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Behind The Scenes With Lupita Nyong’o

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In April, superstar Lupita Nyong’o made history as the first Black ambassador for French cosmetics house, Lancôme. And now the stunning actress, who is most known for her stellar performance in Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave, is being featured in a new behind the scenes video for the brand’s L’Absolu Rouge ad.

Photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, the actress shows off her flawless looks and smooth skin while posing in two gorgeous gowns. “Working with Mert and Marcus was a lot of fun. They were very precise, very specific about what they wanted, but they did it with such a joy,” she says in the video. “You want nothing but to help them accomplish what they are doing and it’s so easy to trust them.”

During the behind the scenes video, the beauty dishes about her love for makeup. “I like to experiment with makeup,” the 31-year-old explains. “Makeup for me is like the frame of an art piece. Wearing lipstick makes me feel well-dressed.”

“I like my foundation lite so that my skin breathes threw it. I don’t like it to feel caked.”

She ads, “After a days work, we had a dance party. Which was fun.”

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Dwyane Wade On New Heartfelt Documentary: It’s A Story “I Never Got A Chance To Tell As A Kid”

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It’s been an epic week for Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union.

It first started with one of the biggest trades of the year with Wade returning back to Miami to finish the rest of the season with the Heat. “I was happy,” Wade told us on Thursday night about the trade.

He added, “The journey of the NBA took me to Chicago, it took me to Cleveland, but it also brought me back to Miami; a place from a basketball sense birthed me.”

Days following the big NBA announcement, the lovebirds then celebrated the release of Dwyane’s documentary, Shot in the Dark, which the NBA champion produced alongside Chance the Rapper.

The film follows the Orr Academy High School basketball team on Chicago’s Westside. Throughout the documentary, cameras capture the journey of individual athletes trying to make it to the NBA despite growing up in the violent streets of Chicago.

During the screening, Wade also opened up to HipHollywood about why the project was near and dear to his heart. “It’s home,” the Chicago native said. “I jumped on board right away because it’s a story being told that I never got a chance to tell as a kid. To be able to shed some positive light on a tough, dark situation for us was big.”

Union added, “I’m so proud. Coming up on Hoop Dreams … It explores so many other topics that are critical to kids in Chicago.”

As for whether or not D-Wade picked up some advice from his TV star boo, not quite. When asked what tips Union gave Wade ahead of the project, the actress told us, “None. You have to learn. Humility and school of hard knocks. Things are not going to go your way and you have to learn through experience just like the rest of us.”

Check out the documentary on February 24 on Fox Sports.

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