beauty queen: cara delevingne
it’s not easy being green.
Leave it to Cara Delevingne to go out with a lizard on her head.
At an animal charity event in London, Delevingne paired her Burberry dress with a lizard fascinator by Leonora Ferguson that is, well, truly fascinating. Why she didn't choose a lion topper to match her new-ish finger tattoo, we'll never know....
It's what's under the iguana that we're really interested in, though. Delevingne has perfected that "I'm not wearing makeup" makeup look for evening, and we're here to dissect it and deliver it to you.
Obviously Delevingne was born with the brows of Brooke Shields, but for those of us with regular shaped arches, it's all about a brow gel. She got a little matchy-matchy with her headpiece, using a shimmery green eyeshadow around the corners of her eyes. A stroke of liquid liner goes from the inner corner of her eye out into a wing, and her bottom lashes are soaked in black mascara for a mod, wide-eyed touch. The rest of her face is pretty bare--we'd bet she's invested in a rad CC cream to level out her famous face.
OK, it does seem like a lot of steps for a "no-makeup" look, but it really is the perfect plus one to a nighttime get-up. All you need is a good LBD and a little friend for your head, if you choose.
GEL IT: Anastasia Brow Gel - $22
We were first introduced to Anastasia back in the day when VH1's Fabulous Life Of... was our jam. She's the hands behind J. Lo's perfect brows circa "Jenny from the Block." We trust that her brand of brow gel is the best because, well, she is.
When going green the last thing you want is an opaque shadow. That will make yo look like Kermit in no time. A shimmery power is the way to go so you get a little green mixed with a little you.
Nothing is better than the original for Twiggy-style lashes. Maybelline's OG formula is just thick enough to give your bottom lashes definition and the applicator has wide bristles to help get that '60s look.