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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NM on

She is not a very attractive woman.

NM on

You are insane or jealous if you think she’s not gorgeous.

Spanish Fly on

She is average. NOT gorgeous. So get over yourself. Guess no one can have an opinion unless your kissing her a**

Amy on

I’m neither insane, nor jealous and I have never seen the appeal. She photographs well at times, but that’s about it.

mrsmass on

i’m sure most guys who saw her hacked nude photos would beg to differ.

LBW on

Her makeup looks great, but her hair, not so much.

Kat on

I know what she means, in the 90’s there wasn’t a glitter product I didn’t seem to own.

I plan to be like her mother when my daughter starts asking about make-up. It is supposed to be fun.

Silly People on

Umm she’s pretty hot….I can see if you’d think she was unattractive if your standard of hot is Kathy Bates…But comeon!

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