By Josephine Cusumano
Updated Nov 04, 2013 @ 1:10 pm
Olivia Wilde
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Olivia Wilde is no stranger to experimenting with her look on the red carpet, but you might be surprised to know that she wasn't always that fearless. "I was afraid of lip colors," the actress told of her past makeup regime -- but she doesn't feel that way anymore! "It’s a new experiment, it makes a new vibe and it makes you feel really confident." From wearing a deep red to a hot pink lip, Wilde admits that her makeup looks are inspired by what mood she finds herself in, whether it be sultry or bold. "It's all about what it makes you feel and make you do, it's not about what about you’re covering, it's what you’re bringing out," said the star, who recently announced she is expecting her first child. That idealism is something that has caught the attention of beauty brands like Revlon, who have chosen Wilde as their spokesperson, and just recently Avon, who named her as their celebrity face for the Today. Tomorrow. Always. scent collection. But her experimentation with bold color doesn't end at her lips -- the actress also told that she likes to dabble in fun eye color. "I have recently been experimenting with electric blue eyeliner and it's something I didn’t think I would use after 1996," Wilde laughed. "I’m all about having fun with makeup." And we love her for it!

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