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October 02, 2013

Makeup Muse: Kerry Washington at the Emmys

Image courtesy of Getty

One of my favourite celebrities for style and inspiration has to be the absolutely gorgeous Kerry Washington. Ever since I got hooked on Scandal a few months ago I have been obsessed with her style, and have also decided that when I grow up I most definitely want to be Olivia Pope!

So I finally got round to watching the Emmys, which I had missed, and I can see what everyone was raving about. Her makeup was so flawlessly radiant and beautiful, so I went hunting for her makeup look and thought she would be perfect to start my new series called Makeup Muse. The series will highlight celebrity beauty looks and will try to find the makeup they were using or offer alternatives to achieve the look.

"The inspiration came from the delicate dress," said Carola Gonzalez, the makeup artist behind Kerrys gorgeous glow. "It was soft, sweet and almost princess-like, and we wanted to echo those qualities with something quite dreamy." She combined a velvety matt skin, soft plum lids and luminous cheeks.

Here is how to replicate the look using Hourglass makeup, which is available at Liberty and Space Nk

Image courtesy of Getty & Hourglass


Start by priming the skin and follow up with Hourglass Immaculate Liquid foundation in warm beige “I’m really impressed with the airbrushed finish this foundation creates,” says Gonzalez. “And I really don’t need to use powder anymore.” Conceal any imperfections with Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer in honey.


Define the brows with Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil in Dark Brunette.


Apply the mauve shimmer shade from Hourglass Visionaire Eye Shadow Duo in Exhibition to the inner corner of the eyes and the lids, and the eggplant shimmer shade to the outer edge of the eye and beneath the bottom lash line. Blend the two shades together. Apply Ardell Natural Lashes in 110, line the eyes with Hourglass Script Precision Liner in Jett, and finish off with three coats of Hourglass Film Noir Full Spectrum Mascara.


Start by applying Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Radiant Light on the cheekbones, forehead, nose and chin. Then follow with Lancôme Blush Subtil in Sparkling Rose to the apples of the cheeks and sweep towards the temples.


Finish off with Hourglass Extreme Sheen Lip Gloss in Truth, a beige rose shade

I have never tried Hourglass before but I definitely plan to have a wander into Liberty and Space NK to check them out. 

What did you think of her look? Are there any makeup celebrity looks you would like to see? Let me know in the comments below.



Tanaka said...

Hallelujah!!! So glad you've finally done this! You always look flawless & it's great to see where you get your inspiration from 😀. I love Kerry Washington too! She's refreshing!

lotionspotionsandme said...

Lol, I got there in the end though :-) Aww thanks so much for the compliment. I know right she is gorgeous! Let me know who you would like to see next. x

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