The Makeup Counter Is Now On The Underground Level


Two women on a Manhattan bound R train from Queens to Manhattan engage in a little bit of “Makeup Counter Magic” on the subway. Given that they got off at 59th & Lexington Avenue and they’re wearing all black, to be fair, they probably work at a real makeup counter at Bloomingdale’s.

The first place I consistently saw a lot of women putting on their own full makeup on public transportation was in Tokyo in the early 2000s. I didn’t really see much of it here in New York until around 2008-9 or so.

Now it looks like it’s evolving. The woman on the right was putting full makeup on her friend/co-worker on the left for most of my ride on an R train from Queens to Midtown Manhattan.

Is this overly public? The dog in the poster seems to think so…