Last week I had the pleasure of attending an event in the iconic Liberty store in London in aid of Trish McEvoy’s latest launch; a limited edition Liberty print Makeup Planner (try saying that fast!).
The Trish McEvoy Makeup Planner system is nothing new on the beauty scene. Hailed as the ‘one and only portable makeup vanity’, the patented planner is a nifty little thing, bringing some much needed order for those that like to carry their makeup with them when on the go (or just a handy thing to have when travelling). The standard planner comes in three sizes; petite, medium and large and is designed to hold refillable, magnetic and mirrored ‘Wardrobing Pages’ (for those that are conscious of your carbon footprint, you’ll be pleased to know that these pages are environmentally friendly). Now here’s the clever part; each ‘page’ can be custom filled with any eye and/or face colour combination from the Trish McEvoy range. The ‘pages’ are essentially the equivalent to refills in a Filofax organiser if you like (now you can see where the idea came from…clever eh?) but customisable to the shades that suit your own eye colour/complexion.
The Makeup Planner also has a removable mesh pouch with zip fastener on one side and an area with various pockets and slots for you to put your makeup tools in (such as your brushes and other tubular makeup pieces like lipsticks and lip glosses). What makes this particular launch so special is that Trish McEvoy has collaborated with London department store Liberty, to produce a limited edition planner in the Liberty print, but with blue flowers against a bright reddy-pink background. The Makeup Planner on it’s own is £50, so it’s quite pricy if you consider that it is a makeup bag, albeit a clever one. However, what I thought was a bit of a steal, is that if you buy the Makeup Planner filled with the ‘Power of Makeup’ products in it, it will cost you £125. Now considering a ‘filled’ planner contains 14 makeup products including a refillable page, you’re getting a pretty good deal.
Back to the event itself, each guest was assigned with a makeup consultant. I was asked by my consultant what I wanted to achieve from the makeup look so she could create it whilst teaching me how to do it also. For me, that’s easy. I always like to try and enhance my eyes to make them appear larger (who doesn’t?) but by using neutral, not too shimmery tones. The consultant took me through each step and talked through each of the products that she was using the whole way through the session. She would do each step first on one side of my face, whilst I watched from a hand held mirror. Then I was to recreate what she did but on the other side of my face. I thought that it was a great idea and a great way to teach women (or men) how to do their makeup and how to recreate the look themselves at home. I also got to meet the lovely lady herself when she came over mid makeup session. Dressed all in black, she had perfectly coiffed hair and flawless makeup (as you’d expect). She was really sweet when I asked her if I could take some photos for my blog and made sure that we got the perfect shot (and she also made sure to delete the unflattering ones….ahhh a woman after my own heart!).
I’ve not had the pleasure of using any of Trish McEvoy’s makeup prior to the event so I was glad that I finally had the opportunity to do so. The products that peaked my interest in particular were the Beauty Booster Advanced Repair Retinol Eye Cream (contains the highest non-prescription concentration of retinol) which glided under my eyes like satin sheets, the Intense Gel Eye Liner, which is a gel liner in pencil form (is this just new news to me?) and was the most highly pigmented black I’d ever come across, and the Lip Color Lipstick (although I’m not too sure what colour was used, either Perfection or Barely Mauve), the formulation was so creamy and comfortable to wear with just a hint of colour to enhance the lips for that ‘my lips but better’, otherwise known as ‘MLBB’. Also, fun fact of the day, Trish McEvoy’s husband is Dr. Ronald Sherman, a well renouned cosmetic dermatologist, is the brains behind her skincare range. Beauty and science? Sounds like a match made in heaven!
What do you think of the new Liberty print Trish McEvoy Makeup Planner? Personally I think it would make a great Christmas present for beauty junkies that also travel a lot. They won’t be disappointed (hint, hint…). I know I wouldn’t.
Note-Thanks to team Trish McEvoy UK for providing some of the images.