beauty queen: lupita nyong'o

everything's better in blue.

photo by getty images
Fact: Every time Lupita Nyong'o leaves her house she looks as close to perfect as a human being can look. From her Ralph Lauren cape dress at the Golden Globes, to her spring-y Peter Pilotto frock, to the bronze Lanvin dress she wore to a movie premiere in LA, her wardrobe choices are literally flawless. But the other thing Nyong'o is an ace at is choosing the right makeup to compliment her sartorial choices. 

For proof of her beauty success, see the above photo, where she pulls off blue eyeshadow with aplomb. We think the secret to her success is in the light application and nude lipgloss, so we're recreating the look with the steps below. 

LINE IT: Nars Larger-Than-Life Eye Liner in Khan San Road -- $24
Line the upper and lower lash lines with this Nars pencil. The thinner the line, the better.

SHADOW IT: Shiseido Shimmering Eye Cream in Ice -- $25
Then use a thin brush to apply a line of this Sheseido cream shadow under the eye. With the tip of your finger apply the shadow to your eyelid and blend it out into a winged shape with an eyeshadow brush. 

GLOSS IT: Stila Silk Shimmer Gloss in Sunlight -- $22
Top off your look with some bronzed lip gloss.