WHO WILL WIN?
You know I like to compare similar products for you all, so it'll help you buy only the best. This time it's the turn of two of the most popular eyeshadow primers- Urban Decay Primer Potion & Too Faced Shadow Insurance.
Short form: UDPP & TFSI
For those who don't know what eyeshadow primers do, they are supposed to enhance the color of eyeshadows, make them last longer & prevent creasing.
So, let the battle begin!
- Color ~ Both light creamy beige.
- Texture ~ TFSI is thicker than UDPP. Though they both dry to a matte finish, UDPP has a more oily feel.
- Finish ~ Both are easy to blend. UDPP makes lids smoother than TFSI, but I have noticed that UDPP becomes patchy when applied on top of powder, sometimes not everytime.
- Eyeshadow hold~ In the pic above I used one of the least pigmented eyeshadows I have. They both make it pop and holds it better than unprimed skin.
- Staying power/creasing ~ Eyeshadows do stay on the whole day and almost never crease with both primers.
- Rubbing test ~ I rubbed both with fingers. Both withstood it.
- Packaging ~ UDPP comes in a cute genie bottle with a spongy wand , TFSI comes in a squeeze tube. Hence, TFSI is more hygienic although it isn't always easy to squeeze the right amount. More control with UDPP.
- Amount ~ Even though I have a mini UDPP and a big sized TFSI, I can guess that you'll get more product from TFSI, just coz it's thicker in consistency.
- Price ~ Both are for $18.00 (Rs.800.) I suppose they'll cost more in India since MAC Paintpot is only $16.50 and costs Rs.1100 here =[
Winner ~ I like both of them. They have their own identity yet do the same thing in the end. But if I have to pick one winner, it's TOO FACED SHADOW INSURANCE. Here's why:
- I find it easier to blend on top of powdered lids. It doesn't become patchy at all.
- I need very little amount of it, whereas with UDPP I feel I always need a little more.
- Packaging. The purple color of UDPP bottle has chipped off. Even though UDPP looks cute and very 'magic potion', TFSI packaging still looks more expensive imo.
If you still can't decide between the two: If you have very oily lids, pick TFSI.
Still can't decide? Get both! ;)
*If you're wondering how MAC Painterly Paintpot compares to both of them, MPP is a lot thicker, so it doesn't really disappear or blend into the skin, like they do. But it works well enough as an eyeshadow primer that I would miss it if I didn't have it.
♥ Cynthia Z ^.^