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:”
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:
Kerry Washington, “the epitome of chic-dom
“, has mastered the art of wearing nude lipstick. Her signature pink lipstick as Olivia Pope
is pretty epic, but it’s just something about the way the actress wears a pout with a hint of caramel or rose. She sets the standard for habitual nude lipstick wearers everywhere, wouldn’t you say?
This dimension, as celebrity makeup artist Sam Fine prefers, is what makes a nude hue truly ready-to-wear for brown skin.
Nude shades and pink (tones) can get lost against rich skin tones, so I use brown lip liner for definition.
Here are nine lipsticks Kerry Washington wore from Dior to Tarte, plus a custom-blended option consisting of concealer and lip liner:
She may not be a saint, but Olivia Pope’s hair looks as if Jesus and his disciples descended from above to whip her tresses into waves of glory. Her feathered flip is as cool as her shade of pinkish nude lipstick. Linda Villalobos, hairstylist for Kerry Washington on Scandal, recently joined Twitter. Tweeting from @layersofbeauty, here is what the hair pro shared with us about Olivia’s hair evolution on the show:
Olivia Pope’s Nails, Season 1: CND Shellac in Negligee + CND Shellac in Cocoa
Scandal‘s nail guru and Creative Nail Design (CND) spokeswoman Lisa Wong shared the political fixer’s signature nail polish combo on her Twitter account. Wong told Allure Magazine recently, “In Olivia’s fast-paced life, there isn’t a lot of time for makeup or nail-color changes.” Olivia gets her Pope on with gel nail polish! The current gel nail polish combo Olivia wears is CND Shellac in Romantique layered over CND Shellac in Cocoa.
Solessence nail pro Hillary Fry says, “Negligee over any Shellac color is an easy way to add a bit of dimension, smooth out imperfections and create a bit of opalescence.” Washington wore a thin coat of Cocoa as a base with a top coat of Negligee. We saw a closeup of Olivia’s nails in “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” during the Constitution scene. Watch below: