Natalie Portman lends her face to the Rouge Dior campaign this season. Between two claps, the muse shares her beauty secrets.
Your definition of French beauty?
Beauty that values differences. In the United States, everyone wants to look the same. In your country, it is synonymous with freedom and strength.
A French icon?
The actress Juliette Binoche. Beauty and talent.
A daily tip?
From epidermologist Joëlle Ciocco: cleanse your skin twice in the evening.
Your favorite lipsticks?
I love Dior Forever, especially the Natural Forever nude and classic greige shades during the day. They last 16 hours. For the evening, I bet on the mythical red 458 Forever Paris.
What advice did Peter Philips give you?
Dior's makeup director suggested I use mascara very close to the eye, at the base of the lashes. Before, I was only applying it on the lengths, rather high. He also advised me to give my face a quick massage before applying my makeup.
A memory related to lipstick?
I remember my grandmother. She always kissed me on the cheeks and I hated her red marks. Today, I realize the tenderness of this gesture.
The first make-up session that marked you ?
It was during the shooting of Léon in 1994. I was 9 years old, impossible to use products on such young skin. The makeup artist had this great idea to mix beet juice with rose water to create my blush.
Your favorite natural product?
Tata Harper moisturizer. And Dior Forever red.
How do you stay eco-responsible in your beauty routine?
I use sustainable products and keep things simple, not like on shoots where you use thousands of products. I like to have my cleanser, lipstick, moisturizer and concealer, and recycle bottles and jars.
Any advice for your daughter?
Have fun with makeup and beauty in general. Experiment happily, expose the different facets of her personality. And above all: don't use makeup to transform a face.