We adore Natalie Port­man

In this ex­clu­sive in­ter­view, the star of Jane Got a Gun and Dior am­bas­sadress Natalie Port­man shares her beauty and style rules. Read on to be in­spired.

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Natalie Port­man stands out from other Hol­ly­wood star­lets for her out­stand­ing tal­ent (she’s an Academy Award win­ner), her in­tel­li­gence (she stud­ied psy­chol­ogy at Har­vard Univer­sity) and her hu­man­i­tar­ian work (she’s a strong ad­vo­cate for an­i­mal and en­vi­ron­men­tal is­sues).

Here, she shares some in­sight into the glam­orous side of her life. Th­ese days, women are al­ways mul­ti­task­ing. What can busy women do to be beau­ti­ful and el­e­gant and at the same time suc­cess­ful, like you? I think it’s re­ally im­por­tant to carve time out for your­self. We can all lead such busy lives with work, fam­ily and ev­ery­thing else that we some­times for­get to leave time for our­selves. I like to treat my­self to a great mas­sage on oc­ca­sion and al­ways love to curl up with a great book. It helps cen­tre me. Has your idea of beauty changed since you moved from the US to Paris? Yes! Parisian women are so stylish, so chic and cool. They have great style and a beauty look that looks re­ally ef­fort­less. They don’t wear a heavy makeup look, but their com­plex­ion is al­ways so smooth and beau­ti­ful. I’m still learn­ing how they do it! What is a must for your makeup on the red car­pet? I like to change up my red-car­pet looks, but I tend to favour a strong eye. What’s your beauty rou­tine be­fore a red car­pet? If I can get it, I think that the best beauty rou­tine is a good night’s sleep and plenty of wa­ter. Rested, hy­drated skin al­ways looks best! What has been your most mem­o­rable dis­cov­ery in terms of beauty steps or prod­ucts? When I was on Léon: The Pro­fes­sional, they didn’t want me to look too made up so they used beet­root juice to give me a nat­u­ral-look­ing flush. Sim­i­larly, I love us­ing lip­stick as a blush. Along with ex­er­cise and wa­ter, what other tip can you give to al­ways look great? It may sound sim­ple, but I think that en­gag­ing in some­thing you love and that makes you happy helps a great deal. Whether it’s a hobby or spend­ing time with fam­ily, hap­pi­ness shows a great deal on your face. Com­plete th­ese phrases: The per­fect skin beauty look… … al­lows the per­son’s real skin to shine and glow. For a fresh look you must… … take good care of your­self! If you want to look young and glowy you should never… … go with­out sleep and wa­ter. Is there one prod­uct that has changed your skin? I would say the [1] Diorskin For­ever Foun­da­tion (R815). It lasts all day, so it’s very low main­te­nance. I have seen real changes in my skin over time, and my skin feels smoother. Do you play with foun­da­tion ac­cord­ing to your mood, like you would with clothes? Yes, for sure! When I’m on a red car­pet, I like to go a lit­tle stronger with fuller cov­er­age and ei­ther an eye or a lip. In par­tic­u­lar, I like [2] Rouge Dior Lip­stick (R595). Day-to-day, I go a lit­tle lighter with a tinted moisturiser. For din­ner with friends, it’s some­where in the mid­dle. Which of your movies have you most en­joyed beauty wise? One of the great things about be­ing an ac­tress is that you get to try on dif­fer­ent looks and per­son­al­i­ties for a short time. When I did V for Vendetta, there was some­thing lib­er­at­ing and sim­ple about shav­ing my head. In Black Swan, I got to wear beau­ti­ful, elab­o­rate stage makeup in the dance se­quences. For Star Wars, I got to ex­per­i­ment with kabuki makeup. Have you picked up any tips from makeup artists? Use mas­cara from the root out. Who is your beauty icon? I think An­gelina Jolie is in­cred­i­bly beau­ti­ful. Also Char­lotte Ram­pling. Do you fol­low a spe­cial diet when you’re work­ing? I al­ways try to be thought­ful about my diet, and I fol­low a ve­gan life­style. When I’m work­ing, I step up my pro­tein in­take with nuts and other sources for more en­ergy.

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