Hillary Clinton, 69, attended a Children’s Defense Fund’s gala in Washington where her look was noticeably sterner than the polished and friendly appearance we have seen over her campaign.
- Hillary Clinton made her first public appearance since conceded to Donald Trump last night
- Making a speech Children’s Defense Fund she wore no makeup and her hair looked unkempt
- Mrs Clinton appears to have dropped her ‘soft’ and polished aesthetic in favour of a sterner look
Throughout her campaign for presidency Hillary Clinton portrayed herself as a polished yet approachable grandmother figure noted for her big smile and perfectly coiffed bouffant rarely stepping out with a hair out of place.
And so when the stern looking former secretary of state stepped out without a scrap of makeup and a noticeably untamed head of hair it came as quite a shock.
A weary-looking Hillary made her first public appearance since conceding to Donald Trump at a Children’s Defense Fund’s gala in Washington on Wednesday evening, admitting that she considered cancelling.
HILLARY’S BEAUTY REGIME BEFORE AND AFTER ELECTION
BEFORE – Hillary visited the John Barrett salon at Bergdorf Goodman in New York where she had haircuts worth up to $600 in order to impress the public.
AFTER – Hillary’s famous bouffant is no more. The former first lady appears to rely on simply combing her mane for it to appear somewhat tamed.
BEFORE – Makeup artist Kriss Soterion-Blevens creates custom shade for Hillary. Blends three shades of her own colour Firefly, Red Rocks, and Pleasure from her collection Kriss Cosmetics to create her iconic shade.
AFTER- The former presidential candidate appears to ditch lipstick completely opting for a slick of lip balm instead.
BEFORE – With the help of her makeup artist Soterion-Blevens Mrs Clinton rocks a soft smokey eye with a flick of eyeliner throughout her campaign.
AFTER – Opts for the no makeup look, without a scrap of eye-shadow or eyeliner seen on Hillary in the days since she conceded. Under eye area also appears puffy.
BEFORE- Soterion-Blevens focuses on perfecting skin tone. Looks to lift the appearance of drawn-out redness, ruddy skin tone, dark circles, or dim spirit.
AFTER – Hillary opts to go foundation free showcasing her natural skin tone. Lack of sleep may be the cause for the skins puffier appearance.
The former first lady said that she decided to give her speech out of respect for her mentor but said the visit wasn’t ‘easy’ for her which may explain her unusually unkempt look.
Despite her signature pant suit remaining a part of her aesthetic Hillary opted for a completely natural beauty look avoiding cosmetics all together.
The 69-year-old, clearly no longer concerned about impressing the public visually, also ditched her preferred blow dry and it seemed that she had simply combed through her hair as an alternative.
The failed presidential candidate appears to have been letting down her guard when it comes to appearance since she lost out to Trump last week.
Her noticeably more tired aesthetic has been picked up by experts who say that stress and anxiety could be to blame.
Lisa Franklin, a facialist and skincare expert said: ‘There could be a whole host of reasons that she’s starting to look a bit more down beat. Lack of sleep is usually the main instigator, losing vital REM means that our brain has less time to reprocess the day’s experiences (especially those that were emotionally draining).
‘Going through REM is the only time in the day when noradrenalin (a stress related chemical in the brain) is switched off, so missing out on these vital hours leads to us waking up both stressed and anxious.
‘The most notable change seems to be the under eye area. This puffiness could simply be the weather, dull grey skies have a tendency to make us look far more tired than we actually are. ‘
Yesterday was not the first time that Mrs Clinton has let her softer look slip. In the day following Trump’s win Hillary appeared to have adopted a far sterner approach.
Mrs Clinton, who has always come off as an approachable dropped her perky approach and appeared exhausted with her pearly smile less frequent during her final act as a presidential candidate.
And a week ago Hillary was spotted for the first time since her defeat in Upstate New York in the town of Chappaqua walking her dog.
Again any sense of the public glamour that Hillary had adopted throughout her campaign had vanished as behind closed doors she seems to opt for a far more relaxed look.
No longer troubled by the stresses of America’s future Hillary once again ditched any traces of makeup and her jewel coloured wardrobe was nowhere in sight.
Instead, Clinton, who is famous for her pop of colour suits was seen dressed almost entirely in black apart from a pair of dark brown leggings as she posed with a passerby named Margot Gerster.
Speaking of her new found style, experts agree that Mrs Clinton will be taking a back seat when it comes to her beauty regime.
Wendy Iles, founder of iles formula haircare and celebrity hairstylist said: ‘It’s obvious she has been tortured by the defeat I think the last thing on her mind was to call in hair and makeup for last night’s event.’
Kriss Soterion-Blevens, who has done the makeup for every primary nominee (except for Donald Trump) was responsible for Hillary’s campaign beauty.
The makeup artist is responsible for redefining Hillary’s famous statement. Ditching the candidate’s classic nude and red lip and instead blending three shades of her own colour Firefly, Red Rocks, and Pleasure from her collection Kriss Cosmetics to create her iconic shade.
She said: ‘Sometimes in the beginning, candidates don’t even care about makeup. But as we get closer to the general election, the heat is on.
She added that skin tone is what she focuses on: ‘It’s that drawn-out redness, maybe they’re not eating so well so their skin is kind of ruddy, or they’ve got dark circles, or dim spirit. I like to lift everyone up with light tricks.’
Now that the election is over it is unlikely that Clinton will be receiving the same corrective help from Soterion-Blevens which may explain her tired aesthetic.
Hillary’s sterner look of late will come as a surprise to many who will be well aware of her brightly coloured wardrobe and highly finished look.
The former presidential candidate is said to have been a regular at the John Barrett at Bergdorf Goodman in New York where she had haircuts worth up to $600 in order to impress the public.
Hillary would get her soft and bouncy hairdo done at the fifth avenue hair dressers where she previously blocked up traffic all for the sake of keeping her campaign look in tact.
The female candidate for this year’s presidency has also previously joked about women having to pay ‘the hair and makeup tax’ claiming that women have to work extra hard to get ready in the morning.
In a question and answer session on Facebook she was asked about her morning ritual where a user asked her how she handles the pressure to look good while remaining focused.
Clinton replied: ‘Amen, sister — you’re preaching to the choir. It’s a daily challenge. I do the best I can — and as you may have noticed, some days are better than others!’
It isn’t just Hillary’s beauty routine that has been noticed for being publicly perfect. Her style has been so admired previously that social media accounts have been set up in praise of her normally high fashion looks.
HillaryLooks, an Instagram account dedicated to Clinton’s style, has documented some of the Democratic presidential candidate’s best vintage looks.
As well as being most famous for her pant suits Hillary’s former stylish days saw her adopt many other iconic fashion looks.
In some of her more inspiring outfits, she once donned a chic fedora and long wool coat while greeting supporters with her husband.
On another occasion, she wore a bold, long floor-length gown as she posed in from a Christmas tree at the White House in 1995.
In an outing with the whole family, she was captured wearing a long floor-length leather coat while taking a stroll on the South Lawn.
And Clinton certainly seemed to have a penchant for statement jewelry back in the day as well, wearing several pairs of bold earrings and even a layered pearl choker.
However, now that she is no longer relying on the support from the public Mrs Clinton’s style seems to be less of the friendly and approachable mother-figure and one of a sterner minded woman.
Mrs Clinton conceded to Donald Trump following the US election. Election data states target demographics her campaign relied upon – sometimes favoring up-and-coming groups over historic Democrat supporters – simply did not show up as planned.
The data help to paint a picture of a campaign whose headquarters, isolated in their ultra-liberal Brooklyn, were disastrously out of touch with America’s reality.
Women were an obvious play for the first female candidate ever on the presidential ticket. ‘I’m With Her’ became a catchphrase among celebrities; a viral map of the women vote showed an America painted blue; and Trump sabotaged himself after a tape leaked of him talking about grabbing women ‘by the p***y’.
Her campaign even arranged for a literal glass ceiling to ‘shatter’ with confetti resembling shards at what was supposed to be her Manhattan victory party, according to the New York Times.
But in reality only 54 per cent of women picked Clinton – just one point more than Obama’s 2012 vote. Forty-two per cent went for Trump.
It wasn’t Clinton’s only disappointing showing. She was hoping for big wins among black and Hispanic voters.
After all, she was squaring off against a candidate labeled as a racist by many commentators – one who was threatening to build a wall along the border with Mexico and make that country pay for it.
She couldn’t lose among minorities, and she didn’t – winning 88 per cent of blacks and 65 per cent of Hispanics.
But contrary to her campaign’s assumptions, she actually lost crucial numbers in comparison to Obama’s vote. Trump gained seven points among black voters and won 29 per cent of Hispanics – two points more than Romney four years previously.
In addition, the rising number of Latinos in key state Florida were touted by the Clinton camp as a major roadblock on Trump’s path to the White House – but Trump claimed the must-win state by one point.
The Clinton camp’s firm belief that those demographics could not and would not vote for Trump meant that they ignored the lack of enthusiasm for her – even though her unfavorability ratings were consistently higher than 50 per cent in the polls.
Source: The Daily Mail