In a recent Q&A session for British Vogue, Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o sits down to read some letters written to her by fans, from the importance of self-worth to coping as a strong black woman in her industry, Lupita offers candid answers and advice.


Undoubtedly, Lupita is one celebrity that sets the beauty standards, either serving major beauty inspiration or championing natural hair on and off the red carpet. One of the questions asked was; what is the one piece of makeup that makes you feel most confident?. To which she answered

I love mascara, it’s light and it’s dark and it’s easy to put on and it just brightens the eyes.

As a child, Lupita Nyong’o sometimes wished she had a different complexion. Now, the Academy Award winner and Lancôme ambassador is determined to use her platform to promote a message of self-acceptance among young women. Read her new book Sulwe now.

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