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to think putting on your make-up in public isn't rude or anti-social?

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MomentLostToTheSky Sat 09-Mar-13 16:32:12

A thread I just read reminded me of an incident a couple of weeks ago.

I was on a really long flight and was waiting for my connection flight. The first flight had been overnight and I hadn't slept.

Was sat in departures, extremely bored and looking like a hot mess and decided to retouch my make-up. It wasn't busy and still a few people were staring at me.

A few people on the thread said that doing your make-up in public is rude and anti-social. I really just don't get how it's rude, it's just make-up which doesn't have a smell to it and as for anti-social - I wasn't planning on making conversation with the strangers sat opposite me.

I agree that in a certain situation such as in the middle of a job interview then yes it's rude.

But overall I really don't see the problem.

scottishmummy Sun 10-Mar-13 21:01:29

Fake tan is vile.applying chemicals to alter skin tone to orange hue is bizarre

Miggsie Sun 10-Mar-13 20:53:04

Also - teenage girls on a bus applying terrible make up on top of terrible fake tan is honestly wince inducing.

How I managed not to say "love, you are wasting your time" I don't know.

Miggsie Sun 10-Mar-13 20:51:38

I am interested in the idea that a woman feels she must have make up on to, presumably be presentable to someone she knows, that she will go through the process in front of any person who happens to be near - thus those people see her actual face, and not the one she hides behind for the rest of the day.

When I see a woman putting her make up on on a train etc I always wonder why she thinks those people right there are pointless and ignorable but the other people she meets that day are not.

I think it is now moving into the category of eating in the street - it used to be frowned on, now anyone does it.

I happen to think both things are bad. There's so much more you could do than eat unnecessary snacks or apply unnecessary make-up in the time that is given to you.

ArielThePiraticalMermaid Sun 10-Mar-13 20:44:52

That's fine.

scottishmummy Sun 10-Mar-13 20:43:42

I have no necessity to change or challenge what your opinion of me
gleaned from mn is

ArielThePiraticalMermaid Sun 10-Mar-13 20:41:08

I never said I don't use public transport. I said I didn't commute to work on it.

And I'm not debating what you find pleasant or unpleasant. I simply said you seem to be cross quite a lot. If I have received the wrong impression I apologise.

scottishmummy Sun 10-Mar-13 20:37:09

Ariel I see you do travel public transport and dont see folk applying make up cramped conditions
Unfortunately I do. It's unpleasant, and it's inappropriate
Someone else waggling a big kabuki brush laden with sparkly bronzer isn't conducive to public transport

ArielThePiraticalMermaid Sun 10-Mar-13 20:27:13

I was thinking more the "shift your lazy backside" bit.

It's just that you so frequently seem angry about something.

somewherewest Sun 10-Mar-13 20:23:52

I'm adding this to the long list of things I had no idea people were bothered by till I joined MN (somewhere between farting in front of spouses and workmen pooing in your toilet).

scottishmummy Sun 10-Mar-13 19:46:43

That's not unpleasant it's a factual isn't comparable to make up application
And if bit more organized the makeup could be applied at home in under 5min

ArielThePiraticalMermaid Sun 10-Mar-13 19:43:55

Why are you so unpleasant sometimes? confused

scottishmummy Sun 10-Mar-13 19:36:31

Bf is natural and has biological function.
smearing colored gloop over face followed by additional colour to mimic blush isn't
That's got no imperative,it's common and can be undertaken at home if you'd shift lazy backside to do so

JamieandtheMagicTorch Sun 10-Mar-13 19:12:11

Pagwatch Sun 10-Mar-13 16:56:55

NonplussedNet . Excellent grin

We could have and

Also we should have the FuckingAgreeWithMeYouCunts section on The GotTheRage talk board. Just to be even handed.

IslaValargeone Sun 10-Mar-13 16:23:45

NonplussedNet, I'm definitely in.

crashdoll Sun 10-Mar-13 16:06:08

I don't like seeing people applying make-up on the train. However, I am neither outraged nor shocked nor horrified nor devastated. I have not seen those words on this thread. Some people are incapable of arguing their point and try to put down other people instead. It's only a debate!

ArielThePiraticalMermaid Sun 10-Mar-13 15:47:47


I may do a breakaway.

Pagwatch Sun 10-Mar-13 15:36:17

grin I am nonplussed on here a lot tbh.

ArielThePiraticalMermaid Sun 10-Mar-13 15:34:59

Arf at "scum"!

I am more nonplussed by it than anything else. Like CaurnieBred said, if I tried it, the results would be fascinating and hilarious.

Pagwatch Sun 10-Mar-13 15:33:18

But I am not sure many people are outraged.
The thread asked what people thought about it. If asked, I don't really like it. But if no one asks me I am quite content to get on and quietly gravitate away from the woman doing her face.

It's a bit

Aibu unreasonable to put on my make up on a train..
Well tbh I don't really like it..
Fucking hell. Why are you arses all so outraged

If the thread was 'people putting their make up on on the train are scum' you might have a point.

CaurnieBred Sun 10-Mar-13 15:30:30

It fascinates me that women manage to do it - how do they not jab themselves in the eye with the mascara wand/shadow brush!

I stare covertly over the top of my book due to my fascination.

I wear as little make-up as possible - usually end up throwing stuff away due to lack of use/being past its use by date.

whiteandyellowiris Sun 10-Mar-13 15:22:42

ariel, i'm sure there will be!
some people love to be outraged about nothing

ArielThePiraticalMermaid Sun 10-Mar-13 15:12:52

I'm trying to think of a totally innocuous thing to do and ask if people find it disgusting.

AIBU to blow my nose into a tissue in public?
AIBU to answer the door to the postman in my dressing gown?
AIBU to sing in the privacy of my own home, even though it is terraced?
AIBU to set off for work with wet hair?

Doubtless there are those who would think I would be.

Pagwatch Sun 10-Mar-13 15:12:36


whiteandyellowiris Sun 10-Mar-13 15:12:19

i'm not shocked when anyone thinks differenty to me pag, not at all.
i am honestly suprised that anyone would get upset over this, i'm baffled

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