One excellent line of makeup you don't hear discussed very often is Trish McEvoy Makeup.
I was re-introduced to the line a couple of weeks ago at Saks Fifth Avenue in San Francisco.
Let me tell you something about this particular line - not only is the product superior, but the knowledge of the Sales Associates and Makeup Artists at this counter are nothing short of superb. These ladies and gentlemen KNOW their line of makeup, inside and out. They also really listen to what you are saying, and don't try to steer you to something you've expressly said doesn't interest you, or isn't what you are looking for.
Sak's was having a makeup event, and they had a guest makeup artist. Because I do makeup artistry, I very rarely get makeovers myself, but my friend insisted that I get one anyway. So, even though I know the sales gamut, I liked the MA, and sat myself down in the chair.
I didn't tell him I was an artist - not only wasn't there time, but it felt funny to say as I was sitting in his chair and he was going through his routine. I particularly liked his making up one side of my face, feature at a time, and then letting me do the other. Very wise, gets the client very involved, and you can learn so much about technique this way, what to differently, what you like, and what you don't. I was very pleased with his style and his listening to what I had to say.
Superior Knowledge of the Trish McEvoy Line
All of the people at this counter know their stuff. They know the product inside and out. They weren't just giving the fancy hard sell - which is a tough thing to avoid - especially given the pressure on makeup counters during these events. They were funny, kind and on top of it.
Another kudo to the Sales Associates in this line is their outstanding communication. You can opt to receive e-mails regarding upcoming events and sales. Though many counters take your information, I've never had follow up as I do with these lovely people. They unfailingly let me know when there will be specials or sales, or even color choices I might like. And again, there is never a hard sell - which is very important to me and my clients.
Trish McEvoy is known for her outstanding makeup planners. A zip around case that hold magnetized pages that you can fill up with her squares of eyeshadow, blush, powder, you name it. There are 3 sizes of planners, allowing for maximum or minimum storage, and you can play and mix and match colors to your heart's content.
Trendy - No - Classic - Yes
The eyeshadow colors aren't as "trendy" as a MAC or some others, but they are well pigmented, feel like satin, and no chalky texture. You won't have a problem dressing these up or down. There is a color wardrobe for everyone - and a classic wardrobe at that.
Trish McEvoy is also known for her outstanding brushes - and they live up to their hype. I have a couple I purchased years ago, and they are still going strong. I believe Trish was very well known for her brushes long before all of the other lines started carrying/pushing them. Hers are nothing short of outstanding - although a bit pricey. Pricey or not, they will last a lifetime provided you take care of them.
In short, check this line out. You won't be disappointed. If you are ever in San Francisco, you must stop by the Saks Fifth Avenue counter. The two ladies there - Greta and Kimberly are knowledgeable, courteous, funny and they know their stuff. This counter will neither disappoint or pressure you.