ABC’s “Scandal” star Kerry Washington has been named the creative consultant for beauty brand, “Neutrogena,” which is based in Los Angeles.
The Oscar-winning actress, who is rumored to be pregnant, will not only appear in TV ads for Neutrogena starting January 2014, but will also advise customers on products and what’s most effective in achieving that healthy looking skin.
“There are so many beauty companies out there that are about getting the look of the moment. What I love about this company is that they put health first. It’s not about looking like somebody else, it’s about looking like the best version of yourself.”
Want to know the secret behind Kerry’s flawless skin? Well, Washington shared that she has been using Neutrogena’s Oil Free Acne Wash on and off since she was a teenager.
She added, “I’m a big fan of Neutrogena’s lip tints,” and wore the Moisture Smooth Color Stick in Rich Raisin to the meeting, along with a gorgeous Giambattista Valli dress. She said that “I discovered the brand’s makeup remover towelettes while she was in college, and still uses them on set. I never get blemishes… the product is not expensive and very effective.“
A Neutrogena executive had this to say about partnering for first time with one of their celebrity clients:
“It’s the first time this has been done before, so we’re both still discovering how it’s going to work,” Washington said of her role. “It’s about having a voice. I want to be open to what my fans are saying about stuff I’m sharing with them, and to be able to bring that to the company. Also, because I live and work in makeup, to be able to offer feedback about products in action, what they’re like after eight hours on set or after the red carpet, that is interesting to me. I’ll also be co-creating marketing initiatives to pitch product to different audiences.”
L.A times reports: Kerry will be hosting “Saturday Night Live” on Nov. 2, a challenge she’s looking forward to.
“They’re a well-oiled machine,” she said of the cast. “So I’m just going to drop myself in their comedy boot camp and try to have a lot of fun.”