Natalie Portman’s latest Dior makeup ads: surprisingly sexy & bangsy?

Natalie Portman has been “the face” of several Dior products for more than a year and a half. I think she started out representing Miss Dior Cherie perfume, and then moved in to become the face of Dior’s skincare line. These are two of the latest ads from the “Diorskin Nude” line – one ad is all about Natalie’s gorgeous face, with only a hint of bangs. Unfortunately for that shot, the ad cuts of half of her forehead. I don’t get why a company would choose that kind of image – if you’re going to pay for a celebrity “face,” make sure you put the whole face in the ad. As for the other print ad – the one where Natalie’s skin looks like silk – that was is just gorgeous.

Dior have stuck to a winning formula with their new advertising campaign by getting stunning actress Natalie Portman to pose naked. The Oscar-winner de-robed for the photo shoot with photographer Mario Sorrenti to promote the brand’s new Diorskin Nude range.

In one picture, she is draped topless over a chaise lounge pulling her hair off her face. In another close-up shot, she faces the camera with her arms and hair covering her chest to protect her modesty.

Dior promise their foundation, which will be on sale nationwide from 14 September, will give wearers a natural, radiant glow.

As well as the foundations, priced at £31, lip and nail shades in a nude palette are also available. Natalie wears one of the Rouge Dior Nude shades in the adverts.

Dior said the lipsticks, which cost £25, are innovative because they don’t colour lips but ‘blush’ them for a more natural look.

This isn’t the first time Natalie has posed topless in her role as the face of Dior beauty. Last year wore just a black headband to promote the brand’s fragrance Miss Dior Cherie.

[From The Mail]

Gah, I hate makeup. I am not a makeup person at all – I admire women who can do their own makeup well, and women who feel comfortable wearing makeup. For me, wearing makeup is so uncomfortable. But… for those of you who like makeup, would you pay roughly $50 for a bottle of Dior foundation? What if you were paying $50 to have skin like Natalie Portman?

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  1. Franny says:

    I would pay that much if my skin would look like that in the ads….unfortunately you can not wear photoshop

    • Fran says:


    • megs says:

      “Make up for ever HD” foundation. Flawless. $42. Try it in a Sephora. AMAZING. lol it is possible. It’s magical makeup lol

    • pau says:

      LOL franny, that’s too funny

    • thyphoid mary says:

      Do anybody else’s boobs hurt looking at the second pic???? Mine are in pain if i ever tried that “for flat chested” position, DAWM!!!! She’s flat as board on the chest! My 32DDs are severly traumatized thinking about it…

    • Rux says:

      HAHAHAHA! Well put Franny, well put.

    • yo momma says:

      not just the skin but the whole look in general. i didnt even know it was portman until i read the headline. they have photoshopped her face way too much!

  2. Jackie O says:

    i do pay $50 for Dior foundation. i find it to be the best makeup on the market. personally, i prefer model ads. they are usually more stylish.

  3. INeedANap says:

    That second shot — I hate that heavy-lidded, sleepy/dead eyed look. I know it’s supposed to be sultry and sexy, but everyone who goes for that look ends up looking like someone is trying to rouse them out of a Xanax-induced stupor.

  4. Sombrero says:

    Photoshopped,airbrushed false advertising
    These big companies claimed that their products works, yet has no balls to show real results.

    Natalie looks great with bangs though

    • Tapioca says:

      It’s the mascara ads where they have “shown using lash inserts” in tiny letters in the corner that get me. Obviously your product DOESN’T WORK or you would have shown the mind-blowing extending effects on natural lashes, duh!

      • Raven Sparrow says:

        Totally agree!!! Those mascara ads drive me crazy. It’s a total “in your face” lie! It should be illegal.

      • sandy says:

        Yes those mascara ads are absolutely ridiculous. They are advertising a product to give you long thick lashes and then have the disclaimer that the models/actresses are wearing inserts (false eyelashes).

      • Tiffany says:

        Raven, it actually IS illegal to specifically have false eyelashes on a model in an ad for mascara.

        However…most companies find it is easier to just pay the fine, and sell tons of make up with trickery.

    • Carolyn says:

      Makeup companies must think we’re stupid. The amount of photoshopping in all ads these days is ridiculous. Not even Natalie looks like that.

      PS I’m perplexed why these companies are choosing American celebrities instead of beautiful models to represent them.

  5. David says:

    She is very pretty.

  6. Aria says:


  7. says:

    If there is one makeup item you should splurge on, it should be foundation. I don’t wear much makeup but on those occasions where I do wear foundation (actually, tinted moisturizer in my case. Much more natural looking), you want to make sure the colour matches your skin, and that it feels like it’s barely there on your face.

    • NYC_girl says:

      I like Bobbi Brown’s tinted moisturizer. I use the oil-free one in the summer. It’s really good. I found that as I hit 40 regular foundation looks too heavy.

      • Samihami says:

        For me it’s Bare Minerals. It gives me a natural look while covering up my flaws and it doesn’t irritate my extremely sensitive skin.

      • BeeCee says:

        Yes yes YES Samihami! I looove my bare minerals, it’s so amazing, so light, and covers so well. It’s about $34 in Canada and that’s the most I’ve ever and probably will ever (unless I win the lottery) will spend on foundation.

        I love bare’s warmth bronzer as well; fantastic!

        I think the best mascara that I’ve come across is Make Up Forever’s waterproof formula. It thickens, lengthens, and curls all in one without getting clumpy or flaky. My all time favourite!

      • Alexandra Bananarama says:

        @beecee Waterproof mascara is the worst. It’s chemical based and not meant to be used everyday unless you want your eye lashes to fall out. Just a word of caution.
        I’m a long time lurker, 1st time poster. You ladies are so opinionated I love it!

      • anotherrandom says:

        I tried Bare Minerals and I liked the look but man did it ever make my face itch! I had to stop wearing it because I wanted to itch my skin off. I hear the matte version doesn’t do that but I haven’t tried it yet.

    • Tastykakes says:

      “It’s chemical based”. This statement is ridiculous. Everything in the world is chemical based. YOU are chemical based. WATER is chemical based. Everything that ever existed or will exist is a chemical. EVERYTHING.

      Also, I’ve been wearing waterproof mascara exclusively for 20 years and have never, ever, ever had any issues with my eyelashes falling out. Use a proper cleanser and be gentle (as you always should around the eye). No problems.

  8. Glimmer Bunny says:

    She is the prettiest woman in the world. Just simply stunning.

  9. saintdevil says:

    I don’t like the first pic (she looks washed out…maybe wrong lipstick color?) and in the second she doesn’t even look like herself!

    She has great skin, why do they use so much photoshopping?

    • Camille (The original) says:


      NP is a pretty woman, but these are not great photos of her at all.

  10. Ranunculus says:

    All I can think of when I see NP in a sexy pose is how bad and contrived her acting was when she did her sex scene with Mila Kunis, and her weird giggle when she did that “he loves to sleep with me” joke at the Globes – or was it the Oscars.

  11. Valerie says:

    I think she is very pretty but with her bare back like that all I see is bones. Makes me want to eat ribs or something.

  12. kerry says:

    Guess her ideals about the humane treatment of animals don’t extend to the rabbits strapped down in the Doir labs.

    • lafairy says:

      Exactly what I was thinking: it seems like her ethics have not so strong limits and she is eager to switch to other ones the very moment you would hand her a nice and big fat check!!

      plus she is heavily photoshoped in these ads the first pic doesn’t even look like her.

    • Ellen says:

      So true. There are lots of ethical companies that she could have represented but obviously they don’t pay as much. I used to like her but not so much after this.

    • EllaDee says:

      I’m glad you posted that, the adds and all around opinions really made me want to try Dior make-up, but not being animal friendly is a HUGE no-no in my book. So thanks cor the info!

  13. fabgrrl says:

    Gorgeous. I love her so much.

  14. Nessa says:

    I usually think she is perfection, but she just looks kind of meh here. Not her best.

  15. venny says:

    The first photo looks like Rachel Weisz.

  16. Bubbling says:

    I’m make up person, and IMO Dior make up is terribly expensive but worth every euro!

  17. kay says:

    I love Dior make up. I have had it only a few time sin my life, but the textures and even the smell, it was heaven. The eye shadow was pure silk, never creased or wore off, blended beautifully. The mascara was not heavy or clumpy.

    then I had kids and had to pay for dentists and clothes!!

  18. TheOriginalKitten says:

    She’s beautiful. Being extra-picky here but I’ve always thought has a weird smile—kind of grimace-y.

    But yeah, her skin is amazing-even without the overdone Photoshop.

  19. fatgirl says:

    Her body is blaaaahhhh! I’ve seen better way better.

  20. Gigi says:

    She’s beautiful

  21. Nibbi says:

    K I love talking makeup. Let’s get this on.
    Diorshow mascara- i like the original- truly gives some sick hardcore amazing lashes.
    … Or, L’Oreal Voluminous classic formula is my fall-back when I’m feeling poor.

    Diorskin compact foundation is indeed amazing and smells nice and feels smooth… I don’t mess with liquid gunk, so I don’t know about their other formation.
    … Or, BareMinerals is, kinda, even better for my sensitive, acne-prone skin, and looks wholly natural. It doesn’t have any smell at all tho and is quite messy however. Haven’t tried their new compact formulation either.

    So, yah, the few products I’ve tried from Dior I was impressed by, and I think they were worth the money in terms of a feel-good little “splurge” for feeling fancy and glamourous everyday, BUT there are cheaper items that work extremely well too. 🙂

  22. Micah says:

    She’s pretty, but she is not sexy at all.

    The ads are boring.

  23. TheOneAndOnlyOnly says:

    Good point sombrero – but I’m old school actresses should act, singers should sing, and models should do the hair and perfume ads; Kim Alexis recently was quoted apropos an HBO special complaining that celebs/actresses have taken all these gigs and models want their jobs back. I agree Ms. Portman doesn’t need the money this is just gravy; and someone like Kim ALexis back in the 80s (when these types of ads were done much better) easily tops Ms. Portman .

  24. Vivian says:

    It doesn’t EVEN look like her!!! Lol!

  25. Dhavy says:

    I can’t help but to think “photoshop” every time I see these type of ads. These companies should go back to regular models, I think it might be more convincing but pictures alone doesn’t make me run to buy the product. I refer to Beautipedia for reviews. I read ‘Dont go to the cosmetic counter without me’ and made look at cosmetics in a different way, I recommend it to every one. You don’t have to go by everything there but it will make you question the products you use

  26. IzzyB says:

    I don’t wear makeup and photoshop won’t change my mind.

    Give us real images, if the makeup is good it might actually convince me to give it a go.

  27. kg says:

    She looks like Susan Lucci.

  28. RHONYC says:

    well damn, b*tch! she looks hot! 😯

  29. Nan says:

    Wow, that’s not Natalie Portman we are used to seeing. Good to see her trying something different.

  30. Lisa says:

    Pretty, but dated.

  31. Paintgrrrl says:

    Is Dior not animal cruelty free? That would be so surprising if true being that she was a vegetarian. Sheesh stand up for your principles much?

  32. EscapedConvent says:

    The top photo is gorgeous but I wouldn’t have known that was Natalie Portman. I think it looks like a younger Monica Bellucci, who actually could convince me to buy a beauty product.

  33. Amanda_M87 says:

    That picture is so photoshopped. It doesn’t look anything like Natalie Portman.

  34. Jilliterate says:

    I regularly pay $50 for Shiseido’s foundation. I suffer from poor skin, and even when I’m not breaking out, I have discoloured icepick acne scars. $50 is a small amount of pay to make me look vaguely human again.

  35. Lizi says:

    I thought this was Keira at first! The second image is soooo Keira Knightley!

  36. Nessa says:

    Wow. I never thought she was all that classically pretty, but in these images her looks great! Not just her skin, which is mostly ‘shop & makeup, but her bone structure! her eyes! Why doesn’t she look like this in motion?

  37. iseepinkelefants says:

    Whomever did her nose job really did a fantastic job.

  38. Jill says:

    She’s beautiful. I like the soft, muted colors. And the photoshop is top quality lol I don’t use Dior products. Just a bunch of high end crap.

  39. erika says:

    right on about selling photoshop as foundation! OR…you could walk around in a black box with a peek thru window and candlelight in the background!

    KAISER****- you should try mineral foundation, it’s AWESOME and you might end up with skin like natalie.

    mineral is all natural 100% it’s like powder you just take a brush and fluff it on, that’s it, it’s smooth, light, feels like your real skin, not like liquid goop – try everyday minerals online you can get mineral foundation for like $11

  40. Daniellie says:

    DIOR is NOT Vegan and does test on animals. Please do not buy Dior. So many ethical brands to chose from!

  41. jjn says:

    her mole is actually on her left cheek