Lupita Nyong'o at the NAACP Image Awards [FilmMagic]
Her performance in 12 Years A Slave is the talk of Hollywood and now Lupita Nyong’o is the toast of the beauty world too. She's been showcasing some seriously stunning manicures on Instagram this awards season and us us beauty ladies have become obsessed with the star’s impressive range of super-chic nail art.
Lupita shares her nail looks (Instagram)
From metallic copper to pale pink to emerald green, the 30-year-old Kenyan actress sure has made quite the statement on the red carpet as of late. Way to go, Lupita! Nyongo’s deep skin tone means she can pull off an impressive spectrum of colour including brights, metallics, darks and classic shades like red and pale pink too.
Lupita's nails on the red carpet (Getty)
What’s more, a little birdie informs us that celebrity manicurist Deborah Lippmann has been a big part of Lupita’s so-called “Glam Squad” during the red carpet rounds, bestowing ever-gorgeous glossy manicures on Lupita’s hands (make-up artist Nick Barose and hairstylist Ted Gibson also made up the beauty trio).
In fact, Lippmann has said that she is so impressed with the way newcomer Nyong’o has been working the red carpet “with such elegance, grace and poise… I’m just in love with her.” Us too!
Thanks for keeping us posted on your nail antics Lupita! [Instagram]
According to Lupita’s Instagram feed, it’s safe to say this lovely lady is totally mani-obsessed and harbours an impressive nail polish collection featuring polishes from her personal fave Deborah Lippmann as well as classic colours from Tom Ford and Chanel.
Want in? Us beauty ladies are loving Lupita’s SAG Awards mani done with no less than Deborah Lippmann’s Swagga Like Us as a base coat and then finished with Chain Reaction for a super-glossy, glittery copper finish. And if you want something a little more classic, take note of Lupita’s BAFTA Nominee Party nails, achieved with Chanel’s Le Vernis in Frisso, £18.
As for manicurist Deborah Lippmann's secrets, watch the video below and learn her 5 steps to your best-ever red carpet worthy manicure...