Beauty Treatment Makeovers - Tanning, Makeup, Blonde Addicts
Five women in need of a little image counseling hit the salon, the makeup counter, and most important—the couch.
By Jenny Bailly
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the August 2009 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
Leslie Sumpter, Insurance underwriter
Her Backstory: Even Leslie's most streamlined makeup routine takes 20 minutes, "but sometimes I spend a full hour on weekends," she says. "And I never leave home without my supplies." She usually gives the most attention to her eyes, often rimming them in heavily pigmented blues and greens. "I love color, and it helps put the focus on my eyes, which I think are my best feature," explains Leslie, 43. But her makeup routine is more than just an aesthetic spotlight. It's a spirit lifter. "In my job, I follow strict guidelines all day, but I can be creative with my makeup in the morning," she says. "Without it, I feel like something's missing. It really does affect my mood."