08/29/2013 09:16 am ET

Victoria Lord, Actress, And Her Beauty Trick To Ace An Audition

We were immediately taken aback by Victoria Lord's understated beauty when we spotted her at Astor Place. She wasn't heavily made-up (which we love), but her skin still appeared flawless.

Well, it turns out this was all part of the actress' plan. "For auditions, people think that you have to go all dolled up," Lord explained. "Of course you have to have your hair well-manicured, but in terms of makeup, going fresh-faced is the way to go. That way, the [casting agents] can see a neutral palette and then imagine what they can work from for a certain character." And it seems to be serving the successful star well.

Though Lord is into minimal makeup, she doesn't leave home without her Benefit Cosmetics They're Real! Mascara. "I just tried a sample, but it totally locked me in." One look at those lashes and it's clear we have a new favorite mascara, too!

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Photo/Art: Raydene Salinas

Beauty Street Style: Victoria Lord
Beauty Street Style: Victoria Lord

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