“I never go to sleep with makeup on,” Washington said to Brown. “I wear makeup at work every day and then cook underneath lights, so I always have those remover wipes in my bag because they get everything—even waterproof mascara.”
And when she’s not playing Olivia Pope, the Neutrogena spokeswoman stays fresh as a daisy. “On my days off, I am really a no makeup (or very little makeup) girl,” she says. “I think a little concealer is great and I love mascara. A little lip, a little eye—I feel like you are good to go!”
But when it comes to her closet, the mom to Isabella, 5 months with husband Nnamdi Asomugha, is happy to take big risks. “I really gravitate toward having all different styles in my closet because I feel like I always want to dress to fit my mood or where I am going,” Washington explained, name-checking Jason Wu, Calvin Klein, Oscar de la Renta, and Rodarte as her designers for her stunning red carpet looks.
She does stick to one fashion rule, though: “I think every girl should have a tailor in her phone,” Washington insisted. “I don’t care if you are like a supermodel size zero or a plus size girl, clothes are not meant for every single person—it is just not possible.”