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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6 thoughts on “Trish McEvoy Gorgeous Red Gorgeous Lip Color Review, Photos, Swatches, Lip Swatches

  1. amy

    This looks like a nice sheer stain for everyday.

  2. Lorna

    i thought the red would come through more but the look is very wearable

  3. Connie

    Oooh! A red I might be able to wear!

    I LOVE red.It’s my fave color and I think red lippies are so gorgeous but have never, ever thought of wearing it myself. I’ve got pretty full lips and am kind of embrassed by them so I stick to nude, mlbb, and some pink shades but I *think* I might just give this one a shot! =D