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21 Questions with… Makeup Artist and Cosmetics Entrepreneur Trish McEvoy


Renowned makeup artist, cosmetics innovator and our Guest Editor this month, Trish McEvoy, answers our 21 questions.

  1. The first thing I do when I get out of bed is…drink coffee and check my email.
  2. My morning beauty routine entails…cleansing with Gentle Cleansing Wash, exfoliating with Beta Hydroxy Pads Daily Exfoliator, moisturizing with Beauty Booster Serum and Beauty Balm Instant Solutions SPF 35 and for eyes Beauty Booster Eye Serum/Beauty Booster Advanced Repair Retinol Eye Cream, then like clockwork, I go through my eight makeup application steps.
  3. My nighttime beauty routine entails…cleansing with Gentle Cleansing Wash, moisturizing with Beauty Booster Serum and Even Skin Vitamin C Cream and Retin-A on alternating nights and again Beauty Booster Serum and Beauty Booster Advanced Repair Retinol Eye Cream for eyes. Once a week I do my at-home Correct and Brighten Week Peel at night in lieu of exfoliating with a Beta Pad in the a.m.
  4. Every woman should splurge on this beauty product…Beauty Booster Serum with a high 30% hyaluronic acid; it's a skin-transformer instantly and over time as it improves skin's moisture barrier—a true fountain of youth.
  5. Beauty-wise, you can get away with buying the following at a drugstore…sunscreen for the body as long as it claims Broad Spectrum Protection.
  6. What sets my line apart is…effortless application and flawless 24-hour wear.
  7. When I'm stressed I…exercise.
  8. The most amazing place I've traveled to is…Japan.
  9. The item of clothing I'm currently wearing most is…the blouses I've recently designed!
  10. The one luxury item I'm dying to splurge on is…Mystery Setting earrings by Van Cleef & Arpels.
  11. The last thing I Googled was…apps for my Mini iPad Air.
  12. If my days had one extra hour I'd…exercise more.
  13. My guilty pleasure is…not exercising.
  14. When it comes to staying healthy I…eat well, exercise, laugh, keep calm and carry on!
  15. On a typical Saturday night I…chill out.
  16. If I had one fashion regret, it would be…that I can't wear an itsy, bitsy, teenie, weenie yellow polka-dot bikini!
  17. The biggest beauty mistake I see women make is…not wearing sunscreen first and foremost. In makeup, not blending it properly and not taking a few extra seconds for a great eyeliner application.
  18. Every woman should own the following beauty products…mascara, foundation, concealer, bronzer, blush and lip color.
  19. The last good book I read was…The Letters of John F. Kennedy.
  20. When it came to opening my first stand-alone store, it was important…that it feel very luxurious and modern, but also very warm and personal, like you are going to shop at a friend's home.
  21. My hope for 2014 is…that all women learn to see the beauty in themselves