The Secrets Behind Lupita Nyongo’s Flawless Dark Skin


There’s no denying Face of Lancôme’s new Visionnaire Cx Serum, Lupita Nyong’o has got flawless dark skin.

Her good genes might have played a role but its obvious the actress knows how to care for her dark skin and keep it flawless. So on the latest edition of Marie Claire Smart Beauty October 2014, she reveals her beauty essentials, the secrets behind her glowing and spotless skin…


Lancôme Visionnaire Cx Serum, £60



“I look for products that bring out the best in my skin, and introduce them into my routine one by one, so I can judge the difference they make. Hydration is key, so before bed I give my skin as much moisture as possible using Lancôme Visionnaire Cx Serum.”


John Masters Organics Rose Foaming Face Wash, £22


“Because of my dry complexion I use John Masters Organics Rose Foaming Face Wash. It’s so gentle and leaves my skin super-fresh without that stripped feeling.”


Essie Nail Polish in I’m Addicted, £7.99


“I love that you can change your nail colour any time and it instantly makes you glamorous. Right now, chic marine nails are what I’m all about.”


La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Protective Oil SPF 50+, £17.50


“It’s a myth that black skin doesn’t burn. Once I burned so bad, and now I’m meticulous about using SPF every day – it’s just so important.”


Urban Decay De-Slick Mattifying Powder, £20





“I use mattifying powders over my skin to absorb the excess oil and stop it from looking shiny.”


Lancôme Teint Visionnaire Skin Perfecting Makeup Duo, £36.50


“Lancôme Teint Visionnaire Skin Perfecting Makeup Duo lets my skin breathe. My golden rule is to always apply make-up in the light you intend wearing it in. Natural daylight is the most honest.”

Neal’s Yard Remedies Avocado Oil, £7.50


“Avocado oil is my miracle body essential. I like products that are as natural as possible, so I can use them all over my body.”

Givenchy Blush Memoire de Forme, £26


“Bright pink blusher looks great on black skin, and obviously you’re not trying to fake a natural flush, so there’s no need to be subtle about it.”

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