It actually takes makeup to make her look bad.
Kate broke it down: “In Homefront I was playing a meth addict. What’s so funny about that is all the press said, “Gosh, it must’ve felt so nice to not wear any makeup in that movie!” And I was like, “No, I was wearing makeup! It was bad makeup!” For that particular film, the makeup actually was the dark circles. They actually had a sponge and this red paint that they used to paint the bad skin on.”