Why Kerry Washington's Latest Beauty Look Is Perfect for Brides

Hair & Beauty
Kerry Washington BET Awards

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Kerry Washington, we officially want to be you. Just two months after giving birth to an adorable baby girl, the Scandal star is more gorgeous than ever (if that's humanly possible). Kerry never fails to pull off the whole "I woke up like this" natural-beauty vibe, but recently at the BET Awards her radiant skin, fuss-free waves and natural makeup made her extra-beautiful. Her easy look couldn't be more perfect for a summer wedding, and, luckily, it's not hard to pull off.

Luminous Skin: Kerry has the whole new-mom glow thing, but you can also get her impossibly dewy skin with a little help from highlighter. After applying BB cream (the SPF makes it perfect for outdoor summer weddings), dab luminizer on each cheekbone, on the bridge of your nose, and above your upper lip. Instant bone structure!
Try: NARS Illuminator in Copacobana, $30, available at Sephora

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Wide-Open Eyes: Skip the raccoon look for your wedding and take a cue from Kerry's bright, subtly defined peepers. The secret? Focus on your top lashes: Swipe a shimmery bronze shadow through your crease and up to your browbone, then fill it in with a lighter taupe shade (or, if you're fair-skinned, champagne). Then, along your upper lash line, use a bold, thick liner to create a smooth line that wings out in the outer corners of your eyes. Finish with three coats of volumizing mascara.
Try: Maybelline New York Color Plush Silk Eyeshadow in Give Me Gold, $6, available at Amazon; Benefit They're Real! Push Up Liner, $24, available at Benefit

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Ultrasmooth Curls: If you have relaxed hair, you don't have to pull it up for your wedding (although you've got endless gorgeous options). Get frizz-free waves by applying a smoothing cream before you blow it out with a round brush, then run a curling iron on low heat over 1-inch sections.
Try: Carol's Daughter Macadamia Hold and Control Smoother, $22, available at Carol's Daughter

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