All eyes were on Kerry Washington at the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards. The Scandal star, who wore makeup by Hourglass, showcased an ethereal look as pretty as her blush-colored Marchesa gown. “The inspiration came from the delicate dress,” says makeup artist Carola Gonzalez, who combined velvety matte skin, soft plum lids and luminous cheeks for a look that was as pretty as the floral embroideries on Washington’s gown. “Although I like a matte finish, especially for awards shows, I added a radiance to her skin with Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Radiant Light. It’s the perfect shade for Kerry.”
Here’s how to replicate the look:
COMPLEXION: Prime the skin with Veil Mineral Primer, and follow with Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation in warm beige.
BROWS: Define the brows with Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil in Dark Brunette.
EYES: Apply the mauve shimmer shade from 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. Line the eyes with Script Precision Liner in Jett, and finish off with three coats of Film Noir Full Spectrum Mascara.
CHEEKS: Apply Ambient Lighting Powder in Radiant Light on the cheekbones, forehead, nose and chin. Apply a rose blush to the apples of the cheeks and sweep towards the temples.
LIPS: Prep lips earlier with No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil for superior hydration. Apply Extreme Sheen Lip Gloss in Truth, a beige rose, for the finishing touch.