Beauty Buzz: 5 Easy Ways to Channel Your Inner Lupita Nyong'o

Beauty & Style | M. Yvette | 07/30/2014 | 03:00 PM EDT

Admit it: you're just as obsessed with Lupita Nyong'o as we are. Find out how you can achieve the Oscar winner's effortless look below.

Nope, we're not over this Oscar winner yet and her perfect beauty routine is the main reason why. Get the easy details on how to pull out your inner Lupita Nyong'o for your next fabulous outing.

Go for a strong brow:
If you haven't noticed by now, Lupita's brows are always strong, symmetric and shapely. No scraggly hairs over here. She always makes a point to keep that brow in tip-top shape, especially since she's rocking a short fro'. One of the best ways to achieve this look is to invest in a great brow pencil and gel duo.
Our pick: Pixi Natural Brow Duo

Add a pop of color to your lips: What we love about this brown girl is her continuous wear of bright lipsticks and glosses. She's helped to dispel the myth that darker girls can't to brighter lips.
Our pick: Black Opal Color Splurge Luxe Matte Lipstick in Jazzberry

Get a sharp, short hair cut:
Don't be shy! One of the main reasons we love Lupita is her audacity to rock that tweeny, weenie afro in Hollywood. If you're too afraid to go for the big cut, try a short weave or even a wig for a day. You'll be surprised and how much attention you get without all of your hair on your face.

Rock a subtle, flirty eye: Pay attention to her eyes: they're a bit small and dainty. Her makeup artist does a very good job of adding lashes without overloading her eyes. On top of that, a sexy smoky eye is added to bring depth. Some of the best lashes are by Ardell. They have every kind of style, length and even color you can think of.
Our pick: Ardell Fashion Lashes Strip Lash in Natural Demi Black #120


Find your perfect glowy palette: 
No matter what, Lupita's skin always looks dewy and moist. This starts with a great skincare routine (and eating healthy). But, a little makeup can enhance that perfect glow we see on her every time she hits the red carpet. As a brown girl myself, I've found that a slight dust of gold eye shadow and a sweep of MAC's Sheertone Shimmer Blush in Ambering Rose adds a quick touch of bronze goodness to my chocolate skin.

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