Lupita Nyong'o Sparkles in Gold

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It’s time for the holidays and I’m feeling particularly inspired by Lupita Nyong’o’s eye look. It’s easy to go cheesy come the end of the year with green and red overload; going with a deep lip and a soft metallic eye is the perfect way to circumvent that while still rocking a festive look. Gold, bronze, silver, or even a metallic olive work depending on what best complements your skin tone. For this particular look, Lancôme’s Color Design 5-Pan Eyeshadow Palette in Kissed by Gold was used with the palette’s light shades layered over the darker ones (the darker ones were also used on the outer corner of the eyes, while the the lighter ones were used for inner corner accents). Hypnôse Dazzling in Or was worked into the inner corner of the eyes and on the brow bones for the shimmering effect and the eyes were finished with Le Stylo Waterproof Long Lasting Eye Liner in Minuit (a black liquid liner) and mascara. Personally I shy away from bold lips because I’m so incredibly pale if I were to combine metallic eyes with a rich lip it would be overkill. If your skin is on the darker side, however, check out L’Absolu Rouge in Jezebel, which is the rich red hue used on Nyong’o’s lips.

Image: Zimbio

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