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Taylor Schilling talks fringe fear

Taylor Schilling wears red lipstick to give her confidence.

The 30-year-old actress has soared to stardom thanks to her role as Piper Chapman in hit Netflix series Orange Is the New Black and cleans up well when she isn't portraying her jailbird alter ego.

In a piece for Us Weekly, Taylor was asked to fill the blanks in sentences about her outlook on beauty, including her iconic light tresses.

"I wish I could rock bangs because they're chic, but I'm nervous because I'd get bored," she smiled. "I love being blonde because you can find me in a crowd. But if I wasn't, I'd be a redhead, since everyone says that shade means you're unique."

To keep her locks looking lovely, Taylor uses treatments such as John Frieda 7 Day Volume, which gives her hair a new surge of life after each application.

Taylor also recalled her biggest beauty disaster, which involved tweezers. Luckily her blip was fixed by a professional and the star has sworn off plucking since to avoid similar mishaps.

She shared her secret to creating an effortless look for the spotlight too, relying on one piece of make-up in particular to make a statement.

"Whenever I'm in doubt about what works (beauty wise) on the red carpet, I turn to a red lip. It gives me confidence," she shared, adding that blusher gives her cheeks a spot of colour.

On the topic of red, she names the Orange Is the New Black character Galina 'Red' Reznikov - played by Kate Mulgrew - as Piper's soulmate and thinks they would enjoy ruling the world together.

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