Michelle Obama Wore This $16 Holy-Grail Glossier Product on Inauguration Day
This past Wednesday was, undoubtedly, a high point in political history (we’re still reveling in joy and relief), but we’d be remiss not to point out the high notes that Inauguration Day hit in the beauty and fashion categories, too. Lady Gaga wore a custom Schiaparelli Haute Couture outfit, Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman wore a double-breasted Prada Natté Toile Coat in the dreamiest shade of yellow, and Vice President Kamala Harris’s Christopher John Rogers coat and dress have inspired us to wear purple (and only purple) for the rest of the year. Oh, and we most definitely can’t forget former First Lady Michelle Obama, whose signature curls, divine smoky eye, and monochromatic maroon banked a permanent spot in our Saved folder. What’s more, Obama’s stunning Inauguration Day beauty look is super achievable, mask friendly, and finished off with one of our favorite mascaras of all time—Glossier’s Lash Slick ($16). Surprised? We’re not.
If you’ve been following me and my fellow beauty editor Courtney Higgs here on Who What Wear, you already know Glossier’s famed mascara is our absolute favorite wand to ever hit the market. (The definition! The length! That flutter!) So when Obama’s longtime makeup artist Carl Ray shared his step-by-step process with Elle on Thursday, our obsession was further validated by the fact that Lash Slick played a starring role in Obama’s head-turning eye look. Pairing the mascara with a lush set of falsies (by Lilly Lashes, if you’re curious), neutral shadow, and chocolate-hued shimmer, Ray created a beautiful eye-centric makeup look that just goes to show face masks need not put a cramp in our beauty style.
Keep scrolling—below, we’re sharing Ray’s complete Inauguration Day product breakdown so you can re-create Obama’s mesmerizing look at home.