Monday, March 14, 2011

Trish McEvoy Glamorous Eye Shadow & Dual Resort Bronzer from the Resort 2011 Collection

Hi everyone. I hope your week is off to a great start! Can it really be Monday already?

Today I have some photos of two pieces I purchased from Trish McEvoy's Resort collection which was released a couple of months ago. I took these photos a while back and then life got in the way and I haven't had a chance to post them until now, but the eyeshadow ($16) and bronzer ($35) are not limited edition products and are currently available at and local counters.

This was a small collection that included some existing products, such as the Dual Resort bronzer, and the #30 Eye Blending Brush, along with a new Classic Lip Color in Natural 16 (not pictured), a new Eye Base Essentials in Rested, and the new eyeshadow featured here, a plum/mulberry wine shade called Glamorous.

Left: Glamorous eyeshadow  Right: Dual Resort Bronzer

When I purchased Dual Resort sight unseen from the Trish website, I wondered what the difference is between Dual Resort and Dual Resort 2 bronzer, which I've had for a while. I hope these photos will be helpful to show the variation between these two. They are both lovely and flattering shades and have a soft and buttery texture. Dual Resort 2 is slightly darker and warmer on application  and may be preferred by those with deeper skin tones; however, I can use either of these on my fair-medium skin (I match to Bobbi Brown Sand). The lighter half of Dual Resort makes a nice subtle highlighter. 

The picture below is most accurate color-wise: 

You can see that the All Over Face Color quad is the darkest when all four shades are swirled together. Of course, you can always go lighter by just picking up the two lighter shades on your brush.

Glamorous is a nice addition to the Trish McEvoy permanent eyeshadow collection. It has medium pigmentation the usual nice smooth Trish texture. This is the kind of shade, though, that must be used carefully as it does have reddish tones which can potentially make one look bruised, sickly or tired. To counteract this effect I make sure to use lots of mascara and a dark eyeliner near the lashline. 

Just for fun I've included some comparisons below with some of the other shadows in my collection. The darkest "definer" shadows, AmethystDeep Amethyst, and Deep Aubergine are designed to be liners when used with a liquid transformer.

A closer view of the lighter shades which don't show up well on my skin: 

Here is Glamorous used on outer lid and crease, with Lilac to blend out center of lid and above crease, and Gilded Lily (pictured here) as an inner corner highlight, with Deep Amethyst as liner along with Urban Decay 24/7 pencil liner in Zero on outer corners for more definition. Mascara: Make Up Forever's Smoky Lash in black.

Thanks for visiting! 


  1. You have such beautiful eyes, I really like that eye look on you. Thanks for this post, its a really good reference to have for seeing so many of her shades together.

  2. Hi Replica! Thanks for stopping by, and thanks so much for the sweet compliment!! :)


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