If I were to put together a list of celebrities I've been told I look like, or celebrities I think I look like, Scarlett Johansson would not be on that list. However, with the release of her new film, Under The Skin...
... I find I'm suddenly getting comments from friends claiming that she's copping my look. And examining shots from the movie (which I'm dying to see), I can see what they mean.
First, her typically strawberry blonde hair has been darkened and chopped into a wavy, '70s-esque shag: check. Then there's the smudgy black eyeliner and orange-y red painted lips: check. Add in a sort of dire-looking fur jacket and a mission from outer space to kidnap and feast on men, and damn, it's like this character is trying to Single White Female me! Or it could be said that we're both just trying to look like early '70s Mick Jagger with makeup on, which is my constant end goal.
Either way, ScarJo stole my look, and I'm here to steal it back, showing you how I did all along the way.
Let's start off with the eyes, which are heavily lined on top and smudged along the lower lash line. I started out how I start out pretty much any eye look, which is by tight lining my upper lash line with a black eyeliner pencil. I reached for Clinique's inky Quickliner For Eyes in Intense Black, which did the job nicely.
Then I used an angled liner brush and dipped it into Wet 'n' Wild Fergie On Edge Creme Liner in Little Black Dress and started lining my upper lash line from the tear duct all the way along to the outer corners. I also applied a bit along the lower lash line halfway along going in from the outer corner.
I wanted the lower lash line to be a bit softer, so I dipped a Q-Tip into NARS Eye Paint in Mesopotamia, a deep chocolate brown, and smudged it over the lower lash eyeliner until it had a softer edge.
The eyeliner was looking a bit too stark, and since my eyes are pretty deep-set, I felt the need to add a bit of contouring at the crease to avoid a beady look. I used a fluffy eyeshadow brush to blend MAC Eye Shadow in Wedge, a soft sandy brown, into the crease and again, over the lower lash line eyeliner.
Then there were my lips. I wanted to start off by building the smoothest, plumpest canvas that I could, since Scarlett is pretty well-known for her full lips. I scrubbed off any flakiness with LUSH's incredibly delicious Popcorn Lip Scrub and then applied a light layer of Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream, which is hands-down my highest recommendation for chapped or dry lips. I absolutely love letting it sink in before applying lipstick because I know that it will make sure my lips are fully moisturized and soft.
Next, I needed to shape and faux-plump my lips with some liner, since I have an irregular lip line thanks to a scar in the centre of my lower lip. I rounded out the shape a bit and fully filled in my lips with Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Precision Glide Lip Liner in Naturel, which is a rosy brown quite close to the shade of my own lips. I use this under pretty much any lip colour to shape my lips and provide a base that will ensure colour won't bleed. Once this was applied I blotted down to make sure my mouth wasn't super-slippery from the Eight Hour Cream.
Lastly, I used a fine lip brush to apply a hot orange-tinged red OCC Lip Tar in Psycho.
Finally, I had to get the hair. Scarlett's hair is slightly shorter than mine in the movie, but I decided to replicate the texture, which is wavy and shaggy, not unlike how I usually style mine.
I started out with air-dried hair that had been smoothed down with Fekkai Essential Shea Pot De Creme.
Then, to add texture I wrapped 1- to 2-inch sections of hair around my 1/2-inch Conair flat iron to create a bunch of ringlets.
I could see that I was getting there but the curls needed to be roughed up a bit, so I squeezed a bit of Bumble and bumble's Bb. Texture Hair (Un)dressing Creme into my palms and scrunched it through to turn the curls into shaggy waves.
All that was left was to throw on a fur jacket and skulk.
Have you ever felt doppelgänger'd by a movie character? Call them out in the comments.