Get the Look: Kerry Washington Red Lips

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Happy Monday! This week I decided to feature one of my signature looks, one that Miss Olivia Pope Kerry Washington pulls off flawlessly: bold red lips. For me, the key to wearing the heck out of your red lipstick is to first apply lip liner (either in a nude or red shade), filling in the lips completely—this makes a huge difference in lasting power and prevents it from smearing and feathering throughout the day. You can even go as far as to outline your lips with your favorite concealer and a fine brush for cleaner lines and to make them pop that much more.

As far as the rest of my face goes, I usually go with my usual foundation routine—I use MAC's Studio Fix Fluid—and highlight the high points of my face with this highlighter. For an added glam factor, perhaps for a night out, I like to add false eyelashes (or several coats of mascara instead) and winged eyeliner.