mean I spread a tiny DOT on each eye) just after moisturizing my face, and before I put on foundation. This gives a little time to absorb into my skin before I apply shadow (which I get to after foundation and bronzer/blush). Hope that helps.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
cristallynn
(Central NJ)
answer 12
this is definitely not normal!! when it dries it normally feels smooth and creamy!! I;m on my 6th one so that's how I know!!:) hope this helps!!
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
addicted2ub
(Halifax Nova,Scotia)
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