Regardless of the occasion and what she's wearing, Michelle Obama always radiates class and confidence.
Michelle Obama's makeup artist recently shared some beauty hacks she did for the former first lady.
Carl Ray, whose notable clients also includeVogue's Anna Wintour, Natalie Portman, Meryl Streep, fashion designer Diane Von Furstenberg, Debra Messing, and more--took to Instagram and shared his tips and tricks on how to have transfer-proof lipstick.
Now that we are living in the new normal, this has become one of the common problems among women since we are required to wear face masks while in public.
The pro-makeup artist explained the step-by-step guide on how to keep lipstick from transferring to your face mask.
"If you'reyou're not really into the matte liquid lipstick trend and still like your satin finish lipsticks, try applying it in layers,"" he wrote alongside a photo detailing six steps to transfer-proof your face lip product.
Michelle Obama's makeup artist recommends starting by exfoliating and moisturizing the lips.
Exfoliating helps remove dry, flaking skin and other build up on the surface, making it soft and smooth.
Since the lips' texture can be pretty delicate, sensitive, and fragile, adding protection such as moisturizer can help eliminate chapping, especially during winter.
For the fun part, Carl Ray advised applying lip primer or concealer to create a smooth base to achieve that flawless coverage.
Some lip primers have nourishing formulas that prevent the lipstick from feathering and provide a long-lasting effect.
For the third step, Michelle Obama's makeup artist suggests using lip liners all over the lips since it has a stickier or drier formula compared to lipstick.
Moreover, this will help the lip product from feathering or fading, especially when you put on your face mask.
After filling the lips with lip liners, this is when to put on your desired lipstick shade.
Start by concentrating on the middle part of your lips and work towards the outer corners. By doing this, you'll be able to control the application better.
For this beauty hack, the celebrity makeup artist explained to "place a one-ply tissue on top of lip color and dust a loose translucent powder over tissue" to help the product settle in so it won't transfer to the mask.
Lastly, removing lipstick can be a little bit tricky; however, Michelle Obama's makeup artist recommends using moisturizing makeup remover to easily wipe off the product into the lips without leaving that icky residue.
Moreover, he mentioned using a product from Albolene- a paraben-free moisturizing cleanser that helps remove makeup residue, dissolve sunscreen, and even mascara while leaving the skin hydrated and moisturized.
Carl Ray's comment section was flooded by a lot of thank-yous from his followers.
"Thank you so much for this tip!" one user wrote.
The second user echoed the same sentiment and commented, "Not all heroes wear capes,"" to which the makeup artist replied by posting heart emojis.
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