Totally flawless Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o announced today that she is the newest face of French beauty brand Lancôme. The 31-year-old breakout star of “12 Years a Slave” posted a video on Instagram, telling fans that she is “incredibly excited” to be the cosmetics company’s new ambassadress. Nyong’o will join the likes of Kate Winslet, Julia Roberts, and Penelope Cruz, who all hold rank in the brand’s official ambassadress panel.
The actress told Women’s Wear Daily that she hopes her time with Lancôme will be a “symbiotic relationship,” citing her respect for the brand that she believes is “not dictating what beauty is.”
She continued, “The idea that Lancôme now has a few actor ambassadors is significant because actors are not just faces, they are spirits that people enjoy and relate to more than in an aesthetic way. We have the privilege of standing for something other than just looks.”
Nyong’o’s campaign will launch in September.