Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Beauty Questions: Is it Appropriate to Apply Makeup in Public?

We've probably all been guilty of applying makeup in places other than at our vanity. Sometimes I can be seen whipping out my lipgloss on the subway, at the dinner table, in the movie theater ... but my Beauty Question is this. Is it appropriate to do so? And if so, when does it cross the line? For example, I once saw a girl plucking her eyebrows on the subway for a good 30 minutes. This seemed to go way overboard and past the point of no return.

What do you think? Leave your thoughts in the comments!


  1. I feel uncomfortable re-applying make-up in public, but I do touch up my lips. I've never actually done my eyebrows in a subway before though...

  2. I don't know if this really counts as "public", but people putting mascara on in the car always scares me a little. Anything that has the potential for the poking out of eyes gives me the heebie jeebies.

  3. putting on lipstick or lipgloss/balms discreetly is ok, but if you put the whole thing in public, that is never right ..for me :)

  4. I'd limit it to refreshing lip color. Time was when women would powder their noses in public.

    Believe it or not, I saw one woman do a complete makeup application on the Metro.