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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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"Whey de lime" Fridays: It's Spring edition!

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Whey de lime Fridays (Friday April 11 2014)

It is finally trying to look a little warmer this weekend! Temperatures are no longer sub-zero! Seriously craving some warmth and sunshine!!

Also I was blown away by the announcement that Lupita Nyong’o is Lancome’s latest ambassadress. I look forward to seeing a lot more ads and photos of her! Also check out Lupita’s Marie Claire USA’s cover and launch party.

Image via Lainey Gossip

Image via Lainey Gossip

Finally, MUA Gregory Arlt did this makeup on The Walking Dead’s Danai Gurira, and it is amazing!

Danai Gurira. Makeup by Gregory Arlt (via Instagram)

Danai Gurira. Makeup by Gregory Arlt (via Instagram)

Super simple look, minimal colour everything is perfect! That skin! His canvas was gorgeous to begin with, but his skills are amazing. This is what I am aiming for as a artist… skin…perfected *off to practice*

 

What are you looking forward to this weekend??

Laters!

Golden Globes 2014 looks and….oh…Happy New Year!

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Yes it’s 2014 and awards season has just started!  Last Sunday was the Golden Globes, which is thought of as a predictor to the Oscars.  I was just really interested in the fashion and makeup.  And waaaay before the show actually started, I was slayed, by Lupita Nyong’o!!  I thought that I was obsessed with Kerry Washington (I still love her), but this chick is flawless!!!!

When was the last time we saw a woman on the red carpet with a close cropped fade?? And that red dress??? The awards were over for me!  I cannot wait to see how her career unfolds!!

Image via Huffington Post

She wore a superwoman cape by Ralph Lauren and shut de place down!!!

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