Just Say No to Beauty on the Go

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In this busy and frenetic world we live in we’ve learned to multitask. We use Facebook while at work. We eat lunch at our desks. We fold laundry while we catch up on Glee. We talk to our friends on the phone while we’re in the bathroom {again, a reminder to my family and friends, please don’t ever call me from the bathroom}. Chances are if you’re a woman who wears makeup you’ve probably touched up your lipstick in the car while behind the wheel. Why else would our cars have lighted visor mirrors? I hope that you’ve only touched up your makeup while your vehicle was in park—a recent study has shown that applying makeup while driving is more dangerous than talking on a cell phone or reading a map. Researchers from the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute conducted a year-long study and found that putting on makeup made a driver three times more likely to get in an accident.

Not only does applying makeup while driving increase the likelihood of getting into an accident, it’s only extremely dangerous and you risk personal injury. I have seen women applying mascara in their rear-view mirror, could you imagine if they slammed on their brakes or if they were rear ended? Ouch. I have also seen flossing behind the wheel (so gross) and do you remember the woman who made the news last year for causing an accident because she shaved her bikini area while driving? She takes the disgusting cake right there. My rule for en route makeup is don’t apply anything while the vehicle is moving. If you’re stopped at a red light or waiting on a train do not use anything on your eyes-it’s not worth the risk. I used to do my makeup in the car on my way to school because of the natural light, but I would pull over so I could a.) Not get into an accident and b.) Concentrate and actually do a good job. I know we’re all in a hurry, but applying makeup while you drive is just a recipe for badness.

So admit it, do you apply makeup while driving? What have you seen people do in the name of primping behind the wheel? Bus? Train?

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5 Responses to Just Say No to Beauty on the Go

  1. Sam says:

    I’m guilty of this..

  2. Jenny says:

    I’ve seen people do it all on the metro. Foundation, eye liner, mascara. Everything. The thing that baffles me most is when they start tweezing. Really? Fluorescent lighting…while underground…and you’re going to tweeze?

  3. Bre, I totally say no to beauty on the go! I mean who can apply make up properly on a car or a train? Actually, the first time I saw a woman doing her make up on a train was in NYC. And although I come from a big city, I was a big surprised to see how naturally it was for her to do her beauty routine in the middle of a train with a bunch of strangers. With the time I’ve seen other beauty routines along the lines of the “flossing”, like unplugging the eyebrows… so my message to the world would be… let’s keep things private and safe! :)

    ps. Bre, thanks for your comment :) (You just made me realize about the terrible typo I did by saying that Zanna likes to wear “sweat” pieces…haha)

  4. Jessica says:

    I’ll admit to putting on lipgloss in the car. ::blushes:: What can I say? I need pretty lips by the time I get to my destination.

    Yes, excuses.

    I couldn’t imagine putting on mascara en route, though. And let’s not even talk about the shaving!

    (p.s. I just posted a giveaway that might interest you for Perricone!)

  5. I’ve seen many close calls from people pampering behind the wheel. I always change lanes when I see the person behind me putting makeup one in case they rear end me.

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