Powder -Trish McEvoy - Mineral Powder Foundation ALL
glamourgirlpink 3/7/2006 4:28:00 AM
The perfect pressed powder to set liquid foundation or just to wear on its own! I use a custom blended foundation since I tend to have a difficult time finding a color that matches me perfectly (while I love the made up look, I don't like make up that makes your face look artificial and different from your neck and rest of your body. I have warm NC30-35 (even MAC doesn't have the perfect color for me) normal skin with yellow undertones) as most darken, go gray or orange, or irritate my sensitive skin. I initially thought that the lightest color Bare was too fair, but I found it was actually perfect! The mineral powder is not heavily pigmented and seems to be more of a translucent powder that does not add color. Once applied, it evens my skin tone, takes away little patches of red and any bits of shine, and gives my skin a beautiful flawless look. Whether I use a dusting of it over my lightly applied liquid foundation or brush it on over my bare face, I never need to touch up. I love that it has a SPF, doesn't irritate sensitive skin, and makes my face look so even and creamy. I especially love that I can use it on my bare face, curl my lashes, and put on a bit of Chanel gloss and feel quite polished and ready for a day out. I just wish it came in a normal compact and not as a filler for their planner since this is the only product I use from this line other than their wonderful Sparkling Plum lipstick Sheer Plum gloss, and lovely Baby Pink essential pencil. I will definitely be stocking up on this item since its the closest thing I've found to a perfect powder (and I've tried almost every one out there!) and is quite reasonably priced at $32.
This Essential Pencil in Baby Pink is a beautiful slightly shimmery, champagne pink on my medium pigmented lips and warm light to medium tanned NC30 skin with yellow undertones. The perfect color that I wear by itself over my lip moisturizer, under Chanel's Blizzard glossimer, or to line my lips (I've even used it with Chanel's Force glossimer). It gives pinks, mauves, plums, and berry shades a slightly more warm, neutral tone without any brown. It enables me to wear lots of colors that would normally wash me out, be too cool, or look like nothing on my pigmented lips. I'm so, so glad I found it and plan to keep buying it forever!!! I imagine that it would work well on every skin tone (I know of someone with pale skin and pink undertones which this color looks so pretty on) since it has both cool pink and warm champagne elements. Plus the shimmer is so lovely!
I originally purchased Spark at the Chanel counter but exchanged it for Force which is a much more elegant and complimentary color for me. Spark showed up as an orangey/reddish/coral color with a warm golden shimmer. Normally warm golden tones work well on my medium pigmented lips and NC30 light to medium warm skin with yellow undertones. This color made my skin look muddy and was much too orangey coral rather than the reddish golden color I was hoping for. Maybe the pigment in my lips or my yellow undertones empahsized the orange. I imagine it would be pretty on someone with a paler complexion or lightly pigmented lips. It seems to be an excellent color that everyone seems to love so I think its probably just my coloring!
Force is a beautifully intense color that shows up as a rich plumish berry on my medium pigmented lips and NC30 light to medium tanned skin with yellow undertones. Its rich dark color was a bit overwhelming at first, but I got so many compliments on how it brightened me, giving my complexion a creamy flawless (flawless in the sense of even, glowing skin since I thankfully rarely have blemishes) appearance, which is the ultimate look that I strive for. Gorgeous for a special occassion or evening event, it is my new lip color for occassions that are more upscale and elegantly dressy. I also plan to dab a bit of Blizzard over it to use as a day color since they both seem to be in the plum family. It did tend to extend a bit over my lip line though, so I have to remember to use a liner as with all of my red and other richly pigmented colors. So glad that I bought this color though I normally would never have even tried it on! A wonderful most welcome addition to my normal neutral toned choices, that is a definite staple in my makeup bag!
Blizzard shows up as a mauvey, slightly pale pink, plum with a cool silvery sheen (I wouldn't call it a frost as it is much more of a sheen even when applied heavily) on my medium pigmented lips and NC30 light to medium tanned warm skin with slightly yellow undertones. I was afraid that it would be frosty or too cool, showing up only as silver since I have warm skin and pigmented lips. To the contrary, it is a refreshing change from the neutral, golden glosses and lipsticks that I normally wear. Though it appears silvery, it shows up as a warmer version of this usually very cool color and makes my skin look creamy and flawless. Gorgeous on its own for a silverish mauvey plum look or over Trish McEvoy's Essential Pencil in Baby Pink for a lovely barely plum, pinky champagne color that makes my skin even more creamy and my lips like a more luscious, glossy version of itself.