Though President Donald Trump has been the one long called out for his particular shade of “tan”, Press Secretary Sean Spicer takes the crown for top makeup artist in the White House. Spicer has been been conspicuously absent from television screens now that the default protocol is apparently off-camera briefings, but the press secretary is certainly always ready for his closeup. A recent New York Times article revealed that Spicer does his own makeup.
Reporter Mark Leibovich visited Spicer’s White House office before a scheduled appearance on Fox News. While discussing the Inauguration crowd size, an aide stepped in to remind Spicer about his impending TV interview, prompting Spicey to break out the foundation — and was none too happy that Leibovich made a note of it.
[Spicer] walked over to a small desk in the corner of his office and started rubbing on foundation.
I made a verbal note of this into my tape recorder.
“Don’t you dare,” Spicer said, “just so we’re clear.”
“You’re putting on makeup,” I said.
“You’re going to say that in the story,” he charged, “that I’m putting on makeup?”
“Well, you are.”
“I’m going on my way to a television hit,” he said. He patted his cheeks a few times with a makeup puff.
“That’s fine,” I said.
“So, as long as it’s in context.”
“You’re going on TV,” I affirmed.
“I believe there are too many reporters who are looking for some snarky angle,” he said.
We walked out of the White House, and Spicer, looking perfect, veered off to the front lawn to tape his second on-camera interview of the afternoon with Fox News.
No Sean, we wouldn’t dare mock your makeup use with “a snarky angle” — it’s totally OK for a man to like makeup. We are interested, though, if you have considered a post-White House makeup collab with any of the Kardashian-Jenners.
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