How Olivia Wilde's Makeup Complements Her 'Strong Jaw'

12/13/2011 at 03:00 PM ET

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Rich auburn hair, kohl-rimmed eyes and chiseled cheekbones may describe Olivia Wilde now, but the new face of Revlon has had her fair share of beauty blunders.

“I’ve been having my makeup done professionally for 12 years, but I still don’t know how to contour my eyes,” she tells FASHIONetc. “I could never put fake lashes on myself; it would be such a disaster! They would end up in my eyeball.”

And though Wilde has since mastered the art of moderation — “I feel like I’m wearing a mask if I do a strong eye and a strong lip,” she tells ELLEher formative years were a different story. “I had every different color hair. I had horrible, horrible ideas of what was cool, but then you learn and you play. I thank God Facebook didn’t exist then,” she reveals to Stylelist. Just check out a nearly unrecognizable Wilde at left, in 2003!

Like with most things (who can forget the Honeybadger incident?), the TRON star has a mean sense of humor when it comes to her so-called shortcomings. “A strong eye and strong lip together on my face can go ‘tranny’ real fast,” she jokes. “I have a strong jaw, and I’m cognizant of that.”

Justine Harman

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