#Badassbosslady Highlight: Kerry Washington

At Make The Rest Up we love focusing on becoming a #badassbosslady from the inside out. That means feeling awesome about the work you do and bringing that to boardroom but also looking your best to aid that inner confidence and make it shine. For New Year’s, we focused on highlighting a matte, smokey eye and nude lip because it’s a look that is great for social, professional or business events as you head into the holidays.

Why We Chose Kerry Washington

Miss Washington is a board member of V-Day, a nonprofit that works toward ending domestic violence against women and children. Always at the forefront of fashion, she uses her chic style to raise money and awareness for this great cause. She has designed two handbags for the Allstate Foundation’s Purple Purse program, which have successfully raised funds for over 160 domestic violence programs around the country. Talk about #badassbosslady!

Kerry Washington Makeup

How We Got The Look

To achieve this gorgeous satin complexion and matte smokey eye we started with MAC Prep + Prime Natural Radiance to give a natural glow to the skin. We used MAC Matchmaster Foundation because of its blendability. For a mauve cheek we used L.A. Girls Glam palette and added a cheek highlight with the NYX Strobe of Genius palette. Washington’s signature matte smokey eye was done with deep matte eyeshadows from Inglot and blended out to create a seamless look. We used a rich black eyeliner along the bottom lash line and smudged out with a smudge brush. To finish this look off we used a true nude lip liner (MAC Boldy Bare) and Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Noble for a long-lasting effect.

Do you want to try this smokey eye and satin complexion yourself? Show off your looks with the hashtag #badassbosslady and tag @maketherestup.

Make the Rest Up creates content and curates beauty and lifestyle products with a mission to change the perception of beauty through philanthropy and empowerment. We focus on the fun and confidence that makeup and beauty provides, while giving back to causes at the core of women's needs, such as literacy and entrepreneurship.  10% of all our sales are donated to various charities supporting our favorite charities of these causes.