With an infectious smile, Portman – who has been the face of Dior across numerous products since 2010 – was the obvious choice to front Rouge Dior, the brand’s luxe lipstick that delivers intense, long-lasting colour. “It’s been an incredible experience to explore so many different products and innovations over the years, and learn more about the history of the brand. It’s a great honour to be in the company of great women and to have a company that is supportive of my career.” Portman’s Dior Rouge Grège hue may be a natural grey-beige shade, but she is adamant that “red is truly the colour of life – with so many shades to choose from, it has the essence of femininity, energy, passion and romance, but exudes an air of elegance”.
She may look stunning in vivid red, but when Portman isn’t working, “I like to keep things simple; less is more. I use minimal coverage, apply a primer, and try to wear more neutral tones, because I want to allow my skin to breathe when it can. I also use sunscreen every day, and the Dior Bronze one smells amazing. Ultimately, the best beauty routine is a good night’s sleep and plenty of water. Rested and hydrated, skin always looks best. “I like to use base on my lips, before putting on full lip coverage so lipstick lasts longer. I also love Lip Glow, which is a great natural-looking colour for those times when I don’t want to put on a heavier or darker shade.”