“I didn’t know what she was going to wear until the very last second. I gave her a very clean, neutral evening face. Almost like a bride. I gave her faux, full lashes and a full liner. I also gave her a touch of bronzer—more yellow bronze than red bronze—and then a glossy, nude lip. So, I knew that whatever she put on, as long as it wasn’t black, her makeup would be fine,” says Grimes-Myles.
“I don’t want to use a lot of gleamers and shimmers on her because we want her to have a very stable look, one that she is comfortable with and one that is befitting of her position as the country’s First Lady. I am very mindful of that,” she adds.