How To: Lupita Nyong'o's Metallic Blue Lip From the "Star Wars" Premiere

Mary Peffer
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As per usual, when we saw Lupita Nyong’o on the red carpet at the Star Wars European premiere we totally swooned. Lupita is known to bring her beauty A-game when a photo opp presents itself (remember that metallic gold eye shadow?) But metallic blue lips, that’s just bold, and she looked beautiful. We fell so hard in fact that we tracked down her longtime makeup artist, Nick Barose, while he was traveling out of the country for the holiday and begged him to share the tutorial. Because, seriously, it screams New Year’s Eve and, as Nick puts it, “Bold colors for lips don’t always have to be red when it comes to a glamour moment.” Keep scrolling to learn how to recreate Lupita’s custom metallic galactic blue lips!

Step 1:
“On lips, I mixed a few eye products to create the custom shade. [First] Layering a metallic blue eyeliner pencil on lips to create a base coat that's dark blue.”

Nick used Lancôme DramaLiqui Pencil in Minuit ($23). We also love Honest Beauty True Velvet Eyeliner in Deep Blue ($16). 

Step 2:
“Add a bit of lip balm on top so the pigment becomes a bit shiny and moisturized.”

Nick used Lancôme New Absolu Balm ($31). We also love Bobbi Brown Lip Balm ($20). 

Step 3:
“To add a metallic highlight in center of lips, I dabbed metallic blue eyeshadow in the center. Then dabbed a tiny bit of lip balm on top for a slight sheen.” 

Nick used Lancôme Color Design Sensational Effects Eye Shadow in Sapphire Lace ($20). We also love Make Up Forever Artist Shadow Eyeshadow and Powder Blush in Sapphire ($21). 

What’s your favorite bold lip color? Sound off in the comments!

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