Pure beauty can be a vague term, difficult to define, but for Outset founders, actresses Scarlett Johansson and Kate Foster, it is quite simple: “Products are transparent and can be used. as many users as possible”. Johansson said. The line – which includes a micellar water cleanser, collagen serum and squalane moisturizer – launched earlier this year. They’re now adding a new exfoliating caffeine micro-polish to the lineup, but a new launch isn’t without its challenges.
“We’ve had a few cases where we fell in love with something and then realized there was a trace ingredient that was potentially irritating, and you’re going to have to make improvements to achieve it,” says Johansson. the same level of efficiency while still meeting our standards. “We can be a nasty customer for the labs we work with because we have so many criteria,” adds Foster.
However, their partnership does not come easily, especially when disagreements arise. “We have Game of Thrones–Johansson joked. But in terms of seriousness, they’re on the same page for almost everything: “Whatever we’re putting out, we both need to feel like we can get behind.”
We spoke with Johansson about beauty regrets, inspiration, and the keys to staying calm on the red carpet.
Do you regret any beauty?
I wish I hadn’t been picky when I was younger, I could have avoided so many scars and wounds. I can’t really get over the compulsive need to touch my face a lot or take care of my skin. Finally, my sister told me to throw away the magnifying mirror. She said, “Nobody looks closely at your pores, and that’s a liability.” It’s the simplest advice but it really works for me, especially since I can feel uncomfortable about my skin.
What’s the boldest beauty you’ve tried?
When I was young, I wore a lot of piercings on my face. So that’s pretty daring. I had a pretty unfortunate eyebrow piercing when I was 15, luckily my body refused – looking back at the photos, it wasn’t as cool as I thought it would be.
Eyebrow piercing does not leave scars.
Yes, every makeup artist likes, What is this? Did you hit your forehead? No, I wish. I appreciate that my parents were not strict. They give us the freedom to express ourselves with makeup, clothes and accessories and all that. Some of my friends’ parents are really strict about that. I remember when I pierced my eyebrows. I called my mom and told her I had my eyebrows pierced at 15, and she said, “You know you can do what you want, but I don’t really think it’s great, like so.” She was indeed right.
Now that you have your own brand, you have to define beauty in your own way, what does beauty mean to you?
I never knew how to answer that question because it was so abstract. As I get older, I try to be more forgiving of the way I see myself. It’s hard. We’ve all been very critical of ourselves, and it seems even more so now because people are always looking at their own pictures, which is a phenomenon that’s been perhaps ten years old. Now you can take a picture of yourself and zoom in and dissect it. It’s hard not to take yourself and others too seriously. Beauty is this elusive quality that comes from the comfort of your own skin.
You’re taking ownership of your image and you’re the face of your own brand, but you’re still a public figure. How do you handle being constantly photographed in public?
I don’t feel like I’m being photographed in public that much. Most of the time, I attend events or prepare for it. I don’t think it’s going to be something I’m completely comfortable with, but I’ve gotten better at it as I’ve gotten older. I used to feel like horrible petrification on the red carpet. I felt like I was having a heart attack. I’ve done the red carpet with John Travolta when I was 19 or 20. He looked so laid back, he had a laid back about him. I asked, “How do you do it? You just seem so smooth.” And he said, “‘I just go to Hawaii in my mind.” I applied that mentality to stay in a Zen state of mind in a very chaotic reality.
Your skincare line, and even your skin care, is very little. Your office is very minimal. Do you think there is an area in your life where you consider yourself a maximalist?
I have clothes that I have kept forever. I’m just that person. I have collected a lot of vintage clothes since I was a teenager. I go through them often and have certainly contributed greatly. My greatest luxury is my coat closet. I live in New York, and I’m a big fan of the seasons, so I have a huge coat collection. My daughter has always liked, Where do you wear all these codes on my jacket? I’m like the girl, these coats are like 20’s, don’t embarrass me and you’ll get them all one day.
You mentioned falling in love with Winona Ryder. Do you have any beauty icons or anyone that you get inspiration from?
My mother. She has the most incredible skin and she always takes care of it. She taught me how to take care of my skin and how to apply makeup. She is a girl who loves MAC and will transform her face at a big dressing table every evening. She wears many bold colors and takes many risks to beautify.
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