Reprising her role in ‘Thor: The Dark World’, the awardwinning actress talks red lips and a cause close to her heart.
You’re the new face of Rouge uge Dior. Do you think of lipstick ick as a tool of seduction? Well, it has been one for a long time. The Hollywood screen goddesses es of the past really emphasised that. at. Our fondest memories of Marilyn yn Monroe, Lauren Bacall, Rita Hayworth or Marlene Dietrich are imprinted with dazzling smiles and sensual mouths. Moreover, they all were very fond nd of Rouge Dior. I’m sure Christian Dior thought that lipstick was an essential ential weapon of seduction when he first st created it. The colour and the gesture ure still make magic. And why is red your favourite? e? As Christian Dior would say, “It’s the e colour of life!” I regularly wear lipstick, k, often in a more natural colour. I put it on spontaneously, without even thinking ng about it. But for special occasions, I like brighter or richer shades such as Trafalgar. r. On the red carpet, I wear 999, over and over again. It’s unique, very vibrant, and probably the reddest of reds. Tips for wearing red lipstick? Check your teeth often! Nothing is worse than lipstick on your teeth. [ laughs] What beauty trend excites you for the moment? The Dior team tells me that the French manicure is making a comeback, and I must say I am pretty happy about that. It’s classic. Who were your beauty idols growing up? My mother, who is very natural and radiant. And my grandmother, who is quite different – she’s very stylish and loves jewellery and Portman on the set, filming the new ad m make-up. Each embodies varying facets of femininity that I love. They help me realise that every woman can be individually beautiful. Earliest memory of beauty? I remember using a plum lip stain that was wa similar to my own lips – just like I had bitten bi my lips. And a face glitter called “fairy dust”. What scents remind you of your childhood? Definitely apricot popsicles and sea salt. Can’t live without? An organic moisturising cream for everyday use, Diorskin Nude compact, and, of course, that very red Rouge Dior lipstick for special occasions. There are many new fitness regimes out there. Which one helped you get back in shape so soon after having your baby? I run, swim, and sometimes do gyrotonics. You once said: “It is too easy not to engage in the world.” How do you y stay engaged and informed? Everything that happens in the world speaks to me on a very deep level. We have a pesticide-free garden, I compost regularly, and am a strict vegetarian. Besides that, I always get involved in initiatives I believe in whenever I get the chance. With Dior, we decided to donate the profits from a Rouge Dior shade of my choice to the Free the Children association, which supports vulnerable children. Their unique philosophy based on the help and involvement of children from prosperous countries particularly appealed to me.
Natalie Portman stars in the new ad campaign for Rouge Dior
“To emphasise the eyes without going overboard.” Dior Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara in Brown, RM110
“My favourite shade.” Dior Rouge Dior in 999, RM100
“Lipstick is the perfect symbol of femininity.”
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