Tuesday, July 31st, 2012


Trish McEvoy Fall 2012 Collection – Watercolors

Inspired by the incandescence of watercolor paintings, Trish developed a collection of textures that makes you look lit from within.

Effortless Eyes Wet & Dry Eyeshadow Trio ($42.00)

Handmade in Italy, Trish’s extruded formula enhances eyes with high-definition color from soft to rich to dazzling.

  • Lilac
  • Nude

Face Color Trio ($38.00)

A customizable face color trio marries Bronzers Golden and Golden Tan with Blush Natural for a perfectly brightened complexion and lit-from-within look.

  • Golden

Availability: Now @ Nordstrom

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Thursday, November 11th, 2010


Trish McEvoy Instant Pick-Me-Up All Over Face Color Quad

Ye Olde Swatches, Volume 1

Sometimes I get a little overzealous and swatch more products than I’m actually able to test. There are just so many new beauty products (and shades) releasing continuously through the year that I am not always able to conduct a full test for all of the ones I’d like to. But since I did take photos and do swatches, I can at least share those with you… No ratings/grades, because I did not finish testing these.

Would you rather at least see swatches and get a general at-a-glance kind of summary than nothing at all?  Or is it just confusing without a real review?

(Note, these do not and will never take the place of full reviews – but instead of relegating these images to the “unreviewed” folder, share them.)

  • Trish McEvoy Instant Pick-Me-Up All Over Face Color Quad ($42.00) is designed to “bronze, luminize, highlight, and blush.” It has four different shades, but each square is on the smaller side, making individual use more difficult but still possible. When siwlred together, it creates a light bronze with a shimmer-sheen that would work best on light-medium to medium skin tones.
  • Aveda Uruku Bronzing Kit in Amazonia ($55.00) includes a pan of a dual-toned bronzer and a buffing brush. The brush uses non-anhimal fibers, so it is cruelty-free. It’s a very, very soft brush, and I love that the handle is made from 25% PCR. The bronzer is literally just a pan of bronzer, so you’ll need to have a palette to put it in or grab one from Aveda. The color itself is a muted medium-bronze brown with soft gold micro-shimmer. It’s a little sheer, so the effect will be subtle.
  • Lancome Luminous Rose Ageless Minerale Blush ($29.50) is a gorgeous shade of muted rose pink-brown with very soft shimmer-sheen. It’s really pretty, but I haven’t gotten around to wearing it on cheeks yet. I’m not sure if I will, so before it’s totally stale news, I thought I’d share the swatches with you.

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Saturday, October 31st, 2009

Trish McEvoy Gorgeous Red Gorgeous Lip Color ($25.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a blue-based fuchsia-red. It applies semi-opaquely and definitely has a distinctive pinkness to it, so it’s not really a true red. However, the pink makes it less intense and thereby makes it more wearable for some who are a little shy of truer reds. I found the formula to be hydrating, and it felt more like a lip stain than a lipstick. I wouldn’t describe it as a creamy red, but more of a sheer red with a higher color threshold than expected out of a sheerer shade. It’s also a buildable shade, which means that it took a few layers to get a mostly solid look, but on the same token, you can go sheerer if you like (or the occasion calls for it) with the same shade.

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  • Product: 25/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

Recommendation:  For fans of sheerer, softer reds, Gorgeous Red gives you sheer-to-buildable pinky red.

Availability: BlueMercury.com

The Scarlet Season is a series of posts showcasing and featuring my favorite shades of red lips–from glosses to lipsticks that runs through December 2009. You can sure expect to see a lot of red this holiday season!

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Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

Trish McEvoy Simplicity Collection for Fall 2009

“My palm-sized Portable Beauty™ Simplicity Collection features an ultra-versatile face palette and mistake-proof brushes to meet all your touch-up needs on-the-go.”

Little Black Card: Simplicity Palette ($58.00)

The essential pocket-sized beauty companion, Trish McEvoy’s Little Black Card is a double-decked face palette to go. Complexion-enhancing colors and customizable concealer duo impart all you need to achieve your perfect face on the run. Housed in a pink pouch.

Warm up your skin with Weekend All Over Face Color and add color to cheeks with Natural Blush. Brighten and dress up eyes by applying Rose Quartz Glaze Eye Shadow lid to brow, new Iris Eye Shadow for a wash of color on the lid and Navy Cream Definer to effortlessly deepen and define your lashline for a gorgeously classic look.

Custom concealing is easy with two shades of Brightening Line Minimizing Concealer to banish under-eye darkness. Finish your on-the-go look with the ultra-flattering Pink Rose and/or Jolie Lip Colors and lip-enhancing Simply Glamorous Lip Gloss.

Lash Curling Mascara ($28.00)

  • Black

Portable Beauty Brush Set ($65.00)

The perfect travel or beginning brush set, Trish McEvoy’s Portable Beauty Brush Set features four of Trish’s favorite handcrafted brushes in precious miniature. Multipurpose and shaped for effortless application, they are all you need for professional-quality touch-ups. The wallet-sized, quilted pink case houses a pocket for this season’s Little Black Card™.   Brushes include:
Retractable Pocketable Blush, All Over Eye, Tapered Eyeliner, Covered Lip

Available: On-counter August 2009. Now available at www.trishmcevoy.com.

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