Talking Makeup with Kerry Washington

By Claritza Q., Contributing Writer UPDATE:

Get Kerry Washington's Flawless Makeup Look. Video: Vivala. Model: Claritza

On behalf of Be Chic Mag, I attended an event to learn all about Neutrogena’s new makeup additions with the one and only Kerry Washington from Scandal.

Kerry told us that when she first started working as Neutrogena’s brand ambassador she noticed a need for more variety in the shades that were being offered. Even she struggled to find her match.

“There was no foundation for me,"  - Kerry Washington

To solve this issue, Neutrogena has launched three new “Nourishing Long Wear” foundation shades (Caramel, Cocoa, and Chestnut) to suit women of various ethnicities. (They also added 10 new MoistureSmooth Color Sticks.) Neutrogena tried the new shades on 250 women and each found her color. These foundations last up to 12 hours and actually help improve your natural skin tone over time.

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Neutrogena Long Wear Makeup in Chestnut 

I was lucky enough to have my own mini makeover with Carola Gonzalez, Kerry’s personal makeup artist. She chose the Nourishing Long Wear Makeup in Natural Beige as my foundation. In order to pick the right shade, Carola swatched them on my neck and later compared them and chose the one closest to my skin tone.

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To start off, Carola used Hydro Boost Water Gel to refresh my face. She then applied foundation and taught me the best way to highlight my face. To complete my look, she applied Classic Red (Target Exclusive) on my lips. I couldn’t believe this look was accomplished in under 10 minutes! This is a routine I can definitely get used to.

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Moisture Smooth  Color Stick Classic Red 

After testing out some of my favorite lip colors and being color matched we were given the chance to chat with Kerry and Carola about some of their makeup tips and secrets.

As Latinas and women of color we asked how to get rid of those dark circles that we consider hereditary. Carola suggested using a concealer with a thick finish while Kerry laughed and added, "Actually, sleeping and drinking lots of water”. Kerry also focused on the importance of never going to sleep with makeup on.

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Overall, I can’t wait to see what else Neutrogena will have in store for us. These new shades are just the beginning of putting ease into finally finding a color that works for you.

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