Hi miss Eva :) I have one beauty question for you: Since I'm Asian, my eyelashes are pretty straight and down growing. I don't know how to make it curl. I do use an eyelash curler, but sometimes, after applying mascara, the lashes will start to ''fall down'' and look straight again, like they are too heavy or something. Do you have any tips for me??
ah, sparse/straight/floppy lashes: I could write an entire thesis on this topic. I have similarly stubborn lashes and have tried just about everything to remedy the situation. here’s what works, in my experience: a) an amazing eyelash curler. Shu Uemura is the gold standard, but it’s tricky to find these days (especially if you live in the states). may I humbly recommend the Chanel curler? it’s pricey but will last you forever and seeing a Chanel logo on your face every morning is pretty fabulous b) invest in lash growth serums. I use the prescription Latisse and it’s definitely made my lashes longer and thicker but I also have used Tarte, Peter Thomas Roth, Urban Decay, and Rimmel with good results! c) find the right mascaras. you (and I) will never be able to able to use crazy-thick mascaras. instead, opt for doe-like (what I call Bambi) lashes. my favorite mascaras are Eyeko Big, CoverGirl Lash Blast Length, and Shiseido. good luck and keep me posted on your progress!
hey eva, i have a question. i'm 5 feet tall and i would like to be a model. i know i'm way to little for runway, but is there any opportunity to work in another field of modeling? sorry my english is not the best ;)
first of all, your English is great! no apologies necessary (which, by the way, is one of my 2012 resolutions. to stop apologizing for things when they’re in no way my fault. it’s an epidemic amongst us girls, I swear)! secondly, I hate to be the bearer of bad news but it is really, really, really challenging to model on a professional level at your height (runway or catalog… beauty—which concentrates on the face alone—is a possibility though). the issue, truly, lies with the clothing manufacturers. models by nature have to fit into the samples, which in my experience tend to be cut for someone at least about 5’6”. however, I think you should explore ways to express your love of modeling in other ways: a personal style blog, for instance. or who says you have to be a model? why not try to start your own clothing line, become an agent or photographer, a fashion writer? the fashion career options are limitless…
Hi Eva! Question for you about hairbrushes. I can't afford the coveted Mason Pearson hairbrush, but was wondering if you know a more cost conscious or drugstore brand that is good? Thank you!
ah, yes, the coveted Mason Pearson. I remember saving up for ages to buy one when I was in high school. it is a conundrum because it is truly a one of a kind brush (and therefore worth saving up for—perhaps cutting back on a Frappucino habit, etc). but in the meantime, I’d recommend the brushes from Bumble and bumble as an alternative, as well as the ones from Sonia Kashuk at Target
You paint your fingernails pretty frequently, but what about your toes? Any pedi color favorites for fall/winter?
this is perhaps the least beauty editor-y thing you’ll ever witness me saying but… if my toes aren’t showing for the season (ie: spring, summer, late fall), they are polish-less! firstly, out of sheer laziness. secondly, I like to give my nails a breather once in a while (even fingers, which tend to get a break every week for at least one day). in toe-baring season, however, I do tend to go all-out with pedicure shades. I opt for crazy brights—anything neon, anything bold, anything fun!
Hey Eva! I was wondering what an applicant should do in order to impress you at an interview?
excellent question, hmmm, and there’s no precise formulaic answer to it. certainly, I look for candidates who demonstrate a passion for the topic matter (Teen Vogue, fashion, beauty, makeup, hair, web, etc) but also someone who seems to truly have done their homework. so, not, per se, someone who is like “I love Teen Vogue! I love beauty!” but someone who can say “this is why I love Teen Vogue, this shoot in particular was powerful to me, etc.” in other words, someone who really knows what they’re talking about and who really is hungry for it!
I just finished reading the Teen Vogue handbook, I honestly loved it, it gave such great insight! The question I have is, if one wanted to be an editor of some sort (preferably in the fashion world) would you start out as an intern or would you attend school first? :)
well, really, they go hand in hand because most major magazines (Teen Vogue included) require that their interns be enrolled in school and receiving credit. I always suggest people wait to intern until they have at least one semester of college under their belts—your first semester of freshman year is an awesomely overwhelming time. you’ll be adjusting to college life, making new friends galore, and, well, having fun. enjoy it!
Could you help me? I think you have really great style, and I was wondering if you knew any stylish websites were I could find a prom dress?
oh man, I wish online shopping had existed when I was in high school! instead, I ran from shop to shop frantically looking for a dress—any dress—that was fancy enough to wear to a prom at the Plaza Hotel (I went to one of those Gossip Girly type schools), but in my budget as well. if I could magically transport myself back to high school, I’d check out Asos.com, Topshop.com, Shopbop.com, and all the web versions of department stores (Saks, Neiman, Bloomingdales). it’s all about free shipping (and hopefully returns) and the ability to return in-store. happy shopping and good luck!