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Lupita Nyong'o Graces the Cover of 'Lucky', Says Makeup is an Accessory and Isn't Necessary

Lupita Nyong'o graces the cover of Lucky magazine for their March 2015 issue.

The 31-year-old actress is rocking a two-piece striped Balmain outfit featuring an off-the-shoulder crop top. Her skin looks flawless and she looks like she's ready for Spring... so am I!

The Oscar winner dished on the strict beauty ban in her household while growing up:

“My mother has never ever worn a drop of makeup in her life — not even at her wedding,” Lupita said. 

“Honestly, my mother’s outlook was hard for me to take when I was a teenager and wanted to experiment. But in the end I appreciated it, because today I can look in a mirror with no makeup on and love myself.”

“My mother didn’t think makeup was necessary, and I don’t think it's necessary.” the actress said.

“It’s an accessory. It’s as necessary as a pair of earrings, if you know what I mean. It’s something I do to adorn myself. I don’t do it to hide myself.” 

Lupita also reveals favorite beauty product. “I always have a [LANCOME] Lip Lover, in one shade or another, in my purse," she said. "They just add a little bit of szoozh. I’ll choose the color depending on what I’m wearing and how much tint I want.” 

To see Lupita's entire fashion spread, grab a copy of Lucky’s March issue when it hits newsstands Feb. 17! Peep more pics below:

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