I usually don’t apply anything more than lipstick or lipgloss in public, but I see women on the regular applying a full face of makeup en route to work. Running extremely late the other day I ended up having to apply my full face with the exception of foundation on the train on my way to work. I was totally uncomfortable and imagine the extremely hard time I had trying to apply my gel liner evenly. In the end everything came out just fine. While I was doing my makeup there were two ladies sitting across from me, one with a little girl. The little girl watched in amazement as her mom constantly rolled her eyes and looked bothered. The other lady just watched my every move as if she was taking mental notes on my application.
If I found myself in this situation again I think I would rather wait until I get to work to apply my makeup. I was told that you are not supposed to apply makeup in public as it is not proper beauty etiquette, but with the modern day woman constantly on the go it seems as if the rules are changing.