January 3, 2011

Is Too Faced Shadow Insurance Candlelight Eye Shadow Primer a revamp of Too Faced First Base?

I’m going to take you back to my beauty past as I reminiscent about Too Faced First Base Eyeshadow Primer. Remember it? It was probably the first real primer I ever owned and I thought it was the shiz.

It was a sparkling gold base which I used to wear as a cream shadow to brighten my eyes up and I also enjoyed topping it with pigment because it created alot less fall out but lord knows it never really worked well at keeping shadows in place.


I’m a wondering if the new Too Faced Shadow Insurance Candlelight Eye Shadow Primer is kinda a revamp of First Base in a cream formula….kinda makes sense doesn’t it?

Soft gold shade?


Shadow primer, base, and eyeshadow all in one?

Check, Check, Check.

Only difference I’m seeing is the tube packaging and cream formula of the new primer.

Looks like First Base and Candlelight have alot in common.

Review of Candlelight coming soon….

But what do you think?

Do you own First Base?

Getting the retro vibe here?

Share it!

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  • Wendy

    Great, now I want this and I’m on a no buy until February. All of these good things are coming out right when I chose to do this!!! RAWRRRR.

  • socialitedreams

    ooooooooooooooh!!! i never knew of the first base but i DEFINITELY want this one! so pretty ๐Ÿ˜€

    • the Muse

      socialite they still have it in the vintage section if you wants ;D!

  • Andreea

    I never had First base, only TFSI. But I can’t wait for your review on Candlelight ๐Ÿ™‚

  • cassie

    I just want to know if this is comparable to UDPP in Sin. I love Sin, hate the UDPP bottle.

  • mon

    Wow, I can’t wait! I wonder how this and the new UDPP Greed will compare.

  • Stefi

    Eeek, I can’t wait for your review. I love both the Candlelight powder and Shadow Insurance.

  • Phyrra

    I am dying for your review. TFSI is my holy grail eye shadow primer. I’m curious if this works as well as TFSI.

  • Megan

    thats so pretty ! if the candlelight primer looks anything like tht i’m sure i’ll love it. i just ordered in the “eye love romance” set from the faced website. it has the romantic eye palette, the two new eye primers, lashgasm mascara, and one of their new glittery things that looks like sparklicty. it was a pretty good deal for all that too. majorly looking forward to trying out all this spring stuff even though i made a resolution to buy less makeup and i look at me now… /rant lol

    • the Muse

      I ordered that one too megan ;-D quite eager to get it! ha…I make the resolution every year never works out ๐Ÿ˜› :D!

  • Maria

    Looks like Too Faced’s response to UDPP Greed. I have high hopes for it, because although I like Greed – it creases like a mofo on me unlike regular UDPP. I also prefer Too Faced, so here’s hoping! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Christine

    Gold color? Check. Eye shadow primer? Check. Love it already? Check check.

  • Becky

    Oh man, I hope it’s good.. They have a special set on their website for $45 that includes the new eyeshadow set and then like 4 other full size awesome. Screaming deal!! I’m really hoping it’s like UD’s greed.

  • Jessica

    I have never owned a primer, mainly because I never really needed them. I’m thinking about buying one from BYS… hopefully it’s good.


  • chibicheeks

    I bought First Base to try it out during Too Faced’s super sales. I really like it for the more powdery less pigmented shadows. It sticks really well! I hope Candlelight doesn’t have the same separating issues as regular TFSI

    • the Muse

      awesome chib…that’s one reason I hate TFSI, the separation issues drive me NUTS!