Awards season might be over, but as we prep for another season of events here in Philly, makeup mogul Trish McEvoy tells us how to look like a celebrity on the red carpet.
As a makeup artist and head of her own beauty empire, Trish McEvoy has plenty of experience with the red carpet—not walking it, but making sure the stars look flawless for every interview and photo op. And her work doesn't stop there; she helps all women look red-carpet ready whether they're making an entrance or taking a selfie. In fact, McEvoy will make a special appearance at Nordstrom at the King of Prussia Mall next week to school us on hair and makeup techniques and tell us her secrets.
Here, McEvoy shares five steps for a full red-carpet look, so you're always ready for your close-up (or your next Instagram pic).
"Red carpet beauty is all about dressing up—and dressing up your eyes. Start by brightening and priming the eyelid with my Eye Base Essentials and follow with my Intense Gel Eyeliner. Go in between the upper lash line to invisibly elongate the eye. For soft contour, apply a veil of medium-toned eye shadow to the crease of the eye. Finish with my smudge-free Lash Curling Mascara to add focus to the eyes."
"Apply under-eye brightener in an upside-down isosceles triangle under each eye—what I call my Triangle of Light. This will not only banish under-eye darkness, but it sculpts the cheekbones and makes the face look fuller and brighter for the cameras."
“Apply complexion perfecting Face Color to define, brighten, and illuminate your face. The bronzer adds dimension and accentuates structure, [while the] highlighter creates a lit-from-within glow and the blush brightens. Translucent Finishing Powder helps to invisibly perfect and diffuse fine lines and pores.”
“Finish your look with the perfect nude lip or go bold with a captivating red lip. To dress up either shade, apply lip gloss to the center of the lip for enhanced pout fullness.”
Catch Trish McEvoy at Nordstrom at the King of Prussia Mall (190 N. Gulph Rd.) on Wednesday, March 18 at 1:30 p.m. or 6 p.m. Reservations are required; call 610-265-6111.