In the age of Marie Kondo it's easy to forget that Trish McEvoy is the godmother of makeup organization. Her leather bound planners, with "pages" of powder blush and eye shadow, and slim pouches filled with perfectly sized brushes, have been department store bestsellers for years, and in her four plus decades in business, she has championed an essentials-only attitude about makeup and fragrance that still feels fresh. The beauty of makeup.
But when you meet McEvoy in person it's clear that she has an exacting attitude about everything, from go-to gifts to neighborhood haunts. On the occasion of her new book THE MAKEUP OF A CONFIDENT WOMAN: The Science of Beauty, the Gift of Time, and the Power of Putting Your Best Face Forward, out today, we asked her to fill out our T&,C questionnaire, and to give us her take on old standbys and new favorites.
Describe your perfect night on the town.
My perfect night on the town is going to Indochine with friends and family and just enjoying each others company. I have such fond memories of today's owner being the bus boy and my dear friend Robin, now the owner of Me and Ro, being the hostess! Every time I walk through the door I feel that dreams do come true. The magic of New York, the magic of entrepreneurship.
What's your favorite restaurant in which to eat alone?
Via Quadronno. I love it, I sit at the corner in the window — it's just that perfect nook! There's only one other table near mine. I love the food, the quaintness, and I always run into so many friends there!
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What's your favorite restaurant to celebrate a milestone?
Where is your favorite place to vacation?
La Colombe d'Or, South of France.
Is there anyone who makes you feel starstruck?
What's your favorite place to buy a last-minute gift?
Beautiful flowers— an orchid always brightens everyone's day. I love them because they are beautiful and so low maintenance.
What is your necessary indulgence — something you'll always splash on and can't live without?
Going to my exercise class.
My friends and I are my beauty black book! Skincare at my skincare center, exercise by my trainer lori, hair by l'apartament.
What is the beauty product you can't stop talking about?
Classic beauty the history of makeup by gabriela hernandez
Who are your must-follows on the platform?
A simple menu, inviting a great mix of people you love and new friends, having great music on, relaxing and having a great time.
Love who you are with, love what you do.