Kerri Washington is not a novice to the beauty industry! Over the past two years, the Scandal star has been working with Neutrogena as a Creative Consultant to specifically address the needs of women of color. Now, Washington has taken beauty to another level by inking a deal with OPI as creative brand ambassador.
In her role as “Creative Ambassador”, she will co-design a line of lacquers with the brand’s co-founder and creative director Suzi Weiss-Fischmann.
Washington told WWD, “Suzi’s such a fierce female entrepreneur… This is going to be a lot of fun. I’m looking forward to testing out new colors on the red carpet. The fun, for me, is that nail lives in the crossover space between fashion and beauty. I love to play with nail color on the red carpet and explore new shades.”
We know Kerri loves the red carpet and cute nail polish. Check out Kerry serving on the red carpet and hot nail polish choices.
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So what are some of Washington’s favorite OPI shades? She told WWDthat her short list included “Lincoln Park After Dark,” a deep red-black; “Big Apple Red,” a bright candy-apple shade; and “You Don’t Know Jacques,” a taupe polish. “I’m also a big fan of Gwen Stefani’s line for OPI,” Washington said.“She has done such a great job having her collection represent her — not just with OPI, but through everything she’s done. If I can do something similar, I will be very happy.”
So when should we expect to see the collection?
WWD reports that Washington’s collection will boast 15 colors and will be on counters on Aug. 4. The polishes will cost 10 bucks a pop. So basically Kerry Washington x OPI boasts a wide variety of colors, is affordable and will arrive in time for late summer and early fall.
No worries ladies, August is around the corner!