How-To: Lupita Nyong’o’s Metallic Blue Lip From The Star Wars Premiere

Mary Peffer


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 travelling 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 colours for lips, don’t always have to be red when it comes to a glamour moment”. Keep scrolling to learn how to re-create 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 Lancome DramaLiqui Pencil in Minuit. We also love Nars Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner ($35) in Rue Saint Honore. 

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

Nick used Lancome Absolu Balm. We also love Bobbi Brown Lip Balm ($38). 

Step 3:
“To add a metallic highlight in the centre 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 Lancome Colour Design Sensational Effects Eye Shadow in Sapphire Lace. We also love, Make Up Forever Iridescent Eyeshadow in Metallic Navy Blue ($32). 

What’s your favourite bold lip colour? Sound off in the comments!

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