Celebrity beauty inspiration: Steal Lupita Nyong’o’s Cannes Look in 5 easy steps!

by Temitope Beesley


In case you’ve somehow missed all the hoopla over Lupita Nyong’o’s amazing Cannes film festival look, let me give you a refresher.

The 12 Years A Slave Oscar winning actress was oh so delicious at the Cannes festival as she twirled and dazzled during the red carpet arrivals. Skin smooth and glowing, hair pulled back into a sleek classy bun and dress so elegant in custom Gucc

All hail the queen of the red carpet. Lupita Nyong'o at Cannes Film Festival.

All hail the queen of the red carpet. Lupita Nyong’o at Cannes Film Festival.

How could it possibly go wrong, eh?

We have come to expect nothing but the best and sophisticated when it comes to Lupita Nyongo’s get up.

Her hair, wardrobe and makeup stylists are winning everytime with African inspired hair styles weather IT BE TAPERED CUT, BRAIDS, CORNROWS OR A TEXTURED UPDO. Her dresses are always regal and inspiring; her makeup bright and happy.

We love the statement piece around her neckline too as this removes the need for accessories when you have a dress like that!

Steal the look

– Looking at the pictures I can imagine her wearing either Lancôme Tiente idole in shade 14 (£30) from Selfridges or Fashion Fair True finish in ebony.


– Get Lupita’s luscious lips with a blend of nightmoth lip liner by Mac cosmetics (£12.50 from Debenhams) mixed in with Vintage lipstick by Anastasia Beverly hills.


– Brush up your Afro in a tight knit bun and accessorise with a similar elegant headpiece like this one from

– For the eyes, use a mid tone beige on the brow bone and dark brown on the lip, Laura Mercier’s body bronzer should do the trick. Try  Maybelline gel liner in noir (black) to add some drama to the eyes.

– Add some colour to the cheeks with Mac’s Raisin blusher which works great on really dark skin tones.

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