Lupita Nyong’o has been having quite the year. It’s only April and she’s nabbed herself an Oscar, a SAG award, countless nominations and a campaign with Miu Miu—needless to say she’s doing pretty well. But the world can’t seem to get enough of the 31-year-old actress and this morning she announced via Instagram that she landed a gig with Lancôme. Known for her bold beauty and stunning red-carpet looks, she’s the perfect person to be a global ambassador for the French brand—almost too perfect. Are we going to be able to mimic the flawless skin and fearless nature of this “it” girl?
"I am truly honored to join the Maison Lancôme, a brand with such a prestigious history that I have always loved. I am particularly proud to represent its unique vision for women and the idea that beauty should not be dictated, but should instead be an expression of a woman's freedom to be herself," Nyong’o stated in a press release. Coming from an actress who seems so comfortable in her own skin and moves seamlessly from Hollywood bombshell to classic beauty, makes this new partnership seem like a match made in heaven.
Following in the footsteps of previous ambassadors like Julia Roberts, Lily Collins, Kate Winslet and Penélope Cruz, Nyong’o is definitely in good company. Shot by photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, the campaign won’t be released until September, but she’s already speaking up about finding true beauty. “I had to give a speech about beauty right before the Oscars, and for me, beauty is a compassion for yourself and those around you,” Nyong’o told WWD. “And I think that in focusing on that, the light inside illuminates the beauty outside.” We couldn’t agree more.