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.


  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.

  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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