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Get Her Exact Look: Kerry Washington’s 2014 Emmys Makeup

Kerry Washington's Emmys Makeup Neutrogena

Kerry Washington by Carola Gonzalez: Neutrogena, Kevyn Aucoin and Dior

skin.  Since Kerry’s skin has been exalted as “naturally flawless” already in a previous beauty breakdown I have in draft, I’ll continue with the accolades.

I’m sure Gonzalez followed a similar regimen in preparing Kerry for this year’s Emmys: Prep the skin with Neutrogena Visibly Even Moisturizer to even out her skin tone, apply foundation where needed (Kerry usually wears Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in #9 but Gonzalez used Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer in SX11) and add a touch of  warmth with Neutrogena Healthy Skin Blends Natural Radiance Bronzer in Sunkissed. Based on the behind-the-scenes snap shared on Twitter, Kerry is also wearing Neutrogena Healthy Skin Custom Glow Bronzer and Blush Duo in Raisin Glow, a “universal shade,” says Gonzalez.

eyes. There are some conflicting reports about the shade of Kerry’s smokey eye makeup. Some media outlets reported she wore stormy blue shadow while others identified the sultry shade as slate. I searched around and found Us Magazine’s commentary on her “dramatic eye:”

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Kerry Washington for Neutrogena’s Visibly Even Line

Kerry Washington for Neutrogena Watch Washington’s first Neutrogena® Visibly Even® Daily Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 daily lotion commercial that aired during the Scandal finale last night:

Also, Bellasugar has a tutorial on how to get Washington’s glow with select Neutrogena products:

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Get Her Exact Look: Kerry Washington’s 2013 Oscar Makeup

Kerry Washington Oscar Makeup

I am obsessed with Kerry Washington. I’ve said this before and it still rings true today. I have a crush on her lips alone. This is also the woman who plays the fascinating Olivia Pope every Thursday night. Washington wore natural makeup with touches of rose and berry for the 2013 Oscars. I did not love the bodice of her Miu Miu gown. However, I will say it was a gorgeous color for her skin tone. The happy hue seemed to make her glow with the promise of spring and romance.

Kerry Washington by Carola Gonzalez: Lancome

Washington’s makeup artist Carola Gonzalez shared on Twitter some of the products she used for Kerry’s soft rosy look.

Kerry Washington brightened up the Oscars red carpet with a natural look with just a hint of color on her eyes and cheeks.

Fans of Kerry Washington on Scandal – and readers of this blog – will know that Kerry wears Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in #9. However, for this very special occasion, Gonzalez brought out the reinforcements – Giorgio Armani Maestro Fusion Makeup in #10 as a base along with Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer in #11 for the glow.

The eyes were decked out with swipes from the Lancome Color Design 5-Pan Shadow and Liner Palette in Sienna Sultry, which consisted of five shimmering and matte shadows in tones of beige, pink, taupe, copper and chocolate. Lastly, Gonzalez chose Lancome Hypnose Star Mascara to finish the look.

Gonzalez created Kerry’s pretty pout with Lancome Rouge in Love in Rose Boudoir punched up with Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro in 202 Dolci. Her cheekbones were enhanced with Lancome Blush Subtil in Shimmer Brilliant Berry.

Celebrity Nail Secrets: Kerry Washington’s Nude Nails

Kerry Washington's in a Mood for Nude

Recently, Kerry Washington’s manicurist Jenna Hipp posted about Kerry’s favorite nude nail combinations on her Tumblr blog Nailing Hollywood. She says, “Kerry Washington from Scandal tweets her love for HIPP x RGB Nude Nail System today:

I am loving the #HIPPxRGB by @jennahipp. You can mix and match the colors for a perfect #nudepolish.

“[She] wears HIPPxRGB Nail Foundation F2 topped with Nail Tint T2 for a shade ‘slightly lighter than her skin tone, offering an exemplary classic nude coverage with a touch of contrast,” says Hipp.

And look at that vibrant tangerine tango lip! Celebrity makeup artist Autumn Moutrie chatted with Lifestyle Mirror and said she made Kerry’s vibrant lip with MAC Lipstick in Lady Danger and MAC Lipstick in So Chaud.

The online shopping resource went on to say “warm skin tones (like Kerry’s) can be brightened up by softer oranges and corals.” Olive-skinned and caramel complexioned beauties should try NARS Satin Lipstick in Casablanca, a classic full-bodied coral.


Tangerine lips and nude nails: what a combination but it works! What products would you use?

Get Her Exact Look: Kerry Washington’s Lipstick on Scandal


I originally published this post on November 11, 2012 but decided that I needed to update it…badly! With that said, here is everything you need to know (at the moment until @scandalmakeup, the official Twitter account for the show’s makeup department reveals new information) about how to get Olivia Pope’s mauve, pink and nude lip looks from the show, starting with lip liners from Laura Mercier, MAC Cosmetics and Chantecaille:

Nice ‘N’ Spicy debuted in MAC Cosmetics’s Fall 2011 Styledriven collection but is now permanent. It is described as a “pink cinnamon stick,” but beauty blogger Temptalia offered a more authentic description: “A medium-dark brown with warmer, almost peach undertones in a matte finish.”

Read on to see six other pink and nude lip products we’ve seen Olivia Pope wear:

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