For this spring/summer Trish McEvoy brings us the Power of Makeup Planner Collection in Azure (£125). I've been wanting one of the TM sets for a while so when I spied this on Selfridges I promptly put this on my birthday list earlier this month.
The collection comes contained within a
soft, quilted blue Petite Makeup Planner with pink lining and
There are so many products I'll try to be concise,
lets start with the Beauty Emergency Card for Eyes. Its predominately
warm in tone and contains shadows in Soft Peach, and Antique Rose and
Glaze finish shades in Barely Blue, Ballet Pink, Rose Quartz, Pearl and
Eye Definers in Paris Nights and Arabian Nights.
The liners shades are
extremely pigmented, whilst the others have a softer pay off. The
colours create a soft wash of colour with strong liner definition
resulting in a natural, polished look.
The rest of the eyes is catered for with the extremely pigmented and long
lasting Intense Gel Eye Liner in Black (travel size) followed by the
Lash Curling Mascara in black, which is a joy to apply as it catches all
the lashes and gives great separation that never clumps. The Instant Eye
Lift in Shade 1 works well to cover darkness and gives a brightening lift
to the skin and has a very long lasting wear. Unfortunately the Eye Base
Essentials in Bare was too dark for my skin tone which is a shame as the
formula was really smooth and non drying, providing impressive opaque
For the lips you get the Flawless Lip Colour Chic, the
twist up style pen has a smooth, slightly tacky texture (and mint
taste/smell) and the colour is a really pretty, slightly shimmered juicy
Swatched below L-R:Eye Base
Essentials in Bare, Instant Eye
Lift in Shade 1,Flawless Lip Colour Chic,long
lasting Intense Gel Eye Liner
For the face/cheeks you get a Petite Makeup Wardrobing Page containing
Bronzer Golden (travel size),Face Shaper Highlight 1,Blush Natural and
the Translucent Finishing Powder.
The blush, bronzer and highlighter are
beautiful on their own but work extremely well combined with one
another, giving a truly healthy sun kissed glow to the skin. The
finishing powder works well to reduce shine without looking dry or cakey.
Swatched below in the same order as the palette with the blush/highlighter/bronzer combined on the far right.
I'm really pleased with the performance of all the products and the only
thing I would change would be a lighter colour in the eye base (though
with sets that try to cater for all skin tones I understand why they
went for a medium toned shade). I find all the products really user
friendly and the collection contains all your makeup essentials in a
compact, very portable set that serves to create that natural healthy
look that we associate with the Trish McEvoy brand.
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