Sorry Black Twitter, you can lay your #LupitaForMAC campaign to rest. According to WWD, Lupita Nyong’o will join Julia Roberts, Penélope Cruz, Kate Winslet and Lily Collins as a celebrity ambassador for Lancôme this September.
It was obvious that the undeniably gorgeous Oscar winner would snag a beauty campaign sooner than later. I mean duh…since her debut Hollywood has been quite obsessed with her unapologetic use of bright hues. #TeamBeautiful has even chronicled many of her standout moments here, and here, and here…oh and here too!
I’d bet my last tube of red matte lipstick that Lupita had plenty of beauty deals to pick from. So why Lancôme?
“What appealed to me about Lancôme is that they’re not dictating what beauty is,” Lupita said. “What they do supports something that already is — and that was appealing to me, too. It’s what drew me to them. Hopefully it’s a symbiotic relationship — that I benefit from being associated with them, and they benefit from being associated with me, as well. And for the consumer at large, I think Lancôme has a range of products for every woman, and I think having me will expand people’s understanding of, hopefully, what Lancôme stands for, who Lancôme is for. – via WWD
Adding Lupita to their rooster of celebrity faces is beyond major! Although the high-end French beauty brand has a number of products perfect for brown girls (I swear by their Dual Finish Powder Foundation), there hasn’t been a black face to represent the brand since Dominican model Arlenis Sosa in 2008.
Of course I’d love to debate the obvious question of why it’s been six years since Lancôme’s last brown face, or why it’s always just room for one pretty brown girl…but I’ll keep my surly thoughts to myself and simply say congratulations to Lupita!
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10 Colors That Look Great on Brown Skin Inspired by Lupita Nyong'o
1. Bold and Blue
To keep all eyes on you, choose a bright blue dress for your next outing whether it's cobalt or royal.
2. Glimmering Gold
We all know gold is glamorous and regal, but Lupita proves it can also be sexy. Throw on leopard accessories and a red lip and you're good to go.
3. Chic Gray
Typically seen as boring, gray is anything but when jazzed up with silver and cobalt blue accessories.
4. Enviable in Green
Green can work for every event on your agenda this Spring. Wear emerald green with flecks of yellow for the office, and bright jade green for a night on the town.
5. Seductive Orange
Black skin is naturally radiant but orange picks up our golden undertones and complements a sun-kissed tan.
6. Pretty in Pastels
One of the biggest Spring trends, soft pastel colors look just as beautiful against brown skin as brights do.
7. Fiery Red
Red is the universal color for fire, passion and sex appeal. Go for the bold in head-to-toe red or add some sex appeal with leopard accessories.
8. Jewel Toned Turquoise
The color that resembles tropical beaches is perfect for Springtime. Turquoise is a great addition to your wardrobe, whether we're talking jewelry, gowns, blouses, dresses or even eyeshadow.
9. Olivia Pope-white
Thanks to the sharp contrast, white flatters brown skin like no other. It's the perfect summer color for everything from gowns to crop tops.
10. Canary Yellow
Don't be afraid to shine bright in yellow gowns and tops that give your skin a natural glow.