How to Make Your Makeup Look Really French, According to Charlotte Gainsbourg


Courtesy of Nars

Some icons are born icons; others are made. As the daughter of perennially beloved It couple Jane Birkin and the late, great Serge Gainsbourg, Charlotte Gainsbourg falls firmly into the former camp, some might say. But to do so almost feels like a disservice to her own trajectory into musedom—a talented actress and singer with a je ne sais quoi that's very much her own, Gainsbourg is a star in her own right, not to mention the utmost beauty inspiration.

Born in London and raised in Paris, Gainsbourg flawlessly straddles the line between French effortlessness and cool-girl British punk. It thus made perfect sense that Nars tapped her to collaborate on a makeup line that embodies this duality. (Charlotte Gainsbourg for Nars launched on April 15.)