Kerry Washington

L ike her alter ego Olivia Pope, Kerry Washington rarely takes a day off. The Neutrogena creative consultant, 39, spent two years helping to perfect the four new Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup shades out this month. It was a labor of love, the star of ABC hit Scandal tells Us: “It’s frustrating to not have a lot of makeup possibilities to choose from, because of your skin color. You feel like, Oh, do people not see me? Do I not matter?” The line’s unique skincare benefits vitamin E and soy improve hydration and texture were also a draw. “There aren’t other companies that can say, ‘When you wear makeup, you will look even better when you take it off,’ ” she says. “Bringing that innovation and technology to women of more ethnicities was inspiring.” The mom of Isabelle, 22 months (with husband Nnamdi Asomugha, 1 Which is your favorite new shade? My color, Cocoa, I love it. I wear makeup all day. If I’m working on Scandal, shoots can be 12 to 16 hours. To be able to wear something that helps my skin I mean, the antioxidants mixed with the vitamin E, soy and chamomile it’s really amazing! 2 Have you learned any great makeup tips? Pick one feature to focus on, like lips. Although our MoistureSmooth Color Sticks are sheer, you can play with the intensity. They heal lips like a balm too. I’m obsessed with the new colors. It took two years of developing and testing them out on the red carpet. MORE NEW INNOVATIONS 3 Has your beauty routine changed since you became a mom? I’m just more conscious of the effort. No matter how tired I am even if I’m falling asleep reading bedtime stories I’ve got to make time to wash my face. My nightly takingmy-makeup-off routine is so important because it’s my self-loving ritual of using wipes. I really feel like I’m getting to the core of my skin health. 4 Do you stick to certain diet rules to help with skin health? My mom instilled in me the idea of beauty from the inside out it’s about who you are and how you are in the world, but it’s also about how you treat yourself. So drinking enough water, getting enough sleep, those are things I try to do. I also try to eat organic, non-GMO foods fruits, veggies and healthy fats like coconut oil.

Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington

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