For Misty, eyebrows are super-important to her. She happily admits she's been consumed by hers since she was 15 or 16. "I'm obsessed! My husband is like, 'Put the tweezers down — you're going to ruin your eyebrows!' So, I have to be careful not to go too crazy and change the shape," says Misty. "I trim my own eyebrows and I tweeze."
You couldn't tell by looking, but her brows are currently under construction, which is odd because up close (and far away, to be fair) they look bloody spectacular.
"Randomly a couple of months ago I was like, 'I'm gonna grow them out!' So, they're changing right now, they're still in transition of becoming something," says Misty. "It's so hard. Eyebrows are tough. Since I've grown them out I haven't really needed to see anyone, they're easier to maintain, they're thicker and I don't have to worry about an arch as much. But if I need to, I go to Bergdorf Goodman in New York, the John Barrett salon there."
Misty continues to make a strong case for letting your brows grow — in our eyes she's just become the poster child. "Yeah, I don't use any products," she mentions like it's no big deal. Umm, that's a huge deal, considering an entire shelf in our beauty cabinet is dedicated solely to brow products, and our brows are not even close to looking like Misty's.
The more we spoke it became clear her brow game is very similar to how this history-making prima ballerina approaches her skin. "I can go for like a week or so without ever putting makeup on my face because my days just consist of sweating and working hard physically," Misty admits. "When I'm on stage it's just intense on the skin with the lights and sweat and everything, so I like to be as clean as possible when I can. The makeup I wear on stage is a lot thicker than most people will ever experience. I tend to just want natural — you know? Not a lot going on on my face."
If you're ever looking for a woman who embodies the less is (way) more approach to beauty, while still nailing timeless beauty, you really can't go past Misty Copeland — it really is no surprise she's the face of Estée Lauder’s Modern Muse fragrance.