5 Steps to Gorgeous: Kerry Washington Offers A Lesson in Simple Elegance

Further proof that "when in doubt, lash it out" is solid beauty advice to live by.

Virginia Lowman Nov, 12, 2015

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Kerry Washinton's beauty look at the 2015 Bill of Rights Dinner may have trumped every evening, formal or date night beauty look you've ever sworn by! And get this: it's not even that tough to copy! We've broken down the elegant and oh-so-simple —and chic— beauty look, here!  

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The focus of this look is obviously the eyes. Keep everything simple and play up your gaze with lengthy, voluminous falsies. After prepping your face, trim the lashes and apply them as close to the lash line as possible. For the most natural look, concentrate the volume in the center to the outter corners of the eyes. 

Eyelure Naturalites Eyelashes 145 $4.99, available at ulta.com

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Voluminous lashes are great, but to execute this look, your lashes need to be collosal! To maximize on the 'wow' factor, top your lashes with two coats of Aveon Mega Effects Mascara.

$10, available at avon.com

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Add elegance to the look with by lining your eyes with a dark kohl. Stay away from black and opt for charcoal instead. Using a shadow stick, draw the color into your crease and blend with a finger or your brush. We like Bobbi Brown Shadow Stick in Rich Caviar.

$29, available at Sephora

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Warm up your face with a hint of color on the cheeks. Apricot and berry hued blushes look best. For a ubtle flush, we love this NYX Blush in Apricot.

$5.00, available at drugstores

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Finish the look with a nude lip like YSL Volupté Lip Tint in Drive Me Copper, and top it with a gloss.

$32, available at sephora.com