Lupita Nyong’o will forever be my #WCW. Something about her spirit is just timelessly beautiful to me.
When I read that she'd been dubbed Glamour Magazine's Woman of the Year, I knew I wanted to recreate her 2014 Oscar beauty for today's Look of the Week. Since I'm not planning on going to the Oscars any time soon, I adapted the look to wear to work.
Lupita’s shadow is just a wash of gray, so after filling in my brows and priming my lids, I took a fluffy eye shadow blending brush and lightly dusted on the shade Mugshot from the Naked 3 Palette. Any sort of taupe/gray color will do, I just like that this one has a slight rose tint.
What I also like about Lupita's look is that she has very subtle winged liner. So I started by lining my lids with Jordana 12 HR Made To Last Liquid Eyeliner in Black.
Next, I took an angled liner brush, dipped it in a dark brown shadow (I used Shea Moisture Shadow Pan in Claudia), and smudged out the line, using the pointed end to extend it into a wing.
And of course I topped it with a couple of coats of mascara.
FACE & LIPS
To get that healthy glow that Lupita is ALWAYS in possession of, I used Bare Minerals Serum Foundation and dusted a mixture of MAC Blush in Gingerly and Milani Baked Blush in Rose D’oro on my cheeks.
For the lips, I wanted to do a muted version of Lupita’s coral look, so I layered Glo Minerals Lipstick in Siren underneath Soap and Glory’s Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Stick in Nudist.
Lupita’s not my only inspiration this week: you guys were looking beautiful in last week's LOTW comments!
- Who would be your "Woman of the Year"? (She doesn't have to be an actress, or even famous.)
- Do you love Lupita as much as I do?