Trish McEvoy • Mineral Powder Foundation ALL • Powder
|Would buy this product again.||65%|
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I had been afraid of the Trish counter for awhile. And not without reason! The makeup is beautiful but seemed out of my price range. (Actually, it's no worse than most until you start buying the whole system.) I really needed a new mineral powder with no sparkles, no chemical sunscreen (Bobbi Brown), and nothing to break me out (algae extract -- Jane Iredale). I was ready to try anything, and Bare from Trish McEvoy seemed to fit the bill. Beautiful color, smooth coverage, SPF 15. Even the price was OK -- until the guy popped the little square tablet into a $20.00 compact and the bill came to $58.00 with tax. Arrgh!!! And it's a two-tier compact, with no sponge or puff to go in the other half, so I feel like it's wasted if I don't buy something else for that slot. I had clearly stepped out of my comfort zone with this purchase, and expressed my resentment by returning the compact and carrying the powder around in the plastic container it came in.
The powder itself is gorgeous. Bare looks like it would be too light, but it's perfect. Did I read something about color matching technology? But itt doesn't cover everything and I do need to reapply during the day. (Admittedly, it did cover and last much better when the guy applied it over a primer. But primers really mess with my sensitive, oily skin.) A somewhat guilty and conflicted purchase; not totally sure I'll buy more.
UPDATE: I have been testing other MMUs like crazy while using this. It's growing on me. Nothing else looks quite as natural. My skin must be behaving well, because I like the way this smoothes me out without looking flat. I look alive in this. (But I have tried on some really atrocious color matches in Amazing Cosmetics and Korres lately.)
I still wish Trish would offer this in its own simple compact.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
This review is for Trish's Correct and Brighten Loose Mineral Powder SPF 15. I purchased this after reading a stellar review on cosmeticscop.com. The price is relatively reasonable (I've certainly paid more for less), though it's on the higher side. The packaging is a small, pretty and plain sifter jar. I bought this on the Trish McEvoy website along with The Point brush, which is a tiny, tapered brush the likes of which I'd never seen before. Shipping was fast and they included some very nice samples with my order.
Ok, so how does it work? Let me preface my answer by saying that I seem to have reactions to just about every sunscreen out there, including zinc- or titanium-dioxide formulas. Being fair skinned and freckle-prone, however, I need to find something with SPF that I can wear daily. I read the C&B ingredients as listed on the website; they seemed pretty simple and I figured there couldn't possibly be anything in there that would cause me to get the itchy red bumps that I get with everything--EVERYTHING--else. Unfortunately, that's not been exactly the way it's worked out for me. Not to say that this isn't a great product...
This is a feather-light powder, and it's easy to shake just enough into the lid without making a huge mess. I got Shade 1, which is the fairest shade available. It doesn't look super-fair in the container, but it seems pretty forgiving, as if it would actually work for a variety of lighter skin shades and tones. It applies very smoothly and nicely with The Point brush, and it does a good job of evening out my complexion and minimizing the appearance of my rosacea. It is light (maybe light-plus) coverage, though, to be sure. Over a period of time it melts into my skin and looks like I'm not wearing anything, which I really like. I tend to be dry and occasionally have flaky patches, but this doesn't make them stand out like many powders do. It doesn't oxidize or get cakey, and it provides good sun protection. But, and it's a big but: I'm reacting to something in it. If I wear this for one day and cleanse well afterward, I'm ok except for maybe one itchy spot. If I try to wear it for several days in a row...well, let's just say that I never wear this for several days in a row, at least not since the first time I tried it.
I love this foundation and the look (and SPF!) I get with it, but it's not perfect as far as my finicky skin is concerned. I'll still use it, and I might even purchase again, but Holy Grail this is not.
Ingredients from the Trish McEvoy website:
ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: ZINC OXIDE 25%.
OTHER INGREDIENTS: BORON NITRIDE, ZINC
STEARATE, BISABOLOL, POPULUS
TREMULOIDES BARK EXTRACT, SODIUM
DEHYDRO ACETATE, ASCORBYL PALMI-
TATE, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE. MAY
CONTAIN (+/-): MICA (CI 77019),
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), ULTRA-
MARINES (CI 77007), IRON OXIDES
(CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).
Um, why does it have quaking aspen bark extract in it? I don't know.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
This review is for the pressed mineral powder. I absolutely love this product. I have used it for a few years now and it is the only mineral powder that works for me. What I like about it is that it is completely natural looking and it doesn't impart the "tin man" metallic glow like other mineral powders have for me in the past. Also, the coverage is really good and the color perfectly matches my skin.
I also purchased the Trish kabuki brush to use with it and this makes the application flawless. I highly recommend these two products!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
My skin had an awful cystic acne reaction to this loose powder combined with the Treatment Foundation. In fact, when I felt my face itching before I left the store -- I should have known better. I was attracted to it because of the supposed "soothing" ingredients and learning that Trisha's husband is a dermatologist. I liked that it didn't have the bismuth but it still has some sort of irritating ingredient.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is my first purchase from Trish. I was previously using a pressed powder by Bobbi Brown, but I felt like I needed a change. I like the coverage this gives me, not too heavy, but just enough :) So worth the $35, even though it is quite small but then again you really don't need all that much.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Other
Just to be clear: there are two types of mineral makeup that Trish McEvoy offers. There is the pressed version that has bismuth in it and the loose version that does not. This is really important to me since bismuth makes me itch.
I have the loose powder version and as mineral makeup foundation goes, it's pretty good. I use Trish's "The Point" brush to apply and the coverage is not too heavy but it's not too light. It covers my rosacea but still leaves my skin looking natural.
The problem I have with all mineral foundations is time. It take too long to apply it so I usually end up skipping it and slapping some liquid or stick foundation on instead even though mineral foundations provide better sunscreen coverage, are less irritating and (often) contain zinc which calms the skin.
I also can't seem to get past the fact that I'm putting dirt on my face.
As mineral makeup goes, this is one of the two that I've liked (the other being Aromaleigh Glissade) but I think it's time for me to throw in the towel and admit to myself that mineral makeup is just not for me.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
Love the correct and brighten loose mineral powder adn I am not a mineral makeup fan at all, but this is a really nice product. Fits into the side pocket of my Trish petite planner and easily tapped into the lid for the perfect amount to set my makeup. I know this is a "foundation" but the trish rep said it is perfect setting powder for the treatment foundation and I couldnt agree more, its really natural and beautiful and stays all day.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I love this Mineral Powder. I use this in the summer over Kiehls Tinted Foundation. The compact is great when I travel b/c I have my two blushes in the same compact. I'm fair skinned so I use the Bare color and have the Jolie and Blowing blushes in the same compact.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I had hopes for this one b/c I like mineral foundation, but am not so interested in the loose powder aspect, which makes travelling difficult. I use a number of other TM products, including the sadly discontinued cream to powder foundation. I only really like the mineral powder foundation when my skin looks really good b/c there is not much coverage. I wear it when I am at home or running chores, etc. I think it works better to add some extra coverage to a sheer foundation, which has also been mentioned here. But for the price, there are a number of other compact powders that would do the same. There are also a number of better mineral powder foundations too. Too bad. Here I think TM lost quality with the concept of portability. I've not had any problems with rashes, itching or breakouts, but I can see if you put it on pretty heavy for coverage, you might not have comfortable skin.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
I hoped for the best in this foundation. I've been on a mineral foundation kick for awhile, trying to find a good one. Trish's coverage is decent and color selection is decent, but this makes me ITCH like you can't imagine. I put this on to go out one evening and spent the whole night trying to keep my hands off my face I itched so bad. Then woke up next morning with huge cystic bump on my chin! I think the bad ingredient is Bismuth Oxychloride - it seems to be a common factor in mineral makeups. I think I have to give up the mineral foundation search - I'll stick with MAC Studio Fix powder makeup!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
this is a great powder. although, as a foundation, it is not as good as other brands. it can be used alone as light coverage w/ a "foundation" feel or it can be used on top of liquid/cream foundation as a powder for extra coverage. not exactly sheer coverage but not too heavy either.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
When I first got the product, I loved it. It gave good coverage, evened out my skin and made my face feel like velvet. But, a week into using it, I started to get huge, under the skin pimples. I had to return it!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I LOVE this stuff. At first I was on the fence but not that I have the application down I really like it. I use a flat brush and dip it in the pan, pat it onto my skin and then blend. The coverage is sheer but it evens out my skin tone and makes my skin look smooth and flawless. Plus this lasted all day on me. I am NW20 and used the lightest shade Buff.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
this is my first review, but i felt i had to share. i really wanted to like this product because it had such good reviews but it broke me out. i looked on the back of the package and saw that it had safflower oil as one of the ingredients.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I have this about two weeks now and I like it alot. I dont get as oily and greasy as i do when I use LM MMU. the only downside is you need to put it in a planner page or compact bec it doesnt come in anything. It is a pressed powder, not loose. The coverage is light. You can build it up alone or use it on top of a TM or light liq. foundation. i def. recommend for you to try this one out.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I have a Trish make up planner and love the overall system. Being a product junkie I needed to streamline my routine. I had stored my make up in a very heavy and large "train case" from Sephora. It worked just fine but I felt burdened by my absurd amount of make up when I rarely used all of it.
Enter: the Trish Planner. I've been using it since I got it for Christmas and love the system. I have my shadows, brushes, blush, concealer, liners, etc. all in a convenient package. I've used Bare Minerals for 4 years and swear by it but it just didn't work well with my Planner. I needed the space for my eye lash curler!
I went out on a limb and bought the Trish Mineral Foundation hoping to replace my much loved Bare Minerals for two reasons: it travels better/no mess; it fits into a planner page.
How disappointed I am. The coverage stinks! I have zit issues which are probably slightly worse than your average female. I need the flexibility to build up more coverage when I'm having a flare up or keep it more sheer when I just want to even things out a little. This Trish product doesn't allow me to build up coverage. I might as well be sweeping on translucent face powder.
I also can't ignore the cost: $35 for a square of foundation that will probably not last that long. BM is $25 and will last over three months (plus I get the coverage I want!).
I wanted to love this REALLY badly but am sad to say I won't purchase it again.
What a disappointment and a waste of money. Back to square one.
Age: Unknown Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I tried this as I had a GC to Saks and wanted to use it up. I already use MMU, so I really don't need any and finding a shade is almost impossible in dept. stores, even w/MMU. Saw this, purchased Bare (lightest shade made) and must say, it is quite nice! No shiny, metal look, no itching, no changeing color. It melts into the skin in about 5 minutes and does NOT look powdery. Now, it is NOT light enough for this uber pale person (Alima Lily/C-0). HOWEVER, there is a NEW TM MMU product called Duo Highlighting Mineral Powder (debut in the Resort Travel set). Sweep the LIGHTER of the two shades over the TM BARE and it is PERFECTION!!! Now, when I see "highlighting" I think shimmer; not in this shade. It lightens and brightens beautifully. I sincerely hope this shades is brought out on it's own (the other I guess I'll use as an e/s) because it is perfect for those of us who need a really light color. I like how Trish has everything packaged to fit into her planners; I hate traveling w/loose powders due to mess. By popping her Bare MMU and this Highlight into a compact, I am good to go w/foundation that ALSO has a sunscreen built in and no mess. Bravo Trish!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Black
So far, so good! I wanted to try a mineral powder foundation but the other brands out there like BE seemed so messy (loose powder) to put on. One day, I was at Neiman Marcus looking for a mineral powder and the nice woman I bought my moisturizer from recommended TM. I must have bought something from every counter there except TM. TM had a pressed powder one. At first I bought the color honey (which was dark but it was summer and I was darker than normal). Then 2 months later when I was back to my normal complexion, I noticed it was too dark, so I bought another color natural. Together (honey and natural), it was the perfect color for me! I have such a hard time finding the right color because I have strong yellow undertones. Also, it feels so light, like you have nothing on. Another plus for me was that it didn't break me out or make my face look shiny. I have combination skin. The only downside was that it was expensive, 2 colors cost 35 a piece, you have to buy the compact to put it in (large = 22) and you need a brush. But I love it and you can't put a price on something that makes you look good and when you look good, you feel good!
Age: Unknown Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy Eyes: Blue
Just starting to test drive this one. I will update in a week or so. Trish McEvoy formulations are generally quite brilliant. They excel because of what she DOESN'T put in. Her blushes and bronzers are especially kind to breakout prone sensitive skin. Of course, the fact that she's married to a prominent dermatologist is probably very helpful. ;)
UPDATE (12/12/07): So I waited at least two weeks so as to not jinx this, LOL. I also had to slog thru days of peeling from the "cold from hell", SD flare up from Alima, and the switch from the .3% differin gel back to the .1%.
Today, I look absolutely airbrushed. TM is not as heavy as JI pressed. As other reviewers have said, it is sheer but it's lovely.
Two weeks ago when I went to the TM counter, the young SA whipped out "Bare" and she and I had verbal fistacuffs over the shade. She insisted - her assistant told me that she was a licensed esthetician and had worked for Trish for several years....yada yada....that she had just come back from the Sherman/TM skincare center in New York and she knew what she was doing....
Anyway, I had to admit it looked lovely but surely, this champagne shade couldn't be right? But I recalled an excellent review by another MAC C3 MUA'er who said "bare" turned out to indeed be her shade. So I purchased and left.
I, of course, had to order the "beige" from nordstrom.com....just to be sure. And....sure enough, the young SA was right. The "beige" was way too orange for this golden/yellow face.
ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide
INACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Dimethicone, Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide, Jojoba Esters, Tocopherol, Safflower Oil, Pinus Strobus Bark Extract, Methylparaben, Propylparaben,. May contain: Mica, Bismuth Oxychloride, Iron Oxides, Ultramarines.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I bought this on a whim at Saks because I have been looking for a powder foundation. I've tried Armani, Estee Lauder and Chanel and had been using Chantecaille real skin (although its not really a powder). I LOVE this stuff. I have normal/oily skin. I use a foundation stick to cover the sun damage (i.s. brown spots) on my cheekbones and trish concealer - then apply this all over my face with a brush (currently using a blush brush). The product stays all day, looks natural, my face does not get oily and no retouching needed. I have been using it for a week - and no breakout issues either. I wish it came with a palette, but since it works so well, I don't mind. Will definately buy again and am contemplating chucking all my liquid foundations!