Imagine a world where fall out from your shimmery, glittery shades of shadow didn’t exist. Wait, I’m closing my eyes now, I’m picturing it….um nope, can’t imagine dat!
I have so much sparkle crack for my eyes it’s surreal. I love me some shimmer. However, I do hate the fall out drama that occurs with the application of such products. Cheeks, face, no place is safe from sparkly shadow during application and it pretty much falls anywhere and any place it damn well pleases.
Too Face Shadow Insurance Glitter Glue Glitter Bonding Eye Shadow Primer promises to seal glitter on my lids and hey maybe it’ll take up sword and do battle with the fall out these shades create.
An eye primer specially created for glittery, sparkle eye shadows.
I dislike Too Faced Shadow Insurance Primer with a passion because it has this strange formula that feels greasy and separates easily in the tube. I suspected but hoped that Glitter Glue would not fall victim to the same formula and I’m happy to say Too Faced got it right. This comes across tacky and a bit glue-like in texture (think harmless school glue you’d get for your very young child) but it doesn’t have a greasy, silicone-feel like Shadow Insurance nor does it separate. The primer remains dense and creamy and suffers none of the same downfalls as Shadow Insurance. It blends easily onto my eye and although tacky and a tad sticky on my finger tip it doesn’t feel that way on my eye at all.
Too Faced suggests using this by applying on top of your eyeshadow and topping with your favorite loose pigment, sparkle, or glitter. I personally felt this was way messy. I suppose if you have matte shadows and want to dab a little of this on and follow up with your loose sparkly shadow that would work fine however I do think it creates a bit of creasing action and drama so I avoid doing this.
I personally use it on a bare lid and follow up with a sparkle shadow or glittery shade of my choosing. It easily holds these shades in place and creates a smooth canvas for application while preventing creasing or fading.
Does it help with fall out?
Not really but it doesn’t promise to do that either, I was just hopeful. If you press shades into place on your lid you can easily deal with less fall out and this will minimize that drama as well but not so much so to buy it exclusively for that reason.
I couldn’t help but ask myself do I really need another primer exclusively for different shadow finishes?
- Anyone with alot of loose pigments, eyeshadows, or glitters in their stash that need a primer to lock these products in place.
- Those who favor loose mineral shadows.
- Anyone with shimmer shades of shadow (you probably don’t need a primer like this just because you have one too many shimmery finishes in your stash).
- Those already happy with Urban Decay Primer Potion or your other primers of choice.
- Those expecting this to minimize fall out.
I’m not sure I really need another primer. I think Urban Decay Primer Potion does just fine and it keeps my shadow in place all day without any problems. If Too Faced Glitter Glue minimized fall out I think it would turn into a solid must have for me however it merely did the same thing that UDPP already does which is keep shadows in place all day long without creasing. Unless you’re literally using glitter on your lids and in need of something to lock it in place or perhaps you’re a loose mineral eye shadow girl this might be a worth your while purchase however if you’re just simply a girl with a bunch of shimmery shades of solid shadow, well, you probably won’t need Glitter Glue.
Anyone try it?
Dubbing it a must have for your train case?
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