Style Inspiration: A Step-By-Step Look At How Lupita Nyong’O Prepped For The Golden Globes

Happy Thursday, we are here with our weekly “Style Inspiration” just for you!

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So we have been seeing Hollywood newcomer “IT” girl popping up everywhere in the last few months. She has been on point across the board, her daring beauty looks have also been absolutely stunning and we at totally love her style from A-Z.

We loved Lupita’s brilliant statement at the Golden Globe awards wearing the red caped Ralph Lauren number, shimmering make up with those gold-flecked eyes and ruby lips and this has inspired our this week’s “Style Inspiration”, we hope it inspires you to achieve a perfect look when you hit the red carpet.

We have all the scoop in from Style team; Hair Stylist-Larry Sims, Fashion Stylist-Micaela Erlanger, Makeup Artist- Nick Barose and Manicurist Deborah Lippmann.

Here’s a step-by-step report on Lupita’s preparation:

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According to Lupita’s Makeup Artist- Nick Barose, “We started at 11 in the morning.”


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The glowing red Ralph Lauren‘Audrey Cape Evening Gown (Click Here to pre order) was carefully selected by Fashion Stylist-Micaela Erlanger and agreed on with Lupita before the Christmas holiday. “Regal” has always been the key word and the cape of the dress definitely added to that feeling as well.

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Nick Barose said, “we listened to Beyoncé’s new album while she was getting ready. That was Lupita’s request and we were all having fun. That’s the thing about her—I always have to question if I’m actually working around her because it’s always so fun.”


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Lupita&#39s hairstylist Larry Sims said, “I wanted to create amazing asymmetry with Lupita&#39s hair which complimented the simple lines of her gorgeous Ralph Lauren Gown. I achieved the perfect texture by using Smooth N Shine&#39s “Go Pro Curls” by Larry Sims.”


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Deborah Lippmann lacquered up Lupita&#39s nails in Deborah Lippmann&#39s &#39Diamonds And Pearls&#39 to complement her Ralph Lauren Spring 14&#39 dress. “She used our Gel Lab Base Coat, one coat of Naked, one layer of Diamonds And Pearls and finished the manicure with Gel Lab Top Coat.”

Make Up

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Nike continues, “the neon, almost glowing red Ralph Lauren gown had been decided upon days before, “Regal” has always been the key word for me as far as makeup goes on Lupita, and the cape of the dress definitely added to that feeling as well, so I decided to do an exotic throwback to Cleopatra with the beauty,” he explained of his inspiration, calling out Elizabeth Taylor’s and Vivien Leigh’s iterations of the Egyptian queen as his reference images.

The first key element of the monarchial makeup was a strong brow, which Barose described as “’60s-inspired in that it’s defined, but not too severe.” After filling them in with Chanel Crayon Sourcils in Noir Cendré, Barose turned his focus to her eyes. He dusted the pale gold Chanel Ombre Essentielle shadow in Complice from lids to brow bones, then elongated her gaze with black liquid liner à la Ligne Graphique de Chanel for a cat-like look. “The liner had to be the perfect length, and it took a while to find that happy medium” Barose revealed. “If it was too short it wouldn’t be special enough, but if it was too long then the look would’ve become a costume.”

Aiming to avoid closing off her eyes, Barose smudged the shimmering navy hue in Chanel Les 4 Ombres palette in Lagons. “Lupita has really animated eyes, so I didn’t want the makeup to take over her stare,” he clarified. “The blue also looks beautiful on her chocolate skin tone.” Next, he brushed on two coats of Chanel Inimitable Waterproof Mascara in Noir, focusing most of the product on the outer corners for added flare. “Hold the mascara wand vertically when applying the second coat to help lift the lashes at the outer corners,” he recommended.

“We used a darker red for the lips that looked like the color of the dress if it were in a shadow,” he explained. He first filled in the lips with two coats of Chanel Rouge Allure in Pirate using the brand’s PinceauLèvresBiseauté angled lip brush. “This lip brush is a game changer. I don’t use anything else,” Barose gushed. “I normally use it instead of a lip pencil—that’s how precise it is.” For last night, though, he decided to amp up Lupita’s lips by slightly tracing the edges afterwards with Chanel Le Crayon Lèvres in Rouge Profond. As for the finishing touch, Barose gilded Lupita’s entire look by dabbing on the sparkly golden cream Chanel Illusion D’Ombre in Vision all over eyes and in the center of the pout for the last resplendent effect.

For “a bit of Egyptian flavor” that didn’t look costumey, Chanel Ligne Graphique de Chanel liquid liner in Noir was used to draw a strong cat-eye shape, then swept a shimmery blue shade along the bottom lashes to define but not “overwhelm.” Lids were topped with Ombre Essentielle Soft Touch Eyeshadow in Complice, and a “1950s movie-star brow” was created with the Crayon Sourcils Sculpting Eyebrow Pencil in Noir Cendré. To complement her dress, a sheer version of a similar colour (Rouge Allure Intense Longwear Lip Colour in Pirate) was applied to her mouth and tapped a gold gel pigment (Illusion d’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Vision) in the center to highlight.

Once her face was complete, Barose said Nyong’O gave him an enthusiastic high-five. “I’ve NEVER cried after a job before!!!!” he posted on Facebook right after our chat. “Tears of joy though!! Blame it on the red wine!!”

There you go! Trust to get you the scoop on how you too can get that star quality look.


Lupita with Style team- (L-R)- Nick Barose, Deborah Lippmann, Larry Sims &

Micaela ErlangerLupita with Style team- (L-R)- Nick Barose,

Deborah Lippmann, Larry Sims & Micaela Erlanger



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