Lupita Nyong'o graced the red carpet at the 2018 ACE Awards wearing glittering eye jewelry to accessorize her canary yellow Caroline Herrera dress with matching bird earrings.

Makeup artist Nick Barose embellished Lupita's heavy makeup with sapphire and emerald-colored Swarovski crystals for a look that he called "glamour with a touch of quirk." Nick said Lupita's makeup was inspired by gay Pride month.

Lupita, left, and actress Tracee Ellis Ross were presenters during the Accessories Council's 2018 ACE Awards on Monday, June 11.

From a press release:

Guests enjoyed the onsite Sperry sustainable activation experiencing first-hand the Style With A Purpose campaign, a shoe story woven from a sustainable mission where all waterway plastic recovery efforts will be recycled to build sustainable versions of Sperry’s iconic footwear designs. Party-goers enjoyed a seated dinner while entertained with an original 2018 ACE Awards song performed by, Hugh Sheridan and a surprise live performance by A.R.T.

Photos by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images, Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

  • Trace da Ace

    ere'body looked cute....I want Lu'pita purse tho...

  • pure_rachet

    No thanks on the makeup and dress.

  • sunni_daze

    Why are you shading Lupita's make up? She looks nice as always.

  • Miss Thang

    She has the cutest little face :)

  • Karen Brady

    What a lovely, sweet dress.

  • Ice Lee

    I'm not a fan of the dress, but that color on her just makes her glow!! ??

  • BadAss Will

    It's something about her I just don't like. She seems stuck up. I maybe wrong but rarely is..

  • Rayne

    That’s a pretty lady to me.

  • Libra80sBaby

    This ugly tho....

  • 100milesperhour

    What's so stunning? Looks like crust falling out her eyes.

  • iWasteTime

    I love her!
    She looks good in yellow, red, blue, a garbage bag ... ugh

  • Ni Ni

    Meh, i don't like nobody's get up in these pics. I dont get the hoopla over the bedazzled eyes.

  • Coy little wink

    Look at Iris ? so fly

  • Ms. Jackson

    No. But the dress is nice. That eye is a No.

  • Thingamajig

    When perfection is reached, we must reinvent ourselves; forever evolving. Lupita is stunning. ?

  • Thingamajig


  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    They both look gawjus ??

  • Blaque Mahogany


  • hi-liter

    Everyone has unique looks. I love the fact that older women like Iris Apfel are getting their shine in fashion. Love her spirit.

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    She's gawgus...

  • Kemi

    Beautiful skin! Not a fan of the eye accessories.

  • Anunnaki

    I really want to try braids, but scared, they might pull my edges

  • SweetTEE

    Don't braid your edges. You can leave them out and just lay them down if you're worried. You can also tell the braider not to braid the edges tightly. Don't be scared, just keep them moisturized and take them out on time.

  • MsPam

    Is that Tracee’s “FRIEND” standing next to her?! ??

  • SweetTEE

    Aw hell, once they see this on SM...


    Weee got hood chicks w rainbow hair AND eye studs coming to a neighborhood near you this summer!!! Be afraid-be very afraid.

  • Rodmilla De Ghent

    my 12 yr old self

  • Quitedeliteful

    I like Lupita's style right down to her nail polish and pineapple purse. Tracee's style I do not like at all....

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Is tracee a lesbian?

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    Lupita is always fashionable.

  • Coy little wink


  • Quitedeliteful

    The look like a couple...

  • Quitedeliteful

    Looks like she is leaning into her boo-thang...

  • Quitedeliteful

    Iris Apfel - I love, love, love this woman!!! She's always stylish and classy. I love a woman who does not let her age deter her from great fashion...

  • Anunnaki

    Ok thank you

  • Coy little wink

    She's adorable!

  • Applebootay

    Lupita’s heavy makeup...


  • CookieMobster

    Don't like the eye makeup but that purse is the enite bizzznas

  • MsPam

    Yeah they just need someone to officiate their ceremony! ???

  • Kayke

    Not a fan of this jeweled look, but lupita always does her own thing and I like that.

  • Jethro

    This woman's beauty is beyond words ? not to mention her booty. ?

  • Kayke

    Yes! reminds me of the 90s. Used to always have jewels under one eye or middle of my forehead.

  • the guest

    Why does the stylist have to credit gay pride as inspiring Lupita's make up? Can't he just accept a compliment on his work and say thank you. Hollywood is always plugging an agenda. I thought Lupita's make up looked inspired by the make up style of Hindu women. Both Lupita and Tracee look wonderful.

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Yess girl. Body language 101.???????????

  • Rico768

    to quirky for me but she can do no wrong

  • Kayke

    I didn’t even read that part .... honestly just peeked at the photo..... just roll your eyes and keep going. Bejeweled faces and piercing I’ve always associated with women of the Indian culture..... some gay people have no identity outside of their sexuality so everything is tied to it.

  • JustB

    This eye jewellery is nothing new...I just think his overall makeup application could have been better...especially for the amount of money and exposure he's getting...ive seen better work from an around the way hate js

  • the guest

    Very true. I was like boy did he reach to force a connection to mention gay pride. LOL

  • MsPam

    I think if her eyeballs were whiter, many it would look better?!?????

  • Dun Dilly

    "STUNS" ??? ...... oooookkkkkkkk

  • Renee26

    Lupita can do no wrong...Tracee dress is hideous... I think the little old lady is cute in her turquoise, blue, and green

  • Quitedeliteful


  • Alextra Ballard

    NO!! tew murch going on! Them eyes are not the bizness.

  • Queen B

    I was doing that n high school lol she needs a professional mua

  • Logan Roberts

    I can see this totally.

  • GrapeCrush

    That is Samira Nasr, a fashion director with Elle. She looks a little butch in this pic, but if you google her, she doesn’t actually come off like that in most other pics. She dates white men and has a daughter who looks completely white. I know that doesn’t prove jack lol, but I don’t think they’re a couple.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    The eyes jewelry is a NO!!

  • Stan4NoOne

    That looks stupid... looks like a teenager that just discovered the glue gun.

  • Stan4NoOne

    You know gay people always have to make it about them. #IJS

  • We Can Do This

    Not a good look on a grown woman.

  • dontgetblocked

    She's been missing the mark a lot lately.

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Thanks for explaining. They're looking a little orange is the new black in that pic. Lol

  • Mister Fantastic

    Looks very irritating to the eyes. Bet she was blinking a lot.

  • free

    i think SR is in love with lupita. all of it looks like it's from michaels or hobby lobby.

  • Tasha Nicole

    I think it's cute and quirky


    Wow that was a fail.. Now that chick Amara from love and hip hop Miami is who needs to be in movies.... She has a face the camera loves and She knows how to do her makeup and hair. Yet she is too fire they dont use women of color like her in film

  • fRAktal Reality

    "his" overall makeup? "...and exposure he's getting"? It's unfortunate Lupita's photo images cause such consternation, apprehension and gender-confusion to mongrels who resonate ape-Caucasoid cellular frequencies.

  • Tammie Reed

    They look nice.

  • Enoughsaid2020

    I like it. She is so beautiful, and talented.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    I always hate her make up. It always looks like someone very inexperienced did it. The color on her lid makes me cringe. Who in the world had the audacity to do that to this girl smdh?

  • WhoYouTalkingAbout

    I love her pineapple clutch .. the eye jewels and me wouldnt work... I'd have them all in my eyes literally

  • garrisonville

    Such a beautiful lady!

  • interestingconcept1

    okay, it's not just me. What is up with her eyeball color? They are never white. is this an African thing?

  • interestingconcept1

    Tracey just needs to hit the gym. Hard. Back fat is no joke.

  • MRiGOThim

    she's beautiful but my lil 12 yo neice does this lmao :P

  • JustB


  • fRAktal Reality

    You didn't identify a male makeup artist in your post. Look at your language syntax and tell me who or what is the subject? Let cancel deceptions.

  • JustB

    There was no hate or malice in my comment...its far from my fault that you read so deep into it that you created negativity that was never there...her make up artist is a Male who was paid good money to provide a unique service to a star...and I feel his work was sub par and unoriginal...move on