It’s been a whirlwind year for the actress and musician. While shooting Cannes opener “Ismael’s Ghosts” with director Arnaud Desplechin and recording her new solo album, she also found time to launch a make-up collection with Nars. She shares some of her beauty favourites:

What can’t you leave the house without?

Smith’s lip balm.

What’s the theme behind the Charlotte Gainsbourg for Nars collection?

The stuff I need in my bag, what I hope to buy, and my favourite colours: army green, dark grey and dark blue.

Who is your beauty icon?

My mother, Jane Bir kin.

Favourite scent?

Shalimar on my mother.

Favourite make-up products

Nars Jungle Red lip liner pencil and Yachiyo kabuki brush.

How do you take care of your skin?

I tend to use a skin care line called Biologique Recherche. I come back to it each time I wander off and try new things.

Favourite place to shop

Union Square in New York for food.

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