Lancôme has just unveiled the latest ad to feature actress Lupita Nyong’o, and it’s a stunner.
The campaign photo shows the 31-year-old Oscar winner reclining in a sweet magenta-hued halter dress with rose petals in hand. Her lips are a robust shade of red—fitting, since the ad is for the beauty giant’s newest collection: L’Absolu Rouge. The line features lipsticks in distinct, rose-inspired shades, along with skin-nourishing foundations.
“Makeup, for me, is like the frame of an art piece. Wearing lipstick makes me feel well-dressed,”
It’s been an exciting week of reveals for Lupita: The actress was recently announced as Glamour‘s Woman of the Year, and covers their annual Women of the Year issue. In the mag, the star speaks out about the uneven beauty ideals that are perpetuated by the mainstream media and in popular culture.
“This is the message: that dark skin is unacceptable. I definitely wasn’t hearing this from my immediate family—my mother never said anything to that effect—but the voices from the television are usually much louder than the voices of your parents,” Lupita told the magazine.
She added that she was not raised to believe that beauty is only an external achievement.
“I think beauty is an expression of love. There’s room in this world for beauty to be diverse.”