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July 26 2014

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Beauty Sound Bites: Zoe Saldana’s Life in the Spotlight

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71st Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals“I learned that when you’re up onstage, your makeup should be dramatic in order for the last person in the last row to be able to see it. [Through dance] I learned to have fun by becoming a character, by telling a story with what I wear and what I put on my face and how I style my hair…I still enjoy telling stories—even when I’m walking a red carpet.”

Despite her minimalist aesthetic—red lips and black liner—the beauty lessons Saldana learned as an aspiring dancer continue to serve her well as she embarks on her latest role as a L’Oréal Paris spokesperson. While she says she “walks a very fine line with looking like a drag queen” the more makeup she wears, her multiple roles that require a total transformation prove otherwise—Saldana is probably the most gorgeous girl with green skin we’ve ever seen in Guardians of the Galaxy. In this month’s Beauty Essentials, the starlet reveals her top tricks, her drugstore buys, and the spray she’s still using from her days at the ballet barre.

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