On Friday, my girlfriends and I went to dinner at Chen Chow. Before our food arrived, I accompanied my friend, E, to the restroom. Before we headed back to the table, I reapplied my lipstick (a new shade I picked up from MAC). Another girl was in the restroom and upon seeing me reapply my lipstick, she turns to me and says, "Is that MAC? Can I use some?" Needless to say, I was thrown off (I had also had exactly 1.5 dirty martinis and was a little "slow". I didn't know how to respond!) so I just handed over the lipstick. She just whipped it open and applied it directly to her lips!
When we returned to the table E told everyone what had happened and everyone was appalled! I have since thrown out the tube of lipstick, much to my dismay. What is the proper etiquette in this situation? I don't want to be rude, but I think it was rude of her to ask and then not even attempt to at least use her finger or a lipstick brush! Or how about, don't ask strangers to use their makeup? What do you all think? Has this ever happened to you?
5 days ago