Wearing a Sparkly Dress? Pair It With a Shimmery Eye Like Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington Makeup
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When wearing a sequined dress like Kerry Washington, we’re often left wondering how much sparkle is too much, especially in the beauty department. Since the holidays are around the corner, you can get away with wearing a little extra glitter this time of the year, just do so in moderation. Metallic shadows can wash you out, so make like Washington and define your lashes with a generous sweep of mascara to ground the look. The star’s makeup artist Carola Gonzalez drew inspiration from her outfit, mirroring her dress’s soft lavender tones on her lids. After adding a dramatic sweep of liner, Gonzalez finished with a few coats of Dior’s Diorshow Black Out Mascara ($25; nordstrom.com), which uses kohl pigments in the formula for a smoldering effect.

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