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Natalie Portman: ‘My brows would be out of control if I left them!’

Natalie Portman likes to use make-up to be a “better version” of her natural self.

Natalie Portman jokes she’d have a unibrow if she left her eyebrows alone.

The Israeli American actress’ striking bold brows are part of her signature look, as well as her beauty spots and plump lips. As part of her job Natalie often gets her make-up done for her, something she enjoys as away from the camera the 35-year-old is more relaxed about beauty.

“I like using a light brown on the (eye) lid and a darker line around that. That’s usually about as far as I can go on my own,” she told Britain’s Marie Claire magazine. “I’m not very gifted, but I can handle that.

“Sometimes when I’m working, they’ll use an eyebrow pencil on me, but I don’t in my day-to-day life. Yes (I tend to leave them alone), although, I mean, if I left them really alone, I’d have a unibrow.”

Natalie loves how make-up helps her embrace different roles, both on the screen and in real life as she spends time with her husband Benjamin Millepied and their son Aleph. She previously admitted she feels more pulled together when wearing cosmetics, which the brunette beauty mentioned once again while talking to the publication.

“I do (leave the house without make-up), but people ask me if I’m tired!” she laughed. “I like to look natural but a better version of the real natural.”

Luckily Natalie has had the chance to work with top cosmetics experts over the years, especially in her role as the face of Dior beauty, and has picked up plenty of application tips.

Her latest campaign for the French fashion house sees her wear the brand’s Rouge lipstick, a shade which the Black Swan star can’t get enough of.

“A red lip feels very glamorous, like you can put on one item of make-up and your whole (outfit) looks fancy. I like a deep-red shade,” she noted.

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