Kerry Washington's Makeup Evolution

Kerry Washington is no stranger to standout beauty looks. We've come to know the actress very well since she's been on the silver screen for nearly two decades now, and with each passing year, we're more and more enthralled by her flawless makeup looks. Let's take a look back at some of Kerry's best beauty looks yet.

Nicole Marie Melton May, 05, 2015

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As Chenille in “Save the Last Dance,” Washington scored her first major hit. How sweet are the natural curls and that matte, dusky-rose lip?

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Here, the actress went for simple elegance with a shoulder-length, bobbed blowout, shiny lips and pretty lashes.

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By 2004, Washington has started to develop her signature red carpet look—expertly lined eyes, soft blush and a sheer lip.

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The actress sexes up her look with smoked-out-to-there shadow and a head full of tousled, finger-styled waves.

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Washington works a deeply elegant, Jackie Kennedy-esque look with a volumized hairstyle, peachy lips and cheeks and a row of major false lashes.

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Washington looks every inch the breezy California girl with her long, bouncy layers, pristine skin and paired-down makeup. Gorgeous!

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Fresh off her vampy turn in “I Think I Love My Wife,” Washington rocks a classic old Hollywood look with princess hair, muted eyeshadow, elegantly arched brows and rose-stained lips.

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Dewy, radiant skin and barely-there makeup is the perfect compliment to Washington’s glamorous, all-eyes-on-me upsweep.

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The combination of seafoam green shadow, individual faux lashes and melon lipgloss—plus a mass of wanton waves—is perfect, perfect, perfect. Who wouldn’t want to look like this?

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Washington went for the silver here with a wash of metallic gray shadow and heavily lined eyes. It’s a heavier look for her, but it works.

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In 2009, Washington perfected her beauty look. The long, loose waves, subtly highlighted brow, and pale, pinky-nude lip is all her. And we’re obsessed.

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At her “Race” premiere, Washington was all things sexy and chic with defined brows, smokey eyes, rosy cheeks and a pale pink lip. Perfection.

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Here, Washington looks doe-eyed and innocent in flirty lashes and a shimmery nude lip gloss.

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Washington looks like a romance novel heroine in her sweetly flushed cheeks and luscious, kissable lips.

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Here, Washington sports barely-there makeup with a pouty pop of ice pink lipstick.

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At the Vanity Fair Oscar party, Washington rocked deeply flushed cheeks and a sexy, soft rose lip.

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Washington adds her own unique spin on the smokey eye by rocking a navy blue shadow instead of black. To add even more emphasis on her dreamy eyes, the starlet paired the look with a sleek, off-the-face braided pony.

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At the 2011 Emmy Awards, Washington looked every inch the movie star with her spiky black lashes and stunning, come-hither crimson lips!

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Kerry Washington donned fierce silver eye makeup and neutral lips at the 2011 ESPY Awards.

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At the GQ Men of the Year fete, Washington was beyond glam in smokey pewter eyes and a pale, pinky-violet lip.

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At the Glamour Women of the Year Awards, Kerry dazzled the red carpet in mile-long faux lashes and a sparkly, cotton candy pink lip.

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With her brick red lips and mile-long, battable lashes, Kerry Washington’s rocked the red carpet at Oprah’s ‘An Evening with Ralph Lauren’ event.

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At a Susan G. Komen For The Cure fundraiser, Washington let her eyes do the talking with lush lashes and flawless brows. We're loving the soft pale pink lip!

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Washington flaunted her spiky lashes and sweet pink lips at the Save a Child Black Ball.

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Washington's vivid orange lip and long lashes at Comic-Con 2012 are a beauty girl's dream.

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Washington flaunted wow-worthy lashes and a dreamy red lip at the 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards.

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Washington dazzled in a matchy-matchy makeup look with her sparkly red lip and dress at the Disney Media Networks International Upfronts.

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Washington is a big fan of soft, subtle makeup and this look from the NAACP Image Awards is one of our favorties. Her pale pink lips and thick wispy lashes are a magical pair.

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Washington rocked the matchy-matchy makeup trend when she attended the ABC-TV Upfronts Party in red lips to match her crimson dress.

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At the 24th Annual Producers Guild Awards, Washington's eyebrow-grazing bangs a bright berry lip made a stunning style statement.

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Look at those lashes!  Kerry Washington's dreamy eyes were the center of attention when she attended the 16th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala.

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It was all about a fierce matte red lip when Washington stepped out at the 2013 Teen Choice Awards.

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Kerry's mom-to-be glow was played up by a glimmering metallic eye at the 2014 Golden Globe awards. 

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Kerry Washington's thick, curled lashes and dusty pink lips complement her 1950s vibe at the 2014 Screen Actor's Guild Awards. 

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Kerry Washington arrives at the 66th Annual Directors Guild Of America Awards in a barely there makeup look that makes her features pop and lets her mommy glow shine. 

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In addition to an undeniable mom-to-be glow, Kerry's lightly shimmering shadow is given us natural radiance at the 45th NAACP Image Awards. 

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Kerry Washington looked romantic yet sexy in a cinnamon lip at the 2014 Academy Awards ceremony.

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Kerry Washington debuted ombre hair that perfectly complimented her smokey eye and nude lip at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. 

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Kerry's black eyeliner layered with a shimmery dark grey eye shadow broke away from the usual smoky eye and added a spark at the 2015 Golden Globe Awards. 

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Kerry Washington attends the 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Costume Institute Benefit Gala in a soft yet radiant makeup look with nude lipstick and highlights in all the right places.

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Kerry Washington attends the The Paley Center For Media hosts a tribute to African-American achievements in television in a sultry red lip and rosey cheeks.