I rmeember looking for a blusher to take on holiday two years ago and the woman coming up to me trying to convince me to buy a darkish red-brown lipliner to wear with a kind of pinkish lipgloss (?) Since she was wearing the look herself, I didn't realy like to say I didn't like it
Oh god I hate those counters. I always get pounced on just walking past. I got captured by a Benefit lady last year. She wouldn't believe me that I don't usually wear make-up. At all. It makes my face itch. She plastered me in a primer, base coat, powder, highlighter, blusher and an illuminator. I could literally scratch the rubbish off my face...
I booked a MAC makeover as a wedding make up trial. When I got there the girl that was doing me had loads of thick black eyeliner on, bright blue eyeshadow, and bright pink lips.
I thought she would be incapable of doing an au naturel bridal look just because of the lairy way she prefered her own make up, but I couldn't have been more wrong. She was brilliant and the result was so lovely I ended up booking her to do my make up on my wedding day, after having two more trials.
She was a professional make up artist, and as such, should be able to create a wide range of looks.
Vivian- your question to bubbles... She's already answered it! She was a professional make up artist, and as such, should be able to create a wide range of looks. she must have chosen the rocky horror show for her 'look'
Oh god yes. One reaons I love my MIL (who is very chic) is that, with her minimal English and highly expressive Russian accent, she still managed to fend off the orange-face lady with 'No, is better less'. I could not say it better myself.
I also hate it when they stink of perfume - why would you want someone drenched in cut-prince Generic Florals to stand over your face?!
What do people think of men working on make-up counters? I've seen a couple recently - one in Space NK and one in a regional branch of Harvey Nicks. It made me feel a bit uncomfortable and I gave them a wide berth, but I can't quite put my finger on why.
How to they manage to keep their clothes clean that's what I want to know... All that orange makeup must be a devil to get out of fabric <snorts>. also, the men... If there is anything worse than an over manicured orange woman it's an over manicured orange man... They make me feel like a lump of lard <cries>
Crazyspaniel I went with DD to a fancy make-up shop in Carnaby St (could've been Mac?) & there was a male make-up artist there. The problem is that he was not in the least interested in customers. I was watching him while I waited for DD & he spent the whole time admiring himself in the mirror & rubbing in the tester foundations into his own face. Then admiring a bit more.
1. Male make-up artist. My experience is that they are more "sales" motivated. They are generally v. enthusiastic about "everything", but have no "subtle" understanding or knowledge, so hopeless IMHO.
2. I agree with OP. I recently parted with a considerable amount of money at Lancome. She was a lovely woman but not a great advert for her own make up brand - it certainly never got rid of wrinkles. But I got very excited. And the penny only sank when I got home, and the money had gone by then!!!
3. This reminds me, when I have got nothing better to do, go and have some make-overs "up West", check it out!!!!. I've only had one in my whole life, and it was terrible!