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Friday 29 August 2014

Lupita Nyong’o is the latest face of Lancome cosmetics

Freya Drohan

Published 25/06/2014 | 17:20

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The 31-year-old actress is the new poster woman for Lancome.

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The Oscar nominated actress is the new face of the brand’s Teint Idole Ultra 24H foundation.

Cosmetics giant Lancome announced their partnership with Lupita in April and now the campaign images have landed.

The stunning star was first to share the good news- posting the image to Instagram with the caption, "The secret I never intended to keep."

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 02:  Actress Lupita Nyong'o attends the 2014 CFDA fashion awards at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on June 2, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
Actress Lupita Nyong'o attends the 2014 CFDA fashion awards at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on June 2, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

Her new role as an ambassador for the brand is particularly fitting, as she was named People magazine’s “Most Beautiful Woman” of 2014.

Just last year, Lupita was an unknown actress graduating from drama school with a masters degree.

Fast forward twelve months, and she had bagged an Academy Award and was heralded as an international style icon.

The president of Kenya (she is of dual Kenyan and Mexican citizenship) even described her as 'the pride of Africa' after her Best Supporting Actress win at the Oscars.

Over the past year, Lupita has been the darling of the fashion industry.

The actress starred alongside Elizabeth Olsen, Elle Fanning and Bella Heathcote in the spring summer campaign for Miu Miu.

She is also on the current cover of American Vogue, only the second African woman in the magazine’s history to do so.

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