When it comes to beach-ready beauty, it’s not all about bronzer—a healthy, peachy glow can be equally stunning. Don’t believe us? Just look at Kerry Washington. The new mum looked stunning at the BET Awards this past Sunday, with a pop of eyeliner, peachy blush, and a barely-there lip, courtesy of makeup artist Pati Dubroff. “We decided to keep the makeup very soft and radiant with a slight pop of colour on the eye,” Dubroff says. “The Dolce & Gabbana dress she was wearing was fun and bright and colourful, with many shades of flowers. We picked a purple shade that was in the dress, and added a touch of that to her eyeliner.”
Dubroff took Neutrogena’s Creaseproof Eye Shadow ($9) in Stay-Put Plum and blended it in the crease of Washington’s eye, then applied the same shadow in Lasting Taupe along her lid. To add dimension, Dubroff traced along her lash line with the brand’s Nourishing Eye Liner ($8) in Cosmic Black. To give Washington a warm, peachy glow, she used the line’s Healthy Skin Blends ($13) in Sunkissed above the apples of her cheeks. And finally, Dubroff product cocktailed Neutrogena’s MoistureSmooth ColorStick ($9) in Healthy Peach and Warm Cocktail to give a sheer, natural finish to the actress’ lips. If we ever needed a reason to give our bronzer a rest, this is it.