Let's talk Lupita Nyong'o, shall we (oh, you thought I was done after the Lupita-inspired makeup tutorial and best beauty looks montage . . . not!). Today, she was awarded the title of People's Most Beautiful Person of the Year for 2014. While this is a big Hollywood honor, it's also inspiring for the beauty world. She's changing the way we classify what is pretty.
Personally, I fell in love with Lupita for many different reasons. As a beauty editor, I get a thrill every time she comes walking down the red carpet with bold eye makeup and bright lipstick. As a woman with natural hair, I'm shocked at the number of ways she can style her short Afro. As a Black woman, I'm pumped to witness this gorgeous dark-skinned lady take the entertainment industry by storm. Keep reading as I sum up my Lupita girl crush and what this "most beautiful" win means for the beauty business.
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