Kerry Washington was stunning as usual on the red carpet for the premiere of HBO Films’ “Confirmation” at Paramount Theater on the Paramount Studios lot on March 31, 2016 in Hollywood, California. Wearing a Dolce&Gabbana Poppy Print Sleeveless Silk Organza Dress from the Spring 2016 Collection, Washington’s hair and makeup were are spot on as her gorgeous gown.
Photos courtesy of Zimbio.com.
We love the look of a velvety matte face with brick red lipstick and think this is a perfect date night look that’s easy to emulate.
Get Kerry’s Makeup Look
1. Flawless Face
Give your makeup staying power with a primer that goes the distance while imparting a subtle glow.
Try: BECCA Backlight Priming Filter $38
Backlight Priming Filter creates a canvas for your makeup, extending its wear from day to night. Infused with three unique Filtering Luminescent Pearls, each one adds a different drop of diffused light. Blended together, they impart a one-of-a-kind, lightweight, whipped fluid that creates a smooth canvas and acts as an instant filter, while the vitamin E-enriched formula minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Backlighting acts as an instant filter, creating a diffused, soft-focused radiance that allows your complexion to catch light for a glowing look. Infused with Becca’s proprietary blend of crushed pearls, this primer achieves a lit-from-within, healthy-looking effect.
Try: Black|Up Matifying Fluid Foundation $41.50
This foundation is formulated to create a matte finish with eight hours of long-lasting hold. The oil free fluid texture is easy to apply, and it rebalances combination skin types, offering a natural-looking, medium-coverage makeup look. Tested under dermatological control.
Try: Smashbox Bronze Lights in Deep Matte $34
This bronzer enhances your skintone so that you look like you’ve spent time in the California sun. Infused with Photoset Mineral Complex so that it stays put for up to eight hours, this formula ensures that the skin looks perfectly sunkissed. Use it to create a natural, fresh-faced bronzed look all year round, or use it to contour by sweeping it under the cheekbones, jawline, and along the inner bridge of the nose for a slimming effect.
Infused with the finest French “cashmere talc,” this non-dusty, non-drying translucent powder sets makeup and creates a flawless finish. A unique light-reflecting ingredient creates a soft-focus appearance that smoothes away fine lines and imperfections as it sets your makeup. The translucent shade looks and feels natural on all skintones, and creates a flawless finish. Use it to add a velvety finish to any makeup or for a bit of color and coverage when foundation is not worn
2. Groom Brows:
Draw on brows that look perfectly natural. This long-lasting brow pencil is water-resistant and features a retractable design so you can conveniently use it to draw in natural-looking brow hairs.
3. Define Eyes:
Try: Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Perversion $19
This eyeliner lets you draw waterproof liquid lines so sharp they could cut glass. Urban Decay’s slender brush lays down long-lasting matte, slick, and shimmery shades sure to satisfy your color lust. Available in a veritable rainbow of long-lasting, highly-pigmented color options, these shades can be applied in thick or thin strokes with an ultra-fine brush tip that’s short and easy enough to control.
Try: BECCA Ombre Nudes Eye Palette $40
Create natural depth and subtle highlight with velvety soft, tone-on-tone ombre nudes. Matte shades provide pigment-rich, nude tones for a variety of neutral looks, from subtle to bold. Designed for your eyes, but capable of so much more. This palette is ideal for contouring the eyes and face, great for filling in sparse brows, and can be used wet or dry as an eyeliner.
Now in a waterproof formula, Better Than Sex Waterproof mascara has a collagen-fueled formula with added high-performance and water-resistant polymers for waterproof, sweat-proof, smudge-proof, all-day wear. Inspired by the curves of a woman’s body, the hourglass-shaped brush was designed with extra stiff bristles to maximize the performance of this carbon black, collagen-fueled formula. One coat and lashes are full and defined. Two coats and lashes are even more luscious, curled, and dramatic. Three coats let you achieve ultra-intense black, multidimensional lashes.
4. Luscious Lips:
Swipe on bold, creamy lip color with Bite Beauty’s Amuse Bouche. Created and crafted by hand, Bite’s small batch, low-heat process preserves a balanced blend of lip-quenching nutrients, vitamins, and omega oils that are essential for achieving healthy-looking lips. Made with 12 edible oils and triple milled pigments, this lipstick provides saturated lip color with weightless coverage and a citrus flavor made from fresh pressed fruit.