Natural Women: Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen Cover Allure
You’re more likely to find actress Elizabeth Olsen on a magazine cover these days—big sisters Mary-Kate and Ashley have been too busy growing their fashion empire. This month, the duo makes their first (grown-up) foray into beauty with two new scents for Elizabeth & James: Nirvana White and Nirvana Black ($55), and they’re celebrating with dueling Allure covers.
Despite using the same photographer, hair stylist, and makeup artist—Peter Lindbergh, Diego Da Silva, and Fulvia Farolfi, respectively—the covers look quite different. Mary-Kate’s bronzed skin, nude lip, and wind-swept hair scream Lauren Hutton while Ashley’s slightly pink lips and blown-out hair lean toward polished. Farolfi tells Allure that both looks “are mainly about the brows.” The most surprising fact? It turns out both girls are sporting little more than clear lip balm.
The December cover of Allure hits newsstands on the 19th.