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Regardless of your political leanings, it's hard to deny that First Lady Michelle Obama is anything short of a knockout — and we happen to know her secret weapon: makeup artist Carl Ray, who has kept her looking glowing and gorgeous for nearly four years. So, naturally, we knew where to turn when we wanted a trio of creative going-out looks that every girl can pull off. Ahead, Ray showcases three amazing makeup routines that are just perfect for a night out on the town — whether you prefer glam and dramatic or subtly sexy. We're pretty sure MObama would be proud.
Photographed by Dominique Fierro