Where were you born?
Where do you live now?
New York City
What did you want to be when you grew up?
Growing up I was a tomboy. I was awkward, had bad skin, short, frizzy hair and body image issues. I played sports because I was tall, gawky and my grades were not that great. I played basketball, racquetball, volleyball and was a color guard. Later in high school, I discovered drama class and started participating in the school musicals, where I first began helping out with the hair and makeup. My dancing skills were pretty good; singing…not so much. But since I was able to coordinate the hair and makeup for the shows, I was able to participate in the leading roles. From Grease to Hair to Cabaret, it was always about the hair and makeup.
How did this tranform into your career as a makeup artist?
I never imagined being a professional makeup artist. I didn’t even know that was a career choice. As an eastern European immigrant, I thought that was something you did if you did not have a formal education. My mother was a hairdresser ever since I can remember. It was the type of work she was always able to get, traveling through several countries. Even when I was helping out with the hair and makeup in school, it was just because it seemed easy to do. I even did the makeup for… >> For the rest of Eve Pearl’s answer to this and other inspiring questions, Order the Spring 2015 issue here
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