Donald Trump’s signature skin color has become famous, of course. His hue — a bronze-cum-orange edging toward his favorite, gold — managed to get even more attention than his iconic hair at times during the campaign. Like everyone who appears on TV, Trump wears makeup. The Trump difference is that he seems to wear a lot of it. More, in fact, than his vanquished political opponent Hillary Clinton. (Cheech & Chong wondered why, since Trump seems not to like brown people very much, he keeps trying to look brownish himself — video below.)
But if there was any doubt about who covered more of their real faces — Trump or Clinton — Clinton’s first appearances after her concession speech proved that Trump is now as far ahead in cosmetics use as in electoral votes. Clinton appeared without — or without much — makeup during her speech at the Children’s Defense Fund (see below). She looked noticeably different — many said she appeared healthier looking. Seeing Clinton’s real face worked to humanize her, according to many reactions on social media — would it have worked for the campaign? And will Trump tone down his skin tone a little, now that he’s won?
— Madelaine Pisani (@madelainepisani) November 17, 2016