Read THIS before getting a makeover. 

Read THIS before getting a makeover. 

Back in the day when I used to work at the makeup counter for Clinique Cosmetics, I learned the importance of good customer service, communication and listening skills. Some would say that I even learned the importance of selling myself as an expert. So, as an expert, I guess you could say I’ve mastered the art of makeovers, and it is serious business, y’all. Read on to learn more…

  • DON’T randomly walk up to a makeup counter and ask for a makeover.

If you’re truly interested in changing your look, or you’re curious about the latest “it” product, then you should call and make an appointment. We as consumers want people to value our time and efforts, so we should provide the makeup artists and staff the same courtesy. Come prepared with questions and specific examples of how you’d like your makeup to look, because while most artists’ are great at what they do, they aren’t mind readers.

  • DO come prepared to purchase some of the items that the artist uses during your makeover. 

Most of them work on commission, and no one likes to work for free.

  • DON’T use testers at the makeup counter without asking for assistance. 

Simple: It’s gross

  • DO call in advance if you’re going to be late for your appointment, or if you need to cancel at the last minute.

You wouldn’t want anyone to waste your time, would you?

  • DON’T stare at your makeup artist when he/she’s applying makeup.

Staring at someone that you aren’t very acquainted with is uncomfortable, and downright creepy.

  • DO have fun!

Makeup is a personality, and rarely is it a bad idea to experiment with new colors or products.