It’s no surprise that Kerry Washington looked absolutely stunning at the 2015 Golden Globe Awards — but can you believe her gorgeous look was done completely with makeup from Walgreen’s!? Now, you can recreate the look at home with tips from the Scandal star’s makeup artist, Carola Gonzalez!
“I wanted the makeup to be simple, classic with a modern twist,” Carola tells Star. “We had previously discussed about doing the eye with a dark liner all around it, but I added the touch of layering it with Neutrogena’s Long Wear Shimmery Dark Silver Eye Shadow, from the Smokey Steel palette, to add a touch of spark to the liner.”
The celebrity makeup artist adds that Kerry’s bold dress, a modern version of a 1950s ensemble, inspired the beauty look. “I wanted the makeup to be from the same era, but edgier,” she dishes. “Instead of just lining the top lash line, I decided to line the entire eye.”
Lipstick proved to be the biggest challenge. “There was already so much going on with her dress and eyes, that I needed to keep it toned down,” Carola explains. “I personally didn’t want to go with a nude lip, it’s always the easy way out. I wanted something with a hint of color, but it had to be sheer. I started to think about which shade would be the right out, and all of a sudden, I looked at all the Neutrogena Smooth Color sticks, and there it was! The perfect shade for the look: Bright Berry. I don’t think any other shade would have worked as perfect as this one. It was just the icing on the cake!”
As for working with Kerry and other celebs, Carola says she always discusses possible looks before any major event. “It’s important that we agree on each other’s vision and that we are on the same page,” she reveals. “Sometimes we research and e-mail inspirational images of looks we like, other times Kerry sends me a picture of the dress and I give her my ideas and she gives me hers and we design the look together my implementing both ideas. Or sometimes she just lets me do whatever I want.”
Kerry, of course, loved the look. “She was really, really, really happy,” Carola gushes. “She even told me afterwards, the next time I saw her, how much she had loved it. In her own words, she said, ‘We killed it!'”