I know I may come off as loud and brash sometimes and a little left of centre but I’m kind of old fashioned when it comes to applying make-up in public. I just don’t do it. I like to think people actually believe that I woke up like this and that there was zero effort put into my appearance (when in fact it probably takes me at least a good 45 minutes morning prep time for hair, make-up and outfit choice). Even if I was running extremely late for work I’d still take the time and do my make-up at home.
So when I see women applying a full face on the train in the morning I cringe and die a little inside every time! Without a doubt, at least once a week, I’ll see a woman rip out her make-up bag and compact and go to “work” on her morning commute. I’m talking foundation, blush, eyeliner, mascara, lipstick – the whole shebang! I don’t know why it irks me so much but I just think there’s something private and a little mysterious about getting your face ready that shouldn’t be shared.
PLUS there’s the whole logistics thing as well, having to cart around my whole make-up kit in my handbag isn’t something that appeals to me when I already have the world’s heaviest handbag (no jokes, it sets off the “no seat belt” alarm in my passenger seat when I place it next to me!). There’s also the fact that you’re applying your make-up using a tiny compact mirror – one handed! I don’t know about you but I can’t swipe on eyeliner without the aid of BOTH hands. I also need to see the bigger picture to make sure that everything is blended well and that my eyeliner is symmetrical (it very rarely is anyway) or that one cheek is rouged more than the other.
Am I crazy or do you agree? Should I just relax and save some time (and get a sleep in) and start applying my make-up on the train on my way to work? What’s your make-up pet peeve?