40 Days and 40 Nights of Primers
photo from Amazon
review by Cavewoman.
Day 7 of the primer on primers brings me to a very serious product, no pretty package, no frills, flowers, or fancy packages, just a remarkable find from the Trish McEvoy line. This product is called Even Skin Face Corrector, and it comes in a flat white jar with a black lid. When you see it, you've just got to know this is a no nonsense kind of thing.
I discovered this Trish product in an issue of W Magazine and couldn't wait to try it, and so at Bendels I talked to a fella (a very handsome,dark-haired, Italian-type fella, a makeup artist who probably could have sold me kittylitter as a primer and I would have bought it) -- who was the most low-pressure MA that I've ever encountered in Bendels, or maybe any makeup counter in NYC for that matter. He sat me down in his chair, unscrewed the lid from the flat jar, and showed me the strangest white, dense, matte looking stuff I'd ever seen, and he was going to apply said weird stuff to my face!
Back and forth from jar to face he went, dabbing here, tapping there, swirling his fingertips over the surface of the white corrector and transferring the product to my face, standing back as an artist would evaluate the progress of a painting. He wouldn't let me see what he was doing. Then he reached into a drawer, chose a foundation from the Trish line to apply over top of his work, and then let me have the hand mirror. I pronounced him a genius and handed him my credit card.
And so my love affair (you know I am not talking about my Trish Romeo here) with Even Skin Face Corrector began. Easy to use with fingers or brush, easy to build up in areas where it's needed, easy to blend, this white-translucent cream base is indeed startling and scary at first. But don't stop! Don't be afraid, it is user-friendly! Tap and blend this product over problem areas, over blotchy areas, over areas with large pores, or over the entire face if you want. With foundation over top of this product, my skin looks just a bit brighter, not really lighter. I am impressed that it does not feel thick, it doesn't wear off, and it's perfect for areas around the nose or eyes where I have some darkness.
Foundation sticks to this product like a magnet. At the end of a long day, my foundation looks freshly applied, no change in color, no uneven wear, no oily shine, no blotches or dark areas uncovered. This is the first solid-type primer I have reviewed here. Clearly this was designed by a makeup artist who saw a need and created it. It's serious, it is pro-quality, it's not cutesy or shimmery or glowey, it's a hard-working piece of equipment in my makeup collection that is unlike anything else I have.
Oh, and it doesn't hurt when a cute fella comes to mind when I reach for the jar.