French flair

French ac­tress Char­lotte Gains­bourg chan­nels her ef­fort­less style in a makeup col­lab­o­ra­tion, writes

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FRENCHac­tres­sand­mu­si­cianChar­lotte Gains­bourg is a liv­ing legacy of style. The daugh­ter of Jane Birkin an­dle­gendary French singer-song­writer Serge Gains­bourg, Char­lotte was raised on set and lived in a world of mu­sic and arts.

This year, cos­met­ics la­bel Nars nabbed her for a highly-an­tic­i­pated make­up­col­lec­tion that hit stores this month. Brand­founder Francois Nars calls her “an in­cred­i­bly charmin­gand­giv­ing per­son with anin­stinc­tive taste and style.”

Here, Char­lotte shares her thoughts on the col­lab­o­ra­tion and her mother. I re­mem­ber­whenIwasy­ounger, she would usu­ally put makeup on in a taxi when she brought me to school.

Blush was al­ways some­thing she did with her fin­gers. She did ev­ery­thing with her fin­gers. I ob­served her a lot but I didn’t try things un­til much later on. All the ges­tures I may have copied but later on in my life. There is no def­i­ni­tion. That’s what is beau­ti­ful!

My­mother, Char­lotte Ram­plin­gandB­rigitte Bar­dot. Place to travel: Ja­pan

Must-have travel es­sen­tial: Any keep­sakes from my chil­dren and tea.

De­signer: An­thony Vac­carello for Saint Lau­rent

Food: Spaghetti Von­gole

Place to shop: Food at Union Square

I was flat­tered and quite ex­cited be­cause it was such an un­usual re­quest for me. I don’t typ­i­cally wear a lot of makeup so I was sur­prised that Francois Nars chose me for a col­lab­o­ra­tion.

things that move me. I tend to use a skin­care called Bi­ologique Recherche. I come back to it each time I wan­der off and try out new things. I should know by now that that never works for me.

Then it’s re­ally just a ques­tion of cam­ou­flag­ing dark cir­cles a lit­tle (not too much), spots and giv­ing my­self a lit­tle life in the cheeks. In the morn­ing, it’s too early for me to en­hance lashes or lips. That can hap­pen later in the day.

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