The Us nominee might not have taken home a trophy, but she had the most breathtaking makeup at the 2020 Critics' Choice Awards. Here's how to get her look
All About Lupita Nyong'o's Critics' Choice Makeup
Lupita Nyong’o made an unforgettable entrance to the 25th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards, and her makeup pro Nick Barose documented how he got the Us nominee and Lancôme ambassadress’ glam exclusively for PEOPLE. Her No. 1 pro sums up the look as “80s comic book vixen-inspired” with a cat eye, an elongated crease and coppery bronze highlighting brow bones and cheeks. Click through for his how-to.
Oh, She Glows!
When it comes to Nyong’o’s gilded skin, Barose calls these products his “power players.” After moisturizing, Barose used a blotting paper to remove excess shine, then doubled-down with Lancôme’s Prep & Matte Primer on her T-zone. He then used two shades of foundation – Tient Idole in 550 in the center of her face and 555 around the perimeter of her face. He calls his technique an “easy, fool-proof way to sculpt [and] contour.” Barose completed the look with his favorite Custom Sculpting Drops and the brand’s Dual Finish Highlighter in Dazzling Bronze.
The Eyes Have It
“I always have Lupita apply her own mascara, she can really get in there and do it quick!” Barose says. Her pick? Hypnôse Custom Volume mascara.
Just One Look
Finishing touches with the “dream team” – Barose, right, and hairstylist Vernon François, left.
Nyong’o, in custom Michael Kors and Pomellato jewelry, shows off the final look.