Eve Pearl Bronzing Highlighter Trio and Fan Brush review and photos.

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With all of the holiday makeup collections flooding the market, it can get a bit overwhelming to discern which brand is truly worthy of purchase.  As for myself, I have been really enjoying exploring more professional lines.  Lately, the Eve Pearl brand has stood out to me over many other companies.  The Eve Pearl Bronzing Highlighter Trio ($36 USD/9.4 g) and Fan Brush ($35 USD) are the two newest editions to my growing EP family.  The smooth double pigmented pressed powders paired with the lightweight airy brush design, gives the face such a fabulous bronzy glow, it will leave you wondering if you have discovered an untapped makeup resource.  Clearly, I have–I hope you enjoy!

Eve Pearl Bronzing Highlighter Trio Packaging:

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Eve Pearl Bronzing Highlighter Trio

  • I am absolutely in love with the sleek thin compact design.  When compared to the Eve Pearl Powderless Powder Compact (reviewed here), the difference in width is astounding.  I never thought a makeup compact could be–well, so compact.
  • The sizable distortion-free mirror is quite useful for on the go touch-ups.  This is one case that will not be depotted and discarded.
  • The compact is designed with a glossy gunmetal top and black matte base.  The square shape and lightweight style can easily be stored in any sized handbag or even a jacket pocket.
  • The rectangular strips of powder are thoughtfully widen to accommodate a variety of eyeshadow brush heads.

Eve Pearl Fan Brush

  • The compact opens fully for easy access to all the colors–especially important for makeup artist. Truthfully, this is how the compact is displayed even for my personal makeup use.

Eve Pearl Bronzing Highlighting Trio Colors and Formula:

Eve Pearl Bronzing Highlighter Trio

  • To state the obvious, all the shades contain shimmer–not for those who prefer a matte finish. Even though, I too am quite shimmer averse, admittedly, these colors are infused with the most refined shimmers ever.  Rest assured, the finish on the face is luminous rather than glittery.  I prefer to utilize this trio more like a blusher rather than an all over bronzer.
  • These colors, although deep, can be worn by all complexions.  Of course a light hand and a fluffy brush would be the ideal method of application for lighter skins.
  • The bronzer shade (Gold) is a highly concentrated deep copper/bronze color with golden reflects, quite flattering on medium and darker skins.  The intensity of this color is subdued when mixed with the other two shades.
  • The blusher shade (Pink Sand) has a warm pink base with delicate gold shimmers throughout–a softer, more elegant version of Nars Orgasm if you will.
  • The Highlighter shade (Champagne) is the jewel of the lot.  I swear I don’t think I have ever encountered such an effortless highlighter formula.  This pinky champagne beauty is soft and rich and glides on the skin like butter.  The finish is almost cream-like without any large specs of glitter/shimmer on the skin.  Eve should consider manufacturing a line of highlighters, with this exact formula–it’s that good.

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  • The above photo demonstrates how easily the powder clings to the brush hairs.  I barely tapped the brush into the powder for instant color payoff.  A dense brush of any making/brand would not work well with this formula; not only would there be a ton of powder kick-up, but the results would be predictably too harsh.

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  • Two words come to mind when working with these colors–velvety smooth.  As you can tell from the dry swatches, the double pigmented pressed powder claim is not an exaggeration.  As Eve herself states, “you need half the amount of product” to achieve high impact results.
  • In all honesty, I lightly swiped my fingers down each shade and applied the pigment to my arm. The only shade that lacked potency was Pink Sand.  However, when blended with the other two colors, this blusher did add a lovely pinky warmth to the overall finish.

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  • As you can tell, the intensity of each shade is definitely magnified when used in a dampened state. Personally, I would never use these colors dampened on the face, simply because there is no need. However, I can attest, this extreme variation looks fantastic when used as eyeshadows (see below).
  • To make matters even more tempting, a hard-pan does not form on the surface of any of the shades if a wet brush is used–Eve has thought of everything.

Eve Pearl Fan Brush:

Eve Pearl Fan Brush

  • If you are familiar with Eve Pearl, you will notice her Fan Brush is used in all of her makeovers. The acquisition of this brush was quite exciting for me, considering it seems to blend all of her blushes so perfectly.
  • On first impression, the natural hair bristles feel incredibly soft and airy–the unknown material (perhaps goat or badger) is not scratchy in the least.  Before washing this guy, I immediately dipped him in the Trio and was completely blown away by how well it blended the powder on the face.
  • I will warn you, a significant amount of shedding did occur before the initial washing.  After receiving a proper cleansing, shedding was abundantly reduced, but the occasional stray hair does come loose if too much pressure is used during makeup application.
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Eve Pearl Fan Brush after being washed.

Eve Pearl Fan Brush

Eve Pearl Fan Brush after being washed.

  • As you can tell, the natural hair swells after being washed.  The overall feel is still incredibly soft, but the hairs do appear somewhat coarse and fray.
  • I would not classify this brush as having the same luxe feel and look as my Chikuhodo Z-8 (reviewed here), but there is something about the design, density and material, that picks-up and distributes powders beautifully on skin.
  • I have since used this brush with other bronzers, blushes and highlighters and in every instance, the results were stellar.
  • The $35 price tag is steep for a brush manufactured in China and presumably machine-made. Thankfully, Eve hosts a number of Black Pearl sales throughout the year to lessen the blow of the expense.

Eve Pearl Bronzing Highlighter Trio on the eyes and face.

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  • For the above photo, Eve Pearl Bronzing Highlighter Trio was applied on the eyes with a dampened brush.  As you can tell, the powders adhered seamlessly to the skin.  All colors blended like a dream and the outcome was more iridescent rather than metallic.  This look lasted all day (11 hours) over my NYX primer.
  • Using my Shu Uemura #10 brush, Gold was applied all over the mobile lid, Champagne was placed heavily on the inner corners and blended a quarter way into Gold and finally, Pink Sand was mixed with Vincent Longo Intergalactic (reviewed here) in the crease and outer “v”.  Gold was also used to smoke out Giorgio Armani #4 Wood (reviewed here) on the lower lash line.
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Eve Pearl Bronzing Highlighter Trio on the cheeks.

  • An angle shot shows the true impact of this trio in action.  Eve suggests taking the fan brush and running it over all three shades, this will ensure your bronzer, blush and highlighter are applied all in one motion.  Start by applying the color at the hollows of the cheeks and work the brush upward in circular motions–viola the trifecta accomplished all in one shot.  🙂
  • My results were achieved with the most minimal amount of product imaginable and lasted all day on my dry skin.
Eve Pearl Bronzing Highlighter Trio ingredient list.

Eve Pearl Bronzing Highlighter Trio ingredient list.

 

**Eve Pearl Cosmetics can be found at Evepearl.com**

THE VERDICT:  If Makeup Could Talk what would it say?

Makeup would state the obvious–I love Eve Pearl Bronzing Highlighter Trio and Fan Brush.  The smooth velvety texture, the sexy sleek compact design, the refined shimmer, amazing color payoff, long-lasting results and soft airy brush work synergistically to achieve a sophisticated glow.  So impressed was I with the texture and pigment of these powders, an immediate order of the Ultimate Eyeshadow Palette was placed within seconds, along with a few other goodies.  What can I say, I have fallen down the EP rabbit hole and I can’t get out–will you be join me?  🙂   Until next time, be well, stay safe and be happy.

-Maria

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