39 posts tagged "Scarlett Johansson"
Scarlett Johansson’s new medium brown was in full effect at a Berlin photo call last night for her upcoming movie The Spirit, looking even darker than usual with a fresh blow-out. Seeing as how we just made a similar move, from dark brown to, well, darker brown (when you’re olive-complected with black eyebrows, your color options are limited), we support her seasonal shift, although we wonder if you think it takes away from her bombshell appeal (we’re pretty sure her draw at the box office isn’t based on acting ability alone). As an aside, if you’re considering making a similar move, going a shade or two darker in the winter months will actually add shine by depositing pigment on weathered strands. The subtle color change also allows for minimal maintenance; you can essentially just let it grow out and your natural, lighter hair will be ready for spring.
As we mentioned a few days ago, a winter flush is a key component of the makeup look for the season—a point that was not missed by Scarlett Johansson and Eva Mendes at last night’s launch party for their new film The Spirit. Both women skipped the classic rosy pink in favor of a more peach-apricot shade of what we’re guessing was a cream blush (please note the dewy finish). It’s a color we typically prefer on olive complexions (see Eva at left) but will admit to thinking works with Scarlett’s porcelain skin as well. What say you?
Who says holiday parties mean you have to reach for the straightening iron? Nexxus’ creative director and celebrity hairstylist Kevin Mancuso is standing on a “work with what you’ve got” platform this season. As such, the man that Sienna, Scarlett, and Demi turn to for their signature styles has designed four easy-to-duplicate looks to help you minimize prep time and maximize your natural assets. Our favorite from this foursome mixes textures so curly-haired girls can dabble in sleek and vice versa. See below for Mancuso’s tips for how to get the look:
Step 2: Towel-dry hair and spray with a leave-in conditioner like Nexxus Humectress Luxe, which will help minimize frizz. Follow with a mousse like Nexxus Gorgeous Curls, applied to the bottom half of the hair for volume.
Step 3: Make a side part and comb hair behind your ears. Position bobby pins from ear to ear in a half-moon shape to further separate the top and bottom of the hair. Blow-dry top and front sections, lightly smoothing hair down with fingers.
Step 4: Using a diffuser for texture, blow-dry the bottom section and then go back in with a large barrel curling iron to add haphazard structure to a few sections.
Bonus: For an easy updo conversion, keep the bobby pins in place and put the bottom half of your hair into a ponytail. Twirl hair and loosely wrap around the elastic tie. Then pin randomly to secure, allowing pieces to stick out from the knot at will.
Whether or not you think Scarlett Johansson can act (maybe it’s just us, but there were more than a few tenuous—read: agonizing—moments of ScarJo dialogue in Vicky Cristina Barcelona), the fact that she’s one of Hollywood’s most beautiful leading ladies is indisputable. At this point, seeing those pouty lips and perfect skin on magazine covers is nothing new, but her Autumn/Winter Another magazine cover was so striking, it snapped us right out of our indifference—we shelled out $20 for the massive biannual just to get a makeup credit. And there it was: Lucia Pieroni for Clé de Peau Beauté.”Scarlett has a great mouth that’s perfect for a strong red lip, but I wanted to do something different than a classic red. I decided on a raspberry -colored lip stain, which complemented the kimono she was wearing,” Pieroni explained of the piercing shade of fuchsia, which is actually a combination of colors and textures (magenta and quartz lip pencils topped with Clé de Peau Beauté Extra Silky Lipstick in #115, to be exact). “It’s a more contemporary way of wearing a strong lip color, because it’s slightly blended at the outer edges to give a softer feel.” Scarlett’s darkened brow and ridiculously clear complexion don’t hurt matters, either. We’ll likely continue tolerating her screen presence, if only to gush over for a few more covers like this.
Photo: Craig McDean for Another Magazine Issue 15, Autumn/Winter 2008