Remember when you could go in for a free makeover, walk away and head straight to the nearest happy hour leaving the salesperson who works on commission with not a single penny extra added to to her paycheck? Well, you say, "It's not like she's all that busy and the samples are free so no harm done, right? Other than wasting her time, you make it really bad for those of us who really want to sample products with an intent to purchase and hopefully post a review.
I visited a cosmetic counter recently, and felt that I was being "eyed" by the beauty consultant. "She's judging me by my appearance.", I thought to myself. They do that, you know. Trying strolling in looking shabby with not an ounce of makeup on and watch them give you the cold shoulder. I was dressed in a super cute outfit, but my face was a MUA's worst nightmare. No primer, no foundation, no contouring! Just a plain faced over 50 woman with brows filled in with an eyebrow pencil, blue mascara, and lipstick. The end!
I asked about the anti-aging line and I'm assuming I passed the "Maybe she can afford it." test with my Chip & Pepper jeans and Madewell satchel, but when I mentioned Dove and aloe vera, I almost blew my chance of getting samples. I shared the details of our "National Teachers Appreciation Week" event and she casually said that I should see the store manager. After speaking with the manager and purchasing Loris a gift from the Brighton department, I returned to the makeup counter and the consultant was nowhere to be found.
She dipped. Poof! Gone! I wasn't leaving without waiting to see if she would reappear and sure enough, when she thought I had left the store, she came out from her hiding place. She seemed a little agitated by the fact that I was still there. Oh well. I did get a couple of samples that I absolutely love but she was sure to say "Come back for a makeover, but you have to buy something!"
Well, sister girl. I will be back, whenever you have a gift with purchase event...cause I don't need a makeover!
Aren't they bold?