Despite the many strict requirements regarding the appearance of the wife of the head of state, some first ladies still manage to remain faithful to their beauty preferences. At least as far as nail art is concerned.
The companions of elected heads of state are given much more opportunities for self-expression than duchesses and princesses, and this primarily concerns beauty habits: the former love and actively use makeup to highlight the strengths of their appearance and make official images more vivid and lively.
But make—up is far from the only “weapon” of a woman from the political Olympus. A perfectly executed and appropriate manicure is an equally important component of her image. Which options are preferred by the first ladies — traced in our material.
The wife of the 35th US President became a true style icon of her time and proved that less is often better. In her make-up habits, Jacqueline was extremely minimalistic and paid much more attention to grooming rituals.
Jackie adhered to the same principle in manicure: she preferred to wear a short length of uncoated nails, but always followed the neatness of the manicure and the well-groomed hands. Her maximum was translucent or mother—of-pearl varnish – she always refused bright shades.
In addition, during her marriage to John F. Kennedy, Jacqueline was a passionate fan of high gloves, in which she very often appeared at official receptions and on trips. It’s not hard to guess that with such an accessory, a thorough manicure seemed to Jackie a secondary matter.
The wife of Emmanuel Macron is one of the brightest first ladies of our time. She is not afraid to walk a mini, try original color combinations and never forgets to adapt her wardrobe to the current fashion agenda.
As for manicure, Brigitte does not limit herself to transparent varnish (although she loves it very much) and often wears noble dark shades of red and chocolate, which look harmoniously with almost any image.
Most often, Brigitte can be seen with a mother—of-pearl varnish and always with a short nail length, because despite her sophistication, the first lady of France always prefers the comfort of deliberate elegance.
Unlike Jacqueline Kennedy, the former first lady of the United States has never appeared in public without a neat jacket made on the average length of her nails. It is safe to say that this manicure option is the trademark of Donald Trump’s wife — at least, during her entire stay in the White House, she has never cheated on him.
Melania prefers a non—classical version of the jacket – with a translucent lacquer coating, which creates a pleasant glossy effect on the nails.
During the presidency of her husband Nicolas Sarkozy, Carla was in the center of everyone’s attention and became a universally recognized symbol of France. Despite her modeling past, Bruni did not strive to look bright and elegant at every reception, and in manicure she followed the above-mentioned principle of Jacqueline Kennedy: the first lady did not use any lacquers except transparent and translucent, and always remained faithful to the short length of the nails of the spouses of presidents). However, she does so now, no longer being the first lady of France.
Admittedly, Michelle Obama’s experiments with manicure could compete with many celebrity transformations: during the two presidential terms of her husband Barack Obama, she managed to walk almost all possible colors — from pastel blue and wine to classic nude. The White House has definitely not seen such a variety before Michelle.
Obama of the USA preferred a monochrome manicure for long pointed nails — a rarity among first ladies, who most often opt for a neutral rounded shape.