On Being Black in the Beauty Industry
POPSUGAR: The Cut recently published an article about what it's like to be black and work in fashion. What has your experience been as a black woman in the beauty industry?
Kerry Washington: It wasn't always easy to walk into a drugstore and find foundation that would work on my complexion. When I first joined Neutrogena nearly five years ago, the darkest foundation shade was tan, and it was not appropriate for my skin tone. Since then, the brand has grown a lot and innovated so much in terms of foundation and concealer ranges, and I am really proud of that. It's been great to step into a company that knew they need to do better and actually wants to do better.