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LOTD: Lupita Nyong’o’s US Vogue October 2015 cover + opulent autumn look

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Lupita Nyong’o US Vogue October 2015. Makeup by Nick Barose for Lancome and hair by Vernon Francois. Image source Huffington Post

When the first pictures of the October Vogue cover crossed the news feeds, we all collectively gasped and shouted ‘Yaaaaasssssss!’. ‘Yaaaaaaaasssssss!’ Lupita slayed!  The look is not overly fancy but super luxurious and I knew instantly I had to recreate the look.  Although it is 2015, seeing a woman of colour in on a major magazine cover is still quite uncommon and they often share covers during the same month. So *obviously* , I had to go out and buy it.  As I flipped through her spread, I was so impressed! She is not a model, but between the herself, the stylists/artists and who ever organised the shot did a fantastic job! They knew exactly what would look amazing on her! And could we for a moment talk about her skin? Gawd!  Like butter! Just proves that amazing skin and skincare should be the focus of your beauty routine.  And her hair! Love when she wears a side part and I also love that she is always switching it up.  You can totally have short, natural hair and it can be so versatile.

So I selected the picture of Lupita in the gorgeous blue dress by Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci Haute Couture. 

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UGHHHHHHH! This dress! This look!! Source

The focus of the makeup look was flawless skin and deep aubergine lip, but there was also a hint of green colour surrounding the eyes.  It’s a very wearable look, not overworked, not over contoured/highlighted, but is bold and packs a punch!

Here is what I came up with. 

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noiretropicalbeauty lotd lupita nyongo vogue cover

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LOTD inspired by Viola Davis’ character on HTGAWM and my first autumn look!

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Have you folks been watching “How To Get Away With Murder” starring Viola Davis? It’s another creation of Shonda Rhimes! At least in the US, Thursdays have officially become “Shonda Thursdays”. I feel sorry for the other networks. Shondaland has taken over!

Anyway, I loved the makeup that was done on Viola Davis’ character, Professor Annalise Keating. I loved that fact that they did not play it too safe, it was rather smokey, for a middle aged woman working as a professor and a practicing lawyer. I think sometimes society sets way too many rules based on arbitrariness. If you like it, wear it!

I was inspired by the look, which was basically a smokey eye with a pop of gold/copper in the centre of the lid. I did a more toned down version, a light brown smokey eye with a pop of gold in the centre.

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Here’s the main products that I used:

  • NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow in Himalia – a gorgeous very shimmery light gold on the centre of the lid.
  • MAC Matte2 eyeshadow in Signed, Sealed – a dark matte dark chocolate in the crease and outer eye lid.
  • Senna Cosmetics Glow Eye Color in Cordovan – described as a ‘bronzed wine’ to the inner and outer upper lid.
  • NARS Eye Paint in Black Valley – matte black gel liner, no wing (shock!)
  • L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black – black mascara
  • Just some facial oil and Embryolisse Lait Crème Concentre on my skin.

What do you think of the show??

Laters!

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