I think our Beauty Crush segment is by and far my favorite segment to cover, mostly because I get to spotlight fabulous and beautiful women 24/7! Today’s subject of choice? The ever-stunning beauty, Gugu Mbatha-Raw.gugu mbatha raw Marie+Claire+Hosts+Fresh+Faces+Party+Celebrating+5ejkaWZ4QHYxSnapshot Zendaya, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Kylie Jenner by Tesh for Marie ClaireWith parents originally from England and South Africa, Gugu grew up in Oxford, England and was active in the arts from a young age. Though she’s had a stellar acting career that has only expanded, many people (myself included) truly learned about her after seeing her in Beyond The Lights.Snapshot Zendaya, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Kylie Jenner by Tesh for Marie Claire2Gugu Mbatha-Raw 47th+NAACP+Image+Awards+Presented+TV+One+Red+n71eCHynjhfx

In 2014, Mbatha-Raw was recognized by Elle Magazine during the Women in Hollywood Awards, honoring women for their outstanding achievements in film, spanning all aspects of the motion picture industry, including acting, directing, and producing.Gugu+Mbatha+Raw+EE+British+Academy+Film+Awards-ralph-lauren-2With an upcoming project (an adaptation of Roxane Gay’s novel An Untamed State), Mbatha-Raw is surely on a role with her constant work in film and media.Gugu-Mbatha-Raw--Concussion-NY-Premiere

Now let’s talk about her beauty. A natural one at that, Gugu’s beauty aesthetic is perhaps as minimalist as they get in Hollywood.gugu-mbatha-raw-2014-governors-awards-oscar-de-la-renta-dress-clutch-2A nice matte finish for the skin, Gugu tends to stick with very neutral palettes (though she can and will surprise us every now and again with a bold lip). Cascading beachy waves make up her hair routine, and she’s off!

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With a deep charcoal eyewear look, Gugu’s makeup aesthetic is always on point! Even in her high editorial shoots, she never strays too far from her comfort zone and what she knows works for her! Honey, I ain’t mad at it.


So that’s why Gugu Mbatha-Raw is our Beauty Crush Wednesday! Is she yours?

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