Lupita Nyong’o is without a doubt Hollywood’s most feted star of the year – Kenya’s president even described her as ‘the pride of Africa’ after her Oscar win for Best Supporting Actress in the movie 12 Years A Slave.
And it seems that beauty brands are keen to
snap up a piece of the Lupita magic – the actress, who was unveiled as the brand ambassadress of Lancome in April, has debuted her first campaign for the beauty brand and looks positively radiant in the imagery.
The Oscar winner showcases the power of the Teint Idole foundation by showcasing a flawless and radiant glow in the new ad. Glowing: Lupita Nyong’o was announced as the new Lancome ambassador earlier this year and now her first campaign for the beauty giant has been unveiled.
The French beauty giant handpicked the 31-year-old and said in a statement at the time: ‘Her instinctive and sophisticated talent and one of a kind beauty, both delicate and strength-exuding, has taken the world by storm.’
Speaking about the Mexican-born, Kenyan actress, the brand said: ‘She is an outstanding example of a natural beauty; confident and simply true to herself, she embraces life with freshness, citing happiness as the most attractive form of radiance.’
Lupita, a graduate of the Yale School of Drama, who starred in several productions in Kenya before landing her breakout role alongside Brad Pitt, said: ‘I am truly honored to join the Maison Lancôme, a brand with such a prestigious history and that I have always loved.
‘I am particularly proud to represent its unique vision for women and the idea that beauty should not be dictated, but should instead be an expression of a woman’s freedom to be herself.’In the July issue of Vogue, she added: ‘It’s not about conforming to an already established idea of what is beautiful, and I like that.’
Lupita is in good company: Julia Roberts, Kate Winslet, Penélope Cruz and the recently appointed young actress Lily Collins are all Lancome ladies.’Both talented and committed, true to her African beauty, and showing a great curiosity and open-mindedness in her career choices, Lupita is by essence the Lancôme woman,’ said Françoise Lehmann, General Manager of Lancôme International.
‘A strikingly beautiful and intelligent woman, serenely but strongly living her life her own way, Lupita has this special kind of aura both enlightening and deep.’Lupita shot to stardom after receiving an Academy Award in the category of Best Supporting Actress for her moving portrayal of Patsey in Steve McQueen’s acclaimed film 12 Years a Slave. This makes her the fourth Academy Award-winning Lancôme ambassadress.
Her performance also won her many other prestigious awards worldwide, including the Screen Actors Guild Award, the Independent Spirit Award, NAACP Award, as well as the 2013 Hollywood Film Awards’ New Hollywood Award.
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