Lupita Nyong’o Just Wore Her Second Pair of Colored Contacts in a Week, and They’re YELLOW
UPDATE (February 19, 2019) It was a mere few days ago when Lupita Nyong’o first shocked fans by rocking blood-red contacts to a London premiere of her new film, Us, directed by Jordan Peele. Now, she’s gone and done it again — this time for an appearance on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Monday night. However, round two involved yellow colored contacts rather than the red pair she wore to the previous event, and quite frankly, we can’t figure out which ones are creepier.
Naturally, when Nyong’o posted photos of the look, fans went wild over the anything-but-ordinary eye look, which certainly seems to be related to the aforementioned thriller flick she stars in (out this Friday). “Keep your eyes Jordan Peeled,” the actress captioned one Instagram post, which showcases her staring directly into the camera with bright-yellow, snake-like eyes. The comment section was flooded with messages from fans both confused and in awe of the look.
As for the rest of her beauty beast, makeup artist Nick Barose kept the rest of her eyes minimal to let the focus be on the contacts, and then paired it with a hot-pink lip that perfectly matched her powerhouse pink. For her hair, Vernon François simply straightened the star’s hair and slicked it all to one side. The overall look was mesmerizing — haunting even — and we can’t get enough.
This story was originally published on March 15, 2019.
Lupita Nyong’o is one celebrity we always look forward to seeing on a red carpet, as she’s never been afraid to test the waters with bold and daring beauty looks. Her latest makeup moment is no exception. The actress attended a London-based screening for Jordan Peele’s new film Us (in which she stars) and stepped out in one of the most badass — and dare we say, spooky-hot? — beauty looks we’ve seen on her to date.
The look in question consisted of slate-colored smoky eyes blended almost to her brow bone, bright blush worn high on her cheekbones, and… blood-red contacts.
Nyong’o previewed the iconic look on Instagram, captioning the post, “Seeing Red. #UsMovie.” Naturally, it’s already amassed nearly 200,000 likes and legions of comments praising her and her glam squad, which included Nick Barose, her longtime MUA who was behind her otherworldly makeup and Vernon François, her go-to hairstylist who kept the star’s strand’s fairly minimal as to allow the main focus to be on the makeup (and those contacts).
Judging from the comment section on Nyong’o’s post, people are loving the look just as much as we are. “We don’t deserve you ✨,” Gorgeous 😍😍😍,” and “you’re so beautiful 😩💞” were just a few of countless messages from fans obsessed with her scary-pretty (literally) makeup. Barose kindly shared some of the products he used to achieve the look, which includes Lancôme’s Color Design Palette in Gris Fumee on her eyes, the brand’s Le Monochromatique blush in the shade Haute Couture on her cheekbones, and Drama Liqui-Pencil — an eyeliner — in Noir for her lips, which he topped off with matching dark gloss.
Needless to say, this is one makeup look from Nyong’o we couldn’t forget if we tried. In fact, it might show up in our dreams (or nightmares)? Nevertheless, another red carpet is slain by our beauty hero Lupita Nyong’o.
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