It was a matter of exploring products that I wished for, a bit of this with a bit of that. I couldn’t go toward something that was opposite of me, so it had to be quite natural. In the end, colors were sort of obvious for me — nothing flashy, just tinted. Emotional, if possible. My references had to do with actresses in films, so a natural cheek, redness from crying, running — things that move me.
behind the collaboration
François and his team were so great throughout the entire process. They really let me do whatever I wanted as long as it was authentic to me. I’m very proud of what we’ve accomplished. It’s quite magical to see the final product.
My [inspiration] references had to do with actresses in films, so a natural cheek, redness from crying, running—things that move me.
gainsbourg’S Beauty aesthetic
I like to keep it natural. Wearing a lot of makeup just doesn’t suit me. It’s about concealing little things here and there, like dark circles or blemishes, and emphasizing my cheeks and lips. But never a lot of makeup. My mom actually had the same advice. She always complains that she wore too much makeup when she was younger, especially in the ‘60s.
the new album
For this album, I worked with an artist called Sebastian, but he only did the music. This is the first time that I was able to write [lyrics] on my own, which is a huge step for me. It took me a very long time to understand that I could be musical and have something to say. I had never thought I would be capable of taking the same steps as my father.
I think everyone’s goals are always shifting. I want to continue to be a good actor and to explore and travel. If I weren’t doing any of those things, maybe I’d like to be an eccentric, incredible teacher.