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Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen Get Twin Allure Covers For December 2013; Elizabeth and James Designers Talk New Fragrance Duo, Why They Quit Acting For Fashion And Beauty Empire

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Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen Allure

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are Allure’s December 2013 cover girls, with the twins appearing on separate covers and in a beauty spread inside the magazine.

Mary-Kate and Ashley, 27, are promoting their new fragrance duo for Elizabeth and James: Elizabeth and James Nirvana White and Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black. (Read more about the fragrance duo here.)

Inside the magazine, the Olsens talk about their clothing lines The Row, Elizabeth and James, and Olsenboye and why the decided to quit acting to focus on fashion design and run their own companies.

"I was reading scripts, and ultimately I just said to the people who are representing me, 'I need to do things 100 percent. I don't feel like I can give you 100 percent of my time,'" said Ashley said, adding, "There's a lot of compromise in the entertainment industry."

"I am not great at not being able to control the end product,” Mary-Kate said.

Even now, after working in fashion for years, the Olsens said that they are still often not taking seriously as designers.

“We still get the question," Mary-Kate said. "The question of: 'So do you like designing?'"

"'How involved—'" Ashley started.

“'How involved are you?'” Mary-Kate finished. “It's not like you wake up one day and have a huge company with four or five different companies within the companies."

The twins previously appeared on the cover of Allure in 2004, posing together. Their new cover images feature a natural look with clear skin, bold brows and beachy waves.

Though the Olsens each have their own cover, they pose together inside the magazine and were quick to say that their twin bond is “beyond words,” as Ashley said.

“We both carry the weight of each other,” she said.

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Reporter's Photo Nov 12, 2013 12:17 PM EST

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