Lupita Nyong'o Adds Face of Lancôme to Impressive Resume

Posted Friday April 4, 2014 10:45 AM GMT

She's had a banner year both on screen and on the red carpet and for Lupita Nyong'o, life just got even more beautiful thanks to her latest gig — the celebrity face of Lancôme.

The 31-year-old actress announced her new role via Instagram video, which she told followers she's "incredibly excited" to be named the latest ambassador, a job previously held by Julia Roberts, Lily Collins, Kate Winslet and Penélope Cruz.

“I am truly honored to join the Maison Lancôme, a brand with such a prestigious history and that I have always loved," the Oscar-winning actress told press in a statement. "I am particularly proud to represent its unique vision for women and the idea that beauty should not be dictated, but should instead be an expression of a woman’s freedom to be herself.”

As for the campaign itself, Lancôme tapped famed photogs Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott to man the lens behind Nyong’o's much-anticipated ads, which are set to debut this September.

Photo Credit: Instagram