Brooklyn’s finest Eden Heath is a newbie YouTuber who revamps her life through her channel. Eden MoreThanFace launched this past summer and it really is the start to something great. She expresses through her channel that she is more than her face. She’s a makeup artist, a model, and has a knack for home repairs. After the release of her trailer, I was sold on everything and knew I had to feature her on my blog. I met up with Eden in Brooklyn to interview her. It was an entertaining night, featuring shots of her at the Brooklyn Museum showcasing her style. Be sure to follow Eden, she’s nothing short of alluring. x
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“I can’t think of anything else I’ve wanted to own more than the chain bralet. It’s a handmade top, custom to your boobs. It is beautiful and it’s something that nobody else has.”
1. From a young age, girls are drawn to make up because they want to embody the glamorous lifestyle. What inspired you to go forth with your love for makeup artistry and launching your YouTube channel?
EM: (laughing) First of all I love your face; let’s see I was attracted to art to begin with so I was always interested in art. I noticed I couldn’t depict how I felt through my art all the time so I’ve been through fashion design; I used draw, I used to make clothes, and then I went into modeling and I realized you can express yourself in so many ways. Then it was like I wanna beat faces. I love to express feelings like sultry, soulful, light and dark, scary and all that. All through makeup. As a kid I wasn’t even fascinated with makeup — that’s a lie. I snuck and did my makeup a lot, but I never thought that I would be in love with it the way I am now. Never imagined that it was something that I was going to be able to do.
2. Tell us about Eden MoreThanFace.
EM: (smiles) This is a great question. A lot of times people see me knowing I model sometimes, I post a thousand effin’ selfies all the time. But people think that that’s all I have to offer the world, like oh you’re just a face. So for a long time, whether it was family members or random people, I would get comments like “you’re just a pretty face” and sometimes it was just something to say but sometimes they really felt that way and it was hurtful. So I created my blog to show I can do things. I am more than just my face, more than what you see at face value. So that’s what really geared me to get that going. I also wanted to revamp who I was and I can do that through my channel.
3. Where do you get your inspiration from?
EM: There’s a lot of makeup artists that I randomly see and I’m like OMG I love that. If I’m walking down the street in the Fall and the colors grasp me, like hues of browns and oranges. In the summertime, I’m drawn to purple and lavender. Pretty much everything that I see inspires me like an artist would paint what inspires them.
What do you love most about make up?
EM: It gives people the confidence they may not have on their own. They may have blemishes or little imperfections, you’ll look at someone and think they are completely beautiful without it. But they’re at peace with a little bit of makeup, so I believe that’s great for people. You don’t have to have any reconstructive surgery, you can just be yourself through your makeup and be a lot more comfortable with who you are.
4. You have the skill for runway shows and editorials, is that something we can look forward to seeing you do more of?
EM: Yes, they definitely can!
5. From the looks you’ve walked on the runway, what’s something you wore and considered a staple piece to own?
EM: I’ve modeled for Friday by Friday, I went to high school with her. She has this chain that’s almost a Balmain inspired top. You can kind of see through it, it’s similar to a mesh chain top and I absolutely love it and I must own it. It’s one of my favorite pieces, I can’t think of anything else I’ve wanted to own more than the chain bralet. It’s a handmade top, custom to your boobs. It is beautiful and it’s something that nobody else has.
6. What’s something you own that you think every woman should have in their closet?
EM: I would say my leather jacket – it’s a structured jacket (sigh) I love it so much. That’s what I wore today, even though it’s thrown over there like I don’t appreciate it (laughs) but I really do love it. I looked at it for so long online and I’m like this is like half a stack, I don’t know if I should invest then one day it went on sale and there were two left — I didn’t get either one of them. They actually restocked at 3 o’clock in the morning the next day, I grabbed it for $100. I was so happy, it was meant to be.