During a recent promo on toofaced.com, I purchased Too Faced Matte Eyes. In addition to the relatively deep discount, Too Faced sent along three sample size products: Too Faced Lashgasm (that I’ll review another time), Shadow Insurance and Lip Insurance, Smoothing, Anti-Feathering Lip Primer.
About a year ago, I purchased Too Faced Shadow Insurance Color Correcting Eye Primer, and unfortunately, it was not a success for me. It migrated into my eyes and clouded my contact lenses. Boo. So I didn’t expect too much from the Lip Insurance.
Was I ever wrong! What a great product. It’s a relatively thick clear-ish gel that Too Faced calls “nude”, applied with a sponge tip doe-foot applicator. Once it’s on, not only does my lipstick not migrate, it lasts and lasts for hours, well beyond how long it would last without Lip Insurance. Lipstick still fades somewhat with eating, but it never disappears entirely. Many hours later, it still looks like I’m wearing lipstick. Here are my before and after pix (wearing Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Native, I think):
I still use a lip pencil to line my lips most of the time, but I am so impressed with how long my lipstick lasts when I wear Too Faced Lip Insurance. I’m so happy that, not only does it not dry out my lips like my “oldie but goodie” Sealed With A Kiss, but it has Vitamin E and it hydrates my lips, too. Other good news is that it’s free of parabens, sulfates and dyes.
From the reviews I’ve read, this product appears to be polarizing: it either works very well (my experience and that of others) or it doesn’t. On Sephora and Ulta websites, the product gets 4 out of 5 stars. So you may want to see if you can get a “sample” to try out before purchasing.
When my deluxe sample is finished, I intend to buy a full size. $19. Cruelty-free. Available at Sephora, Ulta, Macy’s, beauty.com, skinstore.com, ebay, Shopstyle.com and on the Too Faced website, toofaced.com.
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