As impossible as it may seem, Lupita Nyong'o's red-carpet style only seems to get stronger with each outing. On Sat., the Us actor attended the 2019 NAACP Image Awards, held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, and everything about her outfit, from her dress to her shoes and jewelry, was utter perfection. Though many of the actor's red-carpet essentials likely fall outside of your budget, there is one facet of her evening look you can scoop up right now. Enter, Lupita Nyong’o’s red lipstick: a springtime must-have that you'll want to add to your makeup bag ASAP.
On Sat., Nyong'o glided down the red carpet in the most breathtaking plum-hued Giambattista Valli gown, a designer she's been known to turn to for countless black-tie occasions. The actor's drape-effect, off-the-shoulder dress featured voluminous puff sleeves and a daring front slit that put her metallic Alexandre Birman sandals on full display.
If you follow Nyong'o's style closely, you'll know she's been experimenting with bolder, more out-there beauty looks as of late, especially throughout her Us press tour. But for the NAACP Image Awards, her makeup artist, Nick Barose, took a decidedly more classic route, opting for big lashes and the most perfect ruby-red lip.
Barose took to Instagram to highlight the products he used to achieve Nyong'o's timeless beauty look, and they're much more accessible than you might think. For that perfect pop of iridescent crimson on her lips, Barose reached for a classic: Lancôme's L'Absolu Rouge Hydrating Shaping Lip Color in the shade Jezebel.
Nyong'o's red lipstick is ideal for everyday wear for countless reasons. Not only does the ruby hue work with everything in your wardrobe, whether that's a basic white tee, a bright-yellow blouse, a burgundy dress, or an emerald slip skirt, but its high-impact formula is long-lasting and hydrating, too.
If you're looking for an easy way to brighten up your warm-weather looks, considering swiping a ruby-red color on your pout. Ahead, The Zoe Report rounded up the cult-favorite lipsticks to add to your lineup this season, including Nyong'o's exact shade.