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Lupita Nyong’o has certainly left an impression on Hollywood early in her career. Starting off as a production assistant on several Hollywood films, Lupita was not only nominated for an Oscar for her first feature film role, but she also won the award. Moreover, People Magazine voted Nyong’o as the “Most Beautiful” in 2014. When asked how she felt about gracing the cover of the popular magazine, she responded with, “It was exciting and just a major, major compliment. I was happy for all the girls who would see me on [it] and feel a little more seen.”

Nyong’o, whose favorite compliments are when she is, “called beautiful with not one drop of makeup on” has shared her beauty regimens with Harper’s Bazaar Magazine, including a speedy makeup routine that she utilizes whenever she’s not on the red carpet.

Her hair (“Short Crop”): “I think African hair is like clay. You can mold it into whatever you want, but it’s also very easy for it to change shape during the day, so having an Afro pick [like Jäneke’s] [$28] on me at all times is paramount. I also use Miss Jessie’s Baby ButterCreme ($58), which loosens up my hair so I can pick it with the Afro comb. It’s best to use it when my hair is wet because the water softens my curl, so I use it after I shower and also before bed, which is a good time because at night your body is regenerating.”

Lupita’s Beauty Secrets  was originally published on

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