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First Look: Scarlett Johansson Pays 'Tribute to Marilyn' in New Dolce & Gabbana Campaign

07/10/2014 at 09:00 AM ET

If you’re in need of a Scarlett Johansson style fix (she’s busy preparing for a new baby and hasn’t been on the carpet much recently), we have just the thing: a behind-the-scenes video from the star’s gorgeous new Dolce & Gabbana makeup campaign.

Scarlett Johansson Dolce and Gabanna makeup campaignCourtesy Dolce & Gabbana

The new fall collection will debut the brand’s Perfect Mono Intense Cream Eye Color (hitting stores this September), and Johansson, who’s engaged to a French journalist, said working on the campaign was a natural fit for her.

“We shot it in Paris, which is really like home to me now, and the more time I spend here, the more at home I feel,” she told PEOPLE exclusively. “It was really nice to have everyone on home turf, it was lovely. It was a very easy-breezy day. We have all known each other for a very long time. The shoot was great, sort of like working on a little movie, which was unexpected but really fun, sort of our tribute to Marilyn.”

Johansson collaborated with famous fashion photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott to bring the vision for the fall cosmetics campaign to life.

“The concept this time around was just to give a really modern and classic feel and have it be a nod to old Hollywood, but still keeping it really fresh,” she shared, adding that she considers Mert and Marcus part of her family. “They were my first foray into the fashion world, the world of glamour and beauty, and here we are, ten years later, still doing it.”

So what’s so special about the new product? “I’d say what I like about the mono eyeshadow collection is the versatility of the palette,” she shared. “You can really go from day to night with the palette, using the lighter, more iridescent colours, and just add a little mascara and go. And then at night, you know, you kind of play with the darker, matte tones — make a smoky eye, or make a kind of smoky liner effect. It’s nice to have something that’s that easy to use, you don’t have to have a huge makeup bag with all your products in it.”

What do you think of the new campaign? Are you excited for the shadow? Share your thoughts below!

–Brittany Talarico

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MEG on

To bad Ryan Reynolds wasn’t smart enough to hold on to her.
She’s beautiful!

Joe on

Ok, she’s no Marylin, but nice commercial.

Jjohn C. on

Um, sorry, she doesn’t look a stitch like Marilyn, nor have the allure. If I saw her on the street without all that makeup on, I wouldn’t even notice her. Her vanity also makes her less attractive.

Bill on

How come Scarlett doesn’t like to be photographed sucking on a cig?

cj on

not even close ..

Brooke on

How about we stop “channeling” Marilyn Monroe and let the poor women rest already! That said, Scarlett is stunning as always!

Pal on

She doesn’t look like Marylin Monroe, nice try though.

JC on

MM? I don’t think so. Looks like herself. She is no beauty. Just young.

Marilyn on

She doesn’t look anything like her.

Tanya on

Hum she is with a new guy now, not the Reynolds.

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