I suffer from dry dehydrated skin so you can imagine having oily eyelids is a very strange concept. Anyway, I'm a big eyeshadow lover but I have to make sure it stays in place. Previously I've tried powder, cream and even liner without a primer and it literally slides off my eyelids. I've tried all sorts of primers and after my favourite NARS Pro Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base ran out, I decided to branch out and try the Too Faced Shadow Insurance.
Too Faced is a brand who's packaging and products are just swoon worthy and the sleek little packaging for the Shadow Insurance is no exception. The primer is a nude coloured almost gel like consistency which has a slight oily texture about it but once applied to the eyelids it dries matte and and creates a smooth base ready for eyeshadow application. I find with this you only need a tiny amount. When using this I've noticed that an oily residue comes out of the nozzle first before the cream, I don't know if I've got a bad batch or you're supposed to move it around in the tube before using. When I mixed it with the cream it does blend into the primer and doesn't separate - if anyone knows why it does this please let me know below. The longevity of my eyeshadow after applying this is a good 12 hours, I've even worn this on nights out and slept in my make up *hides behind pillow* and it's still in place in the morning.
I can't say I'm really won over with the formula, I definitely prefer the NARS Pro Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base in terms of formula and application but the colour of the product and packaging of the Too Faced offering is winning me over slightly. I want to try more from the Too Faced range and have my eye on the Love Flush blush and Hangover Face Primer but if there's anything you love, leave me recommendations below.