lupita-marie-claireAs the Awards Season gets closer, we can’t help but cast our minds back to the star of the last Awards Season: Lupita Nyong’o. Acing a number of gongs including an Oscar for her role in 12 Years a Slave, Lupita literally walked off the film set straight into the fashion world, acing a few high profile contracts too, including Lancôme.

As befitting the face of Lancôme’s new Visionnaire Cx Serum, the actress has got flawless complexion. Doubtless it is partly thanks to her good genes, but Nyong’o knows how to look after her skin. Want to know the secrets to getting her flawless look? Read on.

Lancôme Visionnaire Cx Serum, £60



“I look for products that bring out the best in my skin, and introduce them into my routine one by one, so I can judge the difference they make. Hydration is key, so before bed I give my skin as much moisture as possible using Lancôme Visionnaire Cx Serum.”

John Masters Organics Rose Foaming Face Wash, £22


“Because of my dry complexion I use John Masters Organics Rose Foaming Face Wash. It’s so gentle and leaves my skin super-fresh without that stripped feeling.”

Essie Nail Polish in I’m Addicted, £7.99


“I love that you can change your nail colour any time and it instantly makes you glamorous. Right now, chic marine nails are what I’m all about.”

La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Protective Oil SPF 50+, £17.50


“It’s a myth that black skin doesn’t burn. Once I burned so bad, and now I’m meticulous about using SPF every day – it’s just so important.”

Urban Decay De-Slick Mattifying Powder, £20














“I use mattifying powders over my skin to absorb the excess oil and stop it from looking shiny.”

Lancôme Teint Visionnaire Skin Perfecting Makeup Duo, £36.50


“Lancôme Teint Visionnaire Skin Perfecting Makeup Duo lets my skin breathe. My golden rule is to always apply make-up in the light you intend wearing it in. Natural daylight is the most honest.”

Neal’s Yard Remedies Avocado Oil, £7.50


“Avocado oil is my miracle body essential. I like products that are as natural as possible, so I can use them all over my body.”

Givenchy Blush Memoire de Forme, £26


“Bright pink blusher looks great on black skin, and obviously you’re not trying to fake a natural flush, so there’s no need to be subtle about it.”

from Marie Claire Smart Beauty October 2014

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