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Would You Buy Makeup From an Avon Man?

In a field dominated by women, Bobby McKinney is something of an anomaly: he's an Avon man. USA Today reports that selling cosmetics has been lucrative for him: Working with his wife, he made $800,000 in sales last year. Would you buy makeup from an Avon man?


katie_c katie_c 9 years
avon isn't my brand so the sex of the sales rep is irrelevant. but if the sales rep of my favourite makeup brand was male i wouldn't shy from it.
phree2b phree2b 9 years
Maybe. But I would not feel too comfortable..
keiraz keiraz 10 years
I usually find Avon too chemical for me
Martini-Rossi Martini-Rossi 10 years
I was going to say no, but then I remembered that I yea, I would. :)
crazygirl93 crazygirl93 10 years
Sure. Why not?
Jenny218411 Jenny218411 10 years
I think that if a man is going to sell something like that then they need to try it to so that they no what they are talking about. Cause I like to know what others think about something like hows it fell when you have it on and if her doesn't try it how is he going to be able to tell me that?
purrtykitty purrtykitty 10 years
no problem. men work at MAC and sephora and i've seen men at chanel and lancome counters, too. i have no problem buying cosmetics from whoever is working. besides, i know what i like, so i don't usually ask for advice.
mlmoreno47 mlmoreno47 10 years
I've never purchased avon
Chiquita-82 Chiquita-82 10 years
I would buy cosmetics from a man, but i don't use Avon products.
Allytta Allytta 10 years
it's hard enough to find somebody who sells avon... so i don't care. but usually i go into the avon shop and lie my ass off so that they sell me whatever i want without distributor :)
veronicaraye veronicaraye 10 years
You gotta give anybody a fair chance.
tati33 tati33 10 years
I think that's great...good for them.. I've shopped at MAC and every time I do, I think I get more help from a guy than from a ya have it!
reinphall reinphall 10 years
I actually use to have an Avon person that was a guy! And this was about 6 years ago.
Hootie Hootie 10 years
Sure! If he knew the products I would. I think a man would be more honest about what looks best on me. A lot of males are, "fabulous" and do make-up better than most women! I don't care either way as long as they know what they are doing.
rubialala rubialala 10 years
I don't buy Avon, but I'd buy from a guy. Why not?
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 10 years
Honestly, I don't expect *any* Avon rep to really *know* the products; most of them are just in it for the money. I don't buy Avon except for the few products that recieve magazine acclaim, and in those rare cases, I already know what I want and don't need anything from the rep. However, I can certainly see how people, such as the people in the picture, would actually think the Avon rep is an "expert" and prefer a woman, or at least a man who knows his cosmetics.
brittanyk brittanyk 10 years
Damn, I didn't know you could make that much money from selling Avon. That's insane!
Princesskitty22 Princesskitty22 10 years
I don't think I've ever actually bought anything from Avon, man or woman. lol
queencessjosie queencessjosie 10 years
LVMH is headed by a male. LVMH owns Sephora. In turn, LVMH decides which product lines will be sold at Sephora. Take away the make up artists at Sephora and it's basically a high-end drugstore playground, you would decide what you like without the help of other. I could give a flying crap about what dude thinks, I'll do me and let him blabber about how the electric blue looks fabulous on my lips. But like others have said, there are males who are truly amazing makeup artists, straight at that.
nashbly nashbly 10 years
why not, it is the same thing. They give you the catalog, and then you pick what you want, and then they give you and paid the merchandise. It is the same thing if is a man or woman.
lambbaby lambbaby 10 years
Hilarious... I have my mac boys too! They make me look more beautiful than any female makeup artist has! The products are great, can be edgy or classic, and I think they are better quality than AVON! omg!
divadoll divadoll 10 years
YOU GO GUY!!!!! Dont care for AVON make-up though.....
Random2 Random2 10 years
I don't really care who I buy make up from, as long as they know what they're talking about. It might be a little odd to have a guy walk up to me and start talking lipstick, but I'd get over it pretty fast.
CestLaVie CestLaVie 10 years
At first I thought "no because he wouldn't have personal experince with the products" but really, and I know from being an Avon rep. for about a year, it is almost imposible to have experince with EVERY product they sell anyway because there are so many, plus Avon has many mens products that are taking off so it would be nice to have first-hand experience with one of those products if you were planning on ordering from a man but weren't sure about a product. So I would say I may be hesitant but probably would order from a male.
Ess-Elle Ess-Elle 10 years
I'm with Jennifer76. This guy looks too much like a car salesman instead of a "makeup artist." I do love those MAC boys, too. Thye're too cool. They could see me anything. : )
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