O's Makeup Makeover
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the March 2008 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
Patricia Neville, 51
Doing Her Everyday Routine
It took Patricia 12 minutes to complete her daily makeup routine, starting with a serum, a grayish tinted moisturizer ("Someone gave it to me; it's an experiment"), foundation, blush and bronzer on her chin and neck, concealer under her eyes, eyeliner, eyeshadow, lip balm, and lip plumper.
She blew out her hair with a round brush in an additional 13 minutes, ran her fingers through the front, and done!
The Experts Weigh In
How Mally Roncal, celebrity makeup artist, thought Patricia might have saved time (and looked less made-up): She doubled up on a couple of steps. She applied a tinted moisturizer and a cream foundation, a bronzer and a blush.
The one important thing Mally said Patricia did right: She applied concealer under her eyes and around her nose.
The two things Mally wished Patricia hadn't forgotten to do: Curl her eyelashes and apply mascara.
Why Mally thought Patricia might be getting especially wrinkled around her eyes: She applied eyeshadow by smudging it onto her lids with her fingers instead of a brush, tugging at the delicate skin.
The simplifying step—dismaying to Mally—that Patricia was most proud of: She filled in her brows using the same brush and eyeshadow she used to line her eyes, without even dipping it back into the shadow for more product.
Patrick's explanation for why the sculpting gel Patricia applied to her wet hair didn't give it any hold: She used a lot of it, but only around her face, and didn't work it through from roots to ends.
Robe, Garnet Hill. Sweater, White + Warren.