Move over, J.Lo — there’s another superstar throwing her hat into the makeup game ring, and if she’s anything like her onscreen character, Olivia Pope, girl means business! Yep, we’re talking about Kerry Washington, who is introducing palettes for Neutrogena, the skincare brand she’s been a spokeswoman for since 2013.
While she’s starting small with just two pieces — a five-piece Essential Eye Palette by Kerry Washington ($12) and a dermatologist-tested Essential Cheek Palette ($10) — both palettes will prove to be essential for an effortless spring look.
In fact, her makeup artist, Carola Gonzalez, used both palettes to create her bold Vanity Fair Oscars party beauty look as seen above, using what she told People was the Captivating cheek hue “on the apples of her cheeks, blending upward towards the temples, then highlighted her cheekbones and the bridge of her nose with Elegant.”
Gonzalez also worked with a brown shade called Powerful (a moniker courtesy of Washington, who was involved in every aspect of the product, from color selection to shade naming) on her eyelid and lower lash line for the ultimate smoky eye.
As the actress told the outlet, “I have been playing with colors for a long time, and I’m really proud of them because you do have just what you need, it speaks to the name Essential, for sure.”
That’s kind of the point of the line — as the star explains, “It should feel like a bit of luxury in your life, but it shouldn’t be hard. That’s where the idea of the Essential palette comes from; It’s something that you can put in your purse and you know you’ve got what you need.”
The pieces mark the first Neutrogena cosmetics branded with Washington’s name, although they’re not the first to reflect her influence — she also helped the company to expand the colors for its foundation selection back in 2016.
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