After Mbatha-Raw's breakthrough performance in 2013's "Belle" and her anticipated turn as a young singer in "Beyond the Lights," it's great to see such a talented star get her shine on for Elle magazine's annual "Women In Hollywood" issue.
Obviously, there's no dimming the 31-year-old's light as she stuns in the boldest makeup look of the eight November covers. Dressed in a black high-collar Calvin Klein Collection jacket and sparkly jewels by Harry Winston, Chopard and David Yurman, Mbatha-Raw's bronze cat eye and glossy red-orange lips are spellbinding.
You don't have to be a big-screen actress to go glam like Mbatha-Raw. Scroll down to shop the four makeup products used for this cover (all by L'Oreal Paris -- could she be their next spokesperson?) along with tips to nail the look.
1. Bronze eyeshadow. Use a small flat brush to apply this highly-pigmented shadow to your lids. Then brighten up your eyes by gently pressing a gold hue into the inner corners. Get the look with Colour Riche Dual Effects in Treasured Bronze.
2. Black eyeliner. Winged eyeliner isn't easy. Luckily, we have this 5-step tutorial that will help you to master the classic flick. Get the look with Telescopic Precision Liquid Eyeliner in Black.
3. Black mascara. Skip the faux lashes and work with what you've got! All it takes is a few strokes on the top and bottom lashes to intensify this gilded eye makeup. Get the look with Voluminous Butterfly Intenza Mascara in 380 Blackest Black.
4. Red lipstick. Finally, the pièce de résistance: a glossy red lip. Opt for a moisturizing formula that combines shine and a bold hue. Get the look with Colour Caresse Wet Shine Stain in Endless Red.
See more from Gugu Mbatha-Raw's "Women in Hollywood" cover story at Elle.com.