HOW TO: Kerry Washington's Dramatic Manicure by butterLONDON

By Anne Moratto | 03/03/2014 10:22:00 AM


click image to zoomKerry Washington looking radiant on the red carpet at The 86th Academy Awards.

Since the introduction of the "Mani Cam," walking the red carpet means manicures will be in the spotlight along with gowns, jewels, hair and makeup.  At the 86th Academy Awards, butter LONDON Global Colour Ambassador, Katie Jane Hughes, was on-hand to help beautify Kerry Washington and give her a deep, dramatic manicure. 

 “Kerry had worn a similar red shade of lipstick for the London premiere of Django Unchained and loved it, so she wanted to recreate that lip colour for her Oscar nail look, ” said Hughes.

Nail How To:

- To create the look to complement Kerry’s purple Jason Wu dress, Katie began by painting the nails with two coats of butter LONDON Nail Lacquer in La Moss as a base

- She then applied a layer of Nail Lacquer in Saucy Jack to make the nails a bit more red

- Katie finished the look with butter LONDON’s Matte Finish Shine Free Topcoat to make the nails look velvety







Anne Moratto’s well-rounded beauty career includes years in beauty public relations, beauty marketing, beauty manufacturing, and now, with MODERN SALON, in beauty publishing. The through-line has been an intense interest in all things beauty and a sincere appreciation for the skilled artists and entrepreneurs who make the industry so vital, compelling and creative. Anne, a native of Wisconsin, lives with her family in Los Angeles, CA, and is MODERN SALON’s West Coast Beauty and Special Markets Editor. She can be reached at


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