Parisians. With their perfectly rumpled waves and minimal makeup that’s smudged ever so slightly, manage to be the envy of the world without putting in much effort. And the epitome of this casual, cool, French girl aesthetic is Charlotte Gainsbourg. The daughter of two icons, British movie star and Hermès muse Jane Birkin and French music legend Serge Gainsbourg, the actress and singer has been surrounded by glitz and glamour since birth. She even hit the club scene early with her iconic parents: “I was in a basket,” she told Vanity Fair of being toted along as an infant on epic evenings out on the town. In stark contrast to today’s celeb spawn, however, Gainsbourg is somewhat elusive (she is barely there on social media) and shockingly “authentic,” a quality that instantly attracted maquillage master François Nars and spurred a 15-piece collaboration with his namesake brand (on shelves this week). “We met for the first time on set for the shoot of a personal project of mine, but really, I feel like I have known her for years,” explains Nars. “If you listen to her music, it is vulnerable and powerful and very real.”
Her collection with NARS reflects this pared-back aesthetic via a trio of limited-edition Lip Tints that provide a popsicle-like stain, or a sheer version of the brand’s beloved Multiple that offers a natural flush that might otherwise be obtained “from crying or running.” For those of us that don’t roll out of bed with a flawless complexion, the Hydrating Glow Tint (a new gel-cream foundation Gainsbourg helped develop) fakes a dewy, I-woke-up-like-this face without looking or feeling like you’re wearing anything at all.
View the collection in it’s entirety here.