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Evangeline: Versace fits like a glove

Evangeline Lilly uses room spray as perfume.

The Canadian star boasts a svelte physique which looks fabulous in all sorts of outfits. But there's one go-to brand which Evangeline relies on to make her look good for big events.

"I love wearing Versace on the red carpet. My figure is quite compact and Versace feels like just the right fit," she smiled to British magazine InStyle. "I've also discovered Zuhair Murad - his pieces are strong, but sexy too."

Evangeline is known as elf Tauriel in The Hobbit franchise. For this role she embraced

pointy ears and donned armour-based costumes, all of which helped her get into the mindset of the mythical creature.

"I'm very involved in the costume of every character I play. As Tauriel, it was important that the wig and prosthetic ears were comfy," she explained. "If something feels unnatural, it'll throw off your concentration."

Away from the camera, the brunette beauty not only likes to dress to impress but aims to smell fabulous too. Her chosen product to achieve this is an unlikely one.

"This is pretty ridiculous, but I wear a sandalwood fragrance from The Body Shop that's meant for your home, not your body!" she laughed. "I just love the smell. I also get lots of compliments when I wear a Michael Kors perfume."

She often keeps her make-up minimal and lets her natural beauty shine through; a lesson she learnt from a young age.

"My mom worked for Estée Lauder and I had my first makeover when I was 11," she recalled. "I don't think lots of make-up is flattering on a young woman but, now I'm 35, I think I can carry it off better than I used to."

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