I just watched this movie on Netflix about the movie trailer voiceover people who start the trailer with “In a world…”.
In a world where most of the products I have tried from Trish McEvoy produced mediocre results-especially her eye primer and concealer products which were cakey-there is a bright spot.
And it’s a bright spot that I’ve already known for years–say that again YEARS.
When I’ve been at the Trish counter before I ever bought anything more than her gel liner, I’ve remarked to the salesperson, I like the brushes.
I was in San Francisco on a shopping trip with then friend, and in Saks Fifth Avenue department store. Pretty much then, as is now, I like the store but have never purchased anything more than makeup products and didn’t venture further than the 1st floor. If I did it was to tag along with then friend.
I don’t know what has changed, but my last visit I spent a good amount of time in the lofty floors above the make up dept.
This happened in the realm of 20+ years ago when I bought these two Trish brushes. I have kept them cleaned, using gentle cleansers-most of the time the same as I use on my face, and drying them flat.
I put them away in favor of the new flavor of the moment brush so I’ve had them 20+ years but use them when I feel like it.
But now that I use cream shadow-I am using the small flat brush NO. 25 to pat the Chanel Ilusion D’Ombre over Nars Eye Primer. I use the brush to put on the initial layer of color on my lid and a little on my crease, then use my Laura Mercier, Finishing Brush to blend in the color in my crease and feather it out.
When I am feeling really casual but need a little color I use the No. 10-which is like a small flat paint brush to sweep on a neutral eye brightening color like Bobbi Brown’s Shell–which is the look-alike color of the Strange base color in Urban Decay’s Nakeds #3 palette.
I wouldn’t say that some things get better with age-but more like some things always stay the same. As my most recent brush purchase from Trish was about the same time I bought the other products, which is a cool eyeliner brush that the demonstration of by the product specialist had me thinking about it.
So I went back later and bought it.
I figure if anything makes me contemplate it that much, I should buy it and relieve myself of the wondering about it time. I use this brush occasionally. I like to use it with cream stick shadows or even with Trish gel eyeliner because they are so soft and this brush has just the right amount of stiffness to draw a nice line while not dragging on the eyelid skin.
I have a bunch of Bobbi Brown brushes which I use faithfully like her brow brush-but I’ve had it in the range of 6 years and it is disintegrating.
So the moral of the story–In a world where competition is fierce for great products, those who win are the ones who stick with their core.