Monday, November 16, 2009

Trish McEvoy Essential Pencil (Plum Brown)




Lately I'm all about the ease and performance of lip crayons. Bobbi Brown made me a huge fan of her thick pencils, and I've been testing several others, with great success so far. Trish McEvoy Essential Pencils are a touch less creamy than the Bobbi Brown equivalent, but not so much as to make them inferior. Actually, for toting the pencils around in hot weather, something a bit less melty is probably a better choice. The Essential Pencils are still very soft and go on smoothly, giving good coverage and a comfortable feel. They can be worn alone, but I usually prefer them topped with a sheer gloss.

Plum Brown (number 10) is a perfect mauve, it has a somewhat brown base that makes look like a great autumn color. It goes well with my favorite Edward Bess lip gloss (Nude Satin) or with Givency Gloss Interdit in Rose Taboo, creating a polished and elegant look.

The staying power of the Essential Pencil is great. Some pigment survives a cup of tea, though I'd recommend doing some touch ups to restore the look back to perfection.

Trish McEvoy Essential Pencil ($22) is available from most decent department stores. I bought mine at Bergdorf Goodman.

All photos are mine.

2 comments:

  1. Nothing beats the ease of using a lip crayon topped with gloss or balm for a polished, yet effortless daytime look. And because the crayon's pigment lasts so much longer than a lipstick, it is easy to refresh the look: just a quick swipe of balm or gloss over the crayon and you're good to go.

    That Plum Brown is gorgeous. I'll have to check it out. I bought the Rose Taboo gloss a couple of months ago and have been looking for a liner or crayon to go with it. Thanks for the tip.

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  2. Eileen, it's definitely worth trying. I've been wearing it often since getting it last month. Plum Brown is not a perfect match for Rose Taboo, they go very well together.

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