вЂњI read a study that says that every time you sleep with your makeup on, your skin ages an extra day,вЂќ Olivia Munn told us. вЂњIt's so true, because your skin gets really dry if you don't wash your makeup off. And you can't go back a day once you do it!вЂќ
You may know Olivia Munn from HBO's The Newsroom, where she plays financial genius Sloan Sabbith, or from her role in Magic Mike as Joanna, the grad student two-timing Channing Tatum's character, but it's her passion for skincare that's led to her newest project: she's the latest face of Proactiv.
вЂњI used Proactiv as a teenage and now I do again,вЂќ she says about their Complete Acne Solutions System ($40). To celebrate her new contract, we chatted with the actress about all things beauty, from her go-to mascara, to the face wipes that solve the sleeping-with-makeup-on temptation.
Click through our slideshow for Munn's favorite makeup, the skincare products she can't live without, and all her beauty secrets.
вЂњI'm more particular with my hair than my makeup on the red carpet,вЂќ Munn told us. вЂњI'd never want it to be overdone, I'd rather have my makeup stand out.вЂќ
вЂњI prefer cream blush over powder because it looks so much more natural,вЂќ Munn says. вЂњStila is my go-to, and Revlon makes a new formula that I love.вЂќ The actress dabs the product directly on the apples of her cheeks and blends with her fingers. вЂњIt doesn't sit on top of your pores like powder can,вЂќ she says. Try Stila's Convertible Color ($25) and Revlon's Cream Blush ($7).В
вЂњMy favorite lip balm is Clarks Botanicals' Ultra Rich Lip Tint ($19). The color is called Moore Nude,вЂќ Munn says. вЂњIt has a slight shimmer, but it still looks like your real lips. I think it's named after Julianne Moore.вЂќ
вЂњThe red carpet is very intimidating,вЂќ Munn told us. вЂњI'm evolving every day and still learning what works on me, but when you get a good team of artists you can really lean on them.вЂќ
When asked about her favorite mascara, Munn was quick to reply. вЂњCoverGirl's LashBlast ($5) in the orange tube!вЂќ she says. вЂњIt's been my go-to for years.вЂќ
Munn puts all her trust in her makeup artists for red carpet events, but how does she step it up for a night out? вЂњI do my own false eyelashes,вЂќ she says. вЂњI just get the individual Ardell ones from the drugstore and apply them directly to my outside lashes.вЂќ
Try Ardell's DuraLash Flair Individual Lash Set ($5).
вЂњI switch around my hair products a lot, but the one thing that I always do is a cold rinse to seal my hair after I wash it,вЂќ Munn says. вЂњIt makes your hair super shiny. I even do it on my skin after I wash my face; it closes your pores.вЂќ
The one product Munn can't leave home without may surprise you:В Dior's Diorshow Brow Styler Ultra-Fine Precision Brow Pencil ($29) in Universal Brown. вЂњEyebrows are the most important thing in my routine,вЂќ she says. вЂњThis one has a comb, a brow styler on one end, and it's the perfect brown.вЂќ
вЂњYou can't go back a day!вЂќ This mantra means Munn has become an expert on face wipes. вЂњProactiv's are a little soapy and remove everything when I don't feel like washing my face.вЂќ
Try theВ Proactiv Makeup Cleansing Wipes ($40)
вЂњI'd like my skin to look a little shiny and dewy,вЂќ Munn says. On her days off she applies L'Oreal Paris' Magic Lumi Concealer ($13) anywhere she needs coverage, then dabs RMS Beauty вЂњUnвЂќ Cover-Up ($36) over it for added brightness. вЂњI layer them so it reflects even more light.вЂќВMark Sullivan/Getty Images
Munn keeps the luminosity going by skipping powder. вЂњMy makeup artists have taught me not to apply powder to my skin,вЂќ Munn says. вЂњPlus I don't like anything that covers my freckles. вЂњ
вЂњMy go-to is a red lip right now,вЂќ Munn told us. вЂњI'd much rather wear a bright lip and a nude eye than a smoky eye.вЂќ Her favorite color? Nars Satin Lip Pencil ($27) in Majella.Getty Images
Munn calls Kerry Washington, Lupita Nyong'o, and Michelle Williams her modern beauty icons, but Sophia Loren took the lead after she met the actress recently. вЂњI was backstage at the Costume Guild Awards and I saw who I thought was Sophia Loren,вЂќ she says. вЂњI was like, 'no way, that can't be her,' but it was. A lot of Hollywood is smoke and mirrors, but not with her, she looks so good. The texture of her skin was unbelievable!вЂќ
Loren is 79 years old.
вЂњI gravitate towards nude hues on my nails, but I just got this metallic gold manicure for a photo shoot with this Chanel polish that I really like,вЂќ Munn says. вЂњIt's a fun way to do a more interesting basic. I need to track down the shade.вЂќ
Munn also swears by Proactiv+В Eye Brightening SerumВ ($46). вЂњIt's the one thing I have to have when I travel,вЂќ she told us. вЂњI put it on at night and wake up looking refreshed. You can use it during the day as well because it reflects light.вЂќВClarks Botanicals' Ultra Rich Lip Tint $19ShopCoverGirl Lash Blast $5ShopArdell DuraLash Flair Individual Lash Set $5ShopDior Diorshow Brow Styler Ultra-Fine Precision Brow Pencil $29ShopProactiv Makeup Cleansing Wipes $40ShopProactiv+ Eye Brightening Serum $46Shop