Kerry Washington is one of our best dressed celebrities at the Emmys in her spectacular Marchesa princess gown, but her makeup was also a standout, with soft, smokey eyes and nude lips. Celebrity makeup artist Carola Gonzalez created this perfect makeup look and shares the exact products she used. “The inspiration came from the delicate dress,” Carola said. “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.”


Prime the skin with Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer, and follow withHourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation in Warm Beige. “I’m really impressed with the airbrushed finish this foundation creates,” says Carola. “And I really don’t need to use powder anymore.” Conceal any imperfections with Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer in Honey.


Apply the mauve shimmer shade from Hourglass 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. Apply Ardell Natural Lashes in 110, line the eyes with Hourglass Script Precision Liner in Jett, and finish off with three coats of Hourglass Film Noir Full Spectrum Mascara.

Define the brows with Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil in Dark Brunette.


Apply Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Radiant Light on the cheekbones, forehead, nose and chin. Apply Lancôme Blush Subtil in Sparkling Rose to the apples of the cheeks and sweep towards the temples.


Prep lips with Hourglass No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil for superior hydration. Apply Hourglass Extreme Sheen Lip Gloss in Truth, a beige rose, for the finishing touch.

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Photo: Just Jared