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Jenna Ortega Talks Horror Makeup, Acne, and Skin Care

Jenna Ortega Gets Real About Horror-Movie Makeup and How It Affects Her Skin

Jenna Ortega Talks Horror Makeup, Acne, and Skin Care
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In The Babysitter: Killer Queen, Ortega, who plays Phoebe, fights a satanic cult alongside her costar Judah Lewis (who plays Cole), and as you could imagine, things get very messy. "When I was younger, I used to put on a face full of makeup every single day," Ortega said. "Now, I go on these sets and it's fake dirt and fake blood, or even just massive, winged eyeliner. I have, like, tons of mascara on. It's just been so much on my skin that on my days off, I try to wear as little as possible."

Because Ortega has been working on so many projects recently, she's become well-versed on the ins and outs of horror makeup. "On that set, I had a full face of makeup on, and then on top of that, they would throw cinnamon on my face for fake dirt, goop, and then fake blood," Ortega said. "They'll use syrup because it has the same consistency that they're going for in terms of fake blood."

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