Too Faced Shadow Insurance in Candlelight was the very first eyeshadow primer I purchased (off ASOS) for an awesome sale price of GBP$9.95 (approximately S$21 while Sephora is selling it for S$30). Following that, I picked up Too Faced Shadow Insurance Anti-Crease Eyeshadow Primer as well but it was GBP$16.50 and I have no idea why I bought it when I could have gotten it cheaper locally. -__-
I have loved them but along the way, my makeup collection grew and I added e.l.f. Mineral Eyeshadow Primer, NYX HD Eye Shadow Base and Etude House Proof 10 to my stash. But of course, I wanted to get my hands on Urban Decay's Primer Potion which has been much raved about on the world wide web.
I finally got my chance when my friend went back to the States for the holidays and he helped me purchase it off the Urban Decay's website and shipped the stuff to his place, which he then brought back to Singapore for me. I waited this long because I was a little hesitant about spending $33 at the local Sephora for a tube when I can't even go through all the eyeshadow primers I have at the moment. But as luck would have it, I managed to get TWO of these (one in Original, one in Sin) for just US$22, which makes out to US$11 each tube, which is about $19 cheaper than if I were to get a tube here. Hehe.
Both of these primers are in 11ml squeeze tubes even if the TFSI appears slimmer. I used to think it's super pricey for such a small tube but after much use, I'm hardly one-third into any of these! Gee, pretty soon, TFSI will have to be thrown out since it's been a while and pink eye is no fun (trust me, I've had it twice this year).
Packaging wise, Urban Decay's slightly fancier with a bulkier cap but what do I need that for? Both tubes are pretty easy to manage the amount of product you want - which is just a tiny little dot for an entire lid.
|TSFI in Candlight on left eye, UDPP in Sin on right eye.|
If you can tell, the colour on the left eyelid (TFSI in Candlelight) seems more vibrant and pigmented.
But can the same be said after hours at work?
Got home 12 hours later and here's the conclusion...
|Ignore the shine please.|
Now it seems to be the reverse - Dashiki seems to have stayed longer on my right lid instead while some of the blue on my left lid has faded a little. I guess that makes UDPP the winner here since it has better staying power (even if I'm still not a fan of its texture)!
I'm currently in the midst of doing reviews for the rest of my eyeshadow primers but it's been quite a task. I keep forgetting to take photos of certain things and have to go back and forth. Keeping a blog sure isn't easy!
Oh, look what else arrived!
What do you know, MORE MAKEUP! *cackles*
I am severely addicted. I also popped by Sephora yesterday and picked up the Urban Decay All-Nighter Spray in a travel-size (for my Europe trip in October - I can't do without this HG item now). And since there was a 20% discount for members, I just HAD to buy something and the item I really wanted (Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara) was out of stock so I bought the Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder instead. -__- That was quite a splurge and I don't even need it since I'm currently using e.l.f. Studio High Definition Powder and Skin79 All-Day Sun Powder and they haven't yet failed me. I swear, it's an obsession!