Scarlett Johansson Shared Her DIY Tinted Moisturizer Hack With Me, and Now It's All I'm Using

It’s the perfect solution to melty makeup. 

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Scarlett Johannson Uses These Two Products to Create her Own Tinted Moisturizer
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In the midst of the heatwave that hit New York City in August (or this whole summer if I'm being real), you could not have convinced me to leave my air-conditioned home for anything other than a refreshingly frigid movie theater. But when I was offered a chance to meet with The Outset co-founders, actress Scarlett Johansson and former member of the InStyle team Kate Foster, I obviously said yes.

Meeting Johansson was a major factor in this decision (Ghost World remains one of my favorite movies) but I also wanted to test out The Outset's skincare products, which have a reputation for being gentle, effective, and clean. During my 45-minute conversation with the two co-founders, I was introduced to an upcoming product that is now has a permanent place in my routine — but I was also privy to so many good skincare tips and bits of beauty wisdom that I am still mentally sifting through, days later.

The one trick I literally haven't been able to stop thinking about was shared by Johansson, who said she mixes The Outset's Firming Vegan Collagen Prep Serum with concealer for a sort of DIY tinted moisturizer. "[Collagen Prep Serum] has that feeling of immediately soaking in, because my pet peeve is putting on your day cream, going outside, and having a beading sweaty mustache [laughs]… If you put a little concealer and mix it in with the serum, you can make a little tinted moisturizer," Johansson told InStyle. "It makes skin really nice and kind of dewy, too," Foster added.

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I have been testing this concoction and I can confirm that it is a wonderful, lightweight way to add a little bit of coverage to your existing skincare routine. You can make your own The Outset tinted serum/moisturizer with whatever concealer you'd like (I have been using Charlotte Tilbury and Huda Beauty). If you want to emulate Johansson's glow, you're in luck: the actress said she uses the incredibly affordable Nyx Can't Stop Won't Stop Concealer.

The Nyx concealer is a shopper favorite — it has over 17,000 five-star ratings on Amazon alone. Can't Stop Won't Stop is a full-coverage, noncomedogenic (won't clog pores), and creamy formula that should last all day.

Scarlett Johansson's tip of creating your own tinted serum/moisturizer with The Outset Collagen Prep Serum and Nyx's Concealer (or any concealer you like) is a great way to streamline your routine while maintaining plumpy, hydrated skin and an even complexion.

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