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Olivia Wilde 'thinks red lips can be scary'

Olivia Wilde is curious as to how women pulled off beauty looks in the 1930s.

The 30-year-old actress, who is a brand ambassador for beauty giant Revlon, is known for her classy and elegant make-up choices.

Speaking about what she'd wear on a date night with her fiancé Jason Sudeikis, Olivia said she would add a spot of eyeshadow. However the brunette beauty insists she would steer clear of a bold lip colour.

“I know that a glossy red lip is terrifying to a man,” she laughed to People. “It’s so funny because in every old movie they were clearly making out wearing heavy lipstick. How did they do it back then? Knowing the ’30s, they probably sprinkled lead on top to make it stay.”

She may have found her ideal beauty look now but Olivia admits it took a lot of experimenting. The star is currently expecting her first child with Jason and insists that if she has a daughter in the future, she will let the youngster try out different appearances.

“I don’t think there’s one picture from growing up where I don’t think, ‘Ugh, awful!’. If I ever have a daughter who starts experimenting with heavy makeup or shaving her hair like I did, I would encourage it and say, ‘Do it all now, you’ll learn yourself well,'” she smiled.

“I did that awful gutterpunk undershave look when I was 12. Not an easy grow back process. It looked like I got run over by a tractor. But my mom had a good response to that stuff; I didn’t even need to be punished, I learned that one on my own.”

When it comes to dressing for the red carpet Olivia keeps an open mind on what to wear. She also takes mistakes in her stride and doesn't worry too much about her finished look.

“I never panic, I just say ‘Oh, I look like a drag queen, it’s not going to work,” she explained. “I now know enough about my face to say, ‘Listen, that’s not going to work on me because of my man jaw or giant forehead.’ [But] I encourage people to experiment, to have fun. When you feel your best, you look your best.”

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