Kerry Washington recently made her second appearance, post giving birth to her second child, at the Critic’s Choice Awards in Santa Monica. Dressed in a short black number by Elie Saab, the actress looked absolutely stunning! The sheer mini dress had stars adorned all over it. Washington completed the look with matching Sarah Jessica Parker shoes, a Jimmy Choo Clutch, and a glittery manicure to go with it.
What really made her look complete was her eye makeup, done in hues of striking metallic silver. Washington could not stop gushing about her look for the evening, put together by her makeup artist of 12 years, Carola Gonzalez. Gonzalez knew about the dress Washington was wearing and gave her the idea for the makeup based on it. Washington immediately loved it!
Though the new mom was busy with her toddler, she ensured she gave her artists enough time to get her look together for the big night. Gonzalez also revealed that Washington is a devoted mother. She said, “It’s not about her, it’s really about her children. Her priority is her children and taking care of them. She’s an amazing mother, that will never change.” Kerry Washington, wife of footballer, Nnamdi Asomugha, is a mother to daughter, Isabella, and newborn son, Caleb.
Kerry Washington also posted pictures of the big night on her Instagram account. The first one was of the star posing for the shutterbugs on the Red Carpet and the second one, a close-up of her beautiful sparkly manicure for the night.
Kerry Washington’s Makeup and Hairstyle
Gonzalez started Washington’s makeup with Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel for hydrating her skin. She followed it up with Hydro Boost Hydrating Concealer (in Deep No. 50) and Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup Foundation in Cocoa for an even skin tone.
Already blessed with good brows, Gonzalez highlighted them a little with Kevyn Aucoin Precision Brow Pencil in Dark Brunette. Her eyes were done with Neutrogena Nourishing Eye Shadow in Smoky Steel and Mehron Liquid Mixer using the silver and white shades to bring out a striking metallic look. She added even more drama, using Sisley Paris So Intense liquid eyeliner all the way to the inner corners of her eyes. Artificial eyelashes by Velour Lashes in Skin to Skin were used and teamed with Neutrogena Healthy Volume Mascara in Carbon Black to blend them together.
Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Stick in Classic Nude was used to fill in her lips, keeping it subtle and elegant. Hairstylist, Takisha Sturdivant-Drew, opted for a messy braid for Kerry Washington’s hair makeover, using Neutrogena Triple Moisture Recovery Mask for her strands.
Kerry Washington’s Makeup Tips
For her glowing skin, Kerry Washington consumes fish oil supplements, drinks plenty of water, and avoids dairy. She swears by Kimberly Snyder’s Glowing Green smoothie, opting for a different ingredient each time and uses her Vitamix for it.
Her beauty must-haves are Neutrogena Visibly Even Daily Moisturizer, Mason Pearson Hairbrushes, Neutrogena Moisture Smooth Color Stick (Bright Berry), and The Honest Company Hand Sanitizer Spray. She also loves using Butter London Nail Foundation Flawless Base Coat. Giving a makeup tip, the star said, “You can wear this base coat as a polish; it’s elegant and has a really nice matte finish.”
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