I’m trying to work out if it’s a dilemma or not for women. I’m sure for some it would be akin to be seen tactically stuffing that bhs bedspread into a primark paper bag the size of a double decker bus only for it to split….as it normally does, and then horror of horrors, the bhs inner bag is revealed to none other than that woman on the train who always turns up her nose when you start clutching for the kohl liner on the 07.16.
It only happens when you’re running late you think to yourself (although the fact that that itself is more or less everyday is by the by). But what is the general consensus on putting on your makeup whilst on some form of public transport? I’m well versed in doing it myself, full face on the train, nails on the bus, eyeliner in the cab, lippy on the tube. I’m not adverse to doing it either, I might as well look reasonable at my destination, but I can’t help but think to myself that had I just woken up/started getting ready just those few minutes earlier, I could avoid looking a little less slap-dash and a little more assemblé.
On the viewers side, I get a small poke of excitement watching other women do their makeup (probably explains my minor addition to watching youtube makeup gurus…). I like knowing what products they use, how they use them, the order they put things on, eyeshadow or not? heavy eyeliner or not? bronzer and blush? lippy and lipgloss? It also enlightens me on current trends and brands which I’ve not yet tried, to see what real women use on a daily basis.
However, this is in quite contrast to my boyfriend who finds it absolutely astonishing how much makeup some women really do wear and put on full whack whilst on the train. I’ve oft heard the phrase “I’m not sure if she ended up looking better or worse”…the same phrase that came up during the nomakeupselfie weekend.
I’ve yet to grab a more negative view of the early morning face-paint but, even if I did, I’m not sure it would worry me too much to change my ways. I’d still rather grab those 10 minutes of snooze time any day of the week.
— RIP Margaret Thatcher (1925-2013)
The nude trend isn’t budging and creativity with nail art is really going strong, here are some of my favourite nude colours and styles for the season, with shots from 3.1 Phillip Lim and La Perla where they’ve mixed both the neutral and 2-tone trend.
Essie - Marshmallow (www.lookfantastic.com)
La Perla - SS 2013
OPI Sheer Fun - Superdrug.com
3.1 Phillip Lim - SS 2013
Butter London Matte Finish - bathandunwind.com (so it’s not a colour per se but Matte finishes seem to be just about everywhere and can tone down just about any colour you like!)