For the busy woman on the go, there may not be a better makeup system than Trish McEvoy’s patented planner. The planners are part zip up makeup bag, part notebook that allow you to keep all your makeup essentials in one handy place that also happens to be portable. As McEvoy wrote in her book, The Power of Makeup, “I’ve put a lot of thought into making makeup easy. Easy is key, because if something is difficult, I won't do it, and I suspect you won't either.” McEvoy’s research is your benefit. Here are her steps to looking gorgeous in five minutes.
The Triangle of Light
For a bright-eyed face that looks wide awake, McEvoy employs the “Triangle of Light”. Before applying foundation, using a brightening pen, like McEvoy’s use a brightening concealer like McEvoy’s Correct and Brighten Pen. Make an inverted isosceles triangle (one that is even on two sides) under each eye, starting near the tear duct and ending near the outer corner. Bring the line down so it is inline with your nose with the tip of the triangle inline with the middle of your eye. Fill the triangle in and then blend with a brush or sponge for instant radiance.
Even Your Skin Tone
McEvoy’s technique for applying foundation is so easy, you can do it with your eyes closed. Using a large fluffy foundation brush and Trish McEvoy’s Even Skin Portable Foundation, vigorously swirl the foundation on your face, starting with your forehead and working your way down your nose and chin. Continue outwards across your cheeks and down your jawline. Blend with a sponge if necessary.
Warm Up Your Complexion
For a healthy, sun-kissed look sweep on some bronzer. For a foolproof application, use an angled countour blush and a golden bronzer. Apply in the shape of a “3” on each side of your face, across your forehead, under your cheekbones and down your jawline.
McEvoy recommends a generous amount of eye base on the upper lid to erase dark circle, broken capillaries and any blue or purple undertones. Dab Trish McEvoy Eye Base Essential Bare starting at the center of your lid by your lash line and blend up and outward towards the eyebrow and into the inner corner of your eye. This step also helps extend the life of your eye shadow if you plan on wearing any.
For a polished, finished look, define your eyes with a pencil gel eyeliner. McEvoy recommends looking down into your mirror with your chin up and dotting the liner in between your lashes. Finish with a coat or two of volumizing mascara.
30-Second Smokey Eye
For days when you want a little more drama, sweep on a smokey eye with Trish McEvoy 24-Hour Eye Shadow and Liner Pencil in Crystal Grey. Start by gliding the pencil across your upper lash line and blending up your lid, stopping just above the crease. You want the color to be more heavily concentrated closer to your lash line, softening as it reaches the crease.
For a lip color that stays, start with a lip pencil in a pinkish-beige color. Define your lips and blend the color across your top and bottom lip. Finish with a light coat of matching gloss, like Trish McEvoy’s Flawless Lip Color Perfection Pen.