Lupita Nyong'o Is The New Face Of Lancome Cosmetics

The 12 Years a Slave actress is the company's first black spokeswoman. WORK!

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Lupita Nyong'o basically runs the world right now.

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After her breakout role in the award-winning 12 Years a Slave, the actress has captured the media's attention with her beauty and grace, and has become an undisputed role model for women of color.

Nyong'o's list of wins got just a little bit longer when it was announced that she is the new face of Lancome Cosmetics.

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The announcement follows an online campaign to land Nyong'o a spot as a spokesmodel for MAC Cosmetics.

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Nyong'o inspired women of color to demand that they become a visible presence in an industry where, according to Essence, black women spend as much as $7.5 billion each year. Nyong'o's appointment marks the first time that Lancome, founded in 1935, has ever had a black female spokesperson.

This partnership is sure to prove lucrative for both Lancome, poised enjoy the spoils of Nyongo's fans, and women of color who can see a bit of themselves reflected where they had previously been erased.

Lupita made me convert to Lancôme. Mission accomplished.

DELISHA@delishadesigner

Lupita made me convert to Lancôme. Mission accomplished.

12:41 PM - 4 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

FYI good! I may now I to use Lancome products. http://t.co/YaM75taS30

hadayai@hadayai

FYI good! I may now I to use Lancome products. http://t.co/YaM75taS30

12:40 PM - 4 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

All the black ladies are gonna flock to Lancôme now...

DJ^2@deeedoublejay

All the black ladies are gonna flock to Lancôme now...

12:00 PM - 4 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Now everyone is going to discover Lancôme has the best foundation

X@x_Chioma_x

Now everyone is going to discover Lancôme has the best foundation 😞

12:07 PM - 4 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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