I thought Kerry Washington looked radiant on the red carpet last Sunday. I have always loved makeup when it’s simple and elegant. And I immediately knew it was a look I could pull off. I think that’s the appeal to Kerry Washington’s character, Olivia Pope – her look is simple and sophisticated, feminine yet strong.
Step by Step with Makeup Artist Carola González:
Preparation: To prep Kerry’s skin I always use Neutrogena® Shine Control Primer on her face and Neutrogena® Revitalizing Lip Balm on her lips for hydration before lipstick application. It really helps to keep lips moisturized and diminish the appearance of dryness on the lips. Leave for at least 20 minutes before lipstick application. For flawless glowing skin, I applied foundation all over Kerry’s face to even it out of any imperfections.
Cheeks: I highlighted her cheekbones with Neutrogena® Healthy Skin Blends in Sunkissed. This added radiance and the perfect shade of color to Kerry’s cheekbones for this specific look.
Eyes: I used Neutrogena® Crease Proof Eye Shadow in Stay-Put Plum all over Kerry’s eyelids and blended on crease. I only used one shade to keep eyes to a bare minimum. Next, I used Neutrogena® Nourishing Eye Liner in Cosmic Black to line the upper lash line, right where the lashes connect with the skin, and diffused it with a brush to soften the liner. I then applied 5 coats on top lashes with Neutrogena® Healthy Volume Mascara in Carbon Black to add lots of volume, and two coats on the lower lashes. I really like this mascara because it adds the right amount of volume and you can build a lash without clumps.
Lips: Dark lipstick topped with Neutrogena® MoistureSmooth Color Stick in Rich Raisin to add a bit of sheen.