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The Queen OKs Public Makeup Application

Britt Aboutaleb
Managing Editor
Yahoo Beauty
July 30, 2014

The Queen OKs Public Makeup Application

Britt Aboutaleb
Managing Editor
Yahoo Beauty
July 30, 2014

Photo: Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

Once you learned how to wear makeup, your mom probably drilled one hard and fast rule into you: never reapply in public! No lipstick at the dinner table, no touch-ups mid-meeting. A real lady goes to the powder room to make any cosmetic adjustments. But who’s more of a lady than the Queen of England? Last week, her Royal Highness pulled out a gold tube of pink lipstick mid-opening ceremonies at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. She reapplied—no compact necessary! Call it a makeup etiquette revolution. After all, what the Queen says goes.