By Victoria Moorhouse
Updated Nov 20, 2017 @ 10:30 am
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Classic doesn’t mean boring. Case in point: the metallic red cat eye Kerry Washington just wore. Updating an oldie but goodie, the actress attended a panel at the Vulture Festival in Los Angeles wearing an eye makeup look that’ll work for all of your holiday occasions.

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Celebrity makeup artist Carola Gonzalez applied heavily pigmented red metallic eyeshadow over Washington’s lid, and extended it out into a sleek wing. That same shape was traced with black eyeliner, which created a clean line but also made the hue of her shadow pop even more. The moment was rounded out with extra long, fluttery lashes, a full, groomed brow, and neutral lipstick.

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To recreate the eye, opt for a pink, red, or burgundy hue found in a palette like Neutrogena’s Nourishing Long Wear Eye Shadow in Coco Mauve ($7;

As for her hair? Washington has been a bit of a chameleon recently, so there’s a chance you didn’t even recognize her. Over the last few weeks, she’s debuted caramel-colored highlights, a blunt bob with bangs, and now this sleek and straight lob courtesy of celebrity hairstylist Johnny Wright.