Scarlett Johansson Looked 'Like a Disco Ball' in '90s Makeup

10/07/2011 at 10:30 AM ET

Scarlett Johansson
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Scarlett Johansson knows how to create a dramatic beauty moment. “If I’m doing a red carpet, I’ll usually look to the golden age of Hollywood a little bit, whether that’s Rita Hayworth or Lauren Bacall or later, like Brigitte Bardot,” she tells “I like to kind of give a nod to that era; I feel like the red carpet deserves it.”

Where did that inspiration come from? “My mom was very glamorous,” the face of Dolce & Gabbana beauty shares. “I used to sit at her vanity and use her makeup — I know a lot of moms, they don’t really like their daughters to wear a lot of makeup. My mom was always very encouraging, she used to take me shopping so I learned a lot of about makeup application from her actually.”

But these days, her routine is fairly streamlined. “I have sensitive skin, so I use actually just Cetaphil face wash and Clarins moisturizer,” she says. “I don’t wear a lot of makeup during the day.” Naturally, she carries Dolce & Gabbana makeup — like the Gloss Fusion Lipstick in Infatuation and Poetic, plus the brand’s powdered foundation — but she admits she doesn’t tote too many products in her bag.

However, that doesn’t mean the actress was spared from some questionable makeup trends in her earlier years. Jokes Johansson, “It was the ’90s and I had a lot of blue lipstick, glittery nail polish, glitter eyeliner — I was like a disco ball.”

–Kim Peiffer


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Krystal on

I think she is absolutley gorgeous. A ‘real’ woman!

Anita on

I think she’s pretty, and attractive, but she had a lot of plastic surgery….I don’t think she’s beautiful, and her makeup always looks overdone.

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again..shut up on

What are you people talking about!? She is unbelievably beautiful. How can she be plain when all of her features are uniquely her. I know that this is just my opinion but i think she’s completely beautiful and from what i’ve read she seems like a really down to earth person.

Jojo on

It’s that huge chin that throws everything off. Her figure is almost matronly. If that is an ad the person that created it should be fired. The hairdo sucks and only accentuates her faults. It will be interesting to see how she ages.

Jan on

Spanish Fly, I agree with you.
Shes also over rated at an actress.
If you’re going to put it out there some guys ARE going to look.
I see there are a lot of jokersters on what PEOPLES oipions should be.

Jan on

This is for the spell checkers.
I meant “OPINIONS.”
As for the rest TOO BAD.

Her brother on

S.J. is stolen biological material, taken against will and formed to clones line 200 pieces total. Sign of dangerous criminal activity. Original Scarlett Galabekian educated and licensed pediatrician doctor

sally on

Ryan Reynolds is hotter!

longislandgossip on

Even with a nose job her nose looks piggish and she’s got a huge jaw with tooth crowding. I shiver to think what she would have looked like in the 1800s!

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