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Have You Ever Gotten a Professional Makeover?

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katie_c katie_c 9 years
i've had 1 at mac and 3 at prescriptives. loved prescriptives more.
cm0nster8 cm0nster8 10 years
it was horrible. i was so unsatisfied. ugh..and i think it was at the Dior counter as well.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 10 years
I hate how they try to force the products down your throat making you feel like you need to buy them. That is also why they pile on the makeup so there is more for you to buy. I'm not into looking like a drag queen. I'll only do it if it's a person I know whose doing it. Since I'm going to school to learn hair and makeup I'm sure I'll have to go through it quite a few times. You might learn something from it.
Schaianne Schaianne 10 years
My mom took me to Merle Norman for my 16th birthday. (I wasn't allowed to wear makeup before then.) She thought that they would teach me how to apply makeup properly w/o looking like a slut and the makeup was high quality and wouldn't break me out. I still wear my makeup the same way to this day, LOL. Thankfully, it's a timeless/classic look.
anaindallas anaindallas 10 years
I absolutely love getting makeovers...but if i get one with my girlfriends just for the fun of it at the mall in a department store or something...we usually tend to try to go the higher end makeup coutners because they're more likely to know what they're doing and will give you samples and actually tell you what they are doing rather than just slopping some colors on your face and you having to walk around the mall looking like you stepped out of the house after a 5 year old did your makeup. if you wanna try to get a makeover though just a spur of the moment to pick yourself up during the day type of thing..try going to the makeup stores that actually have their own stores..like the Lancome store in Northpark mall here in Dallas...they give AWESOME makeovers and give you the step-by-step on how to do EVERYTHING!!
babache babache 10 years
i got one at a cChanel counter and it was amazing, she explained me everything, wrote me on a paper all the products she used and i was amazed by the result. If i could do it one more time, i would for sure
krisua krisua 10 years
Yes, for my wedding. But we also did the "pre-makeup" so there were no bad surprises on the wedding day.
junebrug junebrug 10 years
Yes, several. Even if they do something you hate, you learned what NOT to do. Never spring for the "lesson" though, they tell you what they're doing before they do it anyway, just watch in a mirror, and you got your lesson. I've learned lots of great tips to pull off myself and though it NEVER looks as good as when they do it, I've had lots of people ask me for advice.
krystij krystij 10 years
I am just no good when it comes to doing my make-up and no matter how much I put on, it never looks like I've dressed up for an occasion, so for a couple of sorority formals I went to the make-up counters to get mine done. The first time was on a whim and I went with a couple sisters without appointments so the only counter that was open was Too Faced and she made me over with a lot (and I mean a LOT) of blues and greens. When she finally showed me my finished face, all I could say was "Oh." I felt so bad, but once I got around the corner, I started crying because I felt like I looked like a swamp monster. I went home and washed my tear-streaked Pucci face right off. The second time, it wasn't nearly as bad, thank goodness. I went to Smashbox who had always done great jobs on friends, but lucky me, I happened to get an appointment with the one person with pounds of make up on. The woman who went before me turned out alright, so I had hope. But again, I ended up just looking like a hooker. Thank goodness for cocktails and tissues to wipe off excess eye shadow...that's the only way I got through that one!
krystij krystij 10 years
I am just no good when it comes to doing my make-up and no matter how much I put on, it never looks like I've dressed up for an occasion, so for a couple of sorority formals I went to the make-up counters to get mine done. The first time was on a whim and I went with a couple sisters without appointments so the only counter that was open was Too Faced and she made me over with a lot (and I mean a LOT) of blues and greens. When she finally showed me my finished face, all I could say was "Oh." I felt so bad, but once I got around the corner, I started crying because I felt like I looked like a swamp monster. I went home and washed my tear-streaked Pucci face right off.The second time, it wasn't nearly as bad, thank goodness. I went to Smashbox who had always done great jobs on friends, but lucky me, I happened to get an appointment with the one person with pounds of make up on. The woman who went before me turned out alright, so I had hope. But again, I ended up just looking like a hooker. Thank goodness for cocktails and tissues to wipe off excess eye shadow...that's the only way I got through that one!
IGGY_LUVER IGGY_LUVER 10 years
Ugh.. never again. I ended up with GREEN eyeshadow.. it was AWFUL!
MotoLinz MotoLinz 10 years
I had one before my 8th grade social - just for fun. A bunch of girlfriends and I spent the night at a friend's house, and I didn't wash my face before I crawled into my sleeping bag. The next morning, I could not open my eyes because the mass of mascara had sort of melded together. Yikes!
KerryG KerryG 10 years
I'm actually really curious to see what a professional could do with me, but the only kind of makeup I actually know how to apply myself is lipstick and I'm way too lazy to learn anything else or stick to it if I did, so I guess I've always figured it would be a waste of my money and the makeup artist's time.
Karla-Sugar Karla-Sugar 10 years
It's so easy to walk in and get one, and a good one makes me feel really happy. But the makeup brand has to mix with your look. Dior, I've decided, is too dramatic for me, and I just hated that makeover. But I've had ones at Clinique and Shu Uemura that were outstanding and inspired me to change up my makeup habits.
lilxmissxmolly lilxmissxmolly 10 years
I haven't yet, but I've always wanted one just for fun.
Dannie037 Dannie037 10 years
i always wanted a huge one, like on what not to wear...plus the 5,000 to spend on clothes wouldnt hurt either!!
micheledopp micheledopp 10 years
i dont care whether or not i get one. but personally i do have to say and not to be cocky, but im pretty good at doing it, and hey people always ask me to do hair and makeup. its what my dream job is...xoxox
ciaocleo ciaocleo 10 years
I've had some really hideous counter makeovers. I did have one at Sephora in Dallas that was incredible. I think a lot of it had to do with the fact that the artist wasn't stuck using one brand of products. I learned a lot about several lines and some interesting color choices. Plus the makeup artist made me feel like the most important person in the world.
ciaocleo ciaocleo 10 years
I've had some really hideous counter makeovers. I did have one at Sephora in Dallas that was incredible. I think a lot of it had to do with the fact that the artist wasn't stuck using one brand of products. I learned a lot about several lines and some interesting color choices. Plus the makeup artist made me feel like the most important person in the world.
ellerigby ellerigby 10 years
i love giving and receiving makeovers. anything makeup is awesome!
LimaEchoPapa LimaEchoPapa 10 years
I'm a makeup artist and aesthetician...I just can't justify it!
menthadict menthadict 10 years
No, I'm a little to young to, haha
mellie_608 mellie_608 10 years
I got my make-up done a MAC for my prom ages ago. That was fun! She showed me how to put everything on there, and then I recreated it on the day. I've also had it done with Stila cosmetics. A friend recently had me get my make-up done at Bare Escentuals with their Bare Minerals make-up. I'm really glad that she did because I really liked it. It wasn't caked on and felt totally natural. Plus, it only took her a few minutes to do it. I didn't feel pressured to by anything (which they normally do), she wrote everything down on a card for me to take, and I left without buying anything, so I could really evauluate wearing the make-up around for awhile before I spend the money on it.
JK-Boogie JK-Boogie 10 years
Yes but hated the results....I like the minimal look and make up artists just get carried away
Skinplistic Skinplistic 10 years
I have given professional make-overs. As a makeup artist, I would just like to say that if you are interested in having your makeup done at a cosmetic counter it's best to choose an artist line like, Laura Mercier, Bobbi Brown or Trish Mcenvoy. The reason I say this is because, usually the artists' that work for those types of lines have been trained in vary specific techniques. Other brands do not always train their artists' to accommodate the overall appearance of the brand, and sometimes those artists' have a very different interpretation of the look you expect to achieve. It's best to do some research before putting yourself at the mercy of a cosmetics counter queen. Go to the different department stores and study the work that different artists' are doing on other people, this will allow you to choose someone based on their work and not their opinion of their ability.
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