When you’re dealing with a new babe, as Natalie Portman is, it can be difficult to keep up on your regular beauty routine. Who has time to head to the nail salon when there’s feedings and dirty diapers to attend to? Luckily, as the mommy of two recently revealed to Harper’s Bazaar, there’s an app for that. And as for everything else? She keeps it super simple.
Speaking with the outlet about her daily schedule, which she says begins around 7am when little Amalia needs a changing, she explained how she handles her daily maintenance. “My morning routine is basic, I put on sunscreen, which I wear every day, and deodorant. And I brush my teeth. If I wash my hair, I use Christophe Robin [Delicate Volumizing Shampoo with rose extracts] ($38) and conditioner ($43). “It’s like a dream — they make my shower really wonderful. My hair is naturally curly, so I’ll pull it back in a bun or ponytail or just let it be natural.”
As for makeup, the Oscar-winner says she usually forgoes it, using only tinted sunscreen except for the days she has meetings, in which case she stays loyal to the brand she’s been a long-time ambassador for: Dior. Namely, the brand’s concealer and mascara, or, depending on the day, maybe a swipe of either Dior Rouge Lipstick in a Grége nude ($35) or a bold red hue.
She’s got several other tricks up her sleeve when it comes to long-term care. “I don’t do much beauty maintenance, and I find it tricky right now having a small baby,” she admitted. Still, she hasn’t totally ditched the upkeep, using beauty app Priv to book in-home touch-ups. “I’ve been using the beauty app Priv every once in a while to schedule mani-pedis at the house, which has been nice. I have an amazing acupuncturist and masseuse for muscle-tension relief. I do both once every two weeks, and it keeps me feeling good.”
When it comes to her mane, Portman says she’s giving her locks a much-needed break. “I get my hair done so much for work that if I need a haircut I’ll usually ask the hairdresser who’s working with me for a trim,” she shares. “I’ve colored my hair in the past, but right now it’s completely natural.”
Around 11pm (“I’m always in bed by midnight, no matter what”), when the The Life and Death of John F. Donovan actress is ready for bed, she always takes care to remove her makeup, minimal or otherwise. “I always remove my makeup before bed. I use Bioderma Makeup Remover ($17) and Joëlle Ciocco Secret Clear/Foaming Cleansing Care ($98), then I put on rose oil or a moisturizing mask that I got from a French pharmacy. There’s a British brand I liked called Pai that has a great [Echium & Argan Gentle] Eye Cream ($54).”
That’s it! Pretty easy, no? Now, if you’ll excuse us, we’ll just be booking our next appointment with Priv…
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