Friday, April 15, 2011

Trish McEvoy The Point Foundation & Concealer Brush

This little cat toy looking thing is my favorite concealer brush. Trish Mcevoy released The Point as a limited edition item quite a while ago. It's still available at most location, though no longer on Trish's website, so I figured it's a good idea to talk about this brush now, before it's gone.

The idea is simple but brilliant- a tiny but full brush with a pointed head and the ability to deposit and buff concealer or foundation on targeted areas without smearing stuff where you don't need it. This Trish McEvoy brush is not meant for very precise concealing of a lone zit or spot, but rather for small problem areas of the face. And it works like magic.

I get a perfect finish and exactly the desired coverage when I buff my concealer with The Point. I also use it with liquid foundation on great skin days when all I need is a touch up. I have no idea how I managed without it. I don't have any other brush that is even remotely similar, so the only comparison i can offer is with CoverFX Precision foundation brush (#21). The brushes are close enough in shape, but the CoverFX is floppier and is good at applying foundation to hard-to- reach and narrow areas, but it doesn't buff the product and it's not very good with thicker concealer texture.

I couldn't find any details on materials, but the hair looks and feels synthetic and the handle is plastic. If The Point has one design flaw it is this handle: it's too small for comfort. It doesn't affect application and I've gotten used to it, but I would have been happier if this mini brush would have offered an easier grip (my hands are a bit larger than average which makes me a freak, so take that into account).

The thing is this brush is grossly overpriced. Brushes are usually priced according to materials used (and their amount) and level of craftsmanship that goes into their making. Trish McEvoy had a wonderful idea and offered a good solution to an annoying problem, but The Point is not a work of art, so the $40 price tag for a miniature fairly simple brush is not fully justified. I love this brush and  use it as frequently as I use concealer, so I definitely can't and won't regret investing in it. But I'm also fully aware that the markup on The Point is huge, which means someone at Trish McEvoy doesn't respect us as educated consumers and that's a shame. Had the brush been priced fairly I would have gotten a backup or two, but as it is I refuse to do so.

Trish McEvoy  limited edition The Point Foundation & Concealer Brush ($40) is still available from many counters as well as online from most department stores.

All photos are mine.


  1. I just realized I have this brush. I got suckered (not really, I do like their products) into a huge Trish purchase about a year ago, which included this brush that got tossed in my little-used makeup pile. Now I'm must dig it out and give it a try again. Thanks for the reminder!

    p.s. i found your blog while googling Rouge Bunny Rouge and think that based on your color selections you may be my coloring twin. My tone is bizarre and confusing and am now going to pay attention to your selections.

  2. Thanks for this review! I purchased The Point a few months ago & silly me I didn't do my research online in advance and was surprised when it arrived to see how tiny it was for the $40, but actually have grown to rely on it for small-area application. It is definitely unique in my collection. :)


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