03.24.2014
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Beauty Booster SPF 15 Lip Gloss
Rating
$25
Category:Makeup > Lip Glosses > Lip Gloss with Suncreen
Last Updated:03.24.2014
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
Review Overview

Yes, the colors and appearance of this tube lip gloss are essentially McEvoy‘s attempt to mimic Lancome’s popular Juicy Tubes Ultra Shiny Lip Gloss—but this goes further by providing a smoother texture, minimally sticky finish, and an in-part avobenzone sunscreen! This is one of the few lip glosses with reliable broad-spectrum sun protection, which makes it even more beautiful! If you find a color you like, you may find it worth the splurge. Note: this contains a tiny amount of peppermint oil but it does not make lips tingle or burn, so the amount is essentially inconsequential.

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Ingredients

Active Ingredients: Octinoxate 7.5 %, Avobenzone 2.0 %. Inactive Ingredients: Polybutene, Petrolatum, Octyldodecanol, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Micro Crystalline Wax, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Mineral Oil , Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Disodum EDTA, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil. May Contain (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Carmine, Manganese Violet, Red 6, Red 7 Lake, Red 21, Red 27, Red 28 Lake, Red 30, Red 33 Lake, Orange 5, Yellow 5 Lake, Yellow 6 Lake, And Blue 1 Lake.

NOTE: Ingredients may vary by shade from the above listing.

Brand Overview

Trish McEvoy At-A-Glance

Strengths: Mostly good cleansers; a well-formulated serum; a good absorbent gel for oily skin; the makeup is the crown jewel of this line, with many superb options, particularly the powders, bronzers, eyeshadows, brow gel, Glaze Lip Color, High-Volume Mascara, and Shimmer Pressed Powder; McEvoy's makeup brushes and makeup planners are practically peerless.

Weaknesses: Expensive; average moisturizers; sunscreens don't provide sufficient UVA protection; no effective AHA or BHA products; jar packaging; the foundations don't have that extra something that raises the bar (yet they should for what they cost); the concealers either crease endlessly or are difficult to work with; disappointing eyeliner options; the lip color with sunscreen leaves lips vulnerable to UVA damage.

Two things remained consistent during my visits to various Trish McEvoy counters: The makeup artists were very knowledgeable about how to use the products to achieve the best results, and all of them remarked that McEvoy is a perfectionist. New York City–based Trish McEvoy knows a lot about makeup and how to use it to one's advantage, but we're afraid her perfectionist nature did not translate into across-the-board perfect products. There's much to love about her makeup, from improved powder-based products to her peerless brushes and ingenious day planner–style makeup cases. But while other artistry-driven lines are churning out innovative products and broadening their range so customers are treated to a variety that encompasses almost every preference, McEvoy continues to lag behind.

McEvoy's motto is "real makeup for real women," and we have no doubt that most women will be pleased with the manner in which this line allows them to assemble their own well-organized makeup kits. The products aren't inexpensive by any means, but sometimes convenience is worth the price, and many of the items (such as the formidable brushes) will need to be purchased only once. And keep in mind that McEvoy's Planners have room for other companies' products, so committing to this system doesn't limit you to only one product line.

Although the tester units have been visually improved and the products organized in a more logical manner, you'll still need a salesperson's assistance to identify product type and shade names. For example, while looking at the powder eyeshadows (McEvoy offers several formulas) we had to lift up the tiny powder tablets to see which formula we were testing. The same deficiency applies to nearly everything on the tester units, which makes shopping this line more frustrating than enjoyable. However, if you come across a McEvoy makeup artist, they are (at least in my experience) genuinely helpful and more than willing to demonstrate products without being pushy. We appreciate the emphasis on artistry over sales, because many of these products (applied well) sell themselves. Pay attention to the powders (regular, bronzing, and shiny), eyeshadows, mascaras, brow gel, Glaze Lip Color, and the aforementioned brushes and you're bound to be thrilled with your experience at a Trish McEvoy counter.

McEvoy and her husband, dermatologist Dr. Ronald Sherman, formulated her latest group of skin-care products. We naturally wanted to assume this meant improved products, including sunscreens with sufficient UVA protection and no fragrance (after all, a dermatologist should know better). Unfortunately, my assumption was wrong. It's not that all of McEvoy's latest skin-care products are bad. Rather, it's just that the formulas lack a state-of-the-art edge to accompany their prestige prices, and the few sunscreens available are seriously deficient.

For more information about Trish McEvoy, call 1-855-559-8800 or visit www.trishmcevoy.com.

Note: McEvoy's Web site has been "under development" since work began on this book. As we go to press, it is still nothing more than a Home page.

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09.25.2014
Very nice gloss

I got this gloss as a sample and really liked it. I was expecting it to be mediocre like most glosses but loved the feel. It does not have a lot of color but was not expecting it to. The taste isn't bad like most glosses. Plus it's very moisturizing which I've never found with a gloss.

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Michelle
02.25.2014
Totally Average

For a luxury gloss, this one is completely underwhelming, does not wear well, very sheer despite opaque in tube...received in a sample bag...did not like the taste either.

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LL
12.12.2012
Performance Not Worth the Price

Minimal stickiness gives this gloss a really nice texture, and the sunscreen adds a desirable feature lacking in so many lip products. Unfortunately, it's no more emollient or protective than less expensive options and the color so sheer it's non-existent. I might consider the steep price worth the splurge for better color saturation.

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