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Have You Ever Left a Beauty Mark in the Dressing Room?

I'm feeling rather complain-y today, so bear with me. In between my Bella Bargains, I've been trying to save money in the fashion department, too. Recession equals awesome deals, and my latest shopping trip uncovered a splurge — last one! — marked 50 percent off. Score Bella, right? Not so much. There was lipstick and two shades of foundation on the collar. I know there are ways to wash away makeup, but I couldn't justify my spending on already damaged goods.

I try to be super careful when pulling items over my head but we all mess up once in a while . . . or more often than not for some people. Is that you? (Lest you think I'm gonna hunt you down, remember we have anonymous comments open on this post! Just sign out of your TeamSugar account to secretly share.)


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Advah Advah 8 years
SimplyStella - I'd never thought of shoes! :o For some reason I don't mind that about new shoes, but I can't even try shoes in charity shops.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I try not to but I'm sure I have by accident and not noticed.
hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 8 years
I'm extremely careful when trying things on. However, I won't say it's never happened.
inertia inertia 8 years
vanilla19: That's right, nicer Japanese shops do provide disposable hoods to prevent makeup smudges. Discount shops which are too cheap to provide hoods won't let customers try on tops which have to be pulled over the head. Either way, you're not going to find smudges on clothes here, even though Japanese women typically wear a LOT of makeup.
oni1 oni1 8 years
never. i hate that. the only thing i put on my face is tinted gloss and make sure to turn in my lips when trying on a top. when i'm going shopping i prepare- i must have the right do that won't get terribly messed by pulling on and off tops, the right shoes-easy slip ons that allow me to try on numerous shoes without hassle and clothing that isn't too hard to get in and out of.
gibbon345 gibbon345 8 years
if you know you will try on clothes should yo ureally wear that much makeup.
snarkypants snarkypants 8 years
once i wanted to try on a skirt. some genius managed to get deodorant on it. i'm not sure how that one worked, but i was pissed.
Michelann Michelann 8 years
I've definitely seen shirts in the store with other people's deodorant marks under the arms. It's sort of gross but honestly it doesn't bother me that much, I'm not squeamish.
KadBunny KadBunny 8 years
once on a white shirt :( felt so bad i just had to buy it. thankfully it was cheap anyway..
La-Tua-Cantante La-Tua-Cantante 8 years
I'm extremely careful because I know I would feel super bad if I ruined something!
dragonlady920 dragonlady920 8 years
Once or twice, but I usually end up buying it anyway. You can usually get a discount for that, even on sale merchandise. Silver lining, right?
vanilla19 vanilla19 8 years
I've never had this problem before, because I don't wear very much makeup, but I've seen. I've heard that in Japan though they provide paper sheets to put on your face to protect your face while you change.
BeamerCG BeamerCG 8 years
I did it once, but I purchased it (I'd planned to anyways). I've been super careful ever since.
blistered blistered 8 years
I thrift a lot so washing is pretty much required. I've found a couple of things that were perfect aside from one problem stain. It can be a bummer but there's been a few times that the item was so cheap (like, a dollar!) that I just bought it and got out the stain myself. But in department stores... I don't usually have this issue.
LilyBiscuit7 LilyBiscuit7 8 years
I'm careful too. I do wear foundation, but not on my neck when I'm going to try on clothes. I see soiled garments often at stores. I recently overheard a mom tell her daughter "So WHAT, who cares!!" when the daughter felt terrible about getting makeup on a prom dress she was trying on. I think we have to train our daughters better than that.
emalove emalove 8 years
Not that I know of...I don't wear foundation, and I definitely am careful of getting my lip gloss on any top that I have to pull over my head.
lemuse20 lemuse20 8 years
Ahh beauty marks drive me nuts! Especially when it usually seems to happen to the last top in my size too. I've also witnessed some crazy mess of foundation all over the dressing room WALL (?!!!). I'm quite careful and respectful of the clothing I try on.
simplystella simplystella 8 years
I'm really careful.. mostly because I don't want to screw my makeup :D I always wash anything I buy before wearing it, like Advah said. Too bad you can't wash shoes.. sometimes when I go shopping for shoes and see someone trying em on w/no socks ( :-/ ) or dirty socks ( :-0 ) it's soo gross :/
kiwichibi kiwichibi 8 years
Foundation is difficult to control, especially with the smaller collared shirts, but what i do to keep my lip products off the clothes is to turn my lips in towards each other (like what you do when you're trying to spread stuff evenly) and that'll keep me from marking up the clothing.
wickedlanie wickedlanie 8 years
I don't wear make-up, so I've never done that. And I don't think I've ever tried on clothing that had make-up on it. If I did, I didn't notice.
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 8 years
I don't wear foundation anyway; but, I make sure I don't have any lip gloss or any lip products on as I try-on clothes.
flowergirl flowergirl 8 years
Ugh! I hate when this happens - I don't even bother trying on clothing if I see that someone's makeup rubbed off on it.
Ayu Ayu 8 years
I never wear foundation or lipstick.
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