Beauty is not exactly my area of expertise. I’m extremely impatient, so sitting too long in one place for hair and makeup is like custom torture. Still, every so often I get a little bored with my own face and begin to hunt for relatively easy ways to spice up my look. Like many under Cara Delevingne’s bushy, arched, spell, I’ve become preoccupied with my brows.
Inspiration first hit when last October when Raf Simons sent a bevy of golden-browed beauties down the Christian Dior runway for the spring collection. I spotted an Instagram of reigning eyebrow queen Cara Delevingne with blue brows. Then I encountered violin duo Chargaux at Opening Ceremony’s resort preview. Charly, who comprises one half of the duo, was sporting green eyebrows. Then I met a British fashion editor who was also sporting green brows. “It’s actually lipstick,” she told me when I inquired about them. “I think eyebrows are the new lips, don’t you?” I do! I really do!
I told the ELLE.com team about my plans to dye my brows. I was met with some polite hesitation. They were non-believers. No matter. I knew this was my destiny.
A quick email exchange to the Dior beauty team explaining my eyebrow passion resulted in a personal appointment with Dior’s beauty guru Ricky Wilson. Ricky came over to the ELLE offices to give me a step-by-step tutorial on just how I could achieve my dream brows. Here are three (sort of easy) steps to achieving the brows of my (and possibly your!) dreams.