ALLURE – “Oh, my God, she’s so nice,” whispered exactly 11 people on the set of Elizabeth Olsen’s first Allure cover shoot, photographed by Tom Craig. The actress discussed the shoot concept with the crew and pored over racks of ’70s-inspired gowns. Get a glimpse at what went on behind the scenes of the shoot.
As Olsen settled into the makeup chair for a sheet mask and a manicure, the prop stylist constructed a retro living room in the middle of the New York City studio, nailing together wood-paneled walls and arranging peach and turquoise love seats. During breaks, the actress—who balanced on six-inch platform heels throughout the shoot—stretched against a chair and showed off the bruises that she got from mastering the crow pose in yoga. Once the final photo was taken, Olsen stepped out of a red Emilio Pucci evening gown and into her own black turtleneck and skinny jeans. A few goodbye hugs later, she and her publicist disappeared down a stairway while the Monkees’ “I’m a Believer” played in the background.
Makeup. “This look was really meant to be a statement,” said makeup artist Hung Vanngo, who chose a palette of turquoise and blue on Olsen’s eyes to play up the shoot’s ’70s theme. He rimmed her eyes with teal eyeliner, smudged them with a brush and matching teal eye shadow, and blended a light-turquoise shadow over her lid and crease for a soft, elongated shape. Vanngo then swirled champagne highlighter and pinkish-peach blush on Olsen’s cheeks and topped her nude-lined lips with sheer nude lipstick.
Olsen’s look can be re-created with the following: Artist Shadow in S-234, Aqua XL Eye Pencil in I-24, HD Blush in 320, and Rouge Artist Natural lipstick in N18 (also at top right) by Make Up For Ever.