While waiting for 20 minutes in the pouring rain for the T this morning (for anyone that doesn’t know, it’s Bostons subway), the Beauty Bug was miserable. She was soaked. The one redeeming factor, Her mascara still looked great thanks for Clinique’s Lash Power. Little did She know, She was in for some one-of-a-kind entertainment…

A young brunette that was in her mid-late 20′s boarded the T with The Beauty Bug and immediately began applying her makeup. This has always fascinated The Beauty Bug because in Her wildest dreams, She could never imagine applying makeup on a moving train car without Her entire stash at her disposal, a full mirror, and proper lighting.

After the brunette started her routine, and elderly woman, probably 85 or 90, took the seat next to her after paying her fare in nickels and dimes. The elder hadn’t even been sitting for 25 seconds before she said to the young girl, “You better be careful there, you’ll poke your eye out!” The girl just nodded and smiled politely.

The Beauty Bug had to watch the comedy that was unfolding before Her eyes. She tried not to stare, but it was almost impossible. The elderly woman continued to instruct the brunette about makeup, and the brunette continued to apply her Neutrogena powder, her eyeshadow, her L’oreal Voluminous Mascara, her Maybelline Clear Mascara on her brows, and her lip gloss. In fact, it took her over 4 T stops to apply her mascara. She meant business with her mascara. During the mascara application process, the elderly woman grunted that that “goop” was terrible for her, and again warned her of the dangers of eye makeup.

At this point, The Beauty Bug pulled out Her cellphone to capture the pair and sneakily took photos.

Never at dull moment on the T.

More BeautT tales to come!

9 Responses to BeauT

  1. The Beauty Bug Boyfriend

    Amazing. I applaud your stealthy ninja skills getting those photos! Very well executed :)

  2. Samara

    this is hysterical. i really enjoyed reading the play by play!

  3. Heather

    Haha that’s funny. I agree, I don’t think I could do it on a moving bus without everything in front of me.

  4. Nevin

    OMG…soo funny! I also wouldn’t be able to apply all my makeup like that….I like to be at home with all my options in front of me.

  5. Beauty Fool

    I used to watch my best friend apply a full face of makeup everyday on the bus to school from 9th-11th grade… It’s a skill, I tell ya! :P

  6. Girl-Woman

    Loved this post. lol. I wonder if she will read your blog and see herself. hahaha

  7. Hillary

    One of my friends tries to put on makeup while driving. And she always steps out of her car looking flawless. Honestly, I don’t know how she does it. She’s also an incredibly skilled driver. Of course, I don’t condone that – I just find it really interesting.

    Anywho, I love this post. The pictures are so amusing.

  8. Julie P

    What I need to know is what kind of cell phone do you have – those are great pix ;-)

  9. Lydia


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