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Aubrey Plaza protected by eyeliner

Aubrey Plaza hates it when her skin stops being “chill”.

Parks and Recreation star Aubrey Plaza wears eyeliner to ward off evil when she’s hormonal.

The 31-year-old star finds applying her own make-up “emotional”, and she often zones out while she’s putting on cosmetics. She classes the experience as “artistic”, even though the combinations she goes for don’t always work. Despite this, there is one item in particular which she will never let go of.

“Whenever I’m really hormonal I wear a lot of eyeliner,” she told Into The Gloss. “It’s a psychological thing and I think I’m protected by it - it protects me from evil. The other day I did leave the house with some Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon on and I was like, ‘I just need to put this in my car because you never know.’”

Nails are another source of concern for the actress, who regrets having gels applied for a period because they ruined her nails. These days she’s more about the natural look – and has dished out some advice to her fans.

“I like manicures, but I also like keeping it simple - I’m not into nail art,” she said. “I like my nails to be healthy, shiny, and sturdy, especially for survival scenarios, you know? You gotta have nails that can do some damage. I know we want our nails to look good, ladies, but you never know when you’re going to need to claw someone’s eyes out."

Skincare is a bone of contention for Aubrey, as her skin goes through highs and lows. Unfortunately she never really knows when disaster will strike, which is why she has taken to mixing things up.

“My skin is really annoying because it will go for long stretches of being really chill and then it will just not be chill,” she moaned. “Growing up I had really bad skin, so I had trauma. I’m always switching my routine up because I feel like I have to be five steps ahead of my skin at all times - once I get used to something, it doesn’t work as well anymore.”

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