Lupita Nyong’o must be having a brilliant year. Winning the Oscars for Twelve Years a Slave and now having landed a big cosmetics deal with Lancôme as the brand’s new ambassador. Fellow Academy Award winners Julia Roberts, Penélope Cruz and Kate Winslet went before her.
On why Lancôme chose Nyong’o as the brand’s new face “Lupita is an outstanding example of a natural beauty; confident and simply true to herself. She has this special kind of aura both enlightening and deep making her by essence the Lancôme woman, to whom happiness is the most attractive form of beauty.”
And in case you wondered, Lupita is the first black celebrity becoming a Lancôme ambassador. I couldn’t be happier (although long overdue). It’s so important to have more diversity in the beauty and fashion world. Because there is not just one beauty, there is as much beauty as the world itself. And as Lupita says there is no shade in beauty. See also Lupita’s speech below to understand how important that is.
(credit image: Lancôme)