Beauty Babble: Kerry Washington Talks Makeup

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Congrats to Kerry Washington! On March 3, her critically acclaimed play "Race" played its one hundredth show. According to BroadwayWorld.com, this milestone makes it the longest-running Broadway play of the season. We caught up with the dazzling actress backstage and couldn't resist giving her our usual battery of beauty questions... ESSENCE.com: What's the one beauty product you can't live without right now? KERRY WASHINGTON: On stage, I love Armani Luminous Silk Foundation ($59) and my L'oreal Voluminous Volume Building Mascara ($8). ESSENCE.com: Who's your ultimate beauty icon? WASHINGTON: Iman! I think she's just gorgeous and she really knows how to take care of herself. ESSENCE.com: If you could invent one beauty product, what would it be? WASHINGTON: If I could invent one beauty product, I'd quit acting! ESSENCE.com: Fair enough! What's a great tip you've picked up from your hairstylist? WASHINGTON: I'm not great about wrapping my hair at night, because I get so tired...especially after a show. So I bought satin pillowcases, instead. Now, there's less friction and my hair doesn't break off as easily. That's been really helpful. ESSENCE.com: What fragrance are you wearing right now? WASHINGTON: I actually wear Young Living Essential Oils...they're mixed to inspire different feelings. So, I have a 'Joy' oil and a 'Believe' oil...I love all the scents, it just depends on the kind of mood I'm in. Read More: