Melania Trump’s makeup artist, Nicole Bryl, confirmed that the incoming first lady will be adding a “glam room” to the White House. Yes, just like all the Kardashians have!
"Melania wants a room with the most perfect lighting scenario, which will make our jobs as a creative team that much more efficient, since great lighting can make or break any look,” she told Stylish.
Bryl said that doing Mrs. Trump’s makeup takes "about one hour and 15 minutes of uninterrupted focus. If you want the look to be flawless and have it last [throughout the day], you do have to take a little extra time to make that happen."
Presidents and first ladies do get to alter the White House. Obama had his basketball court and Michelle had her vegetable garden. Nixon added the bowling alley and Eleanor Roosevelt developed a kitchen for cooking conscientious Depression-era meals. And yeah, criticism of the glam room does smack of sexism — look, if the first lady went outside looking anything less than perfect, you’d never hear the end of it and it’s not like she can go hit the salon every day.
Of course it feels ridiculous to talk about a glam room in the highest office in the land, especially in comparison to the valuable additions made by FLOTUSes of yore. But let’s think about what Prez-elect Donald Trump himself is going to add to the White House. Will he strip the Lincoln Bedroom and cover it in gold? Will the showers become golden as well? Will he mandate that the White House stables enact a shirtless-only policy in order to make his BFFL Putin more comfortable? Oh, and here’s a big one: HE SAYS HE MIGHT GET RID OF THE PRESS ROOM. Because that’s what this administration needs — less transparency!
Get your glam on, Melania. Get one for Donald too! He does need a spot to spray tan.
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