‘Orange Is The New Black’ Star Uzo Aduba Straightens Her Hair to Talk Beauty

Uzo Aduba

You’ve probably spent 13 hours at Litchfield Penitentiary engulfed in life behind bars for the second season of Orange is the New Black, and now have a case of withdrawal.

Luckily Refinery 29 is easing your separation anxiety by stealing some beauty tricks from Crazy Eyes—well, Uzo Aduba. Unraveling her bantu knots and slabbing bold lipstick (not made from Kool-Aid) on her picture-ready face, the star of the Netflix hit show dished the deets on her beauty and fashion. “I love Make Up For Ever. I love Illamasqua — their foundation. I love colors on the lip,” she told the site. “I just started doing red. That is new to me. I love berries and juicy colors.”

The crazy but tough inmate in a beige jumpsuit, who is actually a fashionista girly girl when the cameras turn off also tip her hat to several fashion icons,


Denise Huxtable [Lisa Bonet]—she’s incredible. Naomi Campbell—too, she is fierce. Beyoncé, of course. She is slaying it right now.”

And as far as her signature bantu knots go, they unravel as soon as producers yell “cut.” “I used to wear them [in real life], but I had to stop wearing them because that attention as Suzanne made me want to stop. I take them out when we finish shooting.” 

Read more about her style and beauty in full here.

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