The Queen OKs Public Makeup Application

Britt Aboutaleb
Managing Editor

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.