The holidays are synonymous with spirited sparkle. And this year, with a return to the concept of gathering for seasonal celebration, comes a welcome reinvigoration of holiday beauty—and all of the glitz and glamour that comes with it. To kick off the parade of parties, Lupita Nyong’o and makeup artist Nick Barose teamed up to create a rhinestone-bedecked eye moment, an ideal choice for last night’s Miu Miu Club Nuit event in New York City.
With references including Marlene Dietrich and Nina Simone, Barose ensured that the actor’s shimmer was at once chic and appropriately idiosyncratic, the better to team with the pyramid of curls and micro-fringe furnished by hairstylist Nai’vasha. A duet of staggered arches threw light from below each of Nyongo’s brows, a pull of black eyeliner offering further framing. In keeping with the trendscape, Barose chose a brickish-brown lip, glossy and edged in Lancôme Drama Liqui-Pencil Waterproof Eye Liner in Cafe Noir. In total, the look felt artsy and entirely adaptable: Simply select your Swarvoskis, apply at will, and welcome the attention that your (enhanced) brilliance attracts.