My Beauty Life: Scarlett Johansson
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My Beauty Life: Scarlett Johansson


Scarlett Johansson, 31: The actress on her beauty icons, which look she loves to wear for red-carpet events and which scent gives her a real feeling of confidence
Rita Hayworth and Ava Gardner were my beauty icons growing up. I also idolised Judy Garland, because when I was a kid I wanted to be in musical theatre. I’ve always loved make-up. When I was a little girl, I used to sit by my mum’s make-up table and watch her apply it. I was always fascinated by how she transformed. She was my mum one minute, then she would turn into this glamorous lady the next. And I have nice memories about make-up from being a little girl. I used to love playing with it and I wear it every day now. My normal routine is concealer, mascara, blush, eyebrow pencil, a cream or powder eyeshadow and a lip conditioner. I always feel that if I’m at least wearing mascara, then I look more awake. I like to have dark, really thick voluminous lashes that curl out at the sides. It’s a very dramatic look, and one I love to wear for red-carpet events. I get amazing make-up artists to do my make-up for work, but I love to do my own, too. In terms of things I’ve learned from them, I’ve found that a lot of artists use a corrector pen to draw on the outside of the lip before applying lip colour, so you can make your own shape and stop the colour from spreading. It’s a really good tip for red lipstick, which I wear a lot.

Water, Lemons, Coldpacks

I try to live a healthy lifestyle. I drink plenty of water, which has always been my mother’s advice for good skin, and I always have a glass of water with some lemon before coffee in the mornings. I’m always on the go, but I try to rest when I feel tired and not fight the feeling of exhaustion. If I have to quickly freshen up, I’ll use a cold pack on my face. It helps when you have to wear make-up every day for hours, which can make your face look like a disaster. For fragrance, during the day I normally wear oils. At night, sometimes I’ll mix different scents or I’ll just layer them over what I’ve put on that day. I love Dolce & Gabbana The One. It is feminine, sophisticated and timeless. I think the scent gives a real feeling of confidence – it makes me think of someone who can walk into a room and own it; that they’re comfortable in their own skin. Sian Ranscombe / Stella Magazine / The Interview People

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