How to Get Kerry Washington’s Look

Kerry Washington

Scandal returned to the airwaves to the delight of viewers everywhere. Even though season six will likely be full of jaw-dropping surprises, a real shocker recently happened to one of the cast members.

If you can believe it, Scandal star Kerry Washington turned 40 early this week. The stunning actress spent the day with her fellow Scandal cast members, and an extremely oversized cake topped and filled with fresh berries. When she described her birthday celebration on her Instagram account, the star said she couldn’t have imagined a better way to ring in the big 4-0.

Some out there would be happy to hear that the star had a great birthday, but there’s arguably a lot more people that would be clamoring to figure out her beauty secrets. According to an expose on Washington from People, she has quite a few of them.

When questioned about her beauty routine, Washington says that your outward reflection has to grow from a good foundation. For starters, you have to find a moisturizer with SPF to help fight against the sun’s rays. Protecting yourself from the sun can help you avoid additional wrinkles. You can find liquid, as well as compact powdered foundations that will help you achieve a solid base for the rest of your makeup routine. With the plentiful variety, there’s no excuse to avoid protecting your face from the sun.

Second, you’re need to adopt a makeup routine that can help you achieve that glowing, fresh-faced look that stars like Washington are famous for. Rihanna’s makeup artist revealed the products that she uses to help RiRi achieve a similar glowing look. MAC’s Cream Colour Base in Shell was a particular favorite, as well as MAC’s limited edition Diamonds Creme Colour Base, and a little touch of bronzing powder for that added contrast.

Finally, at night you should always make sure that you take off all of your makeup. Washington is adamant about taking off all her makeup before falling asleep, even if it’s with the quick swipe of makeup removing wipe, she makes sure the makeup has no chance to settle into her pores while she’s sleeping. You should also invest in a quality moisturizer or night cream. Adequately hydrating your face helps give you a healthy, nourished look that can greatly benefit the bases of your makeup routine the following morning.

Most of us can only hope to look half as good as Washington at 40 and beyond, but with the help of a few tips, you’re certainly put yourself on the right track.


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