Natalie Portman Loves This Beauty Trick And We Can’t Get Enough Of

Plus, we find out how to emulate her timeless makeup look.
Photography: Felix Cooper for Christian Dior Parfums.

Our cover star Natalie Portman has never looked so beautiful. A wonderful blend of beauty, approachability and positivity, Portman is every bit the modern personification of Miss Dior, the free spirited and feminine fragrance that Portman has been the face of since 2011.

Miss Dior has now been reimagined as a parfum by Dior’s in-house perfumer, Francis Kurkdjian, who has put the spotlight on sparkling jasmine and blended it with the sweet notes of strawberry and a sultry base of amber and woods. If you’re a fan of the original, you’ll love this modern, refined version.

Dior Miss Dior Eau De Parfum, 50ml, $190 at Sephora

“It’s been so involved to get to be part of this iconic brand that’s so synonymous with luxury and elegance and women’s expression of individuality,” says Portman of Dior Beauty. “It’s also been extraordinary to see the brand grow – and just to see this incredible continuation of support of female artists.”

For the campaign, Portman tells marie claire Australia exclusively that she loved stepping into the Miss Dior character once again.

“It was so fun to get to dance with this character,” Portman says. “I feel like it was such an expression of that freedom, joy, exuberance and lust for life.”

Natalie Portman

Portman says that she went to Grasse in France to visit Dior’s famed flower gardens.

“It was so extraordinary to go to Grasse and visit the flower fields,” she says. “When the roses are all blooming in May and you can smell their [scent] on the wind, it’s really extraordinary.”

To get the same heavenly waft at home, Portman says she applies her perfume just as her grandmother did.

“My grandmother loved perfume and makeup,” says Portman. “I know the smell of my grandma very well, she had a very particular smell. She was the one who showed me to spray the perfume and then walk through it. My mom did it too.”

Natalie Portman on the April issue of marie claire Australia. Photography: Felix Cooper for Christian Dior Parfums.

For the marie clarie Australia April issue cover, shot by photographer Felix Cooper, Portman is dressed in Christian Dior fashion and jewellery, with all makeup by Dior Beauty.

We can’t get enough of Portman’s bronzed winged eye, flawless glowing skin with a hint of nude blush on her high cheekbones, and a beautiful natural lip balm to finish the feminine look. It’s a classic yet modern makeup look for just about any occasion and it only takes a few key Dior Beauty makeup pieces to achieve.

Recreate Natalie Portman’s Sophisticated Cover Look


My Dior Mini Bag

from $4,200 at Dior

  • Crafted in latte Cannage lambskin, it features a flap enhanced by D.I.O.R. charms on the front.
  • Equipped with compartments and card slots, the functional accessory holds all the essentials and is the ideal day and evening companion. 
  • Made in Italy

Dior Beauty Capture Totale Hyalushot, $158 at Sephora

  • Composed of 97% natural-origin ingredients
  • Targets the face’s 8 wrinkle zones: forehead wrinkles, frown lines between the eyebrows, crow’s feet at the outer corners of the eyes, vertical wrinkles on the cheekbones, bunny lines on the upper and lateral parts of the nose, upper lip wrinkles and marionette lines on the lower corners of the lips
  • Smooth and plump skin

Dior Forever Glow Veil Primer, $88 at Adore Beauty

  • Designed to be a clean formulation with a rigorous list of ingredients
  • It uses concentrated floral skincare to improve complexion quality
  • Renowned for hydration and illumination
  • The first step in any good makeup routine

Dior Forever Skin Glow in 2N, $99 at Sephora

  • Enhances the face with a radiant finish for 24 hours
  • It hydrates the skin and visibly improves its quality day after day
  • Instantly, the complexion is harmonious and even
  • More hydrated and plumped and after one month

Dior Diorshow On Set Brow in 03 Brown, $51 at Sephora

  • Formulated with natural-origin ingredients
  • Boasting a waterproof formula, this eyebrow mascara sets brows lasting lift
  • Specially designed brush precisely defines the brow arch area
  • Tailored to match various brow colours

Dior Diorshow 5 Couleurs in 559 Poncho, $120 at Sephora

  • Developed by the Dior laboratories, the palettes contain a fine and creamy powder with a no-make-up feel.
  • They deliver immediate, long-wearing colour intensity to suit all skin tones.
  • The formula is composed of natural-origin pigments and infused with cornflower extract.

Dior Diorshow Iconic Overcurl in 090 Black, $68 at Sephora

  • Enriched with cornflower floral water to nourish and fortify lashes
  • Fanned-out lashes with spectacular volume and curl that lasts
  • Helps lashes appear longer, opening up the eyes
  • Intense, long-wearing color that is smudge-proof

Dior Rouge Blush in 100 Nude Look, $84 at Sephora

  • Enhances cheeks with a long-wearing healthy glow effect
  • Offers intense couture colour in 4 finishes: matte, satin, shimmer, and holographic
  • Formulated with 90% natural-origin ingredients and floral skincare ingredients for skin hydration and comfort all day
  • Soft, lightweight texture provides a silky, second-skin feel for easy application

Rouge Dior Baume in 000 Diornatural Satin, $72 at Sephora

  • Formula concentrated in peony and pomegranate flower extracts for more beautiful lips day after day
  • Composed of 95% ingredients of natural origin and enriched with soothing lip care for 24h hydration
  • Double floral care beautifies lips with a universal shade and leaves them naturally satiny
  • Can be used alone as a lip balm or under Rouge Dior lipstick for added comfort

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