Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington Clarifies Her Magazine Cover Criticism: ‘Airbrushing Is Not the Devil’

Apr/11/2016 at 12:15 PM ET

Kerry Washington has not been shy about speaking out about the pitfalls of Photoshop. Last year, she addressed fan concerns about her seemingly lighter skin on the cover of InStyle by tweeting that it was “an important [conversation] to be had.” And just last week, she expressed dismay about her AdWeek its altered (and unrecognizable) cover photo of her. “It felt strange to look at a picture of myself that is so different from what I look like when I look in the mirror,” she said in a caption for an Instagram post she put up of the cover shot.

But the Scandal isn’t ready to paint all digital touch-ups with the same negative (air)brush.

Kerry Washington AirbrushingBuchan/Deadline/REX/Shutterstock

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Kerry Washington Personally Calls (and Shocks!) a Fan to Let Her Know About Neutrogena's More Diverse Foundation Shades

Apr/08/2016 at 12:19 PM ET

Kerry Washington has been the face of Neutrogena for three years — but until January, the brand’s foundation shades didn’t span wide enough to accommodate darker skin tones like hers. (We know.) So the star took it upon herself to work with the brand to provide dark-skinned women with shades to match their complexion — then surprised one of her biggest fans, Ebony, to share the exciting news.

Kerry Washington NeutrogenaMaarten de Boer/Getty

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It's the Perfect Time to Break Out Your Serenity and Rose Quartz Clothes - Here's How

Apr/01/2016 at 09:30 AM ET

When Pantone announced 2016’s two Colors of the Year, “Serenity” blue and “Rose Quartz” pink, back in December, we yearned for weather warm enough to rock them. The great news is, it’s finally time! Celebs have been rocking both colors on the red carpet lately, and according to the stylists who helped pick the looks, the key to pulling them off is pairing them with complementary hues.


Pantone Serenity blueWill Ragozzino/WWD/REX Shutterstock; Paul Treadway/UPPA/ZUMA; Dan Wooller/REX Shutterstock; David Crotty/PMC/Sipa; Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images; John Sciulli/Getty

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Kerry Washington Only Reads the Comments Near Therapy Days (and Has More Social Media Advice For You)

Mar/14/2016 at 04:29 PM ET

Anyone who watches Scandal while following along on Twitter knows that the show’s biggest fan is none other than Olivia Pope herself, Kerry Washington. The actress live-tweets every week and even admits to having a hand in season two’s direction.

Over the weekend she chatted with InStyle‘s Editorial Director Ariel Foxman at South by Southwest in Austin to talk about all things social media, including how Twitter saved her little show called that could (Scandal) and why her interest in style is all business-oriented.

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Fashion Faceoff: Olivia Pope Wore Michelle Obama's State of the Union Dress on Scandal

Mar/11/2016 at 11:52 AM ET

If there’s any woman who could rival Michelle Obama‘s status as America’s favorite political fashion plate (and First Lady), it’s surely another sartorially savvy “government official,” Kerry Washington’s character Olivia Pope on Scandal. So when Pope showed up on Thursday night’s episode wearing Michelle’s exact State of the Union dress, you best believe it was a Fashion Faceoff for the history books.

Michele Obama Kerry Washington ScandalSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images/Nicole Wilder/ABC

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All the Best Oscars 2016 Afterparty Dress Changes

Feb/29/2016 at 11:22 AM ET

In the immortal words of R.Kelly, “after the party, it’s the afterparty,” which in terms of the Academy Awards really just means if you weren’t in love with your favorite celeb’s choice in Oscars gown the first time around, there’s a whole new chance for them to set things right and bring the glam at one of the hundreds of A-list Hollywood afterparties.

And boy, did they ever. At least 15 stars underwent a major wardrobe swap somewhere between the show and the Vanity Fair event, and dozens more brought their A-game to the afterparties, as seen here. But below, we picked a few of the most stunning style quick changes.

Jennifer Lawrence Oscars 2016 Vanity Fair after party red carpetSteve Granitz/WireImage; ADRIAN SANCHEZ-GONZALEZ/

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Kerry Washington on Setting Personal Goals: 'Now I Have Dreams for My Daughter'

Feb/25/2016 at 09:00 AM ET

Kerry Washington knows a lot about following her dreams — after all, Olivia Pope did manage to make it to the Oval Office. Which is why as the face of Neutrogena, it makes sense that she’s heading the brand’s new campaign, See What’s Possible, which empowers girls all over the world to put their best face forward and reach for their goals.

Kerry WashingtonPictured: Kerry Washington and Cicely Tyson (credit:Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)

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