I love the Urban Decay Primer Potion, so when I "ran out", I made sure to follow the advice of the makeup gurus. I prepared a clean jar and cut the violet tube up to get the last remaining drops of the stuff. I knew that the packaging wasn't practical since the curves made it difficult to maximize the product, but I was surprised when I found out that there was still so much left! I estimated around 50%!
Now I know that the UDPP now comes in a squeeze tube, and the later genie tubes had a bent doe foot applicator, but I wanted to dry something new. Karen of Makeup and Beauty Blog swears by the Too Faced Shadow Insurance so I got it to see what the hoopla was about.
It contains more product than the normal-sized UDPP, and it only cost P1,100 at Get Sophisticated. Good thing it's available here at a nice price!
What I love about the product
- Easier to spread and blend in than UDPP. UDPP dries up quickly so sometimes there are beige streaks left that I can't remove anymore. UDPP dries and hardens, while TFSI simply dries. The texture is like creamy liquid concealer.
- Colorless when blended properly.
- Comes in a convenient squeeze tube. It's more sanitary than doe foot applicators, plus I'm sure I can use up every single drop of the product.
- It makes my eyeshadows appear deeper and pigmented, showing the nuances.
- Blending eyeshadows on top of this is a lot easier than on UDPP. TFSI allows colors to diffuse, making them easy to work with unlike UDPP where colors latch on so well that you can't blend them in together anymore.
- I get a good amount of wear time with this - five to six hours of no fading or creasing.
- A little goes a long way.
What I don't like about the product
- UDPP makes my shadows practically budge-proof with minimal creasing. However, the TFSI doesn't stop my eyeshadows from creasing big time.
Left with TFSI
Right with TFSI
If you don't like the way UDPP doesn't allow eyeshadows to blend properly, then TFSI is for you. It's similar to UDPP in many ways, except that for me, UDPP is slightly better at keeping eyeshadows intact. If you can get your hands on the UDPP squeeze tubes, then don't hesitate to go for it!
I use this every time I wear eye makeup, because really, what's a little creasing? It's not the end of the world. I like that it makes my eyeshadows pop and their wear time longer. But if I get the opportunity to own the latest UDPP, then I will jump ship in a heart beat.