Natalie Portman’s Smoky Winged Eyeshadow is a refreshing and bold choice
Natalie Portman’s affinity for hairstyles, makeup and sophisticated fashion choices doesn’t mean the star is aesthetically risk averse — she just chooses her boldest moments wisely. For the Los Angeles premiere of her new film, the latest installment of Marvel’s blockbuster Thor franchise, Portman decided to go all out and go for one of her most striking beauty looks to date. Natalie Portman’s winged smoky eyeshadow features exaggerated, elongated arcs of shimmering bronze that extend far beyond the edge of her lashes. Coupled with her equally sparkly Celine gown and a simple, chic updo, Portman’s makeup is the real hero of this look.
The fact that Portman rarely makes public appearances makes her irreverent beauty choices all the more exciting — she’s barely on social media, popping up every few months to share a movie trailer or let fans know the latest. book she reads (or writes, for that matter). Accompanied on the red carpet by Thor costars Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompsonv, Kat Dennings and Christian Bale, the ever-radiant Portman stopped along the press line to chat with fans and even kneel down to meet her youngest fans – many of whom wore her tribute movie costume.
It’s not yet clear which makeup artist is hiding behind Portman’s impressive bronze wings (she’s worked with a few different artists in recent months), but the technique used is worth investigating. Notably, Portman’s lashes aren’t mega sized to match the eyeshadow, allowing those shimmery tones to take center stage. The dramatically extended wings already remind more than a few fans of the hesitant and haunting eye makeup Portman wore in his Oscar winner. Black Swan performance.
Of course, the rest of Portman’s look deserves a lot of credit too – it’s the harmony of it all that makes this appearance so standout. Portman’s blush, lipstick, and even skin tone finish were all carefully calibrated to complement but not overpower her eye shadow. The warm tones of each help continue the color story, but the shine and shimmer are focused exclusively on the eyes and coat. Her slicked up bun, an ever-popular pick among Hollywood’s most stylish women, anchors the entire look with simple elegance. Another night, another great example of why Natalie Portman will forever be an icon.