If you’ve seen Lupita Nyong’o’s heartbreaking performance in 12 Years A Slave,
or even witnessed her graceful, humble winning speech for her Academy Award, then you know--Nyong’o might be a red carpet favorite, but this is a lady who’s overflowing with class, poise, and beauty, both inside and out. It was only a matter of time before the 31 year-old Oscar winner got snatched up for a makeup campaign, and this morning we learned that she’s the newest face of Lancome! Joining fellow ambassadors like Julia Roberts, Lily Collins, and Penelope Cruz, Nyong’o will lend her radiance to the ads, shot by famed fashion photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. You can find them in magazines this summer, but for now, see a sneak peek of Nyong’o in her newest role here and add this to the never-ending list about why she rules. Beauty might be in the eye of the beholder, but this is one icon we can all agree on. Get inspired by more of our beauty crushes on Pinterest!