Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Cosmetic Counter

Cosmetic Counter Mistakes

I've seen this a numerous amount of times.

A cosmetician that doesn't know how to apply make up properly,
making us look like clowns.

I've heard possibly every line imaginable.

"Trust me, I've been doing this a while" is by far the best I've heard.

Honestly, what's considered a while?
A week? A year? 20 years?

If I hear that, they lose a customer.  Buh-Bye!


It happens to every woman at some point - the need for a new lipstick.
Or blush, mascara, foundation.

Like many, we tend to stick to our favorites, the basics, or that pricy beautifier that just makes us feel great.  However, there are times when we need some advice, want something new, or have twenty dollars burning a hole in our pockets.

Unfortunately make cosmetic counters can steer us in the wrong direction,
looking for sell you anything and everything.

With horrible lighting, a budget, and kids (if you have them) =

a rushed purchase.

Should You Use the Cosmetic Counter MakeUp??? 

Some look at the beauty counter and see glittering possibilities.

I see it as an eye infection waiting to happen.

Whether you buy your products at a department store or a drugstore, there are a few rules to follow to keep your cosmetics counter safe for all.

Finger Paints:
Refrain from using fingers to sample products.  The only time you're allowed to get hands-on, is when you're trying a new lipstick on the back of your hand. (Avoid applying directly to your lips and eyes, areas that are hypersensitive to germs).  Even then, you should disinfect the product with alcohol.  Finally, wipe away the top later with a tissue or by sharpening a pencil applicator.  This also goes for body creams and lotions.  Use a spatula to use products, or veer toward products you can squeeze.

Double Dipper:
Using a throwaway applicator, cotton swab, or sponge is the way to go.  But if you double dip, you can contaminate the product for future consumers.  This is EXTREMELY important to remember with mascara wands.  Even though the brush is the biggest draw, you'll have to purchase to get the full effect. Unfortunately.

Blank Slate:
Start your visit to the beauty counter off right with clean face and hands.  Foundations, eye shadows, and blush will look best when added to a blank canvas.  Don't forget to clean up on your way out as well, just in case the person before you wasn't as considerate.

See you next time,

Hope Jennings

Happy Shopping!

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