Today I’ve got a battle of the best eyeshadow primers between Too Faced Shadow Insurance, Too Faced Shadow Insurance Lemon Drop, and Too Faced Shadow Insurance Candlelight. TFSI has been my favorite primer for years because it doesn’t crease on me and has the best color payoff on me.

Price:
$18 each. All 3 primers are the same price.

Original Ingredients:
Isododecane, Talc, Cyclopentasiloxane, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Triethylhexanoin, Polyethylene, Trihydroxystearin, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Isopropyl Lanolate, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Propylene Carbonate, Dimethicone, PEG-40 Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopherol, Mica. (+/-): Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

Candlelight Ingredients:
Isododecane, Talc, Cyclopentasiloxane, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Polyethylene, Triethylhexanoin, Trihydroxystearin, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Isopropyl Lanolate, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Dimethicone, Propylene Carbonate, Phenoxyethanol, PEG-40 Stearate, Tocopherol, Polysilicone-11, Laureth-12, Gold, Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163).

Lemon Drop Ingredients:
Isododecane, Talc, Cyclopentasiloxane, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Polyethylene, Triethylhexanoin, Trihydroxystearin, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Isopropyl Lanolate, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Silica, Dimethicone, Propylene Carbonate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane/benzimidazole/diamond copolymer Benzimidazole Diamond Amidoethyl Urea Carbamoyl Propyl Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Phenoxyethanol, PEG-40 Stearate, Tocopherol, Tin Oxide, Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163).

What It Is:
Your full coverage insurance policy against all fading, creasing and smudging. Our skin-soothing formula evens out skin tone and smoothes fine lines to create a perfect canvas for shadows. Color is intensified and locked down until you take it off.

Original Benefits:

  • Unique Binders: Volatiles lock down eye shadow pigments for amazingly long wear.
  • Versatility: Use with powder or cream eye shadow products.
  • Fights Fading: Anti-creasing formula holds eye products in place by securing a barrier between the oils of your skin and your makeup.
  • Concentrated: The size of a rain drop covers the entire lid.

Candlelight Benefits:

  • Long Wearing: Unique color binders guarantee your shadows never crease, smudge or fade.
  • Golden Glow: Our sexy shade of shimmering gold is gorgeous when worn alone or as a shimmer-enhancing shadow primer.
  • Instant Pigment Payoff: Every eye shadow formula is instantly intensified providing effortless blending.
  • Minimizes Imperfections: Our vitamin enriched, silicone-based formula glides over lids smoothing the appearance of skin and brightening a dull or discolored lid.

Lemon Drop Benefits:

  • Corrective Formula: Our lemon-yellow formula creates the perfect neutral canvas for any eye shadow.
  • Long Wearing: Exclusive blend intensifies pigments and guarantees shadows won’t crease, smudge or fade.
  • Soothing: Our vitamin enriched formula glides over lids, smoothing sensitive skin while leaving behind a feather-light, cashmere finish.

Here are the three primers on my bare skin.

Here I used it with Meow Skeptic. Meow Skeptic is a bright periwinkle with copper and pink iridescent color-changing fire. When used over Lemon Drop, it doesn’t seem as deep of a shade. Original makes it the deepest and brightest and the color shift is easily visible. Candlelight makes the color more golden and brings out a lot of the copper effect.

I feel like Candlelight changes the color the most significantly with enhancing the golden/copper, but all three primers show off the gorgeous color and are flattering.

Next I’ve got Too Faced Cop-a-teal, which is a peacock blue shade. Lemon Drop really deepens the charcoal base, where Candlelight turns the color more of a grey-green.

I feel like this shows off Cop-a-teal at its most flattering.

For the third color, I’ve got Urban Decay Fishnet. It’s a bright pink with purple shift. You know I love my duochromes! Lemon Drop seems to make it more pink. Of course it’s intense and the color shift is quite visible on the Original. Candlelight makes the color softer and brings out the purple a bit.

I used Lemon Drop primer in this Burgundy Love Tutorial.

I used Lemon Drop in this look and it did alter the duochrome shade Polymorph a bit.


I used Lemon Drop for my Zodiac Gemini look.

I used TFSI Candlelight for my Sea Siren Tutorial.


Candlelight looked great in this Fyrinnae Superstar look.

I used Too Faced Shadow Insurance Original for my Nereid Undercurrent Mermaid Tutorial.

It also worked wonderfully for my Meow Smoky Siesta Key tutorial.

This was Original TFSI too, for my Fyrinnae Sleepy Hollow Lover Tutorial.

Which do I prefer? Usually I prefer to reach for the original TFSI, but lately I’ve loved Lemon Drop a bunch. I like Candlelight when I want to enhance golden tones. I really do like all 3, but if I had to choose just one I would choose the original Too Faced Shadow Insurance.

What do you think of these three eyeshadow primers? Which is your favorite?

Products purchased by me. All opinions are my own.

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