People Magazine: Go Inside Katie Lowes’s Glam Night!

On her way to a Max Mara and Allure-hosted dinner in honor of #TGIT, the Scandal star let us peek inside her getting-ready routine (spoiler alert: it’s super glam!)


BRUSH UP: Makeup artist Kindra Mann prepped Lowes for the big day: “An artist’s tools,” Lowes writes.


GO GLAM: Hairstylist Sunnie Brooke joins Mann on Katie’s glam squad: “The beautification begins!”


ACCESSORIES MAKE THE OUTFIT: “Oooh jewelry,” Lowes writes of her extras selection (which includes shoes by Max Mara and Stuart Weitzman and clutches by Kotur and Nancy Gonzalez), coordinated by stylist Laura Spinella. “Picking out jewelry to borrow is always my fave part!”


LASH BLAST: “I do this a lot, but having other people do your make-up never gets old!”


BOB IS BEST: “I’ve never done a fake bob! And I’ve always wanted to! I’ve had long hair my whole life so this is what it would be like to have short hair. And I love it.”


DRESS THE BEST: “My outfit for tonight! Laura Spinella – my soul sister – she’s been with me since the beginning and we have the most fun picking clothes. We loved this chic Max Mara ‘Gerona’ dress. The color, the neck, the long sleeves. It’s time-of-year appropriate and so classy!”


BEAUTY QUEEN: “We went with maroon smoky eye and a nude lip. To go with the maroon dress!”


SHINE ON: “#MirrorTime!”


ALMOST THERE! “My mother in law got me this robe in Japan.  I could wear it ALL DAY.  But we gotta change! So here we go: Before and…”


READY TO GO: “…After! Thank you Laura, Kindra, Sunnie Brooke and Max Mara for making me look purty!”


KILLING IT: “I’m FEELING this look.”


CHIC SQUAD: “My girls! My glam squad [from left: Sunnie, Laura, Kindra]. Getting ready with these ladies is always freaking FUN.”