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beauty queen: lupita nyong'o

a rosy look that will have you asking, what cold?!

by: rebecca willa davis

photo by getty images

January 14 2014

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it was a given that Lupita Nyong'o has stolen our fashion hearts. After all, landing a Miu Miu campaign is the key to our hearts.

But it's safe to say that she's also become a major beauty inspiration, too. And her rosy look at LA Film Critics Association Awards is exhibit A as to why we've fallen so hard. There's just enough color to accent her all-white look, but not too much that she looks like a cartoon. Consider it the enhanced pink look that we get when we've been walking in the cold for too long--but instead of enduring the winter elements, here's how you can get it:

CHEEK IT: Revlon Photo Ready Cream Blush in Flushed - $12.99
Try something new this year--like a cream blush, rather than a powder, for a dewier look. Worried that your skin is too oily for one? Winter is the perfect time to play around with it, since your skin will naturally be a bit drier. 

LIP IT: CoverGirl Queen Collection Jumbo Gloss Balm in Cosmo Confetti - $6.99
Not only does this balm impart some shiny, glossy color, but it's also super hydrating--a real bonus for when temperatures drop below 32.

SHINE IT: Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion Tube in Sin - $20
With such bold lips and cheeks, Nyong'o keeps her eyes simple but polished. This primer is great for prepping lids for another product....but it also looks awesome when worn alone. I like Sin because it's got a not-too-shimmery champagne hue and is perfect for no-fuss girls who hate eyeliner but don't want to go to a big event barefaced. 


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