hen was the last time you went to a cosmetic counter within a specialty store (like Sephora) or department store (from Saks or Macy’s) to seek expert advice from the beauty advisor? Was your intention to create a “new you”, a total updated, cosmetic look, or just to window shop and see if a particular new shade of lipstick caught your eye?
love these tips im been planning to visit sephora one of these days
im a professional makeup artist in boston and i hate when women tell me to do whatever i think will look good on them and then complain hey dont like it. they base it off of how much it look like their old looks. not just on how good they look. be open to change ladies. embrace your beauty and be daring. and on the point of $, i think you work so hard its worth buying luxury items to enhance your beauty.
I stopped my trips to the dept. stores years ago because, I would end walking out either very yellow or a bright shade of orange. I now get all my make up tips and advice from the sale lady at the drug store or from from watching some amazing makeup guru's on youtube.
Grea topic!! Its going to be very helpful on my nect makeup counter trip!!! Thanks
Good advice. I find that some "makeup artists" at makeup counters know less about applying makeup then I do. I like to stick to reading reviews and advice from websites like this or from youtube!
I love Ulta they really help me out on what to buy!
Great tips! The sales people behind the makeup counters tend to intimidate me into feeling like I have to buy everything they show me..not any more!
I am a makeup addict but I don't like the my makeup counters in my area. I have such a hard time finding the right shade of foundation that matches my skin color and type. When I did try department store foundations they either looked to pink or yellow when I got home. So for that reason I stick to department store foundation like that at least I know I didn't pay alot and I don't have to travel to far. These are great tips and they seem very helpful. I am getting older so I will take them into consideration soon when I make my transition from drugstore foundation to a higher end product! Thanks
great advice !!
Great tips! I've been through several department store "makeovers", and had a wide range of differant results from great, very happy to trashy looking with cobalt blue eyeshadow to the oompah loompah orange look from too much bronzer. I've learned to insist on looking at the colors before they apply them and if it isn't something I would ever wear to speak up and just say no. Periodically I try drug store cosmetics due to the price differance, but it always seems like the colors don't last as long or aren't as rich. My solution-wait until my local department store is doing a gift with purchase then buy. You usually end up getting a sample of their best selling colors! Allure magazine always has great make-up tips!
This happened to me yesterday at my mall. I wanted to show my husband the make up that i think my sister overpaid and then all of a sudden I'm in the chair getting a makeover. I'v never had a makeover done before so I kind of didn't mind but when they started pushing me and my husband to buy their products that totaled almost $500, we stood our ground and said sorry times are tough, we can buy a lot more important things with that money. I wouldn't mind maybe a good $50 to $100, but there was noway we were going to spend $500 on some brushes, mineral foundation and blush. I'll never stop at those make up counters again or ask advice.
Great advice! I've experienced this twice...the second time I thought to myself "It'll be different this time...". Boy, was I wrong! The worst part? The second time was the more terrible experience because she was insulting me because I didn't cake on 20 layers of makeup like her!! She asked me too many times why I didn't wear makeup all the time, used makeup that made me look like I got baked in the sun mixed in with a street walker, and tried to get me a bunch of products that caused my skin to become very irritated, when she applied them in the store. I won't say that these experiences will make me shy away, but will definitely make me extremely reluctant to go near people that even remotely resembled these "consultants".
This is really really helpful ! thanks so much . I m sure to try this next time I go shopping for makeup !
Great Advice. I am usually good with cosmetic counters. I know what im there for, purchase it, and im out.