Trish McEvoy Arabian Nights Intense Gel Eye Liner is Exceptional!

Trish McEvoy Arabian Nights

I have a long-standing love affair with dark blue eyeshadow/liner.  The contrasting cool tones found in blue shadows seem to look particularly striking against brown eyes.  Trish McEvoy Arabian Nights Intense Gel Eye Liner ($28 USD/1.20g) was just the right shade of blue I had been seeking out for the longest time.  The rich intense pigment, the smoother than silk texture and glistening blue shimmers seemed too good to be true.  In this one instance, I can gladly say, any and all skepticism was put to rest with the first swipe.  I hope you enjoy!

Trish McEvoy Arabian Nights

Trish McEvoy Arabian Nights sponge tip

Trish McEvoy Arabian Nights swatches.

The Pros to Trish McEvoy Arabian Nights Intense Gel Eye Liner:

  1. Intense dark blue gel base with an abundance of the finest indigo shimmers.
  2. Incredibly smooth texture–shimmers feel completely undetectable.
  3. Ideal for everyone–glides on the skin like butter.
  4. Pigment transfers seamlessly on an angled brush for more precise application.
  5. Color does not transfer, crease, migrate or fade throughout the day.
  6. Soft creamy texture can be used as an eyeliner, eyeshadow and on the inner waterline.
  7. Can be layered without any patchiness.
  8. Formula does not dry immediately making color placement and blending effortless–even over a primer.
  9. Once the formula sets (30-45 seconds) it does not budge.
  10. Portable pencil design is travel friendly.
  11. Trish McEvoy pencil sharpener is included with purchase.
  12. Removes easily with my dual action makeup remover.
  13. Seriously, the coolest name ever for an eyeliner.  🙂
  14. Comes in three colors: Black, Arabian Nights and Deep Aubergine. 
  15. Not tested on animals.
  16. Made in Germany.

The Cons to Trish McEvoy Arabian Nights Intense Gel Eye Liner:

  1. The sponge tip is too firm and does not blend out the creamy color evenly.
  2. Due to the soft nature of this formula, sharpening is often required, resulting in wasted product.  A mechanical twist-up design would have been a more befitting option.
  3. Quite expensive for the amount offered–*sigh* but, oh so worth it.
  4. No other cons–this is one of the best eye liner formulas.
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Trish McEvoy Arabian Nights Intense Gel Eye Liner used as a liner on the upper lash line.

  • For the above photo, I used my Rae Morris #16 Angled Brow Definer (reviewed here) brush to apply Arabian Nights on the upper lash line.  Using my Billy B #12 brush (reviewed here), I buffed Kjaer Weis Divine Eyeshadow (reviewed here) ever so sightly above Arabian Nights.
  • FYI, I wore this look during a two-hour hike and the color did not budge amid sweating and humid weather.  In total, the liner lasted thirteen hours in perfect condition.  
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Trish McEvoy Arabian Nights Intense Gel Eye Liner used as a liner paired with a gray shadow.

  • For the above look, I used Giorgio Armani Eye and Brow in #2 Wenge Wood (reviewed here) all over the lid.  Arabian Nights was applied thickly along the lash line and blended out with my Billy B #12 brush.  Rae Morris #16 Brush was then used to create a sharper winged line.
  • If you wondering whether this liner is comparable to any of my eyeshadow sticks, it is not.  The only common ground is the amazing lasting power; Arabian Nights is smoother, easier to blend (even over dry primers) and more vibrant than any of my Caviar Sticks.
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Trish McEvoy Arabian Nights Intense Gel Eye Liner smudged and paired with a black liner.

  • For the above look, I used Arabian Nights more like an eyeshadow, applying the color quite heavily along the lash line and blending it out with my Billy B #12 brush.  Guerlain black liquid liner was then applied at the base of the lash line for the quintessential winged line.
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Full face using Trish McEvoy Arabian Nights Intense Gel Eye Liner smudged and paired with a black liner.

Ingredients for Trish McEvoy Arabian Nights:

Iron oxides, mica, titanium dioxide, isododecane, cyclopentasiloxane, peg/ppg-19/19 dimethicone, synthetic wax, hydrogenated polydicyclopentadiene, calcium aluminum borosilicate, nylon-12, c20-40 alcohols, perfluorononyl dimethicone, polyglyceryl-4 diisostearate/polyhydroxystearate/sebacate, silica, polyethylene, pentaerythrityl tetra-di-t-butyl, tin oxide, tocopherol.

**Trish McEvoy Arabain Nights Intense Gel Liner can be found at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Saks, Bergdorf Goodman, and**

THE VERDICT:  If makeup could talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you Trish McEvoy Arabian Nights Intense Gel Eye Liner is worth every penny.  If you are in the market for a color that glides on the skin like silk, a long-lasting eyeliner formula, a beautiful rich navy blue color with dimension, and a travel friendly liner option, then look no further.  I can solemnly swear I’m in love.  Personally, the black version is calling my name and will most likely be purchased by week’s end.  What can I say, I have no control.  🙂  Until next time, be well, stay safe and be happy.


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About Maria Pia

A blog about beauty (what else), what makes me smile and life with two boys and a dog. This blog is about positivity and inspiration sewn in with a little humor. Makeup is not serious, but how we feel after we apply it, is no joking matter!!! I'm here to share my tips and tricks I have learned on my own for the past %&^$% years :) Enjoy my lovelies.


  1. Gasp! Stunning Maria! I must seek this out. I have absolutely no willpower re: dark blue and teal blue eye liners for my brown eyes. I would like to swatch the deep aubergine liner too (my poor wallet…sigh). TFS.

    • Hello Erica,

      Thank you so much my dear. I feel the same way about blues, all willpower goes out the window. I too have to work myself up to buying the other two colors. My wallet is saying, “School Supplies” and all I’m thinking is “MORE MAKEUP.” 🙂


  2. That is one gorgeous pencil! Looks similar to the nars I have and the other brand which escapes me at the moment. When you mentioned softer than most pencils, I immediately thought perfect and easy to smudge and smoke out but then the sharpening part came up. This surprised me since most high end brands are mechanical even when they are shaped like a usual pencil. I agree, just wasted product for such a beautiful and nice textured pencil. I also never understood the sponge tip; it usually is too hard and just swipes the entire color right off the lid. Hmmm, I think I have to dig up my pencils!

    • Hello Olivia,

      If it were for that darn sharpening, this pencil would be perfect. Why Trish? Hopefully, her design team will rethink this packaging and give the public a more convenient solution. I use my angle liner brush to get every last bit of product before I have to sharpen–it just kills me to waste a single sliver of the beauty.


  3. This looks gorgeous and first thing that came to mind was Burberry Sheer eyeshadow in Midnight blue. These would be a beautiful pair. I love this shade of blue,but quite skeptical if I can pull it off with hazel eyes.

    Love reading your blog

    • Hello Monica,

      I have never tried Burberry Midnight Blue, but if it is anything like Midnight Brown, I can totally see the pairing 🙂 The beauty of this formula is the heavier it is applied, the deeper the color becomes. So rock this color with your gorgeous hazel eyes.

      I’m glad you enjoyed the post and thank you so much for taking the time to comment.


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