Look Breakdown


Kerry Washington, Kerry Washington makeup
A true stunner.

Kerry Washington: striking, right? She always looks gorgeous, but I think this look from the 2017 Golden Globes is a real winner. And perfect for the winter.

Let’s do this.

Foundation: Medium coverage with a glow. Armani Luminous Silk would work well.

Powder: Powder all over to set. MAC Mineralize SkinFinish Natural Powder would do the job.

Highlighter: Yes, on cheekbones. It’s subtle though. MAC Mineralize SkinFinish Powder (shimmery, unlike the Natural Version) in Cheeky Bronze is similar to what I can see on Kerry.

Contour/Bronzer: Contour under cheekbones. I’m a big fan of the Make Up For Ever Sculpting Kits for this.

Cheek Color: A minimal amount of a coral peachy pearlized blush, like MAC Powder Blush in Style would be a good dupe.

Eyebrows: Brown brow powder to fill in sparseness/add shape where needed. Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Brunette/Dark Brown would be a good choice.

Eye Makeup: MAC Eyeshadow in Mulch, a red brown with bronze pearl, looks similar to what Kerry is wearing on the outer 2/3 of her lids. The inner two thirds is another shimmery color, but in a lighter shade. MAC Eyeshadow in Nylon could work here. It looks like there is a little highlight right under the arch of Kerry’s brows. A small amount of Benefit High Brow would give a similar effect. I spy a black liner at Kerry’s top lashline. Clinique Brush On Cream Liner in True Black (or whatever black gel liner you like) would work. Trace over and slightly above that with a black eyeshadow like MAC Eyeshadow in Carbon. This isn’t a harsh or graphic liner, so the shadow will soften it. I think a black pencil was used to tightline too. MAC Eye Kohl in Smolder works well for tightlining. There might have been a very minimal amount of brown shadow used at the bottom lashline, but I’d apply it with a small, thin brush to avoid a thick, obvious line. MAC Eyeshadow in Espresso would be good.

Mascara: I would assume so, but tough to tell if it’s on the top lashline because she is wearing false lashes. If it’s on the bottom lashline, it’s the lightest possible coat, but that may be Kerry’s natural lash color.

False Lashes: Yes, strip lashes that are more feathery than thick or long. The look to be at their longest at the center. Ardell Wispies Black 268 would be perfect.

Lipliner: Yes, same color as the lipstick. MAC Lip Pencil in Currant should do it.

Lipcolor: I found out the exact lipcolors used for this look–Dolce & Gabbana Glam 355 lipstick with Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Stick in Deep Plum–but only the Neutrogena one is still available. Sigh. I think if you line and fill in your lips with the liner then put that over it, it wouldn’t be that different.

Who would this look work on? Well, the exact cheek and highlight colors I mentioned are more flattering on medium and dark skintones. They eye makeup would work on any eye color, although Mulch could look a little off on fair skin. I personally love a dark berry lip on women with both dark and light skin, but if you have lighter skin, it will of course be more of a contrast.

Kerry’s makeup artist for this look was Carola Gonzalez.

Some more pictures of this beautiful look:

Kerry Washington Golden GlobesGolden Globes makeup



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