Washington, 37, went nearly makeup-free (in Zac Posen) for the beauty mag, but the real lady behind Olivia Pope managed to look just as gorgeous as she does when she graces our television screens every Thursday night, and that’s thanks to a devoted beauty regimen.
“The Neutrogena makeup-remover towelettes would probably be the biggest [beauty must-have],” the new mom to baby Isabelle, 6 months, revealed. “My rule is to not go to bed with makeup on.”
But when she does wear makeup, she has her go-to products handled, too. “A little concealer is always great for spots,” the Neutrogena spokeswoman, married to Nnamdi Asomugha since 2013, explained. “I have to have lots of different colors, because as a person of color, your skin tone, even when it’s really even, changes on different parts of your face.”
And she never relies on falsies—lashes, that is! “I’m a mascara girl. I love Neutrogena Healthy Lengths. People are always like, ‘Do you need an eyelash curler? Oh, no, you don’t,” Washington said. “I have very thick, curly lashes. On the show, I do not wear fake lashes. People often think I do.”
Most importantly, she doesn’t regret any of her beauty choices through the years. “I used to relax my hair, and I don’t anymore,” the actress revealed. “But I wouldn’t even call that a mistake. It is hard on the hair. But I don’t believe in judgment. Like, I wouldn’t say that somebody who relaxes her hair is making a mistake.”
But she does think there’s one beauty faux pas, especially when it comes to her husband! When asked what she wouldn’t want Asomugha to see, she admitted, “Maybe waxing.”
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