The Scandal star, who is expecting her first child, paired her custom dusty lavender Jason Wu gown with Armani’s gorgeous plum-colored Rouge d’Armani 609 lipstick topped with Neutrogena’s MoistureSmooth Color Stick in Rich Raisin to perfectly accent her smoky eye and bare cheeks.
But it took Washington, 37, a while before she felt confident to play up one of her strongest features.
“Sometimes it takes someone saying to you, ‘Do you know how beautiful your lips are? You should try wearing red lipstick,’” she said recently.
Well, we’re happy the expectant actress changed her mind because her makeup was flawless. And so was her hair.
“I was thinking ‘goddess,’” hairstylist Takisha Sturdivant-Drew tells PEOPLE. “I pulled one side back and pinned it in three places instead of just in the center.”
As for her beautiful dress, her stylist Erin Walsh said they wanted “something timeless and streamlined versus complicated and fussy.”
– Shanelle Rein-Olowokere