The Trish McEvoy Bronzer 37 Brush aka What I use to apply Guerlain Meteorites powder

by Paris B on · 25 comments

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I think I’ve established a reputation for loving the Guerlain Meteorites Illuminating Pearls icon smile The Trish McEvoy Bronzer 37 Brush aka What I use to apply Guerlain Meteorites powder Another very common question after “What am I supposed to see on my skin?” is “What brush do I use with this?” Guerlain makes a specific brush for use with their Meteorites. Its a short handled brush and its got pink bristles which I know sends every girl out there into a cute frenzy. In the recent Pucci collection they had a blue bristled brush which was limited edition.

I’ve felt up these so-called Meteorites brushes but for the most part, I don’t like them because they feel stiff and scratchy on my skin and for the asking price, I think its terribly steep. However, I realised that what the brushes had in common was that they were dense, yet pliable. So I went off on my own search and stumbled on the brush I use quite by mistake.

trish mcevoy brush2 The Trish McEvoy Bronzer 37 Brush aka What I use to apply Guerlain Meteorites powder

I had purchased the Trish McEvoy Bronzer 37 brush because I wanted a brush I could use to learn to apply bronzer with and this brush came highly raved. The natural hair bristles are lovely and soft on the skin, yet it is densely packed and pliable. The head is tapered to a dome shape, and it is supposed to be excellent for bronzer because it allows you to deposit the powder precisely on skin.

I worked out eventually that I did not like using it for bronzer but I had to find another use for it, because its a pricey little thing. One day, I tried it out with the Meteorites powder and the rest, as they say, is history!

I used to use just a regular large fluffy powder brush with the Meteorites before, which works. But I realised that while it does the job at diffusing the powder over the skin, it sometimes took a bit of work because the brush did not pick up the powder very evenly, or pick up sufficient product.

The Trish McEvoy Bronzer brush has a dense head of bristles yet, the quality of the bristles are very lovely and soft without once scratching the skin. It isn’t as cottonwool soft as the Lunasol Cheek Brush or Face Brush, but its close. Its one of those brushes that you don’t want to stop brushing against your skin, because it just Feels. So. Good!

trish mcevoy brush The Trish McEvoy Bronzer 37 Brush aka What I use to apply Guerlain Meteorites powder

Size wise, its a short squat brush, with an acrylic handle. I believe that Trish McEvoy brushes come in 2 lengths – the standard long handle and the short handled one. Mine is the short handled one that feels very solid and sturdy, with good heft.

What I do is dip the brush in the tub of Meteorites pearls, swirl it around a few times, then apply to my skin. Because the brush is dense, I can use it to target areas to highlight, if that’s the look I’m going for, or I could just as easily swirl it over my face. Feels absolutely delicious on skin!

The slightly dense bristles seem to allow it to pick up and hold the powder better and I can lightly buff in the powder if I like.

trish mcevoy brush3 The Trish McEvoy Bronzer 37 Brush aka What I use to apply Guerlain Meteorites powder

As you can see, this little thing is really short but you know what they say, size isn’t everything, its what you do with it that matters icon wink The Trish McEvoy Bronzer 37 Brush aka What I use to apply Guerlain Meteorites powder Pricey as it is, I’m glad I picked up this brush – it didn’t quite work out for applying bronzer for me, but its done an excellent job for my Meteorites powders and since I use them everyday, its well worth it icon smile The Trish McEvoy Bronzer 37 Brush aka What I use to apply Guerlain Meteorites powder

In a nutshell

Trish McEvoy makes very lovely soft natural hair brushes and the Bronzer Brush 37 is highly raved for applying bronzer perfectly on skin. The bristles are very lovely and soft and I believe is made of squirrel hair. It isn’t as soft as the other squirrel hair brushes I own from Lunasol but its much better than many other brands I’ve come across out there. This is the short handled brush and is very well made. I have experience no shedding even though I wash this brush almost weekly, since I use it daily. I don’t use it for bronzer, but to apply my Guerlain Meteorites powders. It does the job perfectly.

Pros: Soft yet firm natural hair bristles, Solid and well made brush, Picks up powder and disperses it on skin very beautifully, Places colour or powder quite precisely and diffuses it well

Cons: Pricey, Unavailable in Malaysia

Who will like this: Anyone who appreciates a good brush and has deep pockets, Anyone looking for what is supposed to be the best bronzer brush in the market, Anyone who has been asking what I use to apply my Guerlain Meteorites powders icon razz The Trish McEvoy Bronzer 37 Brush aka What I use to apply Guerlain Meteorites powder

Trish McEvoy makeup and brushes aren’t available in Malaysia at time of writing (as far as I know). The closest port of call is probably Hong Kong where I believe it is sold. I purchased mine online through with whom I have had a reasonable shopping experience a number of times. However, someone I know has had a very poor shopping experience with them very recently so I hesitate to completely endorse their service. If you choose to buy from them, its at your own risk.

Have you ever tried Trish McEvoy brushes or makeup? Do you own the Bronzer 37 brush and do you like it? What brush do you use with your Meteorites pearls?

I learnt of Trish McEvoy many years ago when I was active on makeup forums and I knew they were expensive. When I could afford the brushes, I picked up 2 – this Bronzer 37 brush and the Blush 2B Brush. Quite happy with both icon smile The Trish McEvoy Bronzer 37 Brush aka What I use to apply Guerlain Meteorites powder If you look on Ebay or forums or online stores, you will likely come across Trish McEvoy brushes that retail for quite cheap. Be warned, because fakes abound and have been for years. Remember, if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Paris B

Trish McEvoy Bronzer 37 Brush Price: US$68 Availability: Not available in Malaysia at time of writing. Available online at store mentioned in post to which I advise you to shop at your own risk

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Liyeun November 12, 2012 at 8:50 am

$68….??? Mahalnya! *gulp* anyway i totally agree with u regarding the pucci brush released during summer. I bought it still cos the midnight blue colour just calls me…. Lol


Paris B November 14, 2012 at 10:32 pm

Haha I can’t remember how much the Meteorites brushes are but at about RM200+ I think it’s ok for a good soft brush :)


LeGeeque November 12, 2012 at 9:19 am

I remember you telling me this when I asked you about brushes for Meteorites :) I’m using Laura Mercier bronzer and it’s very short and stubby too. But it’s very much more “flared” compared to the compact one that you have.

To everyone who’s commenting on the price – a good brush, like a good pair of shoes, will last you for years to come if you take care of them. Invest in them carefully, take care of them and the initial high price will be well-worth it in the end.


Paris B November 14, 2012 at 10:35 pm

Oh I’m told the LM bronzer brush is good too. In fact, am told the LM brushes are good in general. I hunk its just a matter of finding the brush that works for us. I don’t mind paying a little more if it’s a good, well made brush since I use it so often anyway!


Lily November 12, 2012 at 9:48 am

I haven’t tried anything Trish McEvoy before… I’ve been tempted to try her brushes, and then your post here! Talk about timing :-) Thanks for the review!


Paris B November 14, 2012 at 10:37 pm

The brushes are pretty good but really pricey and not so easy to find online so while I tho they are nice, we could just as easily pick up something available locally that’s just as good ;)


Nikki November 12, 2012 at 10:10 am

The brush looks divine! Same as some comments above, I haven’t tried any of this brand! Seems nice but I don’t think we’ll even have the brand come down here for now!


Paris B November 14, 2012 at 10:38 pm

Neither do we, Nikki! I only know of them because I used to read about them online in forums :)


Jennelle November 12, 2012 at 1:01 pm

any idea where to locate it in HK?


Paris B November 14, 2012 at 10:42 pm

I can’t recall if it’s available in Facesss. A friend of mine in HK used to tell me about it but I haven’t seen it myself.


Marla November 12, 2012 at 6:18 pm

For some reason I have never liked any type of product in the form of meteorites pearls. I don’t know why.


Paris B November 14, 2012 at 10:50 pm

Maybe because the effect isn’t that noticeable so it’s not something you can look and say yeah, it works or no, it doesn’t :)


Sunny November 12, 2012 at 8:37 pm

Thanks for the heads-up, Paris! I just started using my Meteorites compact (teint beige), and I’ll have to play with it some more to figure out if I like using my regular powder brush with it or not. For the moment everything seems fine, but if I ever have a problem I’ll check this out!


Paris B November 14, 2012 at 10:51 pm

Oh with the compact, I find a regular powder brush works. Its only the pearls that I use this brush for, and Cruel Gardenia :)


makeupmag November 12, 2012 at 10:14 pm

So cute, the fatty brush!


Paris B November 14, 2012 at 10:54 pm

Haha it is!


lyn November 13, 2012 at 10:29 am

Looks like a really good brush! I’ve been using the Real Techniques blush brush when applying Meteorites or other highlighters. The slightly pointed tip allows more precision (when highlighting cheekbones, nose bridge and cupid’s bow) and the large, fluffy yet dense bristles works all over. Another brush I like using is RMK’s powder brush. But for regular loose or even pressed powder, I still turn to Lunasol because that thing is so ridiculously soft and feels soooooo nice on skin.


Paris B November 14, 2012 at 11:08 pm

Oh yes, the Lunasol brushes are the bestest ever! I’m thinking of picking up the eye brushes too ;)


Efrain November 13, 2012 at 11:40 am

I think I should stop reading your blog for a time, every time I read I want something, and most of the things aren’t cheap XD

For brushes I’m looking Real Techniques’ ones they say they are very soft and aren’t expensive in comparison.


Paris B November 14, 2012 at 11:11 pm

Haha sorry :P I have tried a couple of Real Technique brushes. They aren’t bad! Just haven’t gotten round to actually blogging about them lol


Joyce (bronzerbunny) November 13, 2012 at 11:58 am

i have trish mcevoy’s blush brush and i love it! i’m glad you were able to get use out of this one. i do think her brushes are quite nice and ought to be talked about more!


Paris B November 14, 2012 at 11:12 pm

I agree! I have the dense blush brush which is nice but i read the fluffy ones are nice too!


Bugs November 13, 2012 at 3:29 pm

The only 2 brushes I have is a retractable lip brush from Shu Uemura ( bought about 10yrs ago ) and a recent cheek brush from Ecotools which I use to apply my pressed powder. I’ve read many reviews that raved on Lunasol but haven’t checked it out yet. Been wondering which brand of brush to try( invest ) since I’m new into makeup.

PB, beside Shiseido Perfect Foundation brush, which brand of natural hair powder brush would you recommend for someone new to makeup ? Thanks.


Paris B November 14, 2012 at 11:24 pm

For powder brush, I like the Lunasol one.its pricey but I believe ultimately worth it. Applies powder like a dream :) I’m told the Real Techniques brushes work well too.


plue December 5, 2012 at 2:13 pm

ah Trish McEvoy, I nearly asked a friend to buy it for me but stopped due to the price tag.

I am using Meteorites with Muji’s travel size powder brush, and so far it’s working fine. It’s not that dense and it’s quite soft, but not as soft as Lunasol. I alternate it with Lunasol’s powder brush, for days when I just need an extra bit of pampering :P


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