Makeup artist veteran Derrick Rutledge checked in with me about working with the First Lady. Rutledge first worked with Mrs. Obama last March and has also provided his services for Chaka Khan, Patti LaBelle and CeCe Winans. Here’s what he had to say:
On Mrs. Obama’s flawless complexion:
Exercise and lots of water are the first steps toward better skin. She exercises regularly and encourages the entire country to do so, too.
Products Used When Working With Mrs. Obama:
I custom blend products for her; they can’t be purchased.
Makeup Tips for Working Moms Who Are Inspired by Mrs. Obama’s look:
Keep your look simple and clean. Important: Find someone who knows your face shape and can contour your natural eyebrows. Poorly shaped brows can prevent a flawless face from looking stunning.