Part 2: Lupita’s Look, Golden Globes Edition
Lupita Nyong’o may be relatively new to the red-carpet scene, but she looked like classic Hollywood royalty at the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards—which was makeup artist Nick Barose’s long-standing game plan. Seeing as he got a sneak peek at her Ralph Lauren gown before the holidays, he spent his downtime watching old movies and getting inspired. Earlier in the week, he explained, “I’m thinking it’ll be something regal—a cross between Queen Nefertiti and Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday. That was Audrey’s first film that got her nominated for awards, [similar to] Lupita [in her breakout role as Patsey in 12 Years a Slave]. They kind of remind me of each other: poised, elegant, classy, and big, open, animated, youthful eyes.” Add to the mix Vivien Leigh in Caesar and Cleopatra, and you’ve basically built Barose’s mood board.
For “a bit of Egyptian flavor” that didn’t look costumey, the face painter used Chanel Ligne Graphique de Chanel liquid liner in Noir to draw a strong cat-eye shape, then swept a shimmery blue shade along the bottom lashes to define but not “overwhelm.” Lids were topped with Ombre Essentielle Soft Touch Eyeshadow in Complice, and a “1950s movie-star brow” was created with the Crayon Sourcils Sculpting Eyebrow Pencil in Noir Cendré. To complement her dress, he applied a sheer version of a similar color (Rouge Allure Intense Longwear Lip Colour in Pirate) to her mouth and tapped a gold gel pigment (Illusion d’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Vision) in the center to highlight. “This was playtime for us,” Barose quipped.
Below, an exclusive sketch from the man behind the maquillage: