In Which Kerry Washington Inspires Us to Dig THIS Item Out of Our Makeup Bag

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First things first: Olivia Pope, a.k.a. Kerry Washington, can do absolutely no wrong in our beauty book. Even when she attempts a look that can best be described as slightly questionable—like what's pictured above, for example—Kerry nails it every single time because she's pretty much perfect. (Yes, we're fangirling.)

Can you guess what we're referring to? No? Look closely... it's dark lip liner. Kerry's makeup artist used a chocolate-color lip pencil to define the outline of her pout before filling her smile in with a fleshy peachy nude hue. 

Admittedly, we haven't used a dark lip pencil in years, but hey, if it's good enough for Kerry...

Interested? Try: MAC Cosmetics Lip Pencil in Chestnut, $15.