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Applying makeup in public: not so genteel

Posted By admin On April 24, 2012 @ 4:13 pm In Pastiche, Social | 3 Comments

by Prunella de Pedant

Call me old-fashioned, but I believe that there are some things we do for ourselves that should remain behind closed doors. Applying makeup is one such activity. Perhaps, it’s because I believe that lipstick, blush and mascara belong in one’s handbag or boudoir - not brought out to be shared with strangers in a moving carriage.

Yes, it’s true, I have witnessed such deportment on the underground and buses - I find it abominable and rather immodest. Shame on these creatures!

I only have to think of my dear grandmother who looked immaculate each time she stepped foot in the outside world - a lovely dress on, stockings on (of course!), hair set, and red lipstick freshly applied. Not only did my grandmother look lovely and like a true lady, but sharing the ritual of getting ready with the outside world was just a simple no-no.

Oh yes, I know, the world has become more casual in many ways - and I should accept that. However, I still believe that some activities - if not rituals - that should be left for us to finish before we leave our homes.

You wouldn’t dream of putting on deodorant or clipping your nails in public - now, would you? Well, this will be left for another post. Perish the thought of such behaviour!

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