20.10.2020

This Is the Exact Lipstick Shade Lupita Nyong’o Wore to the 2018 Governors Awards

In case you missed it, Lupita Nyong’o arrived at the 2018 Governors Gala in a striking stark-white, 1920s-style Tom Ford gown, but what made the look even more eye-catching was the electric purple lip she paired with it.

This Is the Exact Lipstick Shade Lupita Nyong'o Wore to the 2018 Governors Awards

Creating Nyong’o’s lip look wasn’t born from just a few sweeps of a lipstick. First, a layer of Drama Liqui-Pencil ($23) – yes, eye pencil – in Ampoule (a creamy deep purple shade) was drawn across the actress’s lips as a base. Then, Rouge in Love Lipcolor ($29) in Violette Coquette (a satin plum with blue tones) was sweeped above it, topped with a L’Absolu Lacquer Gloss ($26) in Positive Energy (an electric purple gloss).

It seems simple enough, but if you wanted to take the three-step process down to a one-stepper, we’ve pulled together some of the most dazzling purple lipsticks to re-create the look.

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