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LUPITA’S STELLAR BEAUTY

All The Makeup Details From Her SAG Awards Look!

Actress Lupita Nyong’o’s beauty is legendary…and never more so than when the she appeared last night at the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG) as a presenter. The big-screen superstar, and Lancôme Ambassadress, flaunted a stunning iridescent makeup look that’s right at home under the spotlight. Here, makeup artist Nick Barose breaks down all of Lupita’s makeup moves…

The Inspiration: “I wanted to play off the iridescent sheen of her dress that reminds me of a beautiful, sleek serpent by focusing on the shine on eyes and reflect that serpent-like quality with fierce eyeliner and luminous skin,” details makeup artist Barose.

LUMINOUS SKIN: “I prepped Lupita’s skin with Lancôme Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate Serum. I followed with this Lancôme Advanced Génifique Light Pearl on the eyes. Next, I applied Lancôme La Base Pro primer to magnify the T-zone,” shares Barose. “This is key because the red carpet starts in the afternoon and it’s still sunny and hot!”

BRILLIANT EYES: “I brushed Lancôme Sourcils Brow Gel in Clear to build shape and keep brows nice and groomed then fill them in with Lancôme Sourcils Definis pencil in Noir to make the shape fuller and longer at the ‘tails.’ Next I applied Lancôme Monsieur Big Mascara onto the lashes and followed with Lancôme Monsieur Big Eyeliner Marker along the eyelids,” notes the makeup pro. “To smudge the eyeshadow on the lids, I used a damp brush and then applied Lancôme Color Design Eye Shadow in All That Shimmers on the eyelids and brow bones, followed by the Lancôme Color Design Eye Shadow in It List on the outer corners and extend it out a bit for subtle drama.”

LOVELY LIPS: “We prepped Lupita’s lips with Lancôme Absolue Precious Cells Nourishing Lip Balm,” details Barose about Lupita’s SAG Awards lip look. “Then I lined and filled in the lips with Lancôme Le Lipstique in Raisinberry and then topped it off with Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge Lipstick in Rendez-Vous.

Photo courtesy Lancôme.

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INSTAGRAM BEAUTY HITS!

6 Star Style Inspo To Try!

Let these celebrity beauties inspire your next mane move!

1. Anika Noni Rose

Photo: Instagram.com /@anikaaroundtheworld

 

2. Remy Ma

Photo: Instagram.com /@remyma

 

3. Zonnique

Photo: Instagram. com/@zonniquejailee

 

4. Justine Skye

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5. Kandi Burruss

Photo: Instagram. com/@kandi

 

6. Monica

Photo: Instagram. com/@monicabrown

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KERRY’S COOL COIF

Ms. Washington’s Chic Mane How-Tos!

Looking chic on the red carpet is a Kerry Washington signature move. After all, the actress always seems to look flawless with every appearance—especially when it comes to her hair. Here the star’s personal hair pro, Takisha Sturdivant-Drew, shares the details on how she crafted Kerry’s coif for the star’s appearance at yesterday’s 49th NAACP Image Awards…

“My inspiration for Kerry’s voluminous textured ponytail was her Michael Kors dress. The dress is pretty but I felt it needed that extra volume hanging down her back,” shares celebrity hair pro Takisha Sturdivant-Drew who opted to craft a dramatic ponytail for Kerry’s red-red carpet moment.

“This long hair ponytail is all about texture. If you have naturally wavy/curly hair, dab on a little Neutrogena Triple Moisture Deep Recovery Hair Mask to your wet hair and then blow it dry with a round brush,” shares the star stylist.

To style up Kerry’s coif, Sturdivant-Drew prepped the star’s hair with Neutrogena Anti-Residue Shampoo and conditioned mane with the Triple Repair Deep Recovery Hair Mask. The stylist air dried the hair at a medium temperature to keep the texture in the hair. “I gathered all of Kerry’s hair into a loose ponytail. Then I added the TSD Extensions Kinky Curly Hair ponytail,” she notes. “I finished off the style by using hair pins to secure the ponytail in place. Lastly, I brushed her hair out to give it that added texture and flat ironed some pieces as well to balance it out.”

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6 Golden Globes Hairstyles Worth A Second Look!

Check out six stunning hairstyles that deserved more time on the red carpet from last night’s 75th Annual Golden Globes Awards!

1. Viola Davis’ chic ‘Fro

2. Zoe Kravitz’ pretty pixie cut

3. Mary J. Blige’s glam upsweep

4. Halle Berry’s flirty bangs

5. Aja Naomi King’s sleek lengths

6. Samira Wiley’s soft spirals

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INSTAGRAM BEAUTY HITS!

6 Star Style Inspo To Try!

Let these celebrity beauties inspire your next mane move!

1. Keesha Sharp

Photo: Instagram.com /@keeshasharp

 

2. Joan Smalls

Photo: Instagram.com /@joansmalls

 

3. Ta’Rhonda Jones

Photo: Instagram. com/@tarhondajay

 

4. Faith Evans

Photo: Instagram. com/@therealfaithevans

 

5. Amber Stevens West

Photo: Instagram. com/@amberonistevenswest

 

6. Keke Palmer

Photo: Instagram. com/@keke

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INSTAGRAM BEAUTY HITS!

6 Star Style Inspo To Try!

Let these celebrity beauties inspire your next mane move!

1. SZA

Photo: Instagram.com /@sza

2. Storm Reid

Photo: Instagram.com /@stormreid

3. LaLa

Photo: Instagram. com/@lala

4. Ryan Destiny

Photo: Instagram. com/@ryandestiny

5. Duckie Thot

Photo: Instagram. com/@duckieofficial

6. NeNe Leakes

Photo: Instagram. com/@neneleakes

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