Kerry Washington is not new to slaying the red carpet with stellar looks. Last Monday at the 74th annual Emmy award show, the actress went all out in an eye-catching Elie Saab Couture dress and a makeup look that included mostly Neutrogena products.  As usual her longtime makeup artist Carola Gonzalez helped her achieve her glam affordable makeup look for the show.  


“My makeup inspiration originated from Elie Saab’s Oyster shade gown,” shared Gonzalez in a statement. I wanted her makeup to be natural, radiant, with soft tones. The gown gave me regal vibes and I wanted Kerry to look timeless. I wanted to complement the femininity of the gown.”


Ahead Gonzlez shares with us how she shares how she achieved the look with Neutrogena product ranging from $10-$25.

The Skin Prep Process: 

“I personally like to treat my clients to a pre skin prep treatment, especially when they are attending a special event or red carpet. I feel it really makes a difference on the skin and face structure. I started by using Face Gym’s Multi Sculpt for complexion sculpting, contour, reduce facial tension, depuffing and lymphatic drainage. I followed with one of Kerry’s favorite treatments, Face Gym’s The Recovery Lab, for a non-invasive face lift that instantly activates and elevates skin muscles resulting in a toned appearance.

“I then move on to prepping the skin, I always start with Neutrogena’s Hydro Boost Water Gel with Hyaluronic Acid for Extra Dry Skin to plump, hydrate, and lock moisture on the skin to achieve a radiant glow. I proceed by applying Neutrogena’s Rapid Wrinkle Repair Eye Cream, targeting fine lines and dark circles. To prime the skin for makeup application, I applied Neutrogena’s Glow Primer + Serum.”

The Skin Makeup:

“I always start by concealing under the eye area, blemishes, and any other imperfections on the skin. For Kerry’s skin tone I used Neutrogena’s Healthy Skin Radiant Cream Concealer in Golden. Next step is always the foundation, I used Neutrogena’s Flawless Matte CC Cream in Amber 8.0. I applied it all over her face and neck to match her body’s skin tone. For Highlighter and blush I used Neutrogena’s Hydrating Multi-Use Stick in Temptation. This really ads a very nice glow to the skin, I really like the shade and how it translates on the skin.”

The Eyes:

“For the eyes I did a cat eye with Neutrogena’s Intense Gel Eyeliner in Jet Black. I lined the upper lash line and extended the line in an upward direction to lift and create a more elongated eye. I love this eyeliner cause it’s easy to glide and it works as good as liquid eyeliner. You actually have more control and it’s less messy, but the results are the same. I love a lash! Lashes are the cherry on top when finalizing the eye makeup. They truly make the eyes pop. To compliment the cat eye, I used Lilly Lashes, Faux Unveil. The winged shape accentuated the eyeliner’s application. “

“For a more dramatic eye, I apply a coat of mascara over lashes. In this case I applied a coat of Neutrogena’s Healthy Volume Waterproof Mascara in Carbon Black to the upper and lower lashes.”

 The Lips:

“To finalize the look, I created a neutral beige nude by layering MAC Cosmetic’s lip liner, Stripdown, with Neutrogena’s Hydro Boost Hydrating lip line in Almond Nude.”