Get the Kerry Washington “Smoky Eye”

The last part of the “Scandal” spoof “Escándalo”, aired Thursday, April 12,  on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and Kerry Washington rocked the classic smoky eye. Learn how to achieve this beauty basic in a matter of minutes!

What you will need:


Black Eye Pencil

Angled Eye-Shadow Brush

Gray Powder Eye-Shadow

Black Powder Eye-Shadow


Domed Shadow Brush

Large Eye-Shadow Brush

Shimmery Gray Cream Shadow


Cotton Swab

Step 1:

Prep your eyes with concealer to eliminate dark circles around your eyes. Apply the concealer to the inner corners and the bottom lash line as well as your upper lids.

Step 2:

Apply your black pencil to the lower rims of your lashes

Step 3:

Use a small angled brush to blur the line that you created to the lower rims of your lashes. Use this same brush and apply grey eye-shadow to your lower rims. Then apply a dab of black shimmery shadow on top.

Step 4:

Now move to your upper lids and apply the black pencil to your upper rims of your lashes.

Step 5:

Fold your tissue and apply it to your face at an angle from the bottom of your eye to your eyebrow. This will help with excess eye-shadow from getting left behind on your face.

Step 6:

Use a domed powder to apply grey eye-shadow to your upper lids below the crease. Now, apply black eye-shadow to your upper smokyeyelids on the outer corners of your lids and slightly across your crease but do not apply it overwhelmingly.

Step 7:

Use your shadow blending brush to blend the black and grey eye-shadows.

Step 8:

Apply mascara and a subtle lip color for a complete look.