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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