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