I’m sure a lot of you are unfamiliar with the Trish McEvoy brand? At least I was up until about 8 months ago and once I became familiar with the products, I literally don’t know how I lived without them! (Sorry for the over-exagerration and misuse of the word ‘literally’, I felt both were warranted)
I’ve been sporadically posting about Trish McEvoy skincare over the last couple of months (a few of my cult favourites are the Beauty Booster Oil, Beta Hydroxy Pads & the Correct & Brighten Professional Strength Multi-Acid Weekly Peel) however, I’ve just recently started using a lot of the makeup and I love it.
The story about Trish McEvoy is quite an interesting one too. Trish founded her company in the mid-seventies when the only readily available makeup tools were the sponge applicators that came free with compacts. Taking matters into her own hands, she hand cut art-store paintbrushes into mistake-proof shapes, manufactured her creations and soon developed a cult following among women and artists all over the world.
In partnership with her husband, dermatologist Dr. Ronald Sherman, Trish then opened one of the nation’s first medi-spas, forging their combined makeup and medical expertise for an unprecedented skincare and beauty experience.
Did I mention she was born in Ireland?? Totally makes sense right?
First up I used the Beauty Booster Cream, which is an anti-fatique moisturiser, enriched primer and mask all-in-one. This multifunctional product minimises fine lines, diminishes the signs of fatigue, restores skin radiance and gives longevity to your foundation. Recommended for normal-to-dry skin.
Next I used the Even Skin Water Foundation in shade Fair. I used to be such a HUGE fan of matte, full-coverage foundations which stemmed from working as a pro-artist in Make Up For Ever when HD foundation was my life, but over the last year or so my preference has changed to lighter coverage foundations, BB creams and tinted moisturises. I’m clearly not ageing gracefully because I find the heavier, fuller coverage foundations really highlight the lines around my eyes. This water-light, vitamin-enriched foundation provides complete coverage with the look and feel of a second skin. It has a shake-to-activate formula that autocorrects where needed for a seamless match while the built-in primer manages shine for a lasting just-applied look. It’s ideal for all skin types, has a matte finish (not a cakey matte finish, more like a shine-free second skin finish), medium-full coverage (buildable to desired) and is long-wearing.
Okay before I move on to Step 3 I need to tell you about the patented Makeup Planner beauty organiser Trish invented back in 1995. Think of it as a filofax for makeup – one of the coolest, innovative additions to a makeup brand I’ve ever seen! You might remember I had my one personalised at Selfridges back in November?
I also visited the @trishmcevoy counter in @theofficialselfridges yesterday and had a Makeup Planner customised by their engraver 😍 it's so cool isn't it?? I'll go through all the products I picked up with you guys tomorrow, another brand I'm not overly familiar with but super excited to start using more of – I've heard THE most amazing things about @trishmcevoy products ✋🏻#staytuned
Anyways the reason this is of relevance because for Step 3 I used a product from one of the inserts, otherwise known as a Makeup Wardrobing Page, in my Makeup Planner.
I set my base using the Translucent Finishing Powder. You can of course buy the product individually in its own packaging but if you own a Makeup Planner with Makeup Wardrobing Pages, you simply have to buy inserts. This colourless powder invisibly blurs imperfections and minimises pores while enhancing and prolonging your makeup.
I contoured my face using another insert from my Makeup Wardrobing Page, Matte Bronzer in shade Medium. This bronzer is ideal for shaping the features of all skin tones. The ultra-fine powder glides evenly onto skin, builds effortlessly and adheres for long-wear. Ps… matte textures are most forgiving to enlarged pores, lines or breakout, shimmer textures just exacerbate the appearance of them.
I’ve always been a massive fan of cream/gel brow products but lately I’ve found that I prefer using pencils and brow mascaras for a more natural, feathery look. For this look I used the Precision Brow Shaper in shade Natural Brunette. It delivers the look and long wear of a powder with the precision and ease of a pencil. The firm yet thin lead glides on behind hairs to seamlessly fill in and shape your desired brows and it even comes with a built in spoolie to comb brows before application.
I applied High Volume Mascara in Jet black to my upper lashes. This is a really innovative mascara and different to any mascara I’ve used before. It’s tubular… which means it wraps, lengthens and volumises each lash for 24-hour smudge-free wear. Because of it’s tubular formulation, it slides off gently with a little warm water – no remover is required. The precise brush grabs lashes from the root and can magnify even the tiniest of hairs.
All in all, this is the kind of makeup look I’m favouring at the moment – simple, natural and youth enhancing. I have a huge background in makeup and spent many, many years piling it on but I feel now as I’m getting on, that look just doesn’t suit me anymore. Don’t get me wrong the extremely exaggerated looks work really well for Instagram but in real life I prefer a much more natural, paired back look and if you’re like me, I could bet my bottom dollar you’ll fall in love with Trish McEvoy products just like I have!
This post contains links to purchase all products online but if you’d rather hit a Trish McEvoy counter to get matched up etc, you’ll find the full range of products at Harvey Nichols in Dundrum Town Centre.
Watch this space – I’m still trialling more Trish McEvoy products which I’m sure I’ll be dying to tell you about soon!
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