As Mariah Carey’s longtime makeup artist, Kristofer Buckle helps the Queen of Christmas look flawless year-round, and has earned a front-row glimpse at her style secrets along the way.
“I’ve watched Mariah take scissors and cut a designer beaded gown into a mini dress while it was on her … because that’s what she wanted to wear,” he told Page Six Style.
“I’ve learned [from her] that your style is yours.”
Buckle, whose celebrity clients also include Blake Lively and Kelly Ripa, has known Carey since 1994 and spent many holidays with her across the globe.
“One of my favorite Christmas memories was when Mariah took us on a midnight horse-driven sleigh ride through the woods in Aspen,” he recalled. “We were all cozy under heavy wool blankets, and Mariah made sure there was hot cocoa as we made our way under the moon through the snow.”