Too Faced Candlelight Shadow Insurance Review, Swatches, Photos
Too Faced takes a note from Urban Decay and releases a golden shade of their popular Shadow Insurance Primer. Too Faced Candelight Shadow Insurance has a soft focused golden finish with a subtle metallic sheen whether worn as a base for color or alone.
Let’s have a peek!
An eyeshadow primer in a golden candlelight color!
I will put it out there and say I’m not a fond fan of Shadow Insurance due to the formula separating and feeling greasy on my lids however somehow, someway, Too Faced has improved on the formula when they created Candlelight Shadow Insurance.
This formula remains intact and has no issues with separation plus it feels a bit creamier compared to the original. The texture runs thin and applies subtly however it can be built up easily if you want a better color pay off. The effect is a golden metallic shimmer on lids that’s very subtle however easily detectable if you’re really looking close enough. If you’re wanting to use it simply as a wash of color on lids or as a cream shadow you can easily due so by squeezing a tiny amount onto your finger and smoothing on, building up slowly for more intensity.
For using as a base, apply the same way and top with your favorite eye shadow. It doesn’t deepen shadows or make them bolder in my opinion however it makes an ideal base that holds shadow in place without fading or creasing something I didn’t experience when trying the original Shadow Insurance.
Both of Urban Decay’s color primers, Sin and Greed, fall a bit short in terms of creating a nicely colored lid and acting as a primer in some cases however Candelight seems to not suffer any of the same problems and multitasks well as either prepping and priming or as a simple shadow for a minimal makeup loook!
Nothing bad here…!
- Those who already use and love Shadow Insurance (it’s novel having another shade option available from your fav primer).
- Anyone who wants two products in one tube (use it as an eyeshadow primer or use it as a cream shadow).
- Anyone who looks fab in light, metallic golden shades!
- Anyone who had issues with Too Faced Shadow Insurance’s formula in the past (this feels like the formula is considerably better than Shadow Insurance’s original one).
- Those who aren’t particularly interested in owning a color primer and already own a shadow primer they use and like (you don’t really need it if you already own a primer you love already however if you like the idea of owning a colored one this is a great pick).
I guess it does beg to wonder why we need a colored eyeshadow primer and personally I guess it would best be answered as the fact that it multitasks so well as either a cream eyeshadow or a primer for your eyeshadow. Technically, as mentioned above, I don’t notice a bolder look from my eyeshadows when applied over Candlelight which is why I didn’t even bother doing comparison swatches as you’d not see much difference however as a cream shadow it looks quite lovely on my lids and gives a soft focused pretty glow to lids. The shade does mimic that of the highlighter by the same name that Too Faced has available however with a bit more of a subtle golden pay off. I thought Candlelight improved on the overall formula of Shadow Insurance as I’ve always felt the original was greasy and the separation issue really made it worst. I experienced neither issue with Candlelight. Overall, I like the multitasking ability here and find it’s a rather nice little primer to have in your beauty arsenal particularly if you look fab in softer shades of gold. It won’t take the place of Urban Decay Primer Potion for me however it still has it’s rightful place in my train case.
Muse Approved for purchase!
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Available now from Sephora and www.toofaced.com
This product was purchased by the Muse for review purposes.
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