The Oscar-winning star donned black lipstick, the smokiest of smoky eye makeup and ― most shocking of all ― eerie red contact lenses. The look may be a nod to her character’s terrifying doppelgänger in the film, aptly named “Red.”
She paired her daring makeup with diamond-pronged earrings and a shimmering, red, black-and-gold sequined dress by the Italian street-style brand Attico.
As the actress herself said, we’re “seeing red” with this bloodthirsty look.
“We wanted to avoid pretty red carpet looks and be more experimental, taking wicked beauty ideas from fierce women in ’80s music videos who really played with makeup that echoed their strong powerful attitude,” Barose told the outlet.
Barose listed the products he used to achieve the look on Instagram.
“Us” is Nyong’o’s first foray into the horror genre. During a recent interview on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Nyong’o described the flick as a “nightmare from Jordan Peele’s mind.”
“I had to go to some dark places within myself … [and] do a crazy voice that was a lot of fun to create,” Nyong’o said of her role.