Evan Mock might be becoming a household name thanks to his role in the recent Gossip Girl reboot, but it was actually his hair (and a viral Frank Ocean video) that sent his career on such a stratospheric trajectory. The singer posted a video of Mock skateboarding with his signature pink hair color, which matched Ocean’s at the time.
“It was the day I colored it, actually,” Mock told Mr. Porter in a recent interview, explaining that the color was the result of a lost bet with friends. “[I dyed it] pink just hours before.”
It’s that striking hue that catapulted Mock into the fashion realm as a model and now actor, two impressive additions to his already-stellar career as a skateboarder. So perhaps it shouldn’t be a surprise then that the 24-year-old actually has excellent advice when it comes to beauty and feeling confident.
In a new interview Mock discussed wearing makeup on the Gossip Girl set, saying that while he doesn’t put on makeup “when I go out to dinner or leave the house”, he does believe that “absolutely” every gender should be able to enjoy it.
He also shared his skincare routine, which he dials up particularly when his work takes him to new locations. “Yes, I exfoliate and moisturize,” he revealed. “My skin tends to get dry in colder places. When I was living in Hawaii, I didn’t have to do much because the air is so damp there. I didn’t need to do anything, honestly, using moisturizer there would make my skin too oily. I definitely take care of my skin a lot more when I’m in colder places.”
He also offered advice for kids who might not feel comfortable in their own skin, saying, “The most beautiful thing you can do is to have confidence and if you own what you’ve got, then everything else follows.”