So this lady sits down, and then starts rummaging through her rucksack and pulls out her makeup bag. She then proceeded to give herself a full facial makeover before my very eyes. I tried not to stare, so would glance away every few seconds, but she had me truly transfixed from start to finish - I even picked up new application tips from her!
I loved how I recognized every single product she pulled out of her bag. Out came Benefit Hoola, No 7 Skin Illuminator, a Lancome mascara.. I was in my friggin element. It was like a live beauty You Tube tutorial live on the Northern Line!
She even made me want to try those Max Factor Smoky Eyeshadows - she was using 2 Smoky Haze. I amused myself further by trying to guess where she was going and who she was going to meet - look, I have a 30 min tube journey, I had to entertain myself somehow!
By the time she stepped off at London Bridge, she looked gorgeous - yet had still maintained a really natural look despite slapping on what seemed like an endless stream of products. I wanted to get up out of my seat and give her a standing ovation! Not only because she looked flippin' gorgeous, but also because I would just never ever have the guts to do that - not in a packed tube carriage. Oh no!
I hate the idea of everybody staring in my face. The nearest I get to 'touching up' in public are in the bathrooms at work or in a restaurant - even then I'm slightly embarrassed when somebody walks in. If I'm sat on a half empty bus, then maybe ..but I just don't have the guts to start from scratch as she did and just go for it. Foundation, concealer, mascara, liner, eye shadow, blusher - EVERYTHING!!
Do you ever do your makeup in public?
Guest blog submitted by Vex in the City