At last, the beauty moment we’ve been waiting for has arrived. After five years of working as a brand ambassador with beauty giant Neutrogena, the always-radiant Kerry Washington has designed her first makeup collection — and it is nothing short of perfection.
For her first makeup line, Washington decided to keep things simple. Much like her Scandal character Olivia Pope, the actress got straight to the point by designing two essential palettes with products you’ll actually use on a daily basis. You won’t find any glitter bombs or extra fluff here, this collab is all about the basics.
The products, designed to "enhance your natural features," include the perfect combination of shades for the everyday beauty look. "On a busy day, if I keep these two essential palettes in my purse at all times — I can have other products that I toss in and out — but if I have these two, I'm armed with everything I need, no matter who I am, no matter where I'm going," Washington told Allure. "I wanted it to work for everybody, for every situation, to take the complexity out of it and just have your essential kit."
The Essential Eye Palette comes with five neutral eyeshadows ranging from a light beige to a rich chocolate brown — all dubbed empowering names such as "Brilliant" and "Confident," and "Focused." (Who wouldn’t want to swipe on an extra bit of "Confidence" every day, right?) In addition to a buildable powder formula, the shadows also contain a built-in primer to help prevent creasing and smudging.
For the Essential Cheek Palette, Washington went with Grateful (a warm bronzer), Captivating (a pinky-coral blush), and Elegant (a champagne highlighter). While the cheek palette is only available in this shade selection, as with the shadows, the formulas are very buildable allowing them to work on several different skin tones. Best of all, both products fall just under 13 bucks each.
Now all you need is your perfect nude lip and you're ready to go.
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