Lupita Nyong’o always uses makeup to make a statement every time she steps out, whether it's parties or the red carpet. The Black Panther actress is known for her bold choices when it comes to eye makeup. From violet to cobalt blue and pink, Nyong’o has sported vivid bright colours on her lips and eyes. Her glowing complexion makes the boldest of shades stand out beautifully, which she carries with commendable grace. She is one of the few people who can pull off shocking hues with the coolness of a cucumber, and she looks like a majestic queen!
The 12 Years a Slave star also loves donning metallic makeup--her gold lips and blinding highlighter looks have almost become iconic.
While she's given up multiple instances to fawn over her makeup, we've narrowed down Lupita Nyong'o's best beauty looks for you. Between her shocks of bright lip colour and metallic choices, these are Nyong'o's boldest makeup looks that are all the inspiration we need.
Most recently, here she is serving her ultra-glam look—a crushed berry lip with ash-toned eyes—complete with a feathery stole at the Oscars 2019 afterparty. You can recreate this with the Manish Malhotra Hi-Shine Lipstick in Wilde Rose & the Manish Malhotra 4 in 1 Eyeshadow Palette in Paparazzi.
The actor matched her powder pink pleated dress with berry pink lips to create a beautiful contrast that has us impressed! And it wasn't even Wednesday.
Leave it to Lupita to effortlessly rock a statement-making coif with purple power lips.
We still can't get over her 2019 Golden Globes look where she turned heads in her shiny red lipstick and sparkly purple eyeshadow.
When she not only rocked metallic lips but also paired it with a fierce cat eye. Our LIT Lip & Sparkles in Crown Jewels will give you the same effect.
A red pout with a two-toned pink & grey smoky eye? Yes, please!
Wearing a pop of colour on her lips at the 2019 BAFTA Tea Party, she kept the rest of the look simple apart from a touch of highlighter on the lips. PRO TIP: Top your favourite lip shade with a drop of Spotlight.
Matching her gold blazer with equally bold makeup, she worked metallic green underliner (hello, LIT Matte Eyeliner Pencil in Yass) extended into dramatic wings paired with a glossy pout.
We swooned when she wore electric blue on her eyes at the Black Panther London promotions last year.
She blew us away on the red carpet at SAG awards in her 80’s style blue eye makeup. Also, notice the purple on the outer corners, and golden highlighter on the brow bones. She breaks all makeup rules like a bawse.
Lupita is our beauty goddess, and we'll be here recreating her looks for days!