Prepare to take notes: Here's what we've learned from Olivia Pope and the rest of the gang.
Although she regularly encounters epically messy situations (ie: harboring a not-so-secret torch for the President of the United States), Olivia Pope isn’t afraid to rock a pressed white power suit. Gruesome murders and brash kidnappings be damned!
Sassy and complex, Abby Whelan is the hardest working gal in the crisis management biz. But despite her nonstop schedule at Olivia Pope & Associates, she still manages to keep her red mane fresh and vibrant. Steal a page from her playbook and keep dyed hues looking vivid with gentle hair products. We like Bain de Terre’s paraben-free product collection.
Fitz may have charm, power, and incredible soul-searching eyes, but we have a soft spot for Olivia’s right-hand man, Huck. Beyond his unflappable loyalty, we so admire his brooding second-day scruff. Encourage the emotionally wounded solider in your life to keep his stubble flake-free with betty&ko™’s facial polish.
According to first lady Melody "Mellie" Grant, plotting fake pregnancies and summoning false tears goes hand in hand with perfectly-coiffed locks and lady-like pearls. Even though she’s been in a number of pickles, Mellie still looks perfectly polished. Kudos, Mellie!
Flashy nail art need not apply. Olivia’s gang of lady gladiators prefers shiny shellac polishes in clean and modern hues. Scandal's lead makeup artist Denise Hooper, told New York Magazine, “They all have natural-looking nails for the office. Kerry's nails are a mix of two colors: CND Shellac in Cocoa layered with Romantique.” Snag your own version of this chic look with Deborah Lippmann Modern Love and RUFFIAN Varnish Top Coat.
Globetrotter and pink lipstick enthusiast, Ally-Marie is an admitted product hoarder and a diehard advocate for heat-free hairstyle.