Get Michelle Obama’s Beauty Look for Less
Copy the first lady’s beautiful makeup look from the Mexico State Dinner.
People are still buzzing about how great Michelle Obama looked at the Mexico State Dinner last week. She radiated beauty in her sparkly blue Peter Sorenen gown, and her makeup was flawless.
To replicate the first lady’s fresh-faced look for yourself, here are some great products to use and you won’t need the White House budget to own.
The first lady’s personal makeup artist, Ingrid Grimes-Myles, admits Michelle has great skin. “She takes good care of herself and her beautiful skin is a direct result of that investment,” she has said. To mimic her flawless complexion, try MAC’s Mineralize Satinfinish SPF 15 foundation ($29.50, maccosmetics.com).
To have a cheerful look like Michelle, you must draw attention to your cheekbones. A light pink color is perfect for summer, and adds to a beachy glow. Maybelline Expert Wear Blush in Pinch o’ Pink ($4.49, drugstore.com) is the perfect shade and looks just like Michelle’s blush. Remember to smile when applying to ensure you highlight the apples of your cheeks.
Michelle is known for her highly arched brows that never have a stray hair out of place. Using a pencil like Rimmel’s Professional Eye Brow Pencil ($3.49, walgreens.com), they’ll help you to achieve the arch you want, thanks to the attached brow brush. A helpful tip: spray a little hairspray on your brow brush before arching your brows – that way, every hair will stay in place all day and night.
Mrs. O’s look really focuses in on the eyes, where you can spot a blue glitter eyeshadow, black liner, and some mile-high eyelashes. To copy her sparkly blue lids, Urban Decay has a great Stardust eye shadow in Atmosphere ($20, urbandecay.com), a turquoise blue shade. Apply this to your lids, and rim your upper and lower lash line with a black liner like Essence Eyeliner Pen ($2.49, ulta.com). Then, create mega volume lashes with the best volumizing mascara for less, CoverGirl’s Lash Blast mascara ($6.54, target.com).
Last but not least, Michelle keeps her pout camera-ready with a light pink gloss that’s super shiny. Revlon’s Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Slip into Pink ($9.99, drugstore.com) will give you the same high-shine effect. A light color on the lips will keep the focus on the eyes, which is exactly what Michelle was going for!
Faye Brennan is assistant editor at BettyConfidential.