Saturday, March 2, 2024

Lupita Nyong’o’s Makeup Artist Shares How-To Video on Working with a Darker Complexion & Stealing the Actress’ Beauty Look

Nick Barose – the man behind actress Lupita Nyong’o’s stunning makeup looks, including that of her Oscar moment earlier this year – has revealed the secrets to stealing her beauty look in a short how-to video.

Talking to Teen Vogue, Mr Barose shows a step-by-step on creating the simple, radiant evening look the actress wore to the 2014 Oscars (where she was spied collecting an award while simultaneously bringing back the headband), as well as giving tips on how to work with a dark complexion, which Lupita has become a champion of.

Nick Barose, seen here (top left) with Lupita Nyong'o and the rest of her glam squad
Nick Barose, seen here (top left) with Lupita Nyong’o and the rest of her glam squad

Barose explains;

“When you have a dark complexion, don’t be scared of colour… have fun with it.”

Lupita Nyong'o's famed Oscars beauty look, which could've won an award all by itself...
Lupita Nyong’o’s famed Oscars beauty look, which could’ve won an award all by itself

On working on Lupita’s famed, flawless face for the prestigious awards show earlier this year, the artist reveals;

“I wanted it to be more about her and not so much about the makeup.”

See below the short how-to video on achieving the look at home – which is just packed with great, must-try tips for girls working with a beautiful, dark complexion – then let us know how you get on creating your own Oscar-worthy look via the comments box or on Twitter using @SPICETVAFRICA.

Video & image source:,, @Lupitanyongo

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