Star-spangled Kerry Washington (left) stunned on the blue carpet at the Critics’ Choice Awards on Sunday. Makeup artist, Carola Gonzalez, was inspired by the stars on her Elie Saab dress and its rock-and-roll vibe. “I went for a holiday inspired silver shade mixed with a rock and roll modern smokey eye. I kept the rest of the face to a bare minimum cause today it was all about the eyes,” Gonzalez shared. Washington shared an image (inset) of several products used in the creation of her look and captioned, “Getting ready for @CriticsChoice with some amazing new #HydroBoost make up goodies that aren’t even out yet!” Beauty Undercover was dying to hear about them!
Gonzalez prepped Washington’s face with Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel then moisturized lips with the soon-to-be-released Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Lip Treatment (available February 2017). To create an even skin tone, she applied Neutrogena Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup (Cocoa). “This foundation is perfection, it has great coverage and creates a radiant, healthy glow without having to use any extras to enhance the skin.” Neutrogena Healthy Skin Blends was next applied to the apple of the cheeks and blended upwards towards the temples.
For the metallic smokey eye, Gonzalez used Neutrogena Nourishing Longwear Eye Shadow + Built-In Primer in Smoky Steele. “To create the metallic look I used a liquid mixer by Mehron to mix with the eyeshadow. I wet the brush first, then went over the eyeshadow, in this case the light silver #1 on the palette, and applied it all over Kerry’s eyelid blending it towards the crease. Then I lined the upper lash line with a liquid eyeliner and accentuated the outer corners of her eyes with the darkest shade of the palette #4.” Gonzalez accentuated the crease with the liquid eyeliner by creating a fine line that ran from the outer corner of the eye to the inner corner, almost to the end of the eye. After applying Velour Mink Lashes, Gonzalez put on several coats of Neutrogena Healthy Volume Mascara in Carbon Black, before defining Washington’s brows with Kevyn Aucoin’s The Precision Brow Pencil in Dark Brunette.
Gonzalez chose a simple and neutral lip with Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Stick (Classic Nude).
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NAME: Alyson M
CITY/STATE: Los Angeles, CA
BEAUTY PHILOSOPHY: I try my best to use organic, pure, natural, chemical-free products and foods inside and outside of my body.
AM BEAUTY ROUTINE: First thing in the morning, before I brush my teeth, I scrape my tongue with Dr. Tung’s Tongue Cleaner and swish organic coconut oil in my mouth. Its called oil pulling and it kills the bacteria in my mouth and gums, whitens my teeth and moisturizes my lips. Next, I rinse my face with water and apply DNA Zen Therapy Treatment Gel followed by DNA Phyto Collagen Night Crème (I used night crème both day and night) and then Elizabeth Arden Triple Protection (chemical free) Sunscreen SPF50.
PM BEAUTY ROUTINE: At night, I wash with Tata Harper Regenerating Cleanser followed by Tata Harper Restorative Eye Cream. At night, I alternate between the DNA Phyto Collagen Night Crème and Organic, unrefined, virgin coconut oil. If I have worn makeup during the day, I wipe my eyes with Yes To Cucumber eye makeup removal pads.
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