A major force in the prestige cosmetics industry since the eighties, Trish McEvoy has earned a cult following with her luxe products and sophisticated beauty books. Her elegant makeup studio and skincare center—a joint venture with her husband, the renowned cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Ronald Sherman—is a 3,000-square-foot haven of beauty. Clients sit in the plush waiting room, adorned with plenty of McEvoy’s scented candles, before adjourning to one of the twelve art-deco treatment rooms or the warmly-lit makeup studio. Offering a full menu of injectables, fillers, laser hair removal, and cosmetic facials, the center’s real treat is McEvoy’s line of cosmeceutical-strength skincare products, used in all facial treatments. Clients from the tri-state area—with Upper East Side socialites and their daughters in heavy attendance—book well ahead for brow shaping, makeup application lessons, or a glam look before a special event. Though devotees pay top dollar for a lesson by the master herself, all the makeup artists here abide by McEvoy’s signature "half-face" method, teaching clients the basics on how to a achieve a professional look at home. At the end of the hour, written instructions detailing the techniques—and products, all of which are available for purchase—are an invaluable takeaway.Bridal
Do-it-yourself brides come to McEvoy’s studio for an hour-long makeup lesson ($450 for McEvoy; $300 for a staff artist) and leave with detailed instructions and a full makeup kit. For those seeking a pro, a consultation and trial with one of their makeup artists is $125—$50 of which is redeemable in product. Day-of prices upon request.
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