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Olivia Munn: Make-up can 'destroy' my face

FashionBy Sunday World
Olivia Munn: Make-up can 'destroy' my face

Olivia Munn has found cosmetic products "destroy" her face.

The 35-year-old American actress has admitted she openly told her make-up artist Patrick Ta she didn't like the cat-eye and contouring beauty trends she sported at the Walk of Fame event in Miami during the 'Ride Along 2' tour, because it accentuated her Asian features and made her look "different".

Speaking to PEOPLE about the beauty trend her and her sister disapproved of, the 'X-Men: Apocalypse' star said: "I've seen how much make-up can affect me in a negative way and how it can destroy my face, where I don't look like myself.

"After the event, I saw the pictures and I was like, 'Why do I look like that?' I know I was looking into the light and squinting, but still, even my sister told me I looked so different in the pictures, and I was like, 'You're right!'

"I asked [Patrick] why I look like a cat where my eyes are going up so much. It's so funny because he said he mixed the concealer to go up at an angle. I told him I didn't want that.

"He works with so many other actors, and they always want their faces to be lifted up and to have angling, highlighting, shading so their eyes and cheekbones go up. I'm Asian, so I already have those eyes and cheekbones, so he basically doubled up on that. So I was like, 'Can you not?!'"

Aside from this red carpet beauty blunder Olivia has admitted her and Patrick - who works with 'Pretty Little Liars' Shay Mitchell and the Kardashian/Jenner gang - are usually "in sync" with their style vision and Patrick has learned to tailor the make-up he uses to suit Olivia's requirements.

She explained: "He's [Patrick] so brilliant, and we're so in sync.

"He's been really good about figuring things out together, but he's had to learn with me that some things that other people love and really want to look like are just not my thing. He's been really cool about backing off with that.

"But he knows how to make me feel my best. That's why they've kept at it -- minus the overdose of contouring."