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He may have become notorious for his curiously orange skin — with some publications coming up with theories, others launching “investigations,” and a great many social media users creating memes — but at Monday’s presidential debate, Donald Trump finally caught some positive reactions to his complexion. Particularly, for his makeup contouring.
“Is it just me or is Trump’s contour on point?” asked professional makeup artist Paulina Perez on Facebook, adding in the comments, “This makeup artist needs to be his permanent artist and needs a raise!” Perez has more than 30,000 followers on her official Facebook and focuses primarily on beautifying brides.
Twitter users were equally abuzz at the impressive Kardashian-esque cosmetics application.
Not gonna lie, Trump’s contour is better than mine
— Em (@esirot) September 27, 2016
— (((Holly E Ojalvo))) (@heoj) September 27, 2016
The accolades were overwhelming (perhaps Trump learned a thing or two from all those years at the helm of beauty pageants?). They truly became a phenomenon — and a thread of lightheartedness — during the intense debate.
what contour is donald trump wearing though i need to know pic.twitter.com/NnU5Oa0DJ5
— ㅤ (@araxyte) September 27, 2016
Big ups to Kim Kardashian’s makeup team on sculpting Trump’s contour tonight. Your cheekbones are LIVING, T! #PresidentialDebate
— Melea Dau (@MeleaWrites) September 27, 2016
Whoever did trump’s makeup tonight should get a round of applause. That contour is *fierce*
— Chloe Marshall (@chloesnamehere) September 27, 2016
In case you were wondering, men noticed too.
Trump has a better contour/highlight than 50% of girls I see out in NYC #debatenight
— ðigly ⚖ (@digggles) September 27, 2016
Some users, fixated on Trump’s face, went beyond the contour and coveted everything from his eyeshadow to possible lipstick.
Does Trump have on peach eye shadow? His contour is nice as well #debatenight
— ___M3 (@Uniek35) September 27, 2016
Tell me Trump doesn’t have a secret drag life with all these contour and lipstick faces. ???? #debatenight
— Sarah (@not_sarah) September 27, 2016
But, of course, the critics came out of the woodwork too.
Someone’s gotta teach Trump how to contour, he’s just got bronzer everywhere
— mae (@yesnomaebe) September 27, 2016
I am not going to comment on Trump’s policies but I will comment on his contour. It’s too much and needs to be blended. ????????????
— Aubrey Williams (@aew9513) September 27, 2016
Someone please tell Trump his highlight and contour isn’t doing him any favors. #debatenight
— Mindy White (@mindywhite) September 27, 2016
Trump needs a new makeup artist. They got his contour looking like a carrot #milweedebate
— emma urton (@EmmaUrton) September 27, 2016
Then the contour factor became a debate of its own, of course. Leave it to the never-ending fount of opinions that is Twitter.
Let’s get to what’s really important – whose contour is better tonight? Trump or Hillary? #debatenight
— Carlee McKee (@CarleeMcKee) September 27, 2016
Trump totally learned how to contour for the debate to look better than Hillary
— brielle (@briellesobieski) September 27, 2016
lowkey love hillary’s contour cause it makes her look smug about anything that trump says
— stell from hell (@stellamatisse) September 27, 2016