Lupita Nyong'o reacted swiftly when her former high school instated a no makeup rule on campus. The Black Panther actress helped start a petition asking the school to let young girls wear cosmetics.

Lupita regularly wears layers of makeup with bright colors on her eyes and lips on the red carpet.

But the 35-year-old actress didn't makeup when she was a young girl growing up in Kenya.

In an interview with InStyle magazine, she said she saw the injustice when her school dictated that none of the girls could wear makeup.

"I went to an all-boys school for high school, and they had girls in the last two classes. This is a school with 700 boys and a handful of girls," she told InStyle magazine. "At one point, there was an archaic rule that said that girls could not wear make-up to school. I was angry that the powers that be were trying to basically oppress and control the small female population. It infuriated me to the point that I started a petition.

"I said to myself, 'Look, if a woman wants to wear makeup to school to feel confident in an environment where she's a minority, why not? It doesn't actually change whether or not she's able to take in the information being given to her in the classroom.' I personally had no interest in wearing make-up, but I just did not think it was right."

"At the end of the day, though, make-up should never take the place of self-love," she said.

Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

  • SDot

    Love her

  • ShelbyMoore

    All I have to say is....

    MEN, take these hoes to the pool, the beach or simply ask your homey to turn on his sprinkler (with the missing sprinkler head), so you can drive by and wet the heffa's face up so you can see what she actually looks like. Y'all be doing too much with the makeup. Just too damn much.

  • Trey

    Man...there is nothing attractive about that body..yikes

  • leapyearpisces

    Is she really that flat-chested? like OMG. Like where is the breast tissue???? I never saw the hype with her, and its has NOTHING to do with her skin color as I think her color is one of her attributes....but facially, I never saw the hype...and I hate the yellow /red eyes....I say all that to say, I think she looks cute here because she is favoring Erika Alexander who is gorge.

  • MoniquetheGeek

    That was a real roundabout way to say that you think she looks cute in this picture

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    She is so beautiful ?.. love Lupita beautiful spirit ...

  • iWasteTime

    Hey Boo!
    She can rock ANY color. She is wearing that pink, baby !

  • missarewa

    beautiful woman

  • Applebum

    I love her earrings. Her hair grew fast. Looks nice.


    This is not a flattering piture of her at all, I love very dark, rich chocolate sistas, the darker the better

    I think Sandra was trying to be funny, with this pic tho, she is looking very masquline and rough around the edges and arm pitts lol , in this photo

  • the guest

    She is so beautiful and courageous.

    I hope she keeps growing her hair out, long hair becomes her as well.

    I remember nail polish was not permitted in elementary school, make-up was not permitted in junior high school, and no tank tops in high school.

  • free

    ain't nobody gon say shyt about that green eye pencil? sigh. alright.

  • Nikkiknows

    REALLY SLOW news day...

  • Pitty Patty


  • missmiami305

    Big boobs are overrated. Finding bras are hell.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Who cares?

  • FukkFolks2018

    hey Lupita. Bye Lupita

  • Pitty Patty

    *whispers me too*
    I did think she was sexy in Black Panther when they walked in to that Casino/gambling hall scene. And her skin is gorge. But that's all I got for her. She seems like a very intelligent bright woman. *Kanye shurgs*

  • ZZZ
  • pecancandy

    i have to do all kinds of adjusting when I go to get a massage, like I can not lay on these jokers.

  • KcoolMuziq

    I can't believe she would give a massage to Weinstein..But she's an attractive Mexican actress.

  • leapyearpisces


  • leapyearpisces

    Who you telling???? and they make you look heavier than you are.....I stop wearing bras with padding in them YEARS ago. Once I did, it automatically took like 10 pounds off of me.

  • Roxie Moxie

    I dunno about young girls wearing make-up. The history of makeup and it's use was not only for those in Hollywood, but to also attract the attention of men. Red lipstick (especially) when worn by a non-married woman, was considered a prostitute and was banned back in the 1700s. Needless to say, that's why my Mom was SO against red lipstick when I started wearing it in like 11th grade. I was a tomboy and loved sports and wasn't tryna snag no boyfriend.....that is, until I started smelling myself. LOL

    In any event, young girls don't need to be focused on putting alla that sh*t on their faces as most of them have nice supple skin to begin with; makeup will help age that along quickly. Look at most of the celebs w/o makeup...looking tired and old.

  • NeverSurprised

    Lupita, sis, that white eye makeup = no bueno.

  • Roxie Moxie

    At least it's hers and not stuffed with silicone!

  • Roxie Moxie

    Nah, these women wearing makeup nowadays look like whole trannys. lol

  • NeverSurprised

    "Red lipstick (especially) when worn by a non-married woman, was considered a prostitute and was banned back in the 1700s. "

    Banned by whom?

  • NeverSurprised

    Trying to imitate those Kartrashians.

  • Logan Roberts

    Her skin is so deep & rich like coffee ?, but baby that hard bird chest ?.

  • Roxie Moxie

    It was proposed to ban, my bad. I don't think it passed though. It was the British Parliment. This is really old I love to read and will read just about anything....I feel like I need to be on Jeopardy or something with all this "useful" (using that term lightly), knowledge. lol

  • Blak

    Oppression? Above and beyond lip gloss young girls should not be made to feel that they need to wear makeup to impress anyone and shouldn't wear above and beyond that. It's called values

  • MsVAllDay

    They should cause that shyt ain't cute at all. Love her though!

  • MsVAllDay

    I agree!

  • MsVAllDay

    Yes she is wearing that pink! However, that green eye shadow is a no go!

  • Jethro

    Lose the hair.

  • Jethro

    Her plump buns make up for it.

  • Missy

    Right. After my reduction u culdnt tell me shat!

  • sweetae99

    Cuz she was born a man. I wish more people would recognize these trannies in Hollywood. If your questioning her chest then something is not right. Go with your gut instinct.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Practice. We talking about practice.

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  • Kayke

    That's harsh ....a flat cheat doesnt mean you were born a man....there are plenty of body types for women, not just bodies with large fat deposits.

  • Kayke

    I'm with the school. Some lip gloss and keep it moving.
    Her skin tone is the business.

  • sweetae99

    Do your research first before you come for me. She has a mans chest, not because it’s flat. She has the bone structure for a man. You are still sleep. We have all been fooled. The truth is not easily swallowed. I understand your frustration but seriously dig a little deeper when it comes to stars in Hollywood. Looks can be very deceiving.

  • JennyJazzhands

    What grade levels and ages are we talking about? That's going to determine my opinion on this.

  • Kayke

    Rolls eyes....she has muscles....if you worked your chest out you'll see them too. Her hands, feet, rest of her body does not resemble a man at all. So your proof is a muscular chest ?.....Angela bassetts chest use to look just like that back the day and I've never heard her being called a man. Lupita wasn't this muscular before and I'd equate this to the action movies and scenes she's most likely had to prepared for. Womanhood isn't in your breasts.

  • sweetae99

    Angela is a man too. You are not ready for this conversation. Like I said before, do your research first. Hollywood is full of trannies. So why compare one tranny with the next. lol.

  • Kayke

    .....Okay. You got it.

  • leapyearpisces

    Looooooong sigh. LOL. So, I am not one to chastise people's opinion, so......I RESPECT the fact that YOU CAN, AND YOU WILL have your opinion, so I am cool on that, but my question that I have asked on this blog before, is why????? What is the point of gender switching? That's ALL I WANT TO KNOW. When this conversation came up on this blog, I mentioned how I watched a YouTube video where the person SWORE UP and DOWN on everything they LOVED and held dear to their heart, that Jay-Z was really a female and Beyonce was really a male. With that said, I am not here to argue if it's true or not, I just want to HONESTLY (I am NOT being sarcastic ), what is the point? If what YOU and MILLIONS of others state is INDEED true, what is the purpose of "gender-switching"? Honestly- what, and who is it serving to :gender-switch these people?????

    For the record, even though I am not 100% sold on YOUR opinion; HOWEVER, I REFUSE to DISREGARD your opinion altogether, because to YOUR POINT, the fact that Angelina Jolie has CLEARY pushed Shiloh to self-identify as a boy from Day-1 (even before Shiloh had the chance to make the decision ON HER OWN) speaks VOLUMES, just like Cherize Thereon and her adopted son ( from the JUMP / BEGINNING she GROOMED that BOY CHILD before he could even WALK to self-identify as a GIRL),
    but BLESSED BE to GOD, that little boy''s MANDINKA WARRIOR HEART, has been SPIRITUALLY / INTERNALLY rebelling against her- HE KNOWS WHO HE IS- HE KNOWS, even at his young age, that he has descended from kings, upon kings, and kings don't go around wearing a Party City Rapunzel pigtail wig. Whenever the paps catch them out in public, they WILL ALWAYS be able to catch him and Cherize in a state of discord, as he will NEVER FULLY COMPLY to what she is trying to do/ turn him into...
    I say ALLLLLLLLL of this to say, I will NEVER PUT DOWN ANOTHER SISTER as being a male as most of us black women (myself included ) have dominant, strong features- that DOES NOT MEAN we were born males. However, like I said earlier, I will RESPECT your opinion as I can see in OTHER INSTANCES what you say MAY be true. I just want to know WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF gender-switching???????? WHO IS IT BENEFITTING? AND WHY???
    Onice again, to YOUR POINT, I will not write you off as being a conspiracy theorist or wack job, because I REALLY FEEL that this young man below, (who is only 20), was born female. AGAIN, what is the purpose of gender- switching??????.