Is doing make-up okay in public?

@nishdan01 (3055)
Singapore
November 5, 2009 2:08am CST
Recently I and my friend happened to see people doing make-up in public transport like buses and trains. Some ladies do their make up while others comb their hair while travelling within the city. I and my friend was debating on this topic last night. I was thinking that doing some make-up like putting lipstic was okay while ny friend thinks that any sort of personal grooming in public does not look good. So what do you all think about it?
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@lelin1123 (15643)
• Puerto Rico
5 Nov 09
I don't think its should be down in public. I have only applied makeup in a ladies room, my bathroom or in the car as a passenger. I would never be ablel to apply it in a public place with others watching. Its just not something that should be done in public but many women do it anyway.
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@nishdan01 (3055)
• Singapore
5 Nov 09
Women do it, but it can look odd especially when people are facing you when you are travelling face to face in trains and buses.
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@D4WNO83 (30)
5 Nov 09
I don't particularly think it's a big deal at all, I've never thought about it
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• Netherlands
5 Nov 09
Doing your make up in public is ok. Better to do it in public than to do it in your car where you can pose danger to others. I think that this is no taboo, when a woman needs to take care of business, then they simply need to go for it. Also it is important to make sure that women look the best that they can for themselves. So if this happens to be that they would like to do the make up in public then so be it.
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• Indonesia
5 Nov 09
i think doing make-up in public places is not wrong, because before they travel to make-up first. and in the way they felt their appearance looks a mess. Probably caused by the wind. That they require performance improvements. So prior to their performances are geared toward re-look more presentable, so much to do make-up in the midle way. have a nice day.
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• China
5 Nov 09
I do not think it a matter. Everyone has her habit to do the things if only not effect others.
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@getbrowser (1715)
• China
5 Nov 09
doing make-up in public - doing make-up in public is really very common in such a society.
Nowadays, it is very common that people tend to do make-up in public. In my opinion, the only reason people wear makeup are to experiment and try out new looks or styles. For various reasons, people are busy for work or other things and they have enough time to do make-up. So, when in public places, such as a bus, some women tend to do some make-up. Perhaps any sort of personal grooming in public does not look good, but at least most women feel good when they have done make-up. I won't feel so surprised when I meet such a situation because doing make-up in public is really very common in such a society.
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
5 Nov 09
I think if just looking at the mirror and checking out whether the hair is out of place or something is quite alright, but if make-up, erm, it might give the wrong impression that a lady is vain. In fact, too vain if the lady starts to use blusher, powder and whatnot. There was this one time I went on a public transport and there was this gorgeous lady touching up her face. She was already pretty, so I don't know what else she went to apply. Seemed that her face was already full on make-up. Just made me wonder..
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@buping (954)
• China
5 Nov 09
hi nishdan, i do not think it is appropriate to do makeup in public, it is not polite to people in the same situation, if one has to makeup, there must be something wrong on her face, not in perfect situation, it is not the time to do makeup at this moment, exposing your disdvantages. but it is ok in car or ladies' room, although it is in public, but it is ok.
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@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
5 Nov 09
I think as a lady, it's better not to do make-up in the public as it seems not a right attitude to me. I as a lady, until now, i never ever tried to do my make-up in a public, as i don't really like the way, so many pairs of eyes looking at what i am doing at that moment. I prefer to do my make-up at my bedroom, washroom or inside my own car, when my partner is driving. At least, there is no one really looking at what i am doing. This is my answer for your question....
@eshaan (6193)
• India
16 Jan 10
it depends on the nature of the person..i feel it very embarrassing..while traveling locally i never do it...but when you have traveled for long and you have to get down from the train..then you should not look in decent....so you have to comb at least...but in local places i don't feel the need to do it..if at all you have to go to some other place like party or some other place where you should be presentable, immediately after the long working hours in your office..i would prefer to get ready in the toilet of your office..and the go anywhere you want...i don't feel it proper to get ready in front of any outsider...
@Canellita (12058)
• United States
12 Nov 09
You are both right. It is not necessarily rude or improper but it does not necessarily "look good" to others and it should be dones in private. Doing it in front of everyone seems vain to me. It's as if the women are saying "look at me."
@lubeimao (118)
• China
6 Nov 09
They can do what they like if it is not affect public order.Some people especially woman like to make up in the public the reason as follows:they will have a date later ;they will meet someone is important to them,or they are not confidient for their appearance.I do understand this behavior,and i don't care whether they do make-up in public or not ,they have that rights.
@Godmother (476)
• Indonesia
6 Nov 09
I don't think you should do more than putting on lipstick. Combing your hair is also a big no-no, because the person might have dandruff or hair loss and its so gross to see it flying to your face. we should learn to be polite and considerate to others even if we don't know them.
• United States
6 Nov 09
Hi Nish! I think that putting make up on in public is an okay thing! As long as girls keep it minimal.. I sometimes see gals put hair spray on while they are driving! How crazy is that? But if its just refreshing up your lipstick I think that is an okay thing to do!
@simonelee (2718)
• China
6 Nov 09
I agree with your friends statement. Dong personal grooming should be done privately or at least in a place where less people like powder room/comfort room. When it comes to brushing hair it's like brushing your teeth in public.
• China
6 Nov 09
In my opinion,it is not a decency, or it is not a polite and civilized behavior on the public.People should know what kind of things should be completed privately,and what kind of things can be carried on while facing to others. Do the right things in the place in the right time,or it will be annoying although how beautiful you are.
@happy6162 (3011)
• United States
6 Nov 09
I do not see anything wrong with putting make-up on in public. I have seen women putting makeup on while they are driving and that I think is just wrong because they could cause an accident.
@zzyw87 (1260)
• Philippines
6 Nov 09
I think the opposite is better. For me, I prefer seeing people comb their hair in public rather than seeing them put lipstick or face powder or mascara or eye shadow etc. Maybe there is something more personal or intimate in putting make-up. So it is really best to put make-up inside the restroom. Combing hair is just normal and typical. But if possible, no grooming, make-up, whatsoever in public, please.
@crys7881 (267)
• United States
5 Nov 09
I agree with you I am not comfortable doing my make up in front of other people. I have seen all kinds of women doing theirs in public but I just feel silly if I try to do it!! I don't really see anything wrong with it!
@sujal0211 (224)
• India
5 Nov 09
Hello pal, Every time when we are talking about someone other than us then we should also think from his/her point of view. May be you are from some sort of different environment and he/she belongs to some other so it is not right to just say that it is wrong or right. Yes some times if you are doing make up in public in some shabby manner or by just making some trouble for others then it is not right but if you are making it gently and without any trouble making then it is just OK. After all it is your own life and you have independence and right to do anything you want if it is not interrupting with some other one's independence. I think you are well aware with a line" Your independence ends where my nose starts!" Keep mylotting