For many women running late in the mornings, doing your make-up on the bus or train is a valuable time-saver.
But now might be the time to pack away the foundation and put down the blusher – for research has found that many of your fellow travelers think putting your face on while commuting is the height of rudeness.
Surprisingly, women disapprove of the practice more than men, with 42 percent feeling offended, compared with 41 percent of men. A third of men had no strong feelings either way – with just 22 percent saying it was no problem.
Etiquette guide Debrett’s also advises leaving the make-up bag at home. Editorial manager Lucy Hume told The Sunday Telegraph: “Our advice is that a quick touch-up of mascara or lipstick is acceptable, but best to refrain from more extensive grooming in public.”
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Pippa Bailey, senior director of Ipsos Marketing, which commissioned the research, said: “It’s fascinating to see how divided we are on the issue of applying make-up in public.
“At a time when manufacturers are innovating ever more compact and convenient make-up for use on the go, it appears the attitudes of many Brits still lag behind, with the feeling that the application of beauty products is best kept behind closed doors.”
= Daily Mail