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Too Faced Shadow Insurance Candlelight Review

A while ago I purchased Too Faced’s Shadow Insurance Candlelight from I wanted to see how well this would compare to my holy grail, Too Faced Shadow Insurance.

This is Too Faced’s Candlelight unblended on my skin, taken with flash.

This is the picture taken under a daybulb, unblended. You can see how it really is a lovely light golden shade.

The shadow blends out to a lovely golden sheen on the back of my hand. This translates to a brightening but subtle eye shadow primer.

The Website Claims:
Our legendary Shadow Insurance primer is now romantically lit with the shimmering golden glow of candlelight.
Long wearing
Golden Glow
Instant Pigment payoff
Minimizes imperfections: Our Vitamin enriched, silicone based formula glides over lids, smoothing the appearance of crepe skin and brightening a dull or discolored lid.

The Ingredients are:
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.

$18 for .35 oz

Does it live up to its claims?
The color, as you can tell from the swatches, is truly a shimmering gold shade. This works equally as well as TFSI does for me. It’s just as fantastic as the original. You can see how it looks with various shades of shadow.
Fyrinnae Futuristic Glamrock, Fyrinnae Sugar Skulls, MAC All That Glitters, Meow Skeptic, MAC Fairylite, MAC Vapour, MAC Vellum and Venomous Pegasus, all on top of Candlelight.

Candlelight was used as the basis for this look, with UD’s shadow pencil in Lit with Too Faced Sexpresso to deepen the outer corner & MAC Blanc Type to highlight.

Candlelight was used here with Fyrinnae Chaotic Evil on the inner 3/4 of the lid, Fyrinnae Sugar Skulls on the outer 1/4 of lid blended inwards and the crease.

Would I purchase again?
Yes, I probably would. This primer lives up to all of its claims, and I love this almost as much as I love the original TFSI. It’s especially nice when I want to warm up a look. I think if you’re a gold lover and a TFSI lover, you’ll definitely love this primer.

Have you tried Too Faced Shadow Insurance Candlelight? If so, did you like it?

Product purchased by me. All opinions are my own.

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