Do You Put Your Makeup On In Public?

Earlier this week, I was waiting to pick up my son from preschool and in addition to my two year old, I had In the car with me my brother-in-law. Apparently, it was quite entertaining for him to see me putt my makeup on while we waited in the parking lot of the school. He said something like "Man, you will just put your makeup on anywhere, huh?" My immediate thought was "Uhh, yeah...why not?" Then I starting thinking that maybe that is a weird thing to do. So I made it a point to pay attention through out the week and never once saw another person putting makeup on. Hmm. Is it really that rare?

I guess I should justify why have I stooped to this level and made such ridiculous choices. *chuckle* For starters, I have a two year old daughter that I swear can smell when I open my makeup bag. She loves my sparkly makeup and has gone to great lengths to "seek and destroy" if she can get her hands on it. Add my four year old son to the picture and I am never allowed a minute of privacy. Both kids follow me around like little lost puppies in the morning. I could lock myself in the bathroom but I would have two little monsters banging on the door asking for more juice and to use my potty instead of their own. And speaking of the bathroom, I would like to thank California for reminding me that we don't need the biggest house (because you can't afford one and I am still trying to figure out how the **** people do it out here) but I would really appreciate a bathroom bigger than the hall closet. Even if I wanted to do my hair and makeup in the bathroom, there is not enough counter space. The guest bathroom is actually a tad bigger. Another weird thing is that my bathroom lights have to "warm up" for a few minutes before they are bright enough to make a difference. It's very strange and I honestly don't have the patience.

I also try to avoid being the person everyone is waiting on. I have trained myself to do my makeup in the car so that I'm not holding up the show. Most mornings, there is either not enough time or I am not even really awake and motivated to get myself together before heading out the door for the first time. Sitting in a parking lot in the car makes a great place to put makeup on. The kids are locked in their seat belts and as long as they can't get into anything, it only takes me a few minutes. There is plenty of light and with my nifty little travel bag, I can quickly apply a little mascara just to avoid scaring any innocent bystanders that might be unaware of what a tired, hungry and half-crazy mom looks like without makeup. Really, it is for you're own good.


So tell me, do you put your makeup on in public?




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Comment by Ruth Lewis on January 22, 2011 at 9:37am
HA HA, too funny! I don't now, but check back with me when Nate the destroyer gets mobile!
Comment by Stephanie on January 22, 2011 at 10:39am

Yes, I put my makeup on in public, especially in the car while I'm sitting at Blake's school. People are usually looking at me sideways, but it's the most practical time for me! Forget everyone else ;)

Comment by Keri on January 22, 2011 at 11:06am
@Stephanie Yes! I am not the only one! I'm sure they think we are completely vein or something but really it is a matter of now or never! LOL
Comment by Tina Wehner Hickman on January 22, 2011 at 2:37pm
Pfft!  I put my makeup on in the car all the time. That's nothing.  Now, when you start putting on your makeup while you're shopping at the grocery store, well, that's a problem.
Comment by Maura White on January 22, 2011 at 2:50pm
Yep-I put make-up on anywhere.  Also, fun fact - a word that my dad taught me is "fard", which means to put make-up on in the car.  So when I was a teenager, and putting on make-up in the car, my dad would make fun of me and always tell me to quit farding.  Ha ha dad - thanks!!!
Comment by Keri on January 22, 2011 at 3:38pm

@Tina- I agree that is taking it too far. haha!

@Maura- that is so something my step-dad would have done to me too! Especially in front of my friends just for the extra embarrassment :) 

Comment by Loralie Wheeler on January 22, 2011 at 10:45pm
I've done my makeup in the car for years.  In fact, since I had just showered, I did my makeup on the way to the hospital while I was in labor.  Those pictures last forever!  My mom was driving of course.  Now I have to do it while nursing to make the most of my time in the morning. =)
Comment by 1 Funky Woman on January 23, 2011 at 7:54am
Totally!  Hey if it saves time I'm all about it.  Now pantyhose, that's another story!
Comment by Lori Pace on January 23, 2011 at 12:37pm
Thw fact that you even care to put on make up is impressive!  Put it on anywhere!  LOL
Comment by Tina Wehner Hickman on January 25, 2011 at 8:38pm

I nominated you for this award because you totally made me laugh!


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