Beauty Test Drive: Trish McEvoy’s Lip Primer

I’d never heard of lip primer before I saw Trish McEvoy’s sleek black tube of the stuff. Face primer? Yes. Eyelid primer? Of course. But never lip primer. Naturally, we assumed it had to be some sort of miraculous well-kept secret and became rather inquisitive. Curious enough, in fact, to waste $22 on what turned out to be essentially glorified chapstick in a good-looking vessel. Seriously, the stuff is essentially Burt’s Bees minus that nice tingling sensation. It prevents little to none of the color bleeding it claims to stave off and actually kind of dilutes the shade of the lipstick while simultaneously making it kind of slippery. No thank you. [$22, Trish McEvoy, Bloomingdale’s]