Lupita for Lancôme

Taking the world by storm

Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o is the new face of beauty powerhouse Lancôme. The 31-year-old actress will appear in Lancôme’s September ad campaigns, shot by famed photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Pitggot.

We knew Lupita was destined for great things when we featured the rising starlet back in our February issue (out January), before she won her Oscar award for in . Since then she has taken the world by storm, proving her talent not only as an extremely talented actress but as a champion of diversity – if you haven’t seen her speech at the Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon, you need to.

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The Mexican-born, Kenyan star who has a penchant for bold statement lips (we’re yet to find anyone to wears one better than her) says of the partnership, 'I am truly honoured to join the Maison Lancôme, a brand with such a prestigious history and that I have always loved. I am particularly proud to represent its unique vision for women and the idea that beauty should not be dictated, but should instead be an expression of a woman's freedom to be herself.'

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Françoise Lehmann, General Manager of Lancôme International adds, ‘Both talented and committed, true to her African beauty, and showing a great curiosity and open-mindedness in her career choices, Lupita is by essence the Lancôme woman. A strikingly beautiful and intelligent woman, serenely but strongly living her life her own way, Lupita has this special kind of aura both enlightening and deep.'

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