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Old 22.06.2010, 10:24
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Applying "Make up" in the train

It generally is considered a private function, like a part of getting dressed. While it's too bad that you all don't have more time in the morning, that doesn't make people feel any more comfortable with watching you complete your morning preparations in public.

I can understand if it is applying handcreme or lipbalm..
What annoys me is, women opening their big proffessional kits ..right from concealers to foundations.. powder mascara to eyeliner then eyeshadows ..blush lip pencil ..and what not!
I have seen few, who do this as a normal routine ..I know the "regular make up ladies" on my train. I don't stare but i know what would come out of the bag for the next 30 minutes journey!
Men travelling in the morning should carry an electric razor.
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Old 22.06.2010, 10:26
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It generally is considered a private function, like a part of getting dressed. While it's too bad that you all don't have more time in the morning, that doesn't make people feel any more comfortable with watching you complete your morning preparations in public.

I can understand if it is applying handcreme or lipbalm..
What annoys me is, women opening their big proffessional kits ..right from concealers to foundations.. powder mascara to eyeliner then eyeshadows ..blush lip pencil ..and what not!
I have seen few, who do this as a normal routine ..I know the "regular make up ladies" on my train. I don't stare but i know what would come out of the bag for the next 30 minutes journey!
Men travelling in the morning should carry an electric razor.
one day on the way to Zurich HB on a weekend I witnesses 2 young Swiss girls (18-20) actually applying spray deodorant to their armpits as well as most of the upper body...they seemed not to care about their surroundings and the stink they have caused....
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Old 22.06.2010, 10:38
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Re: Applying "Make up" in the train

Personally I can't stand people who stare at me on the trains and notice what I'm doing, and then go and post about it on internet forums when it has no effect on them.
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Old 22.06.2010, 10:39
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Re: Applying "Make up" in the train

i noticed this too when i was back in switzerland. more on the trains (not trams or buses)
I figure many of these ladies just have a long commute and so they have no time to do their make up at home...i've seen them do make up in one hand and eat a gipfeli/coffee with the other!

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Old 22.06.2010, 10:41
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Re: Applying "Make up" in the train

I agree, this is for me a private fonction on the same level as taking a shower (public shower here, no thanks).
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Old 22.06.2010, 10:41
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You could call it that, or call it not being able to get out of bed more than 5 minutes before the last train to work.
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Old 22.06.2010, 10:42
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Re: Applying "Make up" in the train

OK. This grossed or freaked - or maybe both - me out.

Was sitting next to this bloke who throughout a flight was absentmindedly pulling his facial hair out with a pair of tweasers, while reading his paper.

Someone please tell me this is not "normal".
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Old 22.06.2010, 10:43
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Re: Applying "Make up" in the train

Normal Swiss or normal everywhere else?
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Re: Applying "Make up" in the train

I hardly think putting on maked-up on a train is the end of the world. Its not like their shaving their legs!

I mean I've seen people do it, and I myself have also done it when I was running late.

Maybe its just men who are uncomfortable with it..because loads of women apply make-up in public. Just take it as a compliment that women work so hard too look so good for you and everyone else
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OK. This grossed or freaked - or maybe both - me out.

Was sitting next to this bloke who throughout a flight was absentmindedly pulling his facial hair out with a pair of tweasers, while reading his paper.

Someone please tell me this is not "normal".
This is weird!!! And TOTALLY private task!
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Old 22.06.2010, 10:45
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Re: Applying "Make up" in the train

But why putting make up in the train if you are already ready to leave the house without it?
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Old 22.06.2010, 10:46
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Maybe its just men who are uncomfortable with it..because loads of women apply make-up in public. Just take it as a compliment that women work so hard too look so good for you and everyone else
'Looking good' for the men is nowhere near the first thing on any woman's mind. I would put 'Not getting smirked at by or the 'stink eye' from other women' a couple of places before that.
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Old 22.06.2010, 10:46
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Normal Swiss or normal everywhere else?


Well he was German-speaking, but I didn't find out if he was German or Swiss.

Quite frankly, I'll settle for "normal in the West?" if "normal everywhere else?" isn't possible to answer...
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i noticed this too when i was back in switzerland. more on the trains (not trams or buses)
I figure many of these ladies just have a long commute and so they have no time to do their make up at home...i've seen them do make up in one hand and eat a gipfeli/coffee with the other!

multitasking women of the world unite!
Multitask?
How come you females can't have a head ache and sex at the same time then?
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Old 22.06.2010, 10:48
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Re: Applying "Make up" in the train

Imagine the lipstick when the train goes over a set of points.
What bugs me and this is not confined to the Swiss are people scratching their brains through the nose when their cars are stopped at a set of lights.
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Old 22.06.2010, 10:50
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Right, I am going to pull bogeys out of my nose until someone starts a thread about me. Hopefully the long stringy type that bridge between lip and nose.
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But why putting make up in the train if you are already ready to leave the house without it?
A person cares more about what the person at work thinks about their looks more than Joe Bloggs on the street?

If you are going to sit on the train and do nothing then why not apply the make up too? But it must be an acquired skill to apply make up on one of those tilting ones! I certainly won't be peeing standing up on one of them again
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Re: Applying "Make up" in the train

I remember sitting on a French beach one summer around lunch time. We were having a family picnic when a very sophisticated looking young lady came on to the beach in her office clothes and sat down next to us. It was a very nice day so we thought nothing unusual when she removed her suit to sunbathe until she then pulled some tweezers from her handbag to pluck out her bikini line - dropping the errant hairs onto the sand next to where we as a family of four were eating our sandwiches.

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'Looking good' for the men is nowhere near the first thing on any woman's mind. I would put 'Not getting smirked at by or the 'stink eye' from other women' a couple of places before that.
O I totally agree..I don't wear make-up "for men"...but whats the harm in letting them think that?
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Re: Applying "Make up" in the train

The best one I've seen was watching a young woman put on mascara while driving 120 kph downhill on the freeway while tailgaiting the car in front of her....driving with her knees and looking in the rearview mirror. As I was driving behind her, I kept waiting for the inevitable and started slowing down....
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