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Do You Usually Buy Products After a Makeover?

I'm sure most of you have been in this situation: You sidle up to a department-store makeup counter to have a looky-loo at concealer, lip gloss, whatever it may be. Then, the salesperson offers to put the product on you. Before you know it, you're in full-blown makeover mode, getting a brand-new look for yourself. Finally, the question comes: "And what should I ring up for you today?"

If I love the products—or only one of them—I'm likely to purchase something. If I'm not crazy about it, I take a pass. But there have been times when I've felt sheepish for not buying anything, especially if I liked the makeup artist but didn't love the products. What about you?

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phree2b phree2b 8 years
I use to out of guilt and obligation but now I don't feel intimidated.
CuteCapri115 CuteCapri115 8 years
If its a good product i will buy it!!
amber_castaldo amber_castaldo 8 years
The first time I ever bought real makeup (anything other then mascara) was for my wedding. I went to Macys and the makeup counter do my makeup. They told me how to use everything and so I bought everything so I could copy the look.
Vampyre Vampyre 8 years
If I really like the product/s, I'll but it/them. Otherwise it's just a waste of money. I'm not going to buy a product that I won't use. But, usually the reason I get a makeover is because I want to try out a particular product anyway, so if it meets my expectations then I'll definitely be getting it.
Vampyre Vampyre 8 years
If I really like the product/s, I'll but it/them. Otherwise it's just a waste of money. I'm not going to buy a product that I won't use.But, usually the reason I get a makeover is because I want to try out a particular product anyway, so if it meets my expectations then I'll definitely be getting it.
Mintie Mintie 8 years
Oh... and to answer the question...I usually try to make an appointment [my usual girl is very well booked]. And I also purchase a number of items from her.Oh... and another tip. If you have a regular cosmetics advisor, you can have her get items at other counters as well. So, if she's working at MAC, for example, and you usually wear a Lancome foundation and a Chanel fragrance... she can go pick up those items for you and she will get the commission.
Mintie Mintie 8 years
Oh... and to answer the question... I usually try to make an appointment [my usual girl is very well booked]. And I also purchase a number of items from her. Oh... and another tip. If you have a regular cosmetics advisor, you can have her get items at other counters as well. So, if she's working at MAC, for example, and you usually wear a Lancome foundation and a Chanel fragrance... she can go pick up those items for you and she will get the commission.
Mintie Mintie 8 years
Those poor beauty advisors [with the exception of Mac] are pressured to hit sales goals every day. Their pay is dismal to begin with and the commission is miniscule. I would never ask a BA to put something on me if I didn't intend to buy it [or something!].And by the way, they are NOT bored behind the counter. If they are a worthwhile employee... they have tons of things to do besides putting makeup on someone who just wants a free makeover.
Mintie Mintie 8 years
Those poor beauty advisors [with the exception of Mac] are pressured to hit sales goals every day. Their pay is dismal to begin with and the commission is miniscule. I would never ask a BA to put something on me if I didn't intend to buy it [or something!]. And by the way, they are NOT bored behind the counter. If they are a worthwhile employee... they have tons of things to do besides putting makeup on someone who just wants a free makeover.
wingedkiare wingedkiare 8 years
While I only buy something if I'm wild about it - odds are good that I'll find something to buy since I took up their time. And typically, I've already steered them in the direction of something I was interested in.
Allytta Allytta 8 years
i don't let them touch me, first of all i'm great with make-up and second of all i'm already wearing one :) so there's no space to try something new. and i don't like this kind of attention.
chatnoir chatnoir 8 years
If it's a 'foundation' makeover I'll ask for a to go sample to try at home. I go to Mac alot and the artists there know me. I like to buy a lot when they do my makeup. I spend a lot in Sephora too so I guess overall yes. I guess I'll pretty much buy after a makeover.
chatnoir chatnoir 8 years
If it's a 'foundation' makeover I'll ask for a to go sample to try at home. I go to Mac alot and the artists there know me. I like to buy a lot when they do my makeup. I spend a lot in Sephora too so I guess overall yes. I guess I'll pretty much buyafter a makeover.
ErinMichele1L ErinMichele1L 8 years
Most of the places I've gotten makeovers at (Nordstrom, Saks, Neiman's) require you to buy their makeup as a condition of getting the makeover.
emalove emalove 8 years
I have if I really liked the product...I'm not big on having people do my makeup though. Especially in the middle of a department store. All set!
catstarr catstarr 8 years
I've had makeovers I HATE or makeovers where I already own the same or similar products. I usually buy something, but sometimes it's just a new brush or a lip gloss.
megania megania 8 years
I usually won't sit through a makeover unless I'm looking for something new ... so I always end up buying something.
purrtykitty purrtykitty 8 years
i don't to makeovers very often, but when i do, i'll usually buy something, but only if i like it. if the makeover is done and i don't like it, i'll have them change it to something that i do like.
Random2 Random2 8 years
Sometimes, but it's usually only one or two products, then I'll pick up similar products somewhere else for less.
sumnboutme sumnboutme 8 years
i hardly ever let the salespeople touch my face but when i do, i usually buy 1 or 2 things. i usually know what i want when i get there anyway.
Cymone Cymone 8 years
I always feel bad if I don't buy something but I have so many half used bottles of everything under the sun that I now only make thought out purchases. No more people pleasing for me! lol
Glosslizard Glosslizard 8 years
Oh, and if I really like something, I'll go back for it and try to make sure to buy it from the person who helped me before!
Glosslizard Glosslizard 8 years
If I've made an appointment (exceedingly rare!) I'll be sure to buy something. If it's just a walk-by deal, I usually mention in the beginning that I'm not planning to buy that day or that I want to try the product to see how it wears during the course of the day before I purchase it.
Angie9499 Angie9499 8 years
Yeah I have to agree with the couple of comments. I won`t buy something unless I like it, Like make-up. I have never had a make-up makeover done before. And with my face anyway I have to be careful with what I put on it anyway. The wrong thing could over dry my face and make it break out. So I don`t wear make-up, Maybe once in a blue moon. Sometimes not even that.
mbrown81 mbrown81 8 years
I'm very picky about what I spend my hard earned money on. Unless it wow's me I'm not buying, but always be appreciative to the associate. (Unless they make you look like a clown.)
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