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Lupita Nyong’o Spills Her Beauty Secrets! Shop Her 6 Must-Have Products

Lupita Nyong'o

In InStyle’s December issue, on newsstands now, the Oscar winner and soon-to-be Star Wars sensation opens up about embracing her looks, her mane man, and those red-carpet moments that rocked the world (not to mention galaxies far, far away). Read on for our full Q&A with the star, and then shop the six beauty products she can’t live without!

You made the cover of People magazine’s Most Beautiful issue, and you’re one of the newest faces of Lancôme. Have you always been confident about your looks?
You couldn’t have told my 13-year-old self that this would happen. I grew up with insecurities. Up until I was 16, I didn’t feel particularly beautiful.

What changed?
I moved to Mexico at 16 and lived in this tiny town where there were only a few black people. The Mexicans were fascinated by my skin color, but one particular man came up and asked to take my picture. That had never happened before. It made me walk a little taller.

Look at you now—confidently wearing a cat’s-ear flattop and disco makeup on the red carpet.
I’ve always been very experimental with my look. When I was a teenager, my hair was blue, then green—long, then short. Makeup is an expression. It’s not something I need to wear.

What about when you’re off duty, at home in Brooklyn?
I wear minimal makeup. I feel dressed up just by doing my eyebrows. My first stop when it comes to my hair is a Brooklyn barbershop called Levels. I adore my barber, Jay. He doesn’t cut all my hair off—he knows when to stop.

You certainly never bore when you’re in the spotlight.
Yeah, you’re going to these events, so you may as well enjoy it.

So what inspires your more adventurous looks?
My glam squad, and I also look at iconic images of Iman, Grace Jones, and Liz Taylor from the ’70s and ’80s. If I look in the mirror and like what I see, I leave!

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Conair Pop Hair Pick



Now Solutions Pure Avocado Oil



Lancome L’Absolu Rouge In Rose Grand Amour




Tom’s Simply White Natural Flouride Toothpaste




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Gush at Christian Louboutin’s Stunning S/S & R-T-W 2015 Collection

Here’s some shoe love to give you red-soled dreams from Christian Louboutin.

The shoe, accessories & nail lacquer mastermind has released their Spring/Summer and Ready-To-Wear collection for 2015 and we can’t help but gush over the gorgeousness.


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GTBank Lagos Fashion & Design Week 2014: Okunoren Twins

The 2014 GTBank Lagos Fashion & Design Week showcased the Okunoren Twins Collection, which was more of black colours and their wears are suitable for social functions.

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Photo Credits: Kola Oshalusi (Insigna)

GTBank Lagos Fashion & Design Week: Bridget Awosika

Bridget Awosika’s collection was a lovely one with several of her pieces detailed with fringe, ruffles, asymmetrical hems and more.Her looks mainly consisted of elegant dresses but she also had chic casual pieces to offer.
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Photo Credit: Kola Oshalusi (Insigna Media)

GTBank Lagos Fashion & Design Week: Mai Atafo Inspired

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The Models sure had a nice time on the Runway.
Photo Credit: Kola Oshalusi (Insigna Media)



GTBank Lagos Fashion & Design Week 2014: April by Kunbi

The 2014 GTBank Lagos Fashion & Design Week showcased April by Kunbi, the fashion brand, owned by Kunbi Oyelese, had a little bit of everything in the collection showcased. From crop tops, asymmetrical ball skirts, glittery floor-length dress, a mustard coloured ball gown (modeled by Makida Moka – this dress was the best look of the night) and a few bridal inspired pieces, April by Kunbi definitely rocked the runway.
Check out the collection below!
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Photo Credit: Kola Oshalusi (Insigna Media)

GTBank Lagos Fashion & Design Week 2014 : Sisiano

GTBank Lagos Fashion & Design Week (LFDW) is back again. The event started on Wednesday 29th October and to end on Saturday 1st November 2014 and some of the best in fashion have started showcasing their stellar collections live on the runway.
 Sisiano showed glamorous collection which are easy to wear both day and night. Below are the collection:

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Photo Credit: Kola Oshalusi (Insigna Media)



GTBank Lagos Fashion & Design Week 2014: Weiz Dhurm Franklyn

GTBank Lagos Fashion & Design Week featured Weiz Dhurm Franklyn‘s collection, very classy.
‘Little White Dresses’ as well dresses ideal for more edgy looks were a part of his refreshing collection.Check out the collection below!
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Photo Credit: Kola Oshalusi (Insigna Media)




Sarah Jessica Parker’s Second Shoe Collection Has Arrived!

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Sarah Jessica Parker is, once again, making it that much easier for us to achieve Carrie Bradshaw–level sartorial greatness. The actress turned shoe designer has released her second collection of shoes, available exclusively at Nordstrom.

The fall collection of Parker’s eponymous line is full of ladylike silhouettes in autumnal colors like navy, olive, red, and coral. There are some tried-and-true favorites, like the Carrie, a pointed-toe, T-strap pump, and the Love, a simple but sexy pump, in addition to the new designs. Parker has also continued her tradition of naming the styles after women that inspire her, like the Blythe (below, left). 

“Named for the great Blythe Danner, this beautiful shoe exudes a sort of sophistication. A metropolitan personality,” Parker says. “I’m thrilled with the inky blue and the shoe’s proud silhouette.” She describes the Rachel (below, right), which is named after her sister, as a sexy but feminine slingback.

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It wouldn’t be a fall collection without some boots to battle the chilly temps, and Parker has two takes on the staple. The Serge (below, left) is a suede bootie named after Parker’s longtime hair stylist Serge Normant. 

The Pat (below, right), named after Sex and the City costume designer Patricia Field, is a sexy knee-high boot available in solid and perforated black leather. “This is my sexy boot. Try getting it off me! I’ll find a reason to wear it as often as possible,” Parker says. “It’s named for Pat Field, who has been an enormous influence on me and millions of others. Without her contributions, Carrie Bradshaw would have been incomplete.”


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In addition to shoes, Parker has also designed handbags for her fall collection. The shoes range in price from $285 to $695, and the handbags are priced from $220 to $495.

 You can get some of the styles (like the four above) now, with more coming out in September, at select Nordstrom locations and on nordstrom.com.

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Some of Kate Middleton's Most Memorable Outfits Ever!

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OCTOBER 23, 2014
The Duchess of Cambridge attended the Action on Addiction Autumn Gala in London in a black Temperley London frock accessorized with black pumps, a black sequined clutch, simple drop earrings, and her signature blowout.

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OCTOBER 21, 2014
Duchess Kate looked gorgeous at her second appearance since announcing she's expecting. Middleton wore a sexy ice blue Jenny Packham gown that featured three-quarter length sleeves, a ruched bodice, and a thigh-high slit. She accessorized with cream ankle strap heels and a cream clutch.

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OCTOBER 21, 2014
The Duchess accessorized her gray Alexander McQueen coatdress with a Jane Taylor hat, a black Jenny Packham clutch, and black pumps for her first official engagement (welcoming President of Singapore Tony Tan Keng Yam and his wife, Mary, to London) since announcing her second pregnancy.

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AUGUST 5, 2014
Middleton chose a royal blue L.K. Bennett crepe sheath dress for a visit to the Tower of London’s ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ poppy installation, which pays tribute to WWI soldiers. She paired the notched collar dress with navy blue suede pumps and a matching clutch.

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AUGUST 4, 2014
Middleton debuted a new, ultra-chic Alexander McQueen coatdress at a ceremony commemorating World War I in Belgium. The Duchess of Cambridge completed her look with a festive ivory and coral Jane Taylor fascinator and her trusty nude L.K. Bennett pumps.


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JULY 29, 2014
For a day at the Commonwealth Games, Princess Kate wore a vibrant Stella McCartney dress, navy Smythe blazer, and her favorite Stuart Weitzman wedges.


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JULY 28, 2014
At the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, Middleton donned three of her go-to pieces: J Brand skinny jeans, a double-breasted Zara blazer with gold buttons, and Stuart Weitzman cork wedges, which she paired with a crisp white shirt.

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JULY 1, 2014
Middleton was ravishing in a scarlet-hued frock by British label Goat for a visit to an elementary school in North London. The Duchess accessorized her look with nude Jimmy Choo heels and a matching L.K. Bennett box clutch

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JUNE 16, 2014
During the Order of the Garter ceremony at Windsor Castle, the Duchess of Cambridge looked lovely in a pale blue, silk-satin coatdress by Christopher Kane, a matching Lock and Co. fascinator, nude Jimmy Choo pumps, and an L.K. Bennett clutch.


Very Classy Duchess.

Source: InStyle


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