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Lupita Nyong’O stole our hearts years ago, with her role in the movie ‘12 Years A Slave‘. The role earned her an Oscar for best supporting actress. Several movies and jaw dropping performances later, her beautiful skin got our attention!
You take one look at Lupita and only one apt phrase comes to mind ”black don’t crack”. You can’t help but wonder how her skin stays resisting environmental and even biological factors. Luckily for us the 35 year old shared her beauty routine in an interview with Elle. Read on to find out Lupita Nyongo’s skin care secrets.
For Her Skin
Lupita admits to a very simple skincare routine that comprises of a face wash, toner and natural oils before moisturizer. Surprisingly, she doesn’t use sunscreen yet. ”I have a very dry complexion so I use avocado oil to wipe off my make-up. It’s gentle and doesn’t strip my skin”.
The ambassadress for Lancome also says she uses the Lancome Advanced Genifique Hydrogel Melting Mask to hydrate her skin. So if you want Lupita Nyong’O’s skin, hydration is very key.
On Her Make-up
Lupita loves the Lancome Monsieur Big Mascara. ”It’s really, really black, and that’s great for me because I’m dark. Oftentimes, mascaras are on the grayer side, so the contrast isn’t as sharp against my skin”.
The black beauty also had a tip for us on how to apply lipstick better as taught by her make-up artist, Nick Barose. ”You have to start from the middle of your mouth and work outward, rather than the other way…this method gives you more control and makes the application more even”.
For Her Hair
On how she takes care of her 4C hair, Lupita revealed working with hairstylist Vernon Francois who is passionate about natural afro hair helps.
”I use his Scalp Nourish-Ment Braids and Locs Spray to add moisture and oil back to my scalp…’‘
So now you know Lupita Nyong’O’s skin care routine, we can all agree that having a good beauty routine contributes to having ageless skin. Here’s how you can keep your skin looking young.