40 posts tagged "Scarlett Johansson"
“I’m Not The Kind Of Person That Just Slops Around In Sweatpants”: Scarlett Johansson On Why Beauty Is A Daily Commitment-------
That Scarlett Johansson is a beauty icon is not up for debate. Her pinup curves, high cheekbones, and pouty lips have made her a huge star. There are those serious acting chops, too, of course, but we’re pretty sure it’s the former combination that caused Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce to recruit her as their house’s muse. In between movies like Iron Man 2 and He’s Just Not That Into You, Johansson has been moonlighting as the face of Dolce & Gabbana The Makeup since its launch two years ago. The job comes with its perks—makeup tips form Dolce & Gabbana creative consultant Pat McGrath, a permanent front-row seat at the designers’ runway collections in Milan—but that’s not why Johansson does it. Turns out the star of We Bought a Zoo, which hits theaters next week, is a total beauty junkie. Here, Johansson talks DIY face masks, why even trips to the grocery store necessitate concealer and some mascara, and her “me time” pampering rituals for the holidays and beyond.
As an accomplished actress, do you find the experience of starring in campaigns for Dolce & Gabbana The Makeup different from or similar to starring in a film?
I love the experiences that both create—I love the storytelling, and the fact that I can play a different role. I mean, for Dolce & Gabbana ,I am in essence playing myself but with the “Dolce & Gabbana woman” strongly in mind. I also love the challenge of conjuring the emotions of the ad. It’s all about the facial expressions—the eyes and the mouth—which tell the story. As an actress who is so used to having to learn lines, it’s no simple task! So when I began working with Stefano and Domenico on their campaigns, it was such a novelty. I remember my first shoot. It was strange getting used to the fact that it was just me up there, with no one else to bounce off at all. But it’s something you get used to and now I feel totally relaxed and at home.
Before the Dolce & Gabbana contract and the red carpet-caliber glam squads, were you always into beauty?
I think the first time I really became interested in makeup was watching my mother sit in front of her mirror doing her makeup. I was mesmerized by the way she applied the different products and the care with which she did so. It was enthralling to me how you could alter your appearance and enhance certain features and I think from then on I became fascinated.
And now you get to work with legendary makeup artist Pat McGrath, who I’m sure has imparted a few words of wisdom…
Pat McGrath knows how much I adore red lipstick, so she showed me how to apply it to perfection. It’s all about taking your time and letting the bullet of lipstick guide you from one side of the lip to the other to create a really full and neat look—that tip has been so invaluable to me!
Scarlett Johansson is a seasoned screen star. So when faced with the conundrum of appearing at two events in one night, she responds accordingly. How best to differentiate the strapless cocktail look she wore to last night’s taping of The Late Show With David Letterman and the more formal black Dolce & Gabbana red-carpet dress she sported to the New York premiere of We Bought a Zoo only hours later? Easy: Keep the same rolled quiff intact and switch up your lip colors. Johansson opted for a glossy fuchsia for her talk show interview and went nude for the film screening, which she paired with a black smoky eye. Like, we said: old pro. Which look do you like better?
Whether or not Marc Jacobs will be leaving Louis Vuitton before next season hasn’t been officially made clear, but the French house has just announced that it will be getting something very exciting in 2012: a fragrance. [WWD]
Speaking of perfume expansions, Tamara Mellon has big dreams for Jimmy Choo’s beauty potential. After launching its first ever eau de toilette earlier this year, she plans to debut an eau de parfum, a glittering body oil, and a glitter body cream in 2012. [Harper’s Bazaar]
Scarlett Johansson has gone brunette—for a role. The sexpot actress was spotted donning a raven-haired bob with bangs for the upcoming flick Under the Skin, in which she plays an alien sexual predator, whatever that means. [Daily Mail]
Introducing “super skin,” a film of single-walled carbon nanotubes that’s being hailed as the biggest thing since Botox. The revolutionary material could be instrumental in making touch-sensitive prosthetic limbs, replacing sagging and wrinkled skin, or even creating realistic humanlike robots. [Zdnet]
It’s official: Blondes do not in fact have more fun. That seems to be the message Hollywood is sending, as a slew of its biggest names have ditched their flaxen locks for ginger hues of late. Just when we thought Blake Lively’s golden auburn at the Time 100 Party last week was the pinnacle of the emerging trend’s dominance, Scarlett Johansson went a fiery shade of comic book-heroine red for the White House Correspondents’ Dinner this weekend—fitting for a starlet about to get prime screen time in next year’s Avengers. This is not the first time ScarJo has embraced the coppery shade, having gone strawberry blonde two summers ago after a stint as a brunette. But this deep cherry incarnation is certainly a first. Can you get behind it?
Scarlett Johansson is back in front of the camera again for Dolce & Gabbana The Makeup’s summer color collection. As per usual, she is looking particularly pouty and busty, but this time sporting fuchsia nails, slightly smoked-out eyes, and full brows. [Grazia]
Attention beauty-minded art collectors: Selections from London’s Somerset House’s René Gruau exhibit honoring the famed Dior illustrator’s body of work will be auctioned off at Christie’s London tomorrow. If a vintage drawing of a Dior fragrance flacon would really pull that room together, best to ready your bids now. [Bazaar U.K.]
Naturally minded makeup maven Josie Maran was in the vanguard with her argan oil-infused cosmetics collection, but her biggest green-leaning tip has nothing to do with products. “[Take] your clothes to a natural and organic dry cleaner. It is better if your body doesn’t absorb chemicals from your clothing on a daily basis,” she advises. [T]
Look out for a lot more of the Donald. In addition to a potential bid for the GOP nomination, he has also trademarked a new brand, SUCCESS BY TRUMP, for use in selling “cologne; perfume; fragrances; after-shave lotions; skin moisturizer; shampoo; conditioner; deodorant; soaps for hand, face, and body; body powder; bath oil; bath gel; bath salts; [and] bubble bath.” Be afraid. [Gawker]
Also venturing into his own fragrance endeavor: Karl Lagerfeld. The Kaiser is said to be at work on a new perfume called Paper Passion, which reportedly smells of books and contains a “fatty nuance.” [Bella Sugar]