Bobbi Brown's Makeup Facelift
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the December 2007 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
Kathryn Millan, 50: Photo editor
What was bothering her: "My jowls and the texture of the skin on my neck."
Bobbi's no-surgery solution: "To move the focus up from the lower part of Kathryn's face and her neck, I focused on her eyes. I used a neutral shadow over her lids, and then a soft gray gel liner, extending it up at the outer corners. Black mascara adds depth. A tawny cream blush placed high on the apples of her cheeks emphasizes her cheekbones, and a sheer, soft lipcolor doesn't distract attention from her eyes and cheeks as a darker color would.
"Kathryn could try a very light dusting of bronzer on her lower jaw and neck in order to play down the slight sagging there. She should be sure to use a big, fluffy brush, which will diffuse the powder; if it seems hard to blend, she'll know that she's using too much."
Cost of Bobbi's makeup:
Eyeshadow: $19; liner: $19; mascara: $20; blush: $20; lipstick: $21; bronzer: $32; brush: $35
Thermage (tightens skin): $1,000 to $5,000, depending on number of areas treated; lower facelift: $5,000 to $10,000
Total: $6,000 to $15,000