After months of bright lips and dewy skin Elizabeth Olsen's fall makeup nearly stopped us cold--it's time to break out the other half of your makeup wardrobe. The actress, seen here at a London press event for her new film, Liberal Arts, is wearing shades of brown in the best way: a slightly smoky eye, an almost nude lip, and contoured cheekbones. And her mane? That textured, straight wave is the best way to make summer's surf hair look rich and healthy. We checked in with the actress' beauty team for the full rundown on her autumnal look.Skin
"This look is about keeping everything soft and blended and celebrating the paleness of winter skin," says Olsen's makeup artist, Mary Greenwell. So she smoothed Nude Skin Glowing Makeup ($48) by Dior over Olsen's already moisturized face and then used two concealers: Bobbi Brown's Corrector ($23) to hide imperfections and Guerlain Issima Precious Light Pen ($48) to brighten the eye area. She brushed Dior's Skin Nude Powder ($46) in No.10 under Olsen's eyes and around her nose to set the skin.
Greenwell worked with just one eye shadow palette: Tom Ford's Cocoa Mirage ($75). "Use the palest color on the brow bone, blending the browns down onto the lid as they get darker, using the darkest shade along the lash line," she says. "This will give softness and bring attention to the eyes." A gentle smudge of dark brown liner under Olsen's bottom lashes and a few coats of black mascara finished the look. Greenwell used Tom Ford Extreme Mascara ($42) in Black and Elizabeth Arden Smoky Pencil ($18) in Espresso.
Such striking eyes needed a nude lip, so Greenwell applied Laura Mercier's Lip Pencil ($20) in Natural Lips under Estee Lauder's Lipstick ($25) in Spiked Toffee. She finished with just a touch of Aerin Lipgloss ($30) in Sweet Pea.
Estee Lauder Pure Color Blush ($28) in Blushing Nude was swept along Olsen's cheekbones. Greenwell purposefully avoided the apples of the actress' cheeks to preserve the look's pale base.
Hairstylist Jon Chapman worked with Olsen's natural texture, and a large curling iron, to achieve a half-polished, half-messy look. He suggests wrapping 1 ½-inch sections of hair around a hot iron, leaving the last two inches untouched by heat. "This will help create a looser, more undone feel at the ends of the hair," he says. While each section's still hot, gently pull the curl downwards to allow the movement to become softer as it cools down. Repeat on the entire head. You can use hairspray if your hair has trouble holding a curl--Chapman loves Phillip Kingsley Weatherproof Hairspray ($26)--if not then skip this step. "Be careful not to overload the hair with product," Chapman warns. "And avoid brushing at any point, which will create static and disrupt the natural movement of the waves."