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Kerry Washington's 'regal' Emmys lip gloss costs less than $8

This A-list approved makeup buy won't break the bank...

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Karen Silas
Karen SilasSenior Lifestyle Editor
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We love a good high-low mix on the red carpet - and Kerry Washington looked spectacular at the 2022 Emmys teaming her gorgeous designer Elie Saab dress with a $7.29 lip gloss!

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Kerry's makeup artist Carola Gonzalez was inspired by the Scandal star's oyster-hued gown.

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"I wanted her makeup to be natural, radiant, with soft tones," the celebrity MUA explained. "The gown gave me regal vibes and I wanted Kerry to look timeless.  I wanted to complement the femininity of the gown."

The star's classic glossy nude lip is so easy to recreate at home. It consisted of MAC Cosmetics lip liner in Stripdown ($21) combined with Neutrogena's Hydro Boost Hydrating in Almond Nude ($7.29) slicked on top.

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Kerry rocked a makeup look that complemented her Elie Saab dress - including a $7 lip gloss

The pretty lip color was the final touch to a makeup look Carola created with Neutrogena skincare and makeup, as well as FaceGym skin prep and Lilly Lashes.

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THE GLOSS: Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating in Almond Nude, $7.29

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THE LINER: MAC lip liner in Stripdown, $21


If you want to copy Kerry’s exact look, here’s the full rundown…


“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 [Gua Sha] ($60) 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.”

Carola followed up with a three-product prep: Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Extra-Dry, Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Eye Cream and Neutrogena Hydro Boost Glow Primer & Serum.


"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 ($12). This really adds a very nice glow to the skin."


"For the eyes I did a cat eye with Neutrogena's Intense Gel Eyeliner in Jet Black… 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

“I applied a coat of Neutrogena’s Healthy Volume Waterproof Mascara in Carbon Black to the upper and lower lashes.”

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