Zoe Saldana is known as a fashion risk-taker, and when it comes to beauty, the Avatar star is equally “willing to try new things,” she told us. “One time, I colored the ends of my hair with rum. It turned them flaming red, and my mom had to cut them off. I smelled like liquor for weeks!” But now the Avon spokeswoman knows better. “Work with what you have and learn to be comfortable in your own skin,” she said. Click through our gallery to find out her must-have beauty products, and for more of our exclusive interview with Saldana, check out InStyle‘s September issue, on sale now!