Lupita often participates in red-carpet events. They require some time to prepare for. In this case the first thing that Lupita does is she dabs a few drops of avocado oil onto her face before she applies make up. This prevents pores from clogging with makeup products. In a couple of minutes she wipes the oil off and starts applying cosmetics: eyebrow pencil to define her brows, eye shadows, and so on.
Lupita sometimes consults her hairstylist Larry Sims who once taught her to use a towel to give her messy Afro hair a better look. She simply puts a hot towel on top to straighten her curls.