Michelle Obama's daughters love to steal her makeup

Proof that she's really just one of us

UNSPECIFIED - MARCH 27: In this screengrab, Michelle Obama presents the Social Justice Impact Award during the 52nd NAACP Image Awards on March 27, 2021. (Photo by NAACP via Getty Images)
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Apparently, Michelle Obama's daughters steal her makeup, proving they're just like any other normal family. 

During a recent appearance on Kelly Clarkson's talk show, The Kelly Clarkson Show, the former First Lady revealed what it's like having her two daughters, Sasha and Malia, home from college due to COVID-19 — including who struggled most with empty nest syndrome between her and Barak Obama. "Oh, my husband," Michelle responded without hesitation. 

And it transpires the reason for this is Sasha, 19, and Malia, 22, love to steal their mom's makeup. It seems that now that they're back home, she can't get them out of her closet. 

"He's also a man, so they're not borrowing his makeup," Michelle said to Clarkson on the show. "I can't find anything with these little women in my house. You know? They're always sneaking into my room, and I'm like, 'What are you doing? What are you taking? Put that back.' They don't put things back." 

Clarkson couldn't control her laughter at Michelle's candidness, eventually responding, "I love it — you're literally every mom. That's awesome."

All of which begs the question, what were these said makeup items? Perhaps Michelle's not-so-secret stash includes the same products Carl Ray used to create her Inauguration Day makeup look. Speaking to Elle, Ray said at the time: "I knew that since her whole face wouldn’t be visible, the eyes and lashes would be the star of this particular look! I wanted an impactful smoky eye for the event. I was going for a dramatic glam eye that would really play well to the camera."

We know he set her makeup with Laura Mercier's famous Translucent Powder and made a feature of her eyes using the Viseart 01 Palette, Pat McGrath Permagel Liner in Xtreme Black and Eyedols shadow in Divine Mink, Fenty Flyliner, Glossier Lash Slick mascara (arguably one of the best mascara products on the market for achieving length) and a pair of Lily Lashes.

Anastasia Beverly Hills' iconic Dipbrow Pomade and Brow Definer with a little clear brow gel provided the finishing touches.

Fiona Embleton is a beauty writer who is now Acting Beauty Editor at Stylist. She is obsessed with Isabel Marant and cats.