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Secret to Lupita Nyong’o’s Perfect Lipstick

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First of all, congratulations Lupita Nyong’o! People Magazine just announced that they chose the biggest up-and-coming actress today as their “Most Beautiful” person of 2014.

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But besides that, Lupita Nyong’o really proves that she is definitely a girl one-to-watch. She wears a bright lip like nobody’s business. As a girl of color like her, I always adore her bold makeup choices especially her perfect lipstick. I though I will never be able to get my pout as good as hers, because sometimes it’s easier to recognize these things and move on rather than dwell. That is, until Nick Barose, her makeup artist, decided to reveal the exact secret behind the Lupita’s Lip on Refinery29— such a very generous person.

So, what’s the pro tip? “My favorite thing to do is run a clear wax lip pencil along the edges of the lips to prevent the color from running,” he says. Barose uses Lancôme’s Le Lipstique in Clair, which works on all skin tones and lip colors. “It creates a perfect, precise edge for the lipstick to stay put, but without the harsh line that you’d get if you used a lip liner that was the same color as the lipstick.”

There you have it. An invisible, yet well-defined, edge is the secret to 2014 Most Beautiful person’s happiness perfect lipstick.

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