Trish McEvoy • Base Essentials • Eyes
|Would buy this product again.||67%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have this in Vanilla and it is definitely an excellent eyeshadow base for never giving me a SINGLE crease in a span of 8-10 hours. The only gripe is that it can be drying and hard to blend, so I highly recommend moisturizing your eyelids really good beforehand and make sure you blend it right away. Also, you only need to dab on a little product before blending as too much would just look cakey and unnatural.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
This is an HG product here.
I have tried this products in several colors, all of which look wonderful without any shadow over them. It is not just the color which is pretty, but also the texture and coverage. My eyes, only better.
As a base, it works well. It is a little less effective under extreme conditions than UDPP, but it is also much less drying. I am not frequently under extreme conditions, and by extreme, I really do mean extreme, and I find the Trish base to be effective for keeping eye shadow and liner in place and true to color.
I use the applicator only to dab a tiny amount on the eyelid. A little goes a long way. I then use a concealer brush or a Trish laydown brush to smooth it over the eyelid. A finger will do in a pinch, and I used my finger for application for a long time, but then a Trish MA showed me that a brush gives me a quicker, more even application. If you don't like your results, use only a tiny amount and try a brush.
The packaging has undergone revisions. I thought my first tube, square, worked fine. My second tube, also square, looked identical on the outside, but it had a truly horrible applicator. The doe foot applicator lost most of its fuzzies, reducing it's use, and the product itself seemed a little clumpy. I have had no problem with tubes purchased since then. The round newer tubes are nicer looking, but they take up more room in a makeup case.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I bought this on a whim. Always on the lookout for good e/s bases, I decided to give this a try. I was drawn to the range of colors for this base. As a woman of color, I find some e/s bases are too pale for my complexion. The TM bases have about 5-6 different shades to choose from. Overall, I think this is fine for someone who wants an all over base to even out skin tone in the eye area. It's a thicker base and if applied with a heavy hand will crease by the end of the day. My biggest complaint is that I've noticed my TFSI provides much a better color payoff for e/s and is less prone to creasing than the Trish base. Won't buy again.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I have used this product in vanilla as well as soft peach. I cannot live without it - it really is an essential in my makeup kit. It is the perfect quick pick-me-up on weekends when I don't want to wear makeup but need that little boost to look "fresh". Each shade/tone will give you a different look so, to others statements, if you want a 'whiter' base you may want to go with vanilla. I am fair skinned and soft peach blends in with my natural skin tone quite nicely.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Other
I got this as a sample in some GWP in Bare. I have dark eyelids due to allergies and have deep set eyes so I'm always on the lookout for bases to even out my skin tone on my lids.
This stuff is so thick that it made my eye shadow look like it was caked on and all I did was put a light wash of TM Shell over it. I can't imagine what it would look like with a darker color.
No thanks. My cheap base from Ulta is better than this.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I got this as a sample and had never used an eye shadow base before. This has completely transformed my eye makeup. It lasts all day with no creases. Also I was shocked at how much less shadow I needed to use and also how much more bold the colors were. My Christian Dior eye shadow which is sheer and metallic looks especially stunning . I apply it with a concealer brush and only a little bit is necessary, I am thrilled with how well this product works and definitely will be purchasing the full size when my sample runs out.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I've tried several primers and this one isn't bad. I like the smoothness of the application and it does help my shadow last. The problem I had with this, is the color selection. The Vanilla was too white with a green tone, the Sand was too blue pink, and the Bare was too dark and orange. In the little sample I had, the little bits that others talk about showed up within 12 hours - strange. I think the LMercier is very similar and in my opinion, a little better. The colors are more suited to me (I like Linen) and no little bits show up in the product. This is good, I just think the LM is better - however, it really irritated my eyes, so I'm back to MAC Bare Canvas, which I like very much.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
So far, so good. I only bought this today. It stayed on all day, didn't crease. It was kind of dull looking (not vibrant or skin colored) but then thats just a primer that exists in my fantasies and not in reality apparently. This is superior to MAC paint imo though, dior base, chanel base, and Lancome aquatique which ive tried. I havent tried Laura Mercier so I cant comment. However I wouldnt give this 5 lippies because: 1) slightly pale/unnatural color, 2) price is pretty high imo for a base thats not a major name brand, 3) packaging is like a cheapo physicians formula type of thing, for 25 bucks or whatever I shud get prettier and better functioning packaging!
If I find something better I will not repurchase this. However as of right now this is the best base Ive tried (and I dont like UDPP), so I will stick with it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I have slighly oily eyelids which is on my short list of problems I have with cosmetics. I have tried quite a few eye bases, and so far this ranks pretty high. I have been using it for 1 week, with and without eyeshadow, and after about 8 hours to do I start to see a slight crease that needs touching up. I think that is pretty good. It also does a nice job evening out my eyelid tone. If it keeps performing as I hope it does, this will be a repurchase for me.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I have been reading over the reviews and have read how some people have a problem with this product looking dry or crepey. I think I might be able to help. Several of the Trish makeup artists used this product on me and it looked great and my eyeshadow did not crease. However, when I tried applying it at home with my finger, it looked uneven, dry and terrible. I finally figured out that the makeup artists used a BRUSH to apply it, so I tried it that way. Wow, what a difference! I'm not sure why applying it with a brush makes such a difference, but it really does. So be sure to apply that way if you're using it for the first time or wanting to give it another chance. I use her large laydown brush. Also, it dries very quickly, so be quick when applying it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
This is not a good primer, imo.
I tried this in Bare and maybe I am just too pale, but this showed up very peachy-orange on my lid.
Then to add insult, it didn't make the greatest base for shadows. I tried using a MAC pigment afterwards and I couldn't even cover the awful peach.
I have much better luck with MAC Paints or Shadesticks.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I've been searching for the perfect eye base that I can use under eye shadow as well as wear on its own to "neutralize" my lids. Concealer doesn't do it; it just creases. I've tried a few and never been completely happy until I found this! I'm a bit confused because I think the one I have is the very new one; it doesn't have the word "luminizing" in the name of the product. The shade I have is "Bare" and it's just wonderful. When I do wear eye shadow the shadow wears better (some better than others) and when I don't, I get the perfect bare lid.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have tried almost every eye shadow base available; UDPP, Guerlain Protective Base, Benefit FYI and Mac Cream Colour base. The remaining bases I have yet to try is PD Eye Primer, Mac Paint Pot & LM Eye Basics; which looks very similar to TM.
When comparing this base to the overly hyped UDPP; TM wins on packaging, color options and coverage. Just ensure you tighten the lid after every use, to prevent dry out.
I have been satisfied with this base, up until one cold and breezy night in Boston. At that time my lids turned ashy and dried-out. Also, sometimes my eyeshadow does not stick properly, and in turn the color is not as vibrant as with the MAC base. I briefly switched back to MAC after some disappointment, but I am back now that the weather is warming. My lids are oily again, and my shadow has no chance of survival, if I don't use this. I am not entirely convinced I will repurchase. I might just try LM eye basics, next.
Update: Changed my mind when I tried the new Mac Paint Pots. This stuff is just to dry and flaky; which does not help my shadow stick.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
This is just a fantastic eyeshadow base. There are several colors - I use bare on most days, but I also have crystal and vanilla. This product does not crease, and does not cause shadows to crease. It also helps colors to apply true to their original color instead of changing color. I have only used this product for the past few months, but I couldn't imagine not using it at this point.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I have this in soft peach and it looks beautiful. Nice, slightly shimmery and subtle. I like to use it alone for daytime.
BUT I wouldn't recommend it. Less than two weeks after opening it, I started getting little dried up bits mixed in from the neck of the tube. I'm not a messy person: it just tends to glob and then mix into the product when pulling the wand in and out. So I have to pick the bits out when they end up on my eyelid. And the product separated a bit.
The wand applicator is terrible for blending it on the eye; I use my finger instead.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I've discovered so many great products from the MUA Top Picks list, but I was very disappointed by Base Essentials. I have it in Crystal, which is shimmery, so maybe it's not as good of a base as the matte shades. Anyway, the color is pretty enough alone and shadows and liners go on just fine over it, but it doesn't extend lasting power for me at all, and when worn alone it creases pretty quickly. I adore Urban Decay's Primer Potion and thought this would be as good if not better, but unfortunately it's no comparison. I may test out some of the other shades to see if those are as good as everyone's raving about, but I doubt I'll even use up what I have.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond, Fine Eyes: Green
My eyelids are oily and everything migrates if I do not use this product. I love it and even though the packaging is terrible, the doe foot applicator cannot get out any product after it is about half empty, I keep buying it. One tube lasted me a year.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I got this in Bare in the Saks gift. It doesn't do what I ask of e/s base, which is that it keep from creasing, but also that it contribute to the shadow looking good. This was like having dry powder on my eyes and my e/s had nothing to "stick" to. So as to be sure, I tried it with a less pigmented inexpensive shadow and sure enough, the shadow came up transparent. When I use my own method (very light dab of a very waxy lip balm, tiny bit of loose powder after applying), I get both color intensity and staying power. This wasn't something I would buy.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Wonderful coverage and stays where you put it! But it was really drying on my skin. The sponge tip broke off my applicator after a week and when they replaced it they gave me a dried up tube. If it was reformulated to be moisturizing I think they would be on to something!
Update 9/23/07: This product works really well as a concealer anywhere on the face. I just won't be using it around the eyes as they suggest as I feel it is too drying.
Clea de pou concealer is all you need in this department...never drying and covers anything.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I really like this product. I was given "linen" by the makeup artist who said it was their darkest shade. I use it to keep eye liner and shadow in place on my extremely oily eyelids and it really, really works. Before this product, I'd tried BB Shadestick in Vanilla, which worked o.k. but didn't last all day. Plus, it requires an additional shadow over it to set it and cover the vanilla color up. Before that, I'd tried Lancome's eye base, which is long lasting, but it only comes in one color and the color was horrid so I'd have to use a shadow over it to cover it up. The TM product comes in pretty colors AND is waterproof and long lasting. It is not drying and it doesn't irritate, either. It's exactly what I was looking for.
UPDATE: I stopped liking this because I realized that it left this powdery film on my lids AND the color wasn't so great after all. Too pinkish. Currently, I'm using BB eye shadow in flesh.