Nick Barose, make-up artist for Lupita Nyong’o, shares how to recreate her look

Lupita Nyong’o with the legendary Sidney Poitier

Lupita Nyong’o with the legendary Sidney Poitier (Via her Instagram profile)

It is a week later and many of us still can’t stop smiling about the glorious Oscar season and WIN for Lupita Nyong’o for her portrayal of Patsey in 12 Years A Slave. Her performance was stellar, her style is incredible, but the grace of her spirit makes us love her all the more.

However, let’s be honest ladies, her style seems very simple and easy and one that some of us wish we could recreate. Well, Afrobella has the inside scoop from Nyong’o’s make-up artist Nick Barose. He shared with her that while a woman with a darker complexion might lean toward avoiding color, he suggests the opposite.

“Best advice is to use vibrant bold colors and not be afraid because it flatters the complexion,” Barose shared with Afrobella.

Read his step-by-step instructions on how creating a look similar to Nyong’o’s at the ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood event, where she brought the house down with her eloquent speech. 

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