Does Too Faced Lip Insurance Lock Down Your Lip Color?

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too faced lip insurance review

The Problem: Your favorite pigmented lip products disappear faster than Coolio’s rap career (OMG, Gangsta’s Paradise!). Is there anything you can do about it?


Too Faced says sí, se puede! Worn beneath other lip products, their new Lip Insurance lip primer ($19, available at Sephora stores and online) is designed to prevent color fading, bleeding and creasing while simultaneously ramping up the richness of lipsticks and glosses. It’s also jam packed with ceramides and peptides to plump lips and help restore natural collagen.

Too Faced took out all the guesswork from choosing colors, too, because it’s only available in one, which they call Nude. Nude goes on clear with a matte finish and has a light, non-sticky texture that feels smooth like butter. Being a huge fan of Too Faced Shadow Insurance, I couldn’t wait to give Lip Insurance a try

too faced lip insurance review

too faced lip insurance review

too faced lip insurance review

Oh, it feels *divine* on the lips, but apart from that and the incredibly adorable packaging (yay for doe-foot applicators!), I’m not overly impressed. I didn’t really notice better wear time or pigment with the lip products I tried it with, not with glosses OR lipsticks. And it made my lippies kinda thirsty, too.

I mean, sure, it feels great and looks cute, but is that enough for $19? Compared to good old fashioned lip pencils like Too Faced Perfect Lips Liner, it leaves a little something to be desired. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: C

Monday, Monday!

If you’re reading this right now, congratulations! You made it through Monday, girl! As Tabs would say, “It’s all gravy from here.” For me the day went by without any fires, and that’s always a good sign. The most exciting part of my day was reading about the new Apple iPhone! 🙂


I’m such an Apple nerd… Their stuff’s so pretty to look at and makes me feel more creative. I can’t WAIT to get one in my little paws and play.

What are ya doin’ tonight? I rented It’s Complicated again (LOVE MERYL!). Tabs is making popcorn.

Have a great night!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Laura says:

    I LOVE that movie! Especially Steve Martin at the party 🙂

    • Karen says:

      HILARIOUS! I love it when he gets to her door and Meryl Streep’s character is holding that huge piece of cake and acting totally wacky, LOL!

  2. candace says:

    i’m watching youve got mail with my cat in bed. my husband fell asleep on the sofa watching the last airbender cartoon on netflix hours ago lol
    .-= candace’s last blog post… stuffed zucchini. =-.

  3. aw darn I had high expectations for this since I love TSFI as well. thanks for reviewing though, now I can cross something off my lust list. I’m studying for finals right now! woot woot
    .-= makeup morsels’s last blog post… Miscellaneous Monday Morsels 6/7/10 =-.

  4. Pansy says:

    I am studying for my finals… Sadness.

    I love your writing style. It’s so fun!

  5. Hyzenthlay says:

    The new iPhone does look amazing – I’m hoping that I’ll be pleased enough with iOS 4 on my 3GS that I won’t feel the need to upgrade. I’ll probably last as long as it takes my bf to come home with the new iPhone.

    Three more days (all finals schedule, now . . . two two-hour periods each day).

  6. Amber says:

    Boo, I was hoping this would be amazing. I guess it’s just as well; I like MAC’s prep + prime lip pretty well and it’s a little cheaper!
    .-= Amber’s last blog post… Choosing sunscreen =-.

  7. Agnes says:

    aww too bad the primer doesnt work! lipsticks/gloss have a tendency of disappearing SUPER fast on me… maybe i will have to look into liners to help make them stay!

    Ahh.. the new iphone 🙂 I am getting more tempted to hand in my blackberry and switch over! but it doesnt come out till july in canada so i have time to carefully think it through 🙂 still.. im insanely tempted! i think the only thing stopping me from switching is the fact that i cannot ever type properly on an iphone! although i do hear you get used to it… we shall find out 🙂 thanks for the post!
    .-= Agnes’s last blog post… EOTD – Annabelle Pigments Karma & Azure =-.

  8. Rae says:

    Oooh, iPhone… you had me at “camera flash.” HD recording and editing? Multitasking? *dies* Just got a new apple store by my place, but I’ll have to wait to see the iPhone! (Up in Canada, darn it.)

    Peeing self in anticipation >.<
    .-= Rae's last blog post… When photoshoppers go rogue =-.

  9. Audrey says:

    Oh darn! I’ve been looking for some kind of lip miracle. I’m currently testing two Urban Decay products – their lip primer and their Ozone lip pencil (clear). It doesn’t seem to be doing much but I will let you know if that changes.

  10. Aleksis says:

    Yay I wasn’t too impressed with MAC’s lip primer either. I’m starting to think just applying a nude lip liner as a base is best.
    .-= Aleksis’s last blog post… Take 30% off all BCBGeneration items! =-.

  11. gio says:

    Thanks for the review. I tried a couple of lip primers in the past but they didn’t seem to make my lip products last longer. It’s a shame to know this doesn’t work either. 🙁
    .-= gio’s last blog post… What’s the difference between antiperspirants and deodorants? =-.

  12. Scientific Housewife says:

    The new Iphone 4 sounds great but I’m probably a year or two away from getting one. I love It’s Complicated!

  13. Tiffany says:

    oh no! I actually have this but haven’t tried it yet. I should try it soon so I can return it if it doesn’t work for me 🙁

    OMG, the iphone announcement was the most exciting part of my day too! I can’t wait to get one – just gotta decide between black and white!

  14. Renata says:

    Hi, Karen! Have you tried Elizabeth Arden Advanced Lip Fix Cream?
    .-= Renata’s last blog post… Gurus do YouTube =-.

  15. Nina says:

    I got excited when I saw this …. drat that it doesnt work. Im notorious for making lipstick disappear pretty fast because almost always, the middle part of my upper lip peels. . I remember buckling down and getting colorstay but that product isnt for me.

    Back to the search!

  16. Diana S. says:

    Thanks for this review…and for saving me the $19 bucks! I wanted to get this so Im glad I won’t be wasting my money that doesn’t work all that great! Your site is truly the best!

    • Karen says:

      Thanks, Diana. I’ve read a few reviews and for some people it really works…unfortunately I’m not one of them! If you’re curious about it maybe give it a try anyway next time you’re at Sephora. You never know; you might be one of the lucky ones!

  17. OMG! Coolio! What a funny comparison! 😀
    I don’t know if this product is available at my Sephora but 1st I have to try Shadow Insurance <3

    About iPhone – no, I'm not into those stuff and I don't like the fact that *everyone* has iPhone now like there's nothing else beside iPhone, lol. 😀 And they're too expensive. 🙂
    .-= Beauty addict's last blog post… Makeup brushes I use for eye makeup =-.

  18. Summer ♥♥ says:

    I have the current iphone, but the new face-to-face calling feature is INCREDIBLE!

  19. marisol says:

    I need to find a way to get my hands on this new phone. I will somehow! If you do get one, which one will it be?

    I wonder what would happen if I use TFSI on my lips?
    .-= marisol’s last blog post… Abandonment issues =-.

  20. charlene says:

    damn look at the amount of ingredients in that thing….that thing that we are going to ingest…good gracious..think I’ll pass lol

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