Michelle Obama's Eyebrows Make News Headlines
Since we don't yet know what Michelle Obama will wear to the inaugural ball, reporters are honing in on the subtle nuances of her eyebrow maintenance. The soon-to-be First Lady was criticized during the presidential campaign for looking angry due to the severity of her eyebrow arch and shape. It would appear that this beauty malfunction has since been rectified:
"I will take the compliment or the blame for it," said Chicago-based makeup artist Ingrid Grimes-Myles from Washington on Thursday, where she was minutes away from preparing Obama's face for one of many appearances leading up to and including the inauguration. She also has done Obama's makeup for other occasions, including the Democratic National Convention and Election Night.
Grimes-Myles noted that she received feedback about Michelle's high arch by a number of people and although she didn't initially understand the criticisms, once she took her ego out of the equation she was able to address the problem like a professional:
"When she started getting that feedback—I have a rule: When three or more people give you feedback, that means hundreds are talking about it—then what I began to do is bring them down and train them down," Grimes-Myles said.
For those who are interested, Grimes-Myles uses Tweezerman tweezers to shape Michelle's brows and various brow powders and pencils to fill them in, resulting in the softer look we witnessed at the Washington inaugural celebrations. Less severe brows seems to be a change everyone can believe in.