Is doing your make-up on public transport acceptable?

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Women applying make-up on public transport has long been an opinion divider. So is it ok?

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More and more women (including a few of us here at Handbag.com) are now doing their make-up on public transport. How do you feel about it?

From primer and eye lash curlers through to foundation, blush, mascara and lipstick, we're talking about the full works en route here, not just a touch-up.

We're in support of the growing trend, and here's why.

Yes, we could just get up 20 minutes earlier and put our slap on before we leave for work. But who wants less time in bed?

Plus, if a journey takes 40 minutes or more, utilising that window to condense the 'getting ready' process could actually be considered good time management, no?

Though doing full make-up on the commute does annoy some people, we happen to think the arguments are a little thin.

Issues with nail painting on public transport, we totally understand. It has a strong smell and carries a high spillage risk. The same goes for nail filing and oh the horror, cutting and clipping.

But make-up? It's largely inoffensive in a public space. Provided the person doing the applying isn't waving their Touché Eclat bristles around like a demon while powdering up a storm with the loose translucent, what's the big deal?

No, it's not the most hygienic place to apply make-up, and probably does spoil the illusion (if anyone is still under that spell) that we emerge from under the duvet with flawless skin and a perfect pout. But that's our problem, right?

Also, the steady hand and natural timing needed to apply clump-free mascara and smooth eyeliner despite jerky driving and abrupt braking, really is something to admire!

What do you think of women applying make-up on the commute? Tweet us @handbagcom

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