After an amazing award season, not to mention how she killed every red carpet, Lupita Nyong’o was announced as the new face of beauty brand Lancome in April. She is the first African woman to front the French brand, Lupita and Lancome are both hyped about the partnership. She said, “I am truly honoured to join the Maison LancÃ´me, a brand with such a prestigious history and that I have always loved,” said the actress.”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.”
Lancome boss FranÃ§oise Lehmann added, “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 Lancome woman. This is definitely Lupita’s year. She is on a true whirlwind. I look forward to her upcoming project, Sar Wars: episode VII.