Scarlett Johansson as Jean A. Black in Hail, Caesar!
Scarlett Johansson
Photo:© 2015 Universal Studios. All rights reserved.
Updated:Monday, March 21st, 2016

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My Make-Up Bag
La Prairie Skin Caviar Concealer Foundation SPF 15
Beautyblender
Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat
M.A.C. Select Cover-Up
Laura Mercier Invisible Pressed Setting Powder
Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater
Julie Hewett Cheekie
M.A.C. Powder Blush
Viseart Eyeshadow Palette
Make Up For Ever Aqua Liner
Anastasia Brow Powder Duo
Dior Diorshow Waterproof
Flutter Mink Extreme Lashes
Julie Hewett Noir Lipstick Collection
Clinique Airbrush Concealer
Dior Skinflash Radiance Booster Pen
Orlane Paris Bronzing Pressed Powder
Manicurist Lorri Keefer-Smith used Nails in Motion manicure protectors and applied OPI Nail Lacquer in You Callin’ Me A Lyre?
“The Coen Brothers’ Hail, Caesar!, depicting Hollywood in the late ’40s and early ’50s, was a great challenge and a delight to be a part of as a make-up artist,” says Jean A. Black, the film’s department head. “What could be more glamorous? Working with actor Scarlett Johansson was a pure pleasure and she is the epitome of an early Hollywood star, exuding intelligence, beauty and sexuality. Once in the chair, we started her transformation as follows.”

“Scarlett is very modern-looking,” Black says, “so the challenge was to alter that by creating changes to various aspects of her look, including brow shape; filling her lips to a ’50s shape with pencils and matte lipstick; using the very-full mink lashes to create a more open look and to really accentuate the eyes, since she is wearing a very large hat that required all of these aspects to be balanced. Also, we worked to create an ivory-matte skin tone without much blush, in order to finish the period look. I always use Shiseido Pureness Oil-Control Blotting Papers at the finish, and then off Scarlett would go to the immensely talented hair designer Cydney Cornell to get her custom period wig applied.”

Editor's note: This breakdown originally appeared in Issue 119 of Make-Up Artist magazine.
Skincare
“Scarlett Johansson arrives [in the morning] with skincare completed,” Black explains.
Foundation
La Prairie Skin Caviar Concealer • Foundation Sunscreen SPF 15 in Tender Ivory and Crème Peche, applied with a Beautyblender and Artis brushes, finished with a moistened Beautyblender
Concealer
Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat in Luminous Ivory and M.A.C. Select Cover-Up in NC20, applied with a small, rounded Artis brush. “Use the M.A.C. sparingly,” suggests Black.
Powder
Laura Mercier Invisible Pressed Setting Powder, applied with a large Artis brush and tissued off with Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater
Blush
Julie Hewett Cheekie Cheek and Lip Shine in Peachie and M.A.C. Powder Blush in Melba, applied with a Trish McEvoy medium/large brush. “To enhance the 1950s look, I had her smile to create apple cheeks,” explains Black.
Eye Shadow
Viseart Eyeshadow Palette in Neutral Matte: cream/taupe, pink and taupe shades were used to contour; cream shade was applied to the eyelid; pink shade was applied to the brow bone with a small Artis brush.
Eye Liner
Make Up For Ever Aqua Liner in Mat Black, applied with attached brush and Hakuhodo brush
Brows
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo in Taupe and Medium Brown. “I used stencils to change the shape of the brows, then applied [make-up] with a soft, angular brush,” Black says.
Mascara
Several coats of Dior Diorshow Waterproof in Black
False Lashes
Flutter Mink Extreme Lashes in Kim
Lips
Julie Hewett Noir Collection Lipstick in Belle Noir and Rouge Noir, with Lip Pencils of the same names. Black altered the shape of the lips to what she describes as a ’40s/’50s shape.
Highlights / Countour
Highlight: Clinique Airbrush Concealer in Neutral Fair; M.A.C. Select Cover-Up in NW15, used sparingly; Dior Skinflash in Ivory Glow Contour: Orlane Paris Bronzing Pressed Powder Soleil Cuivre 02, applied lightly along the jaw bone and sides of the nose using large and medium Artis brushes.
Additional Information
Nails: Manicurist Lorri Keefer-Smith used Nails in Motion manicure protectors and applied OPI Nail Lacquer in You Callin’ Me A Lyre?


 
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