Rooney Mara went through a drastic transformation for her role in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, shaving parts of her head and piercing not only her lip, eyebrow, and nose, but her nipple too. For our January cover, the actress revealed a soft and sweetly pretty side, and told Allure about her low-key real-life beauty regimen.
Her one-minute makeup routine: “Tinted moisturizer, concealer if I need it, and some powder—probably Laura Mercier or Chanel. I use a Nars blush stick on my lips, too.”
Her scent of choice: “This year, when I was screen-testing for [The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo], all of my clothes had this smell on them. I asked the wardrobe lady, and she’s like, ‘The woman who makes the clothes, it’s the smell that she puts in it.’ That woman has a candle and a perfume line, so I do wear her perfume—Agatha Blois Carnival Wax, Black Amber.”
How she maintains her flawless complexion: “SPF. I can’t leave the house without that. For my face, I use Dermalogica.”
Her short hair story: “Now, I do nothing. Before, I had so much hair and it was so much maintenance.”