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Lupita Nyong’o: 2 Beauty Looks In 1 Day — Vote On Your Fave

Thu, February 20, 2014 11:30am EDT by Dory Larrabee 2 Comments
Lupita Nyongo Dujour Lunch

Lupita continued her reign as one of the most beautiful stars in the world as she did press for her movie ’12 Years A Slave’ in New York City on Feb. 19. Get her beauty details straight from her glam squad below!

Celebrity hairstylist Ted Gibson created two unique hair looks for Lupita Nyong’o as she attended the DuJour magazine winter luncheon and filmed an appearance on The Late Show With David Letterman. Get her hot hair look and exact nail polish shade right here!

Lupita Nyong’o At ‘DuJour’ Lunch — Stunning Hair Look

Ted described the look for the DuJour magazine winter luncheon:

“I started off getting her ready for her luncheon for DuJour magazine. I love creating different looks for her.

Lupita Nyongo On Her Role In '12 Years A Slave'

Today was about simple elegance. I used two different kinds of wax to add shine and control. Women with natural hair are always concerned about flyaways and shine. I then used a strong controlled hairspray to add more shine and to create shape.”

Manicurist Deborah Lippmann used Laughin’ To The Bank for Lupita’s cool green mani!

Here’s how to get the look. Deborah:

“1. Exfoliated hands with deborah lippmann Cuticle Remover ($20)

2. She then rehydrated nail beds with deborah lippmann Cuticle Oil ($20) complete with jojoba and coconut oils and protecting vitamin E

3. Nourished Lupita’s hands with Rich Girl SPF 25 Hand Cream ($28) and NEW The Cure ultra-nourishing cuticle lotion

4. Finished by applying Cuticle Oil over the entire hand for a luxe treatment and repair.

For the gorgeous color,

1. Deborah applied a layer of Turn Back Time Anti-Aging Base Coat ($20, containing lightdiffusing micronized diamond core powder to restore a youthful luster to the nails.

2. She then applied two coats of Laughin To The Bank, an emerald green shimmer, ($18) to complement her dress and Michael Nelson clutch.

3. To complete, Deborah added a layer of Gel Lab Top Coat.”

Lupita On ‘David Letterman’

She switched it up for the talk show! Ted tells

“Adding hair, even to shorter hair, can be fun and sexy! I added hair extensions to Lupita’s natural hairstyle for Letterman, which is something any woman can create at home! All you need is a strong holding gel and loose, textured hair extensions.

Apply the gel to your head then take the hair and put it on top of the gel on your hair. After you have applied the hair, you can actually shape it into place with your hands and create the shape that you want.

I molded Lupita’s hair to create a soft mohawk, pompadour-like shape. Be sure to finish it off with a holding hairspray to keep it all in place.”

Deborah created a more fun, relaxed look for Letterman, adding a coat of Shake Your Money Maker, a resplendent radiant emerald ($20) and another layer of Gel Lab Top Coat.

Which look do you like better, HollywoodLifers? Vote!

— Dory Larrabee

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