Older Girl Beauty

…inside, everybody has a creamy center.

Cream shadows are going to be all the rage come Spring, supposedly, but not just a simple shadow, but a dual-purpose shadow – eyeshadow primer AND shadow in one.

This Spring, Too Faced Cosmetics is coming out with “Two Faced Lock Down Ultimate Creaseless Cream Eye Shadow” (gawd damn that’s a hella long name). It is based on their great eye shadow primer, Shadow Insurance. I happen to use this silicon based primer and just love the way it wears on my eyes, even if it makes it a smidge difficult to blend eyeshadows after dry down (but I think we all know that I am blending challenged anyway, so can’t really count that off of the Shadow Insurance, now, can we?). Right now I see that it is going to be in 4 neutral colors, one of them called “Bondage”. I’m interested in this one because it looks pretty close to my Clinique Quick Eyes Cream Shadow in Lucky Penny that I am almost to the bottom of as we speak/type, which I have used as a primer/base, but with limited success.

Next, we see that Urban Decay is offering up up “Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Sin”. It’s based on their crappily (my opinion) packaged eye shadow primer, Primer Potion. As of right now, the “Sin” (champagne shimmer color) is the only new color coming to the Primer Potion. Again, a very neutral color to use as a base or to be worn by itself. I can’t honestly say that I would try this one over the new Two Faced primer eyeshadows, primarily (ha – pun!) due to the packaging. I just know that I would NOT have the patience to saw open the tube, as so many others have done, and would therefore waste half a bottle. But at least the option is out there for the many UDPP devotees.

And this just furthers the TFSI vs UDPP ongoing preference battle. But I know what side of the fence I’m standing.

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  1. Bionic Beauty says:

    I just got the L’Oreal Decrease primer since I’ve just always used a cream shadow (from Revlon) or a L’Oreal HIP paint for a primer. So I’ll be testing the Decrease soon.

    I refuse to buy the UD Primer Potion just because of the bottle. What a waste!

    I might have to splurge for one of the new Too Faced cream shadows though. I love cream shadows and with a primer built-in? SCORE!

  2. oldergirlbeauty says:

    My coworker uses the Decrease and really likes it (and it gets good reviews on MUA, too), so I can’t wait to see how it works out on you.
    I have too much luck with Two Faced Shadow Insurance to even bother with that UDPP bottle mess – and that is why I *can’t wait* for the TFSI cream shadows – they are going to rock (I soooo hope!).

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