View Full Version : Does applying makeup in public attract unwanted attention in the Netherlands?

14-10-10, 14:06
I was on a forum and was surprised to hear that alot of the people there believed this. I tried to convince them that this was total BS by saying that there's no evidence online that supports this. However, I was met with a bunch of responses saying that it's common knowledge so that's why it's not mentioned and that someone actually read this on a travel guide book.
I'm probably being kind of a wuss but when there's so many people who's refusing to believe you, you sort of start to question yourself; ya know?
I would really appreciate it if you guys helped settle this once and for all.

15-10-10, 09:08
In China it is commonly assumed that girls who put on make up in public (or smoke cigarettes) are prostitutes. However I have never heard about such stereotypes in Europe. But it's true that it's not really common to see girls/women putting on make up in public transports, contrarily to Japan where this has become the norm.

16-10-10, 00:29
Hi Maciamo, thank you for the confirmation :)