3 Glam Beauty Looks For Every Girl, Courtesy Of MObama's Makeup Artist

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.
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To complement Marcela's olive complexion and stunning eyebrows, Ray went with a dramatic smoky eye, lightly bronzed cheeks, and an ultra-sexy nude lip.
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Ray started this look by applying eyeshadow before any foundation or concealer, which makes it easier to clean up any loose eyeshadow powder.

First, apply a bone-colored shadow from the lash line to the brow bone. Next, apply a deep brown shadow starting at the lash line and building up to the natural crease, layering the shadow and concentrating on the outer corners.
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Line the upper lashes with a black pencil — Ray used MAC Eye Kohl in Smolder. Using a small round brush, apply a black eyeshadow over the liner and blend outward.
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Clean up any stray pigment under the eyes, then apply foundation and concealer. Use a fan brush to apply a light dusting of bronzer (Ray used Kevyn Aucoin Beauty Bronzing Veil) along the cheekbones.
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Lightly dab a small amount of foundation on the lips, then line and fill in your pout with a nude pencil. Top with a nude gloss.
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Curl your lashes, apply mascara, and use the black eyeliner pencil to line the inner rim of your lower lashes. How's that for drop-dead gorgeous?
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Ray highlighted Londyn's gorgeous features and totally unique 'do with a metallic eye and a perky pink lip.
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Start by applying a primer to the eyelids, then brush a gold eyeshadow from the lashline to the brow bone. Apply a deeper bronze shadow from the lashline to the crease, and blend thoroughly. Line the upper lashes with a black eyeliner pencil and smudge with a brush to blend into the lashline.
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Use a light brown powder to fill in brows, and apply a highlighting concealer (such as YSL Touche Éclat) under the eyes, on the bridge of the nose, just above the upper lip, and on the chin.
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Using a fan brush, apply a muted golden-brown blush, such as MAC Powder Blush in Blunt, on the cheekbones and along the hairline. Pro tip: Ray swears by the fan brush for applying blush and bronzer because it creates an airbrushed finish.
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Apply a rosy taupe blush over the bronzer (Ray used Kevyn Aucoin Beauty Pure Powder Glow in Neolita). Next, use a small round brush to apply a bit of gold eyeshadow under the lower lashes.
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Curl the lashes and add a coat of volumizing mascara.
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For the feminine lip, Ray used a carnation-pink hue and topped it with a matching gloss. (For a similar shade, try Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color in Pink Peony.)
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Ray applied individual false lashes using LashGrip adhesive in Dark (which disappears when it dries) and tweezers.
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Finish with an extra coat of mascara to incorporate the false lashes with your natural ones.
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And voila! A pretty, polished look for a night out.
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To maximize Katy's gorgeous golden curls and enviable eyes, Ray opted for dramatic winged liner, tons of lashes, and a bold pink lip.
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After applying foundation and concealer, dab a highlighting concealer under the eyes and blend with a sponge. Next, apply a matte bone-colored shadow from the lashline to the browbone, then top with a layer of shimmery beige shadow.
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Line the upper lashes with a black eyeliner pencil, staying very close to the lashline. Trace over the pencil liner with a black eyeshadow, winging it upward as you reach the outer corners. Trace over again with a liquid eyeliner, such as Blinc Cosmetics' water-resistant formula.
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Dust on a mineral finishing powder along forehead, cheeks, and chin. Then, apply a soft pink blush to the apples of the cheeks.
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Apply a coat of bright pink lipstick; Ray used Tom Ford Lip Color in Aphrodisiac.
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If you really want to go bold, apply a strip of false lashes. Pro tip: After dotting adhesive onto a strip of lashes, let it sit for a moment while you use a small liner brush to apply small dots of eyelash adhesive along your upper lashline. By the time you're finished, the glue on the strip will be tacky, and will adhere more easily to the lid. The extra dots are added protection against a flyaway strip.

Apply a coat of mascara, then gently pinch your lashes between your thumb and index finger to merge the falsies with the natural lashes.
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Pretty in pink, right? We love the combo of an old-Hollywood eye and a bright, fun lip.
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