Here at e.l.f. we’re not only obsessed with the show Scandal, we’re also HUGE fans of the show’s gorgeous star, Kerry Washington, who plays the powerful DC crisis management specialist Olivia Pope. While she didn’t take home the big award at last weekend’s Emmys (She was nominated for Outstanding Actress in a Drama) she still looked stunning on the red carpet. What are her secrets?

If only we could get a snapshot into how Kerry got ready for one of the biggest nights of her life…And we can! Kerry’s stylist, Erin Walsh, documented the entire process of Emmy beautification! Our favorite part is the impressive haul of cosmetics that her makeup artist, Carola Gonzalez came armed with–a whole suitcase! We think it all paid off though, Kerry looked positively ethereal at the awards, and although she didn’t take home the statuette, she certainly won the beauty award in our book! (And she matched her nails to her dress!)

What do you think of Kerry’s Emmy look?