Of course if you’re the first lady of the United States you always step out looking your best. You also have the best hairstylists, makeup artists, nail techs, and wardrobe stylists at your disposal.

But it’s clear that some first ladies just naturally have a knack for style, and pull ahead of their counterparts when it comes to beauty looks that we want to mimic. And no first lady has had us in our feelings like Michelle Obama.

She is becoming the biggest fashion and beauty icon to ever live in the White House. Her signature style is clean skin with subtle makeup, and hair that’s always polished. She seems to love a side or middle part, and looks amazing whether her tresses are cascading into curls or cut into a chic bob or shag.

So on her 56th birthday we salute our Forever FLOTUS (again), with a few photos highlighting some of the times she made our hearts flutter. Here’s to another 56 years of her timeless beauty.

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