Applying makeup in public…still a major faux pas?


This is Angelina Jolie applying lip gloss. It means Angelina ... on TwitpicThere are a few faux pas/social etiquette issues that are pretty much the equivalent of nails on a chalkboard to me.  The first one that gets me every single time—holding lengthy telephone conversations in public while trying to multi-task and conduct transactions…like paying for your groceries.  Really?  Another—applying an entire face of makeup in public.  You might be thinking, “Who does that?”  But it happens.  A lot.  It drives me absolutely INSANE, and believe me when I say I’m tsk-tsk-tsking at those women inside of my head the entire time.

It might be an old-school way of thinking (like not wearing white after Labor Day), but I just can’t accept whipping out your bottle of foundation and an eyelash curler while you’re in line for Space Mountain at Disneyland.  And yes, I’ve actually seen that happen!  So when Angelina Jolie re-applied her lip gloss during the Golden Globes last night, I wondered who would call her out on this taboo—Emily Post would have had a field day!  But I also wondered exactly what mystery lip gloss was the woman with some of the most famous lips in the world putting on?  Wouldn’t you LOVE to be that brand right now?  (FYI—Nadine Jolie might have figured out the answer to that Million Dollar Question.)

I’m curious to know…do you think applying makeup in public is a major faux pas?

To be perfectly honest (and at the risk of sounding like a complete hypocrite), I do quickly touch up my lips in public on occasion with a swipe of gloss, so Angelina didn’t really break any modern-day etiquette rules in my opinion.  We’ve all done it.  I think it was more like—the camera man caught her at an inconvenient time.  In my eyes there’s a huge difference between a little lips here and there, and going the whole nine yards with your concealer and mascara on the subway.  Some things should just be left to the imagination (and at home).