Beauty Crush: Lupita Nyong’o

If you haven’t yet heard of Lupita Nyong’o you will definitely be hearing a heck of a lot more of her this year. Just a few years ago Nyong’o was working as a runner on a film for Ralph Fiennes. Now she’s an Oscar and Golden Globe nominee for her seriously incredible job in 12 Years a Slave.


Its our favourite underdog story, a rare Kenyan flower plucked from obscurity and launched into the stratosphere, with the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts and Oprah all gushing over her talent and beauty. 

Ralph Fiennes can be credited with setting Lupita along the path to success. Says Nyong’o, “He asked me what I wanted to do with my life,” she said “and so I very shyly said I wanted to be an actor too, and he sighed deeply and said, ‘Lupita, only act if you can’t breathe without it.’

Aside from her stellar acting skills, Lupita is something a red carpet pro already, stunning in a series of gowns and the perfect beauty looks thanks to her wonderful makeup artist.

Check out our fave beauty looks from Lupita below.




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  • Reply Claire Tuesday 24th May, 2016 at 8:36 am

    Lupita has pretty much red white of the eyes. But still she’ great. Can’t wait to see her in «Queen of Katwe» – I bet that gonna be blast!

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  • Reply dj23249 Wednesday 16th April, 2014 at 7:57 am

    Love Travolta’s pronunciation of her hame – she looks amazing

  • Reply Saroosh Thursday 3rd April, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    she is gorgeous!

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  • Reply yslyenom Wednesday 5th March, 2014 at 11:29 pm

    Beautiful speech that night.

  • Reply yslyenom Wednesday 5th March, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    Congrats on your Oscar win!

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    Reply judi1 Monday 24th February, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    Lovely looking Kenyan woman and great make-up by the make-up artist!

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  • Reply dj23249 Friday 24th January, 2014 at 6:10 am

    Superb performance, very moving film and great style

  • Reply BellaB Thursday 23rd January, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    She is lovely, and can wear such strong colors!

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