Lupita Nyong’o has never been one to shy away from displaying her natural locs. She’s known for pushing the limit when it comes to her hair and makeup choices.
A stunner while walking the red carpet at events, the Oscar-winning actress, along with her hairstylist, Vernon Francois, and makeup artist Nick Barose, isn’t afraid to experiment with bold styles. The 36-year-old actress has sported goddess braids with gold ribbon woven into her hair, silver hair clips to create a dome, and even a half-shaved, half-bob hairstyle.
“I don’t feel defined by my hair, and I think that’s why I like to play with it,” Lupita said in an interview with Porter magazine.
And when it comes to makeup, she's tried everything from tribal-inspired eyeshadow to having the perfect pout in black lipstick.
The “Wakanda” actress is pulling out all of the stops sporting scary, chic makeup, including red, painted eyebrows and vampire-inspired contact lenses. Talk about method acting!
Take a look at Lupita’s most iconic hair and makeup styles.
Lupita hit the Stephen Colbert show in NYC wearing yellow, vampire-inspired contact lenses with a bold pink lipstick.
Lupita sported a curly up-do with red contact lenses and black makeup to the London premiere of Us.
Lupita is in full character mode, wearing red makeup over her eyebrows along with large goddess braids accented with silver barrettes.
Lupita attended the SXSW premiere of Us in full-on tribal-inspired hair and makeup. The silver hair clips and red eye-shadow accent her brown skin beautifully.
Lupita hit the streets of NYC sporting a playful side ponytail puff. We are loving this bright and colorful look.
Lupita attended the NYC premiere of Us sporting a sleek side bob that only she can pull off. The actress pulled the chic look together with minimal makeup with a bold red lipstick.
Lupita experimented with turquoise eyeliner and an up-do to the pre-Oscars dinner. Can we say royalty?
Lupita wore gbraids with gold ribbon woven throughout to the Critic's Choice Awards. She looks like a goddess!
Lupita wore her textured locs pulled back with a royal blue ribbon to match her blue Golden Globes gown.
The Oscar-winning actress wore twists with yellow ribbon and a smoky eye to a speaking engagement.
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