We're Obsessed With Lupita Nyong'o's Metallic Blue Lipstick

the beauty is strong with this one.

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Known for her daring fashion choices and bold beauty looks, Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o turns heads every time she walks a carpet, and this week’s London premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens was no exception.

Nyong’o’s makeup artist Nick Barose explained over email that “the key to making the look daring yet sophisticated was breaking the rules to get the lip right.” The actor wore a metallic Proenza Schouler design that begged to be complemented with what Barose called a “bold, unexpected, blue lip.” 

To get the look, Barose actually mixed a few eye products with the lip products. Using Lancôme items (Nyong’o is one of the brand’s ambassadors), he “prepped lips with the new Absolue Nourishing Lip Balm Honey-In-Rose, then I used Drama Liqui-pencil in Minuit to trace and fill in lips to create a base color.” He then added some balm to enhance the color before applying a metallic blue eyeshadow in the center of the lips “to brighten and enhance the metallic effect.” You can bet we'll be showing up to our New Year's Eve parties with something very similar.