The 2021 inauguration ceremony was filled with plenty of memorable moments: Kamala Harris becoming the first female Vice President, Amanda Gorman's stirring poetic performance (and her gorgeous headband), Jennifer Lopez's take on "This Land Is Your Land," and, of course, Michelle Obama's entire look.
The former first lady stole the show in a head-to-toe maroon look by Sergio Hudson, a bouncy, shiny blowout courtesy of her hairstylist, Yene Damtew, and a sultry eye-makeup look. While Obama's outfit and hairstyle might be out of your budget, her makeup artist, Carl Ray, used a surprisingly affordable blend of products to achieve her smokey eye that you could easily create at home.
In an interview with The Cut, Ray acknowledges how huge a moment the inauguration was for women and that he wanted to give Michelle Obama a look that "honored" and "celebrated" the occasion. "I wanted her to have a powerful beauty look that was classy, bold, and confident; but all of that would also need to be achieved through the top half of her face only."
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