BEAUTY: Kerry's Scandalous Makeup

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Let's Talk 'Olivia Pope'
Scandalous Make-up

Anyone who knows me can say I'm a broken record when I say "Great Skin is the Best makeup". Firstly there's no doubt that Kerry Washington has naturally radiant skin. This comes with her strict beauty regiment,  never sleeps in her makeup (No.1 rule *Side eyes Tyra*), also has a health conscious diet and drinks tones of water--hello post baby body!!!

Though there has been a few product tweaking in the past seasons, the look remains the same: Fierce and Fabulous. How does Olivia keep it all together after braving long hours at the office and buckets of tears with no running mascara or makeup mishaps?

Denise Hopper head of ABC's Scandal make-up department and her diligent team of artists dishes out clean, effortless and no fuss makeup daily. Beauty mavens, like myself, religiously follow them online and just as equipped with our beauty bible of products and tips.

Washington is currently the beauty ambassador for Neutrogena and their products have also come in handy to complete the Gladiator Chic look.

"It's nice to start with products that perk up the skin, like Orlane Absolute Skin Recovery Care Anti-Fatigue Serum and Jan Marini Age Intervention Dark Circle Eye Defense. We also keep Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels in the fridge. A trick for long days is a spritz of Fresh Rose Marigold Floral Water or Mario Badescu Facial Spray With Aloe, Herbs, and Rosewater, which we keep in the fridge for an afternoon pick-me-up" says Hopper.


Now Let's Talk Make Up

It's Prime Time:Primer

Kevyn Aucoin Primer 

For full on flawless coverage Olivia Pope starts of with Giorgio Armani luminous foundation (in addition to Cle De Peau  powder foundation)


Time to Conceal: Concealers

Nars radiant creamy concealer replaced more recently by Dior skin-Nude Skin Perfecting Hydrating Concealer


The Eyes Have it
Lorac Pro Palette Eyeshadow, Neutrogena Nourishing Eyeshadow, Neutrogena healthy volume mascara 


Make me Blush: Cheeks 
Nars blush in shades like Penny Lane, Deep Throat and Oasis 
More of an "all over" product would be  Stila Convertible Colour in Camelia which is also used on set.

Pucker Up: Lips 
Clinique Chubby stick Moisturing Lip Color Balm in Whole Lotta Honey 

"Fixers: Nail It: Nails 
Her signature shade is CND Shellac in Cocoa layered with Romantique created by CND manicurist Lisa Wong.
 And when it's all over the Gladiator Gals use the handy dandy makeup remover towelettes by  Neutrogena!

Be sure to tune in TOMORROW night and see the cast glow, for the premier of Scandal-Season 4 on ABC, check your local listings for air time.


The Beauty Jane

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