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Her Exact Look: Kerry Washington’s 2014 Emmys Makeup

Posted on: Monday, August 25, 2014

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

Posted on: Thursday, October 24, 2013

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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Olivia Pope’s #Scandal Nails: Kerry Washington’s Signature CND Shellac Mani

Posted on: Thursday, March 21, 2013

Olivia Pope Nails

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:

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

Posted on: Monday, February 25, 2013

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 ID: Kerry Washington’s Nude Nails

Posted on: Friday, December 21, 2012

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?

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