Ambling about a recent Saks beauty event, I idly swatched two of Trish McEvoy’s eyeshadows on the back of my hand. (Previously, I’d swatched her Eye Definers and stopped there.) Woah. These are nice. Obviously I had to go back on a sunny weekend and swatch all of them.
Trish eyeshadows fall into three groups: Matte, Glaze (a catchall which describes the non-matte shades), and Deluxe (which actually just means that the pans are twice as large. Click here for swatches of that very small category).
Generally speaking, the colors are soft and muted. Snow is white. Delicate Pink is a ballerina pink. Iris is an orchidy pink-lavender. Glaze Crimson (which is matte, despite being called a Glaze) is flushed rose. Pebble is pale ice blue. Dove is soft blue-grey. Olive is a soft, dusty, greyed army green. Deep Olive is a deeper olive-brown. Biscotti is peach. Deep Taupe is not taupe at all; it’s a dusty red-purple-brown. Onyx is soft black.
Trish shadows are $16 each, sold as loose Jolly-Rancher-sized pans. You’ll need some kind of magnetic palette for them, and Trish sells a variety of compacts to accommodate them. (If you’re a true addict, you own at least one planner, with magnetic “pages” for all her pan products.)