"Why is makeup universal?," asks Portman. "Because it responds to our desire to want to be better. It’s also a way to express your personality while giving free rein to your imagination."
"The first time I probably wore makeup was when I was (playing 'Mathilda') in 'Léon: The Professional '.
"The makeup artist used all natural things — like beet juice mixed with rosewater for my lips and cheeks, because she didn’t want to put makeup on a kid. Using lipstick as a blush – it’s a great trick when you want a different color and fresh shine on your cheeks.
"In 'Star Wars', when they made the 'Kabuki' lip on me, I understood the aesthetic they were going for with the entire character from that lip.