I was surprised and frankly fascinated in a restaurant the other night when my friend Barbara did the whole elaborate lipstick-and-powder thing at our table for six. She lined, she puckered, she colored in as if she had all the time in the world. Then she turned to us brightly, looking beautiful and relaxed, closed the compact with that distinctive little snap, and dropped it into her bag along with the lipstick and continued the conversation. I admired the whole performance.

Actress Megan Mullally feels otherwise. “I’d feel like my mom if I pulled out my compact and lipstick in a group,” she says. “I use lip liner, so I do a better job in the ladies’ room…”

Fitness magazine, 1995