Lupita Nyong’o Finally Dropped Her Skincare Routine

Lupita Nyong’o Finally Dropped Her Skincare Routine

Plus, a list of her beauty must-haves.

Beauty & Fashion

I think I've been in love with Lupita's skin since her light first shined after making her mark in Hollywood.

Who can forget that timeless moment of black girl magic when she glided along the red carpet in her Cinderella blue gown and her headband reminiscent of a crown. She was an absolute vision, with her deep brown skin, full lips, and TWA, unknowingly reminding black girls everywhere of their beauty simply because she was it personified. In the years since and an Academy award later, Lupita Nyong'o has continued to make herself seen, taking on roles in films that challenge her. And in the meantime, she challenges the inclusiveness of the beauty industry as she continues to land brand deal after brand deal for Lancome, Calvin Klein, and the like.

Multifaceted, confident, bold, and beautiful – Lupita is the Nubian Queen we all stan for. And for years, we've wondered how she's managed to wake up so flawless. At 35, her black is nowhere near cracked but we are still at the edge of our seats in question of what her skincare routine is looking like. Lucky for us she recently chatted with ELLE and gave the big reveal.

These are a few of her favorite things, as well as tips and tricks the beauty swears by:

Calvin Klein Women by Calvin Klein, $84

What's a boss woman without a signature scent? Lupita had nothing but good things to say about Calvin Klein Women by Calvin Klein, which she affectionately likens the scent to a memory from her childhood:

"I wear fragrance every day because my mom wore fragrance every day. It's just part of my routine: Put on deodorant and put on a scent. My first reaction when I smelled Calvin Klein Women was relief. Because I actually really liked it, and having to pretend that something is desirable to you is very uncomfortable. It has a floral quality, but I like that there's an interesting combination of cedarwood and eucalyptus. I went to a school that had a lot of eucalyptus trees on the grounds, so it reminds me of my childhood."

Read the full ELLE feature here.

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