Natalie Portman reveals her must-have beauty essentials

Samantha McDonald

With minimal makeup and her charming smile, Natalie Portman is truly one of the most naturally captivating faces in Hollywood. The innocent beauty illuminates everything from the red carpet to Santa Barbara's sidewalks, and she's sharing her secrets in a recent day-in-the-life interview that reveals her must-have makeup bag essentials as well as the routines that keep her skin fair and glowing.

It all starts with her morning routine, which is admittedly quite simple: Sunscreen and deodorant. "I'll put on makeup if I have a meeting: Dior concealer, mascara and Grège lipstick, which is a good nude, or a bold red," Natalie says. "But just to go out of the house to my son's school drop-off, I'll only put on tinted sunscreen."

Of course, it makes sense that the Oscar-winning actress has minimized the time spent on her regimen—after all, she just became a mother of two with daughter Amalia's birth in February. "I don't do much beauty maintenance, and I find it tricky right now having a small baby, but I've been using the Priv beauty app every once in a while to schedule mani-pedis at the house, which has been nice," she adds.

As for the evening, Natalie knows never to end the day without a proper cleanse. "I always take off my makeup before bed," she shares. "I use Bioderma makeup remover and Joëlle Ciocco cleansing wash, then I put on rose oil or a moisturizing mask that I got from a French pharmacy." While you certainly don't have to travel to Paris to obtain her signature product, it's good to know that a basic routine of sunscreen, no-makeup makeup and face wash is all you need to look both youthful and refreshed like the stunning actress herself.

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