Kerry Washington looked so babelicious on Oscars night—it was my favourite Kerry look ever. The romantic, half-up hairstyle perfectly complimented her dramatic deep red lips, flirty lashes and contoured cheeks.
Here’s the close-up. I should remind you that she’s a spokesperson for skincare brand Neutrogena for a VERY good reason.
That skin! Here’s how her makeup artist, Carola Gonzalez, made up her flawless face.
“To prep Kerry’s skin, I always use Neutrogena Shine Control Primer on her face,” says Carola.
“For flawless, glowing skin, I applied foundation all over Kerry’s face to even it out of any imperfections.” So that means—it’s not a Neutrogena foundation. Instead, try a MAC foundation (they’re known for accommodating a wide range of skin tones.)
“I highlighted her cheekbones with Neutrogena Healthy Skin Blends in Sunkissed,” says Carola. “This added radiance and the perfect shade of colour to Kerry’s cheekbones for this specific look.”
For the plummy blush, try new Make Up For Ever HD Blush in 510 Raspberry. I’ve been obsessed with these for a few months now—they’re super-long-wearing creams that look so seamless on the skin.
“I then brushed Kerry’s eyebrows and filled them in with brow powder,” says Carola. “I didn’t want her eyebrows to be very dark so I went with a shade a bit lighter than her own.” Try Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo.
“On the eyes, I used Neutrogena Crease Proof Eye Shadow in Stay-Put Plum all over Kerry’s eyelids and blended on the crease. I only used one shade to keep the eyes to a bare minimum. [There was] no need for dramatic eyes today; it wasn’t part of the look I was going for.”
“However, I did use 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,” adds Carola.
“I then applied five coats on the top lashes with Neutrogena Healthy Volume Mascara in Carbon Black to add lots and lots of volume, and two coats on the lower lashes. Top lashes are the most important and the ones that make eyes stand out the most. I really like this mascara because it adds the right amount of volume and you can build lashes without clumps.”
“I always use Neutrogena Revitalizing Lip Balm on her lips for hydration before lipstick application,” says Carola. “It really helps to keep lips moisturized and diminishes the appearance of dryness. Leave for at least 20 minutes before lipstick application.”
Kerry’s rich, dark lipstick is Giorgio Armani Rouge d’Armani Lipstick in #609 Plum.
To add a bit of sheen, Carola topped it with Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Stick in Rich Raisin.
Here’s the finished look:
Love it! I’m very inspired by this romantic hair and makeup look.
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