The 4 Beauty Rules of Scarlett Johansson

It's all about striking a balance, and that doesn't always mean choose one thing over the other.

Not in terms of her various film roles, but more in terms of her "everything goes" nighttime makeup mindset.

"Sometimes it's wonderful to keep things simple and fresh," says the author.

And other times you can wear a red dress and red lipstick and it looks great." 

She wore a chocolate-latte-colored lip at the Independent Spirit Awards in 1997, when she was 12 years old.

Johansson has perfected her big-night-out recipe, which includes a large dose of Old Hollywood.

"I take off my concealer under the eye, a little around my nose, and refresh those areas with new foundation," 

Johansson then adds her signature: "I always wear red lipstick," she explains.