The cast of Black Panther shut down the red carpet for the film’s LA premiere just a few weeks back week with its jaw-dropping style, and they’re not quite done yet — far from. Lupita Nyong’O, who plays Nakia in the upcoming film, showed up to last night’s London showing in a look that was out of this world.
The Oscar-winner glowed from head-to-toe glow in a black Balmain gown, which featured a plunging neckline and a thigh-high slit.
She didn’t slouch in the hair and makeup departments, either: The 34-year-old, who proudly rocks her natural tresses, completed her otherworldly look with what longtime stylist Vernon Francois dubbed a “fro ponytail” updo style that was pure genius.
As for her makeup, artist Nick Barose completed the intergalactic look with an eye-catching, electric blue eyeshadow by “running [it] all the way up to brow bones and wing[ing] it out can give a sense of danger and mystique. The MUA shared his technique via Instagram, noting that he used the Lancome Color Design Palette in Midnight Rush ($50) to get the desired effect. Specifically, “I layered blue underneath black underneath grey to create the rich tone that look[s] different when the light hits it.” (Again, pure genius.)
Welp, guess we know what our next makeup buy will be!
Looking fab, Lupita!
Will you be drawing inspiration from Luptia’s red carpet look this weekend? Let us know @BritandCo!
Brit + Co may at times use affiliate links to promote products sold by others, but always offers genuine editorial recommendations.
(Photos via Jeff Spicer/FilmMagic/Getty)