Stefanie Keenan

Neutrogena has named Kerry Washington as brand ambassador. We caught up with the best-dressed star to find out what the news means to her. “It’s thrilling to be associated with a brand so committed to health and beauty,” Washington told InStyle.com exclusively. “So many other product lines are driven around the idea of looking like someone else. Neutrogena is really about being the best version of yourself.” In her new role, the star will be providing creative input on marketing campaigns and products, with ads officially debuting in early 2014. She credits drinking lots of water and taking off all of her makeup at night—she’s obsessed with Neutrogena’s Makeup Removing Wipes ($6.49 at neutrogena.com)–for her glowing complexion. Her fall beauty favorite? She loves the MoistureSmooth Color Stick ($8.49 at neutrogena.com) in Rich Raisin, “When I’m not working, I’m really low maintenance,” she says. “This is ultra moisturizing and just gives the perfect sheer pop of color—it’s very fresh.” Since we’re so obsessed with her Scandal wardrobe we just had to ask: What piece of clothing would she steal from Olivia Pope’s coveted closet? “I love all of her Prada bags,” Washington says laughing and adds, “and all of the cashmere. I love that she lounges around the house at night in cashmere.”

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