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Kerry Washington's lipstick love

Kerry Washington hates going to bed with any make-up on.

The 38-year-old actress always looks flawless on the red carpet, with her clothes, hair and make-up always on point. Ahead of an event, the Scandal star makes sure she has the essentials with her before she leaves the house, including lipstick.

“I say, ‘Do I have my keys, do I have my phone, do I have my lipstick?’” she told People magazine. “The one thing you don't want to do is forget your lipstick, because you'll eat, and then you're like, ‘My look isn't complete because I didn't bring my lipstick,’ and you're stuck!”

Kerry is also as rigorous with her post-event cleansing routine. She ensures she takes her make-up off before bed, no matter what time she gets in.

“If worst comes to worst, I use wipes. I hate to go to bed with any make-up on,” she confessed.

The star is currently fronting Neutrogena’s Choose Skin Health Campaign and as a result, she gets access to a wealth of products. For those moments when she hasn’t got time to do a full cleanse and tone routine, she names the brand’s Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes as her favourite.

While Kerry likes to look her best in front of the camera, she admitted to the outlet she likes to keep things a bit more simple when she’s at home.

The mother-of-one particularly uses her time off to give her locks a bit of a rest from all the styling it goes through for the programme and showbiz events.

“Off the red carpet, I usually wear my hair the same way every day: up in a bun,” she explained. “I do so much to it, whether it's [using] heat tools on-set or swimming with my kid (15-month-old daughter Isabelle), that I like to put a good deep-conditioning mask in my hair, throw it up in a bun and just let it heal.”

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