How to get Lupita Nyong'o's blue lips

The trick is to not use lipstick. Strange, but true

By Andrea Tim | Published: 23 Dec 2015

Lupita's blue lips
Photo: Euan Cherry/ Images

Lupita Nyong'o turned heads at the Star Wars: The Force Awakens European premiere in London last week, wearing with a bold blue lip colour. As it turns out, Lancôme makeup artist Nick Barose didn't use a lipstick to create the look; instead, he used eye shadow.

"We went for a bold, unexpected, blue lip to complement the metallic Proenza Schouler design," Nick explained. "The key to making the look daring yet sophisticated was breaking the rules to get the lip right. We played with shadows to get a blue shade that was deep and rich, not overly edgy."

To create Lupita's bold lips, Nick used the Absolue Nourishing Lip Balm as a base (RM200, to be launched in Malaysia in January next year), Artliner 24H liquid eye liner in Sapphire (RM108) to line her lips and the Hypnôse Palette eye shadow in DO3 to shade her lips (RM160), all from Lancôme.

Photo: Lancôme

Related: Lupita Nyong'o's starry dress

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