This series captures glimpses of personal grooming unexpectedly witnessed while riding the New York City subway system. The photographs illustrate a last minute adjustment to feminine details. Whether it is a tuck of a hair, a color on the lips, a tint to the cheeks, a line to the eyes, a curl of the lash or a quick browse in a mirror. All of these individuals are acting on the desire to project their beauty. The title I use typifies the implications of using make-up as a beauty enhancement. Yet, more so, these images also encapsulate the phenomenon of how a very public space, such as the subway, is an equally acceptable domain for performing such a private and personal activity. This photographic essay is an examination of the implicit contradiction in the transformation of the private and public face.