On Scandal, Kerry Washington‘s character is the one with the answers on handling public relations problems. In life, the same is true when it comes to beauty. Here’s what we learned from her in 2012.
Lesson 1: Stop stressing out about your curls. You don’t even have to brush them out after you create them—you can just let them be if you’re in the mood.
Lesson 2: False lashes on the bottom aren’t as weird as they sound. In fact, they look kinda cool (on Kerry, at least).
Lesson 3: That regular ol’ headband you toss on to run errands? You can actually use it to make an updo look really chic. Easy to forget.
Lesson 4: You may think red lips with a red dress is too much, but sometimes it’s just right.
Lesson 5: A bump in the back of your ponytail can make it look red-carpet-worthy. It’s all about volume.