Hey Eva, first thing you're an inpiration ^_^ I wanted to ask, I have really big feet (size 9) and I wanted to know if there are any shoes I shouldn't wear cause they make my feet look bigger and if maybe there are shoes that would make my feet look a little smaller?
welcome to the big-foot club—I wear the same size! nine isn’t so large in the grand scheme of things, really. my point of view is that any perceptions you have about your bigfootedness are probably, like, less than zero percent noticeable to others. and fact: size nine is a sample size for shoes—so I’m actually glad to be that size ^.^
Do you feel pressured in the mornings to look 'stylish' when going to work? Do you feel that because you work at a magazine you are judged on what you wear? you inspire me! :)
quite frankly, one probably shouldn’t work at a fashion magazine if they have, say, zero interest in fashion. because—and I’m speaking as a beauty editor who happens to love fashion—there are some pretty incredible outfits going on all the time, especially in the environs of the fashion department! that said, though, there are all sorts of jobs at magazines. yes, fashion and beauty editors, but there’s also art, photo, research, PR, copy editing, web, entertainment departments. I would say that there are varying degrees of fashion fanaticism, however the undercurrent is certainly stylish and polished—in different ways
Hey Eva!,you seem like you know makeup down to the factory. Whats a good makeup for a day to day look that compliments blonde, blue eyes, fair skin. Sorta a school-day look that u cn transform for a night out. Thanks so much :).
when it comes to prescribing makeup for different skintones, I actually have a weird and sort of lazy approach to it. I usually advise readers to think of a celebrity or a model with similar coloring and do some photo research (as we call it at Teen Vogue) on various red carpet or backstage beauty looks they’ve had. look to see what works for them because, chances are, it’ll work for you!
Hi Eva, I love your tumblog, it makes you sound like an even more inspirational person to me. I was just wondering what your take on organic and natural skincare and makeup lines are? Do you use any organic skincare products? I'm starting to switch over to more natural lines, do you have any suggestions? Thank you!!
oh, yes! I use a huge amount of eco products on a day to day basis. some of my favorites: Jurlique Rose Body Cream—smells like heaven, leaves skin deeply soothed. Dr. Hauschka Reviving Face Mask—tones and conditions the skin, leaving it happily hydrated. Ren Face Oil—if you have dry skin, layer this under your night cream (ahhh, skin will be so happy). Burt’s Bees toothpaste—it takes a while to get used to the taste (less “fake”) and lather (less rabid doggish, since it contains less surfactants) but teeth are left uber-shiny and white! Sunday Riley everything—so delicious and lovely. that’s just the tip of the eco-iceberg of what I love, so stay tuned
Hi Eva! Since you always have your "another day, another manicure" posts, I just wanted to know how you keep your nails from yellowing since you paint them so often! I'm a huge polish lover, but it's hard to continually paint them without the yellow :( thanks xo
in a word (okay, two words): base coat. I never ever paint my nails without base coat—I’m borderline fanatical about it! my favorite one is Orly’s Bonder Rubberized base coat, which helps color stick on the nails like glue. before I apply base coat, I also clean the nail with Zoya’s 3-in-1 polish remover and manicure prep, and then I do a quick swipe of OPI Bond Aid (which further cleans the nail). it’s a lot of steps, I realize, but I think it keeps my nails healthy despite fiddling with them twice a week for, oh, the past few years!
Hi,Eva! I know being a beauty editor at a major magazine is extremely hard work and very time consuming. I recently read an article in a fashion magazine (Marie Claire, I think) that described how women who work in certain industries deemed "unimportant" or "silly" are patronized by friends or family. Have you experienced this? If so, how do you deal with the frustration?
I’ll preface my answer by saying that 92 percent of my close friends do not work in fashion, media, or entertainment—they all have “serious” “important” jobs like finance, law, government, medicine, world-saving medical research, etc. and, um, 99 percent of that 92 percent aren’t patronizing. they’re jealous. because I have an awesome job ^.^ (and when I do meet condescending people, I simply take extreme solace in the fact that I know they couldn’t handle my job when I could, more likely than not, do theirs (unless they are a exterminator. I could never do that job. or eye surgeon. eyeballs give me the heebiejeebies))
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…