Kerry Washington at the Emmys

All eyes were on Kerry Washington at the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards. The Scandal star, who wore makeup by Hourglass, showcased an ethereal look as pretty as her blush-colored Marchesa gown. “The inspiration came from the delicate dress,” says makeup artist Carola Gonzalez, who combined velvety matte skin, soft plum lids and luminous cheeks for a look that was as pretty as the floral embroideries on Washington’s gown. “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.”

Kerry Washington

Here’s how to replicate the look:

COMPLEXION: Prime the skin with Veil Mineral Primer, and follow with Immaculate® Liquid Powder Foundation in Warm Beige.

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

EYES: Apply the mauve shimmer shade from 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. Line the eyes with Script Precision Liner in Jett, and finish off with three coats of Film Noir® Full Spectrum Mascara.

CHEEKS: Apply Ambient® Lighting Powder in Radiant Light on the cheekbones, forehead, nose and chin. Apply a rose blush to the apples of the cheeks and sweep towards the temples.

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

Kerry Washington

Hourglass At New York Fashion Week

Hourglass collaborated with Christian Siriano for his spring 2014 runway show in New York. Siriano was inspired by a recent trip to Isla Mujeres on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, and the destination’s exuberant color palette. The new collection features vivid prints, woven raffias, and sculptural organzas all in vibrant hues. “I wanted the collection to be light, feminine and romantic,” says Siriano. “Like the girl left the beach but she had a cocktail party to go to, and threw on a dress, a bright lip, and little highlighter.”


To extend the sultry theme, makeup director Polly Osmond played up luminous skin, pale lids and coral lips. “It’s beachy, breezy and with a pop of color,” says Osmond. “I wanted to create a diffusion of texture, color and light. It’s how your skin would look at a tropical sunset. We used the new Hourglass Ambient® Lighting Palette to create a breathtaking glow—not just on the cheeks but on the eyes, too.” Osmond also demonstrated the multi-purpose nature of No. 28 Primer Serum. “We used it as a hydrating base, on the brows for definition, and as a final stroke on the cheeks to add a divine shine.”

SKIN: Prep skin with No. 28 Primer Serum, infused with botanical oils, and follow with Illusion® Hyaluronic Skin Tint for a luminous complexion. Conceal any dark circles or imperfections with Hidden® Corrective Concealer.

CHEEKS: To create a multi-dimensional glow, apply all three shades from the Ambient® Lighting Palette to the cheeks using a circular motion. Dab No. 28 Primer Serum onto the apples of the cheeks for a hint of tropical sheen.

EYES: Apply Incandescent Light from the Ambient® Lighting Palette all over the lids. Follow with the shimmering Shell shade from Vol. 6 Eyeshadow Palette, applied to the inner corner of eyes. Use the same shade to create a diffused liner along the top and bottom of the lash lines. Finish with a coat of Film Noir® Full Spectrum Mascara.

BROWS: Brush a small amount of No. 28 Primer Serum onto brows to create definition and a little shine.

LIPS: Prep lips earlier with No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil for superior hydration. Apply Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Muse, an orange coral shade, to the lips. Create a diffused pout by softening the outline of the lips with a lip brush.