04.04.14 Beauty, Makeup

Lupita Nyong’o for Lancôme

Lupita Nyong’o for Lancôme

Following an epic red carpet run during awards season, which saw the actress experiment with a wide array of lips colours and eye shadows thanks to her makeup artist Nick Barose, I knew it would only be a matter of time before Lupita Nyong’o was scooped up by a beauty brand.

The Oscar winner has been snapped up by French giant Lancôme, joining Julia Roberts, Penélope Cruz, Kate Winslet and Lily Collins as a celebrity ambassador for the brand this September.

Of her new appointment, the ambassadress said “I am particularly proud to represent [Lancôme’s] unique vision for women and the idea that beauty should not be dictated, but should instead be an expression of a woman’s freedom to be herself.”

Lupita will be the first woman of colour to represent the French brand since Dominican model Arlenis Sosa in 2008.

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15 Responses to Lupita Nyong’o for Lancôme

  1. Jones19 April 4, 2014 at 10:43 #

    No surprises there :)

  2. Christine April 4, 2014 at 11:34 #

    Yes!!!!! Can’t wait to see the ads. We need more diversity. Since 2008? Smh

  3. amy April 4, 2014 at 12:26 #

    I think everybody saw this coming. Lupita is like advertising gold right now, she’s the current it-girl.

  4. Leigh April 4, 2014 at 12:48 #

    Had hoped it would have been L’Oréal so we could have seen her at Cannes but oh well :)

    • Catherine Kallon April 4, 2014 at 12:52 #

      I know, but with Zoe and Lupita at Cannes, I don’t think I would be able to cope with so much fabulousness ;)

  5. Neli April 4, 2014 at 12:55 #

    YaY!!! So happy! Go Lupita!!

  6. justme April 4, 2014 at 13:52 #

    Yes! I know she’ll look stunning in the adverts.

  7. Prudence April 4, 2014 at 15:09 #

    YES GIRL ! Imma start buying from them to support my gal!!

  8. H April 4, 2014 at 16:02 #

    Wow, congrats to her! And is Arlenis contract done? It never stopped since 2008…

    • amy April 5, 2014 at 14:23 #

      I think Arleni is still with lancome, she was in their winter fall 2013/2014 ads. plus Lancome uses both models and actresses in their ads, actresses usually get the big perfumes commercials whereas models gets other products.

  9. Anne Gallagher April 4, 2014 at 17:21 #

    Smart choice!

  10. Dhppy April 4, 2014 at 19:51 #

    I wondering what cosmetic company would snap her up.

  11. kelly April 5, 2014 at 00:38 #

    lucky lancome! such a beautiful, talented face for the brand
    jasmine tookes does have a lancome gig too tho…

  12. Larissa April 5, 2014 at 12:20 #

    YES!! So happy for her :)

  13. F April 18, 2014 at 08:01 #

    Lupita’s skin is flawless!!

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