Appearing to be heavily made up, due to the six hour time difference, Kate, 49, was forced to present throughout the night in order to report live from Washington ahead of the swearing in ceremony, which occurs this afternoon at 5pm GMT.
She seemed to have difficulty keeping her eyes open which prompted eagle-eyed viewers to speculate that she was wearing heavy false eyelashes.
Also sporting a thick layer of foundation and with an unfortunate smudge of pink lipstick on her collar, viewers were quick to take to social media to mock the TV presenter.
Kate Garraway struggled with her fake eyelashes
Kate was forced to pull and all-nighter because of the six hour time difference
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One person asked on Twitter: "Y is Kate Garroway made up like she's off 2 a club rather than reporting presidential inauguration?" (sic), while another commented that Kate was "struggling with those Drag Queen Eyelashes".
In addition to criticism for her heavy-handed make-up, Kate was the butt of jokes about her wardrobe choices, with one viewer likening her outfit to that of a monkey wearing a fur coat in a viral video.
The make-up and wardrobe calamities prompted many social media users to wonder why she didn't have a make-up artist on hand to help fix the mishaps.
Viewers were quick to take to Twitter to mock the presenter
Some viewers wondered why there wasn't a make-up artist on-hand
One person saw a likeness between Kate's outfit and a monkey in a fur coat
During the coverage, Kate interviewed teenage singer Jackie Evancho, who will be performing at the ceremony.
When asked about her decision to accept Trump's invitation to perform, Jackie told the presenter: "I've had all sorts of reactions, I've had negative and positive and most of the time I can't really think about the negative. All I need is the support from my family and friends."
Her decision to perform has been controversial, as many other performers – particularly those in the LGBT community – have refused to take part.
Singer Jackie Evancho is set to perform at the ceremony
Jackie said that her transgender sister, however, is supportive: "My sister and I are best friends. We talk to each other about everything and she supports me because she understands my reason for doing this has nothing to do with politics, it's all about the honour of performing for country.
"I don't involve myself with politics, it was never a thought in my brain."