Trish McEvoy • Definer in Rich Brown • Eyeliner
|Would buy this product again.||45%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight Eyes: Green
I bought this to use as a shadow, rather than a liner. I wanted a dark matte brown that didn't have any red in it, which was harder than expected to find. I'm ultra pale, and black tends to looks harsh on me, so I wanted something a little softer, but still dramatic.
I really dislike this colour as a liner (powder liners just don't work for me), but as a crease colour I love it. If you have one of these, but find it's not working as a liner for you, try it as a shadow instead. You might be surprised how much use you can get out of it.
My one real complaint about it is that I have nothing to put it in, since I received it in a swap, and was unaware it came without a compact.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Horrendus packaging, way too expensive, inferior product. No matter how I applied it it dissapeard, faded, or fell to another part of my face. I am really not a fan of this product line or it's sales people.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
Bought this along w/charcoal and lava. Like, but wish it were a darker, cooler brown like an expresso. I think Trish's eyeliners smear a little more easily than Laura Mercier's. Like the cake eyeliner at this point. Can make the brown darker by adding less liquid. Classy, refined look with a beige eyeshadow wash (MAC shroom, Clinique Beige, NARS All About Eve), this eyeliner, black mascara, and a good dark lipcolor (NARS Afghan Red, MAC Mystic, Merle Norman Satin Lipstick/ Pencil combos in Hydrocurrent (try!!!) or Sparkling Wine (perfect winey-red)).
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Okay, right now I am really annoyed with the whole Trish McEvoy line, and this Eye Definer is where it all started. Here's my story:I heard this was a good eyeliner, so I ordered a Rich Brown Eye Definer from Nordstrom.com, because I was placing an order for other things and figured, why not?So I get this Eye Definer, and it comes in a little, see-thru, plastic, piece of nothing. It's a freakin' REFILL! I'm thinking, "WTF? I ordered an eye liner for $16, and it doesn't even come in a stinkin' compact?" What kinda crap is that? Even cheapo, drugstore, Maybelline eyeliners come in compacts, c'mon Trish McEvoy!So before I go hollerin' [I'm exaggerating, I wouldn't have REALLY yelled at them-- ;o)] at Nordies CSR for sending me the wrong item, I look at the website again, and sure enough it says in small writing under the description of the product, "Compact Sold Separately."
Compact sold separately... again... WHAT KIND OF CRAP IS THAT? What idiotic cosmetic company sells their products without even a cheap, makeshift, compact to hold the product in? If you want to upgrade, that should be optional- not mandatory- wouldn't you think? So, I look on the website and see you can purchase the compact for $7.50, and since I can't use this Eye Definer in the condition it's in without making a mess all over myself and my bathroom sink, I take a trip to the mall to purchase the compact. It was either that, or return it to Nordstroms (which I SHOULD have done). So, I look in Nordies for a Trish counter, and I can't find one! (Turns out the Trish counter is about an inch wide in that Nordstroms, even a detective would have had a hard time locating it!) I leave Nordies and head on over to Neiman Marcus, and I spot a rather large TM counter there. So... I asked the Make-up Artist (or whatever she was) for a compact for an Eye Definer. She tries to sell me some $48 make-up organizer- just to hold one, little, dang, eyeliner square. I told her I am not a TM user, this is my first (and now, certainly my LAST) product from TM, and I just wanted a small compact to hold the Definer in- Period. Then she tries to talk me into a $75 make-up organizer, to hold my one, little, tiny, eye shadow square in! I wanted to knock on her head and say, "HELLO???? IS ANYBODY HOME IN THERE??? I JUST WANT A TINY COMPACT TO HOLD MY LITTLE EYE DEFINER IN THAT CAME WITHOUT ANYTHING BUT A PIECE OF PLASTIC, OKAY? CAN WE MANAGE THAT?" Yeesh!After about 10 minutes of her trying to sell me a "mansion" to hold a "deck of cards" in, my refusal to purchase her elite compacts (that I do NOT need) finally made her give in and sell me the darn compact for $7.50! She took on an obvious attitude, and tells another girl behind the counter, "Here. Ring this up for her," and she walks away in a huff. Not even a smile and a, "Thanks for stopping by the TM counter today for a Royal Rip-off!" I am NOT pleased over the whole, TM experience.At this point, I don't care if this TM Eye Definer is silken gold on my eyes and makes them "pop" from here to China! I don't like purchasing my cosmetics a la carte, and I don't need a hassle while I'm doing it, either. Trish McEvoy, what kind of business practices do you employ? Better re-think your strategy, 'cuz this "cosmetic junkie" will be stickin' with MAC, Laura Mercier, Sephora, and Bobbi Brown from now on...EDIT 3/20/07: Okay, now that I got the compact, I was able to use the eye definer. Not bad, but not any more spectacular than any other dark brown eyeshadow from MAC, Bobbi Brown, or Laura Mercier. Since the latter three come already housed in a compact, I will not be buying any more definers from TM. Too much of an inconvenience, IMO.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I think the Trish line has alot of nice products but they are super overpriced. I can deal with paying alot for brushes but not so much for average color product. Rich Brown definer is just a matte dark chocolate brown liner shadow. Nothing special about the color and it comes in a small square pan for $16. Need to buy a charger to put it in. Chargers range in price. The product is great for my purse where i cant carry a cream liner but not something i reach for every day. Will smudge after 8 hours of wear and fade away. A better touch up or emergency product. WIll not repurchase.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I've tried so many eyeliners and this one is the best so far. I am a brunette with fair skin, and I find that the color and texture of this eyeliner is excellent. I used to be a pencil eyeliner person, but now I am convinced that putting it on with a liner brush is the only way to go. It is smooth, long lasting and much more appealing than plain old black.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Green
I've been a longtime fan of TM's Definers (I own nine colors), but in spite of my still regarding them as a high-quality product, the Rich Brown shade has been problematic for me. While the color's "richness" - both in pigment and texture - is one of its strong points, it also creates wearability problems. After using this product for several years, I finally tired of it "bleeding" into the outer corners of my eyes (and having to worry about this happening all day), no matter how hot or cold the temperature was outside. This is, no doubt, due to the creaminess of this particular shade. When you dip your brush into the Rich Brown Definer, your brush will pick up quite a bit of the powder, and it's enough to line a lid in just one long stroke. Overall, however, TM's Rich Brown proves that "rich" may indeed be beautiful, but in this case, too much of a good thing.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I'm torn on this definer. I LOVELOVELOVE the definer in Deep Aubergine, and get a perfect defined line when I wet the push-brush and mix it with the definer to form a paste. With this color, however, I just cannot get the product to mix with water, and it ends up just floating on the surface with the water subsequently running into my eyes and the shadow dust sprinkling all over my cheeks :(. The color, however, is perfect for lining my brown eyes for a natural look with Soft Peach as a base, and either Cashmere or Tawney in the crease (and a dot of Peach, a shimmer, on the lids). For the time being, I've resorted to using the Deep aubergine as a wet-liner, and going over it with Rich Brown to smudge and determine color. Maybe i just got a bad one?
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I tend to refer to this as dark brown (lists it as definer d/r brown on back). I use this to line and lightly in the crease with my Trish Mc Buff shadow. Nice timeless look that works well for day and night. This combo with Natural blush and rosette lip gloss are all I need for travel.
EDIT: Now that I've found Stila's convertible eye color in Teak, I have no need for another brown eyeliner.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Black
This is a very basic brown. Trish has all these other brown variations for her definers and to me, this one is my pick because it's the one that looks most natural on me (I'm a MMM with very dark brown eyes). I reach for this when I want the "my eyes but better look" and I don't want to look like I put on any makeup (Yeah, I'm just "naturally beautiful"). :-) For more oomph, I reach for my Bobbi Brown Mahogany -- also natural, but definitely darker and a bit more obvious.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
TM's definers are such great quality in terms of pigment and lasting power (which makes them perfect for lining). This is the most perfect basic brown eyeliner shadow color I've ever come across. Just a gorgeous milk chocolate color without any red in it. I've had this color for 3 years now and it looks like it could last me another 3 years even though there was a time when I used it almost everyday!