Exclusive: Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen Spill Their Makeup Secrets

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen need no introduction. They’ve proven themselves as legitimate fashion designers in every circle imaginable with their lines The Row and Elizabeth and James, their risk-taking fashion sense has been well documented by relentless paparazzi photos, and we all know they landed roles on Full House long before they could walk. But it’s their beauty routine that’s been kept relatively quiet.

Earlier this month, we had the opportunity to sit down with Mary-Kate and Ashley to talk about all things beauty, from their just-launched Nirvana Black and Nirvana White fragrances, to their best beauty moments. How does one prepare for an interview with the Olsens? After geeking out for longer than we’d like to admit, a few of our editors gathered and came up with our most-burning beauty questions for the pair. These queries were, of course, mostly about their perfectly textured hair, beauty inspirations, and favourite cosmetics.

We hate to drag out our findings. But, the twins shared so many juicy tidbits with us that we’ll be serving it up in three stories! The first, above, centres on their favourite cosmetics, from their always smudged eyeliner to their matte pouts.

Click through our slideshow for Mary-Kate and Ashley’s must-have cosmetics.