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Lupita Nyong'o: Red carpets are special

Lupita Nyong'o thinks pink lips are perfect for spring time.

Last year she was the toast of the Oscars when she picked up best supporting actress with 12 Years a Slave.

She may not have been nominated this year, but she still stunned with her style at the Academy Awards.

Recalling some of her favourite looks, Lupita chose one from 2014, where she sported bright pink lipstick.

"This whole look was very 'springtime'," she explained to the British edition of InStyle magazine.

"I like the bright-pink lip. These [red carpet] events are all a celebration, and that's what make-up should be."

Lupita has become a huge style icon, so it makes sense that fans will be keen to hear about her top tips.

To maintain her amazing complexion, she uses avocado oil to remove her make-up, stating it also helps with her dry skin.

And while she can't resist chocolate, she makes up for it by being diligent about brushing her teeth. She doesn't trust "sweet" toothpastes, preferring the Tom's brand.

It's not just her beauty looks that have people talking - Lupita also has an enviable wardrobe.

"I think you have to be eclectic. I like to dress with a sense of humour and not take myself too seriously. I like clothing that puts a smile on my face, and I love fabrics that have a nice ease," she told Hello! Fashion magazine recently. "I also enjoy experimenting and trying new things. But I know people who are incredibly stylish who only wear black and do it so well. Find what makes you happy and go with it. Elegance is unaware of itself. It's a gliding effortlessness, like a gazelle."

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