Black is beautiful. Just ask Lancôme — if you insist. The lovely Lupita Nyong’o was just named brand Ambassadress for Maison Lancôme. So by summer, we’ll begin to see her face in their campaigns for their wide range of beauty products. That means her delicate yet resilient cheekbones, flawless complexion, skin tone and the eyes that project so much intelligence and heart, will be on buses, TV ads, magazine spreads, all of it. We love it, don’t we?
Franchise Lehmann, general manager of Lancôme International, had this to say: “Both talented and committed, true to her African beauty, and showing a great curiosity and open-mindedness in her career choices, Lupita is by essence the Lancôme woman. A strikingly beautiful and intelligent woman, serenely but strongly living her life her own way, Lupita has this special kind of aura both enlightening and deep.”
The Kenyan actress, who also holds Mexican citizenship, joins a small club of other true beauties, including Penelope Cruz, Julia Roberts, and Kate Winslet.
Maybe I’ll have to break down and start adding Lancôme products to my lineup of foundation, powders and eye shadows. I’ve been eyeing the Lancôme walls at Sephora for sometime, anyway. Looks Ike I’ll be trying out some summer shades. 🙂