Trish Mcevoy is most well known for her background in professional makeup artistry, and most recently, her own line of well formulated eyeshadows, base products and other makeup staples. But in some cases, the brand has released hybrid products, that combine the long term benefits of a skincare product with the instantaneous results of a makeup product. One of the most known hybrid products from this range is the Instant Eye Lift. This combines a concealer and eye cream in one to help lift and improve the appearance of the delicate eye area. But is this product worth investing in? Today we’ll be looking into the the Instant Eye Lift from Trish Mcevoy to help you make this decision for yourself. So without further adieu, let’s get started!
Who is the Trish Mcevoy Instant Eye Lift For?
The Trish Mcevoy Instant Eye Lift is designed for those who are looking for a 2-in-1 product that you can use everyday to improve the appearance of your under eye areas as well as your eyelids. The product contains several ingredients to help your eye area stay hydrated and plump, while also giving you some extra coverage. While this product is not a full coverage concealer, it will help to brighten your under eye area without settling into fine lines.
Instant Eye Lift
The Instant Eye Lift from Trish Mcevoy was designed to act as both a treatment product and a concealing product in on. This hybrid skincare and makeup product is currently offered in two shades for different skin types. Shade 1 is a light to medium neutral beige, which is more suitable for those with lighter skin tones. Shade 2 on the other hand is a true medium shade, which is suited for slightly deeper skin tones. Unfortunately, the shade range for this product is fairly small and leans on the lighter side, so if you do have a deeper skin tone, you might have a difficult time making this product work for you. That being said, the coverage of these product is relatively sheer, so you may find that while one shade might not be a perfect match for you, once sheered out and blended into the skin, the color matches rather well on several different skin tones.
Since this is a hybrid product, we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the skin care concerns that this product aims to tackle. The formula behind this product contains peptides, vitamin E and hyaluronic acid, which helps to keep your delicate eye area hydrated throughout the day. Dryness can emphasize fine lines, crows feet and wrinkles, so opting for a more hydrating concealer will help to give your eye area more of a soft focus effect. This will also keep your eye makeup from creasing throughout the day.
The formula behind the Trish Mcevoy Instant Eye Lift eye brightener reflects it’s skin care uses as well as its makeup uses. Looking at the base of this product, the first 5 ingredients include water, cyclopentasiloxane, talc, butylene glycol, and glyceryl ethylhexanoate/stearate/adipate. Cyclopentasiloxane and butylene glycol are very common ingredients in a variety of skincare products, mostly for their texture enhancing and emollient properties. And, while the name might seem intimidating, glyceryl ethylhexanoate/stearate/adipate actually boils down to be a safe blend of glycerin and stearic/adipic acid, which can be used as a conditioning agent, occlusive or emollient. The only ingredient to be a little bit cautious of with this base is talc. For most, talc is relatively safe. But, if you do have sensitive skin, talc can be one of the most common culprits for irritation, especially if you have a history of makeup-related breakouts.
Moving into the core of this formula and what makes it so unique, the Instant Eye Lift offers a number of skincare benefits in a convenient concealer-type product. The formula contains peptides, hyaluronic acid and vitamin E to hydrate, plump and smooth the skin around the eye area. Hyaluronic acid is a great, lightweight hydrator, so you won’t run the risk of clogging your pores, causing milia around the eyes. Vitamin E helps to nourish and moisturize the skin. This ingredient also has antioxidant benefits, which can help ward off against skin damage. Finally, peptides are an excellent choice for those who are looking amp up their anti-aging skincare, but worry about the purging caused by more aggressive active ingredients like retinoids and vitamin C. Peptides are amino acid chains that make up the building blocks of vital skin proteins. There are several different types of peptides on the market today, so it’s worth incorporating a product like this that has more than one type of peptide. This ingredients help to repair the skin, and help with skin elasticity as well.
How To Use Instant Eye Lift
Because this is a hybrid product, how you use it will vary quite a bit depending on your personal preferences. Since this does double as a concealer, this product is only suitable for daytime use. That being said, if you don’t commonly wear much makeup, this can serve as a light skin brightener that looks completely naturally, but slightly improve the tone and appearance of the skin around your eyes. On the other hand, if you do wear makeup regularly and prefer that full coverage look, you can choose to apply this product before going in with your favorite concealer on top.
Currently the Trish Mcevoy Instant Eye Lift has over 270 reviews on Nordstrom’s website, and an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Looking at the reviews, some of the most feedback is generally positive. Customers found that this product brightened their eye area and helped with puffiness and dullness as well. The only downside that we were able to see what that some customers found that this product dried out more quickly than other concealer type products. But we’d love to hear from you! Have you trying this skincare/makeup hybrid? Let us know in the comments below!