Unsung Makeup Heroes: Trish McEvoy Line Refiner

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Trish McEvoy Line Refiner

Trish McEvoy’s Line Refiner

I bought Trish McEvoy’s Line Refiner a couple years ago after a makeup artist at a Trish McEvoy counter used it under my eyes. I wore it for about a month and a half, then stuck it in a drawer and promptly forgot about it.

I know that doesn’t exactly sound like a ringing endorsement, but I’m not finished with the story yet! Please bear with me. 🙂


Fast forward two years and a handful of months to me cleaning out a set of drawers in my office. Lo and behold, what pops up? — this tube, like a forgotten piece of buried treasure.

I still remembered how to use it from my lesson with the makeup artist. After applying your under-eye concealer, gently tap a minuscule amount of Line Refiner directly on top, concentrating on the areas with fine lines.

Later that day after cleaning my office, I applied it on top of the MAC Pro Longwear Concealer I usually wear to disguise my dark circles, and when I looked in the mirror — AAAAAAAH! (That was supposed to be the sound of a chorus of angels singing in perfect harmony in the background.) — OMG, THIS STUFF IS SO FRICKIN’ BOSS!

Trish McEvoy Line Refiner


Kind of like a colorless lotion that temporarily softens the look of fine lines, it works under or over foundation or concealer, wherever you want to mellow out any fine lines on your face.

I mean, it’s no face lift in a bottle or anything, and it won’t turn back time 25 years, but if you do have any fine lines around your eyes or mouth, I think you’ll see a noticeable difference. I definitely do, both in pics and in person.

I’ve been using it now to set my under-eye concealer for the past three months, and I absolutely see a difference, especially in pics…where I can zoom in on the 20-megapixel originals. My under-eye area doesn’t look as textured as it did when I was just setting my concealer with powder.

Trish McEvoy Line Refiner


Tip: Don’t use too much! I find that if I use too much of the product, my concealer breaks up, so I use just the tiniest bit…and then I’m good.

Most of the time I dab a little on the back of my hand, which I then pick up with a clean finger, and pat on top of the concealer under my eyes right after applying it.

The tube comes with a doe-foot applicator to easily apply the product directly to your skin or on top of whatever other makeup you happen to be wearing, but I generally don’t do that because I don’t want the doe-foot to pick up any of my concealer or foundation and transfer it back to the tube.

The long-running Unsung Heroes series features some of my favorite permanent collection products from a variety of bodacious beauty brands.

This li’l gem is available now at Trish McEvoy counters and online for $37, which is kind of expensive, considering the small 0.15-ounce tube, but you shouldn’t have to use much at all each time. A little definitely goes a long way.

Tiger Eyes by Judy Blume

The movie is on Netflix right now!

When I was a tween, Judy Blume was one of my favorite authors, and I’ve been looking forward to this movie ever since I read about it in Entertainment Weekly a while back.


So I watched it last weekend, and I definitely recommend it if you were also a fan of the books. It’s one of those quietly moving stories. I think you can really tell that the director, Lawrence Blume (Judy Blume’s son), cares about the material and handled it with love. Even El Hub enjoyed it. At the end he said, “It had a good character arc.” 🙂 Yeah, OK, El Hub.

Put it on your list for your next relaxing “me” day.

Anyway, HI! And happy Thursday.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Kim says:

    Happy Thursday, my friend! I’m finally getting a few minutes to check in – it’s been foreverish! I hope all is well with you – everything’s good here, just really, really busy. 🙂

    • Karen says:

      Happy Thursday, Kim! I’ve missed you and was starting to worry a bit. Glad to hear that everything is good. What have you been up to? Are the boys out for summer vacation yet?

  2. Rhiannon says:

    How do you feel it compares to nars recent product that is similar?
    (If you’ve tried them both)

  3. Alison M says:

    This sounds so perfect for a makeup refresher! I just started using Trish McEvoy products and they are amazing. I’ll be adding Line Refiner to the list!
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  4. Brenda says:

    OMG! I remember reading, “Are you there, God? It’s me Margaret” and “Forever” which I wasn’t suppose to read at 7th Grade. Back in the days we didn’t have computers, iPads or iphones so we actually went to the library and read books.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Brenda,

      I know, right?! I remember being kind of confused (story of my life) after reading Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret but still liking the book enough to reread it, oh, 20 or so times. I still have a copy of it around here somewhere…the last time I saw it was when I moved and I packed it away in a box. Did you ever read Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great? I liked that one a lot!

  5. I think I need something like this! Those annoying fine lines under my eyes have been REALLY bugging me lately, and trying to cover them up just makes ’em stand out more.
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  6. Ashleigh says:

    What an interesting product! I will definitely keep this one in mind as those fine lines make their dreaded debut all too soon *fistshake*

    Also, that movie looks really good. I loved Judy Blume as a kid, because my mother also loved her and made sure my shelves were well-stocked! I will have to spend a night curled up with the box of tissues (I suspect) and netflix 🙂

  7. K.B. says:

    In my best Janice-from-Friends voice: OH. MY. GAWD. I was just talking to my mom this morning about wanting to try a new setting powder to set my under eye concealer, and here’s this post. The giddiness is real. THANKS!

  8. Vineetha says:

    Sounds cool! Havent tried a lot of Trish Mcvoy products. I think this will be a good start! 🙂
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  9. Erin says:

    I’ve always been interested in her stuff but never find a counter!
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  10. Megan Joy says:

    That line refiner sounds great! Anything that softens and smoothes fine lines is good by me 🙂

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