Too Faced Shadow Insurance

Honestly this review is beyond overdue, I have been using Too Faced Shadow Insurance (TSFI from now on) for years now and loved it from first use.  Plus I use it before or in almost every makeup tutorial I film and when I wear makeup so its definitely a product I should have blogged about already!

too faced shadow insuranceSo why do I use an eye primer so frequently you may ask. Simple, why spend time on applying and blending those gorgeous colours only to have them fade, rub off or crease after a short time. Many people don’t agree that an eye primer is a necessary product but for me I personally couldn’t imagine not using one now.

To say that TFSI prolongs the life of your eye makeup is an understatement, colours seem to not only last but stick and blend better as well. This can be especially important when using pigments (also if your not using a base, not to be confused with primer btw).

I’ve read about a certain complaint here and there over the years and that is that the product can separate in the tube. Really, so what? I would never apply my foundation before shaking it, a nail polish without rolling it, so why does it matter if I on odd occasions or when the shelf life is coming to an end I have squish the tube around a bit before squeezing out the product.

The hygienic tube packaging is really what sets the TFSI apart from the Benefit and Urban Decay primers. As with all tube packaged products I’d suggest you close the lid as soon as your finished squeezing just so you don’t suck air back into the tube.

For a while I was using Benefits Stay Don’t Stray as I was trailing it for another website. Don’t get me wrong I actually really like it but ultimately I felt like I was wasting the product due to the pump packaging. I’ve also tried some mineral makeup primers, the concealer method and actually Too Faced Second Base (or 1st? Do they even make it anymore? Probably not is was terrible) as well. But nothing seems to compare to the TFSI.

I would also like to mention that I actually haven’t tried Urban Decay’s Primer Potion (shocker, right?!?), as its kind of a pain to get a hold of here and an eye primer is one product I don’t like having to wait for as I use them so often. Also if it ain’t broke, well you know the rest…..

So to sum all that up (this was really long I know) – Ever since I started using the TFSI my eye makeup has lasted up until the moment I wash my face at night, no fading, no creasing actually no issues at all. So would I buy it again, yes and I already have about 5 or 6 times!

That was long, congratulations if you kept reading to this point !

So do you use a primer? If so what’s your favourite?

 

Madame B Fatale

xoxo

Yes I have actually bought that many of  TFSI’s over the years, (and its a conservative guess)

Ocean and Earth – FOTD

Considering I have no plans for today I guess I’m rather ‘made up’. This reason for this is simple, I got some new products in the mail and just couldn’t wait to use them!. Does anyone else have that problem?

So what products did I try out for the first time, Cargo Eye Shimmers (the blue and the green/brown, I don’t think they have names), Too Faced Pixie Pin Ups Palette, Japonesque Half Lashes and the Stilla Illuminating Foundation.

I also use the Too Faced Pin Point Mascara from the palette and it was perfect for getting those pesky bottom lashes.

Other products I used but already had lying around were, Occ Lip Tars in Strumpet and Trick (mixed) Estee Lauder Praline Lip Gloss, a brown eyeliner by Nude by Nature, Too Faced Pixie Perfect Blush Duo and a BYS Liquid Liner.

After I did the makeup I filmed two video’s one of which is the hairstyle I’m wearing so watch out for that! Or not depending on whether you like it ……

blue green fotd

Well I’m off for now, I think I’ll wash my face, do the washing and make dinner, yes its all fabulous here darling….

Madame B Fatale

xoxo

*New products that arrived were sent courtesy of Apothica (I got to choose though!)

Too Faced Pixie Perfect– Swatches

 

image_thumb1Recently I had the opportunity to try some products from Apothica and one of the things I chose was the Too Faced Pixie Perfect Set. As soon as I saw it I knew I had to have it, kind of like love at first sight, and I haven’t been disappointed. The set features a Lip gloss in Plush, a mini Shadow Insurance, Lash Injection Mascara, Pixie Perfect Quad and a Blush Duo all in an adorable quilted makeup bag.

Now onto the Swatches, all on bare skin and swatched with a cotton swab.

Pixie Perfect Quad

Velvet Revolver, Exclusive Shade

Totally Toasted, Peach Fuzz

PixiPerfectQuadVelvet revolverExclusive ShadeTotally ToastedPeach Fuzz

Sun Bunny & Papa Don’t Peach Duo

Sun BunnyPapaDon'tPeach duoSun BunnyPapaDon'tPeach duo swatch

Madame B

xoxo