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You don’t want to play a game of What’s Your Favorite Salon with Elizabeth Olsen. “Mark Townsend did my hair for my first high-school dance,” says Olsen of the hairstylist, who works with Rachel McAdams, Dakota Johnson, and all of the Olsen sisters. During her interview for her Allure June 2016 cover story, the actress let us in on the secrets behind her always-perfect hair, her beauty must-haves, and the absolute worst beauty advice she’s ever gotten.

Do you act differently when you’re a brunette? “I felt really exotic when I was brunette—I don’t know why I’m whispering. I got nervous! My humor works better as a brunette. But I wear mainly black, and I don’t want to look depressed.”

Any secret to your color? “Oribe conditioner is the best thing in the world.”

What tricks have you learned on set? “Use green-tea bags steeped in hot water and then soaked in ice on your eyes. I’m lucky—I have good skin. I drink a lot of water, and I use a lot of products.”

Don’t hold out on us. “I’m digging this 111Skin serum. I was in Barneys, and my hands felt really dry so I started pretending I needed a sample. [The salesperson] gave me these packets. Apparently, a plastic surgeon and some space scientists got together to make a really expensive product. I bought two—morally I feel like I shouldn’t buy more. I also love SK-II and Dr. Colbert masks, the ones that make you look like a serial killer. And Kiehl’s. And Kate Somerville. I like Chanel mascara and Dior mascara, and Nars [lip crayons]. The one that I have looks like Spice, that M.A.C. color from the ’90s—it’s amazing. I use Chanel Vitalumieère Aqua when I’m filming. It’s light, and I tend to play characters that shouldn’t look like they’re wearing makeup.”

What’s the worst beauty advice you’ve gotten? “Put toothpaste on pimples. The only time I’ve successfully used toothpaste was [for] covering up a hole in the wall. My friend tossed a pool stick to me, I dodged it, and it put a hole in the wall. We didn’t want to get in trouble, so we took Colgate and stuffed it in—and we did a really damn good job.”

What kind of exercise do you do? “I work out a lot. I do three to four days on and one day off. I take Muay Thai and ballet and do regular gym stuff. Yoga class is my favorite. I always have to go on Sunday if I’m in L.A. It’s like yoga church. If you’re having a shitty week, it’s a great way to recenter yourself.”

And finally, injections: For or against? “You see young actresses with shiny foreheads—it’s a little disconcerting. Sometimes it makes you look so much older, and it just goes wrong. It’s a very strange world. I get excited when I start to see little lines on my forehead by the end of the day. I don’t know what my face is going to do eventually, and I’m kind of curious, you know?”

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