Down with the Olivia Pope & Associates? Here are 10 bargain beauty buys to help you channel your inner gladiator.
Chief Gladiator: Olivia Pope
She's Washington's most go-to problem solver, she's got a killer team of gladiators, an affinity for popcorn and fine wine, her dad is Command, her (almost) ex-boyfriend is a spy, and she has a very public "thing" for the President. She's Olivia Pope and she's mastered the art of classic beauty. Now you can too! No splurge necessary.
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The Perfect Polish
Olivia is a fan of neutral palettes (I mean, have you seen the woman's living room? Cream everywhere!) She likes to keep her beauty look the same. Her go-to color? A mauve pink that's perfect for day or night. We love this Essie shade, "Fun in the Gondola."
$8.50, available at drugstores
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Late Night Scent
For rendez-vous with your guy, you need a sultry scent that seductive, but not overwhelming. This 'Sultry' fragrance by Flower Beauty has soft notes like Pink Pepper, Cabbage Rose and Peony that are sure to drive your guy crazy.
$9.97, available at Walmart
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Quick Fix Shadow
A busy woman on the go needs beauty products that can keep up with her lifestyle. That means, long-wearing, water-resistant shadows that are easy to apply and won't crease. Because "creased shadow" and "Oval Office" just don't mix. Take a cue from Olivia and opt for a subtle neutral shadow that can take you from breakfast to that all-nighter that you may have to pull. Try H&M Beauty Eye Colour-To-Go Eyeshadow Pencil in Cordoba.
For those nights when she's missing sun-drenched days at the beach with Jake, a candle with a tropical scent is a necessity. Take a mental trip to the beach with Illume Luxury Soy Candle in Cactus Verde
If she needs a break from the whole "mistress to the president" life, the beach is just on lather away with Pacifica Indian Coconut Nectar Natural Soap. Sadly, Jake may not be there waiting for her—or you, but a girl can dream, right?
93% of communication is non-verbal. Maximize on what you say with your eyes with feathery lashes that will do that talking for you. For eye that say "It's Handled," we like Urban Decay Perversion Mascara.