Lupita Nyong’o Shares Skin Advice & Her Favourite Lip Colour

Posted by PZ on July 10th, 2015

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Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o has shared her best skin advice, commenting that she feels it is most important to protect skin from the sun and that although she says it can be harder to detect potential problems on dark skin, she feels it is something everyone needs to be aware of. She said:

”Protect your skin from the sun. As my skin is dark, it’s harder to detect a problem, but it can burn.”

Lupita is known for her colourful red carpet makeup choices, regularly wearing bright eyeshadows and lip colours, and the actress says she loves to experiment with different products, particularly striking lipstick shades. She revealed her favourite lip colour:

”I like to experiment. In terms of lipstick, I like bright colours like Lancôme L’Absolu in Rouge Rayonnant, especially for the red carpet. I’m in a place of privilege. I’m honoured to be an image that young girls of my skin colour will see and help them feel more beautiful and validated.”

The actress also says that she keeps her hair short not because she actually wanted it that way, but because she started to grow tired of having to go to hair salons and felt it was easier to manage at a short length. She thought she was wasting too much time on her hair when her career should be more important:

”Shaving my head wasn’t a conscious thing – I was just tired of going to the hair salon. When I began acting, I thought it was more important to hone my craft and spirit rather than concern myself with my appearance.”

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