Rihanna hires lookalikes to test out eyebrow styles
Her brow artist spills all
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Rihanna's eyebrows can make headlines alone, whether they're razor-thin lines like on the cover of British Vogue, or thick and messy like a werewolf's. She can rock them all, and yet she requires extra precautions before she takes the plunge.
The singer's eyebrow artist (yes, an entire job can be dedicated solely to eyebrows) just revealed that the Barbadian hires a doppelganger to test drive brow styles before getting them done on herself.
“This year we first met for the Met Gala and she wanted to lighten her eyebrows,” Damone Roberts told ET. “So Rihanna’s so fly that she has a lookalike model come by your space and you try out different looks on the eyebrows on the model and you send pictures to Rihanna and she decides whether she wants to do it or not!”
While it's hard enough to come to terms with the fact that there are people lucky enough to be Rihanna's doppelganger, Roberts continued, “So literally a lookalike model we trialled and tried and everything else until we got them perfect and we sent Rihanna the pictures and we heard nothing and of course two days before the Met Gala she’s like, ‘I loved them! You gotta fly to NY and take care of me!’ … and of course Rihanna shut down the show!”
Roberts is known around Hollywood as a brow king, reportedly counting Beyoncé, Christina Aguilera, Oprah Winfrey, and Kim Kardashian among his superstar clientele. He was well-prepared for RiRi's rushed high-profile assignment.
“Craziest place I’ve done eyebrows has been on the red carpet for the Oscars,” Roberts confessed. “Literally on the red carpet for the Oscars. I’ve done eyebrows in lots of private planes.”
Rihanna's total diva move surpasses even that of Kim K's, who revealed to People that she uses models with the same body measurements as her to try on all her clothes. Like a real-life, modern version of Cher Horowitz's closet in 'Clueless,' as she put it.
Kim K has body doubles, Rihanna has brow doubles—this is all very overwhelming.
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