I Let the Woman at the Makeup Counter Help Me

I Let the Woman at the Makeup Counter Help Me

So I’m guilty. Guilty of shopping without help.

So many times I just wander the aisles of Sephora or browse the makeup counters. When the sales consultants come up, I give them the polite, “No thanks, I’m good” and go about my business.  I buy makeup, and I’m usually pretty happy with my purchases that I make on my own.

However, last week, I went to the MAC counter for a simple makeup brush (I LOVE their foundation brush) and I needed a new one. Well, while I was there, the girl offered to help. “No thanks, I’m good.”  She let me browse.  I happened to be looking at the eye shadows.  I found one I liked.  She commented, “I love that color, and it’s a great choice. But did you try this one? It’s a favorite of mine for girls with brown eyes.”

And I tried it. And LOVED it.

Then I explained to her I might also be interested in a lipstick. She took me over and started to sell me on a lip liner. “Oh no, I don’t wear lip liner.  Just a lipstick.  Matte, please.”  “Ok, she said…but this liner is GREAT. Stays all day, and you can layer it under your favorite chap stick, gloss, or another color for a lot of looks.”  Turns out I loved it. I love it under gloss. I love it under my nude lipstick.  I love it under my pink lipstick.  I love it under chapstick.  She was right.

Then let’s come back around to the makeup brush. I said I came for a brush I loved. I just needed a replacement. And I did.

But homegirl told me to try a different foundation brush because I might like how it blends better. AND I DO?!

WHAT? It’s seriously the first positive encounter with someone who listens to my needs, but knows their products well enough to suggest something new that I love.

I was so happy.

And I love the stuff she recommended to me.  I had the new stuff on last weekend when I took a selfie, so you can see it.

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Moral of the story, let them help you.  Maybe not at the run of the mill places like Ulta (I’m not an Ulta fan AT ALL) but I know at Sephora and at makeup counters, they get training and knowledge in their products and could really help you figure out what to use.

And for your information, I ended up buying these new products:

MAC 159 Brush (yes, it says its a blush brush, but at her recommendation, I LOVE it for foundation)

MAC Motif Eyeshadow

MAC More to Love Pro Longwear Lip Liner


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