"It's all about balance, and that doesn't necessarily mean you have to choose one thing over the other," says Scarlett Johansson, speaking not of her varied movie roles but rather of her anything-goes evening-makeup philosophy. "Sometimes it's nice just to be minimal and be fresh, and other times you can wear a red dress and red lipstick and it looks great." On her first red carpet, in 1997, at age 12— she wore a chocolate-latte-colored lip to the Independent Spirit Awards—Johansson established her perfect big-night-out recipe: heavy on the Old Hollywood, with just a dash of rock 'n' roll. These days, when pressed for time before a big event, "I take off my concealer under the eye, a little around my nose, and refresh those areas with new foundation," she says. And then she adds her signature: "I always carry a red lipstick," Johansson says. "You never know when you'll need it." Here, her best beauty tips and tricks.
This article appears in the December 2014 issue of ELLE magazine.
Has Beyoncé already forgotten her digitally enhanced thigh gap furore? Once again Twitter followers accuse the op star of manipulating her selfies
"My message behind this album was finding the beauty in imperfection," said Beyoncé of her self-titled album, her last musical offering. The jury's still out however, on whether she finds beauty in her own perfection, as yet again her Twitter followers are out in numbers enraged by her latest suspect selfie alteration.
According to Photoshop experts speaking to Buzzfeed, the two latest snaps are suspect - a curious inward curve to her hips and the distortion to her backdrop (note the curtain curve by her waist) both suggest a little photo honing and body toning has taken place.
The irony here is that the shots in question feature the 33-year-old wearing a leotard with the logo "99 problems and my a** ain't one," which only serves to turn her into a sitting social media duck for messing with her vital stats.
When you thought you had seen it all from Queen B, arguably the most talented and powerful woman, she surprises us with a new fashion venture. The pop star and the high street giant have joined forces to create Parkwood Topshop Athletic Ltd, which is set to produce clothing, footwear and accessories across dance, fitness and sports categories, with collections that promise to include a fusion of fashion and technical performance. WWD reports that the new brand will target “women who go to yoga or the health club, as well as those who just want to look as if they do".
For one month, I friendzoned the entire population of Tinder, Hinge, and Coffee Meets Bagel. Guess how that went?
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It was getting serious with one of my Tinder matches. After a witty opener (he, having studied at Oxford, asked if I was British because I somehow looked it) and exchanging our jobs and educational background, we were discussing our favorite Delaware beach destination. He asked me if I wanted to hang out, and I said sure. “Just want to give you a heads up, though," I wrote. "I was serious when I said I’m just looking for friends on my profile. You’re so nice, and I don’t want to lead you on in any way. So if that’s an issue, we should probably just call it now.”