Trish McEvoy Gorgeous Demure Lipstick

January 17, 2010

I love light pinks in all variations for lips, but often times I find the ones that look the prettiest in the tube are often require extra effort to make them work for me. I call these my “high maintenance nudes” which include colors like MAC Creme Cup, YSL Rouge Volupte #1 and Nars Turkish Delight. The newest lipstick from Trish McEvoy called Gorgeous Demure (a pale nude pink cream) is no exception. I’m not sure if it’s just my skin coloring or if it’s my pigmented lips, but applied alone, most pale pinks end up looking like concealer.

Swatched on hand (can barely see it because it matches my skintone)

Swatched on lips alone, looks way too pale:

To make this color work for me, I first line with Trish McEvoy’s Bare Lipliner, apply the Gorgeous Demure Lipstick and blot, the top with Bobbi Brown’s Rose Gold Lipgloss.

The Trish McEvoy Gorgeous Demure lipstick is in the new Gorgeous Lip Color formula which is a bit pricier at $25 USD and is supposed to contain a special lip-conditioning quality. It is creamier and smoother than most of her lipsticks with medium pigment. I can’t really say I notice any moisturizing quality, but I will say that it is non-drying.

Pigment is medium and finish is slightly glossy. If you can pull off the paler shades, then I think you’ll like this. If you’re like me who can’t pull these off alone, you might want to pass since it will require other colors in liner and gloss added to make it work for you.

Gorgeous Demure was supposed to be released with a series of other products. As of yesterday, the only other item that I saw at Nordstrom was the new Translucent powder. Coming soon are 2 new face shines (which I believe are simply repromotes of long-discontinued colors), a new base essentials and a new lipgloss.

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  • Hi, I think you made a nice combo with that colour. I am also a nude freak and my best are MUFE #429, Laura Mercier Passion Fruit Shiseido BR 702, Armani #16, MAC Viva Glam II (so nice!)

  • I think that it must look beautiful on you once combined with liner and gloss. Btw I have MAC Creme Cup and it works pretty well for me as it is, but I am very pale and my lips are no exception.

  • Anonymous

    What a beautiful color! I would have loved to have seen an "after" picture of the finished look on your lips.

  • Oh love this"x

  • Alix

    I'll have to try this color. However light it may be, I can assure you it's darker than my natural lip color, which is practically white!

  • excellent description "high maintenance nude" – concealer! ah! it's like elf mineral lipstick in natural nymph! but i'm sure you make it work with the gloss and liner πŸ˜‰

  • This is really tempting to purchase. I seriously have a problem. I have a million nudes that all look the same, but I'm always wanting the next nude. lol great post.

  • I love white-out nudes, so I might need to check this out. Although I don't think I've ever owned any Trish McEvoy products before!