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Get the Look: Kerry Washington at the Met Gala using tarte cosmetics

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Kerry Washington Met Gala
I’m obsessed with Scandal; therefore, by default, I’m obsessed with Kerry Washington.  Some people are not a fan of the neutral lips she wears, but, I love it. At the Met Gala, Kerry Washington did not disappoint; she looked stunning thanks to the work of makeup artist, Carola Gonzalez, who used tarte cosmetics to execute Kerry Washington’s flawless look.

“Kerry represents classic beauty with an edge and the Vera Wang dress she chose is classic with a punk twist. The stunning violets and blacks in the dress inspired me to create Kerry’s bold, smoky eye.”-Carola Gonzalez, The Magnet Agency for tarte


• To begin, Carola prepped Kerry Washington’s skin with tarte’s clean slate™ poreless 12-hr perfecting primer


Tarte Clean Slate Poreless 12-Hr Perfecting Primer

• Then she applied tarte’s Amazonian clay waterproof concealer in tan followed by tarte’s maracuja miracle 12-hour foundation in deep to even out Kerry’s complexion




Tarte smooth operator Amazonian clay waterproof concealer, light 0.6 oz

Tarte Maracuja Miracle Foundation 12-Hour Broad Spectrum SPF 15




• For the perfect pop of rosy color, Carola dusted tarte’s Amazonian clay 12-hour blush in natural beauty on the apples of her cheeks



Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush – Amused



• To create a dramatic smoky eye, Carola used the purple and silver shadows from tarte’s beauty & the box Amazonian clay eyeshadow quad in envoke the smoke

Tarte Beauty & The Box Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Quad

• Then she lined Kerry’s top and bottom lashlines with Aqualillies for tarte Amazonian clay waterproof liner in black to give her a punk edge


Aqualillies For Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner

• She finished by lining the lower inner rims with tarte’s lights, camera, lashes™ waterproof inner rim liner (out in July)
• For extra definition she applied five coats of tarte’s lights, camera, lashes™ 4-in-1 mascara


Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes!



• To complete her look, she swiped tarte’s glamazon™ pure performance 12-hour lipstick in pure over her lips

Tarte Glamazon Pure Performance Lipstick

Kerry Washington Met Gala Tarte

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Kim Porter (817 Posts)

New York City makeup artist, beauty and mom blogger . I'm a Hofstra University graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health. Although my background is in health, beauty and makeup artistry is where my heart lies. I immensely enjoy helping myself and others feel beautiful inside and out. I've launched a beauty blog and a Youtube instructional channel, through these I hope to reach a wider audience and provide the women with a virtual hands-on guide to putting their best face forward. The most important element of my work is to be able to use my creativity to enhance natural beauty, yet bring out a person’s inner beauty and individuality. If you have a beauty or makeup related question, contact me. Your question could be featured on the site! I also accept guest post submissions, check the guidelines. ***Brands and PR firms sometime provide press samples of products for review consideration. These brands are not guaranteed a review on Makeup by Kim Porter Blog, nor do we accept payment of any kind for our reviews. For more on our disclosure policies, please see my terms .

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