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to berate the girl in boots who fully did her eye makeup then put the non tester back on the shelf?

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thekingfisher Thu 04-Feb-16 08:11:55

Couldn't believe it yesterday afternoon before a meeting I had ½ HR to kill so had a mooch in enormous boots store.

I was having a good look at make up and next to me a girl caught my eye as she fully did her eye makeup - including liquid eyeliner with edge with non - testers.

At the point she put the liquid eyeliner back I asked her if she seriously was going to put that back not buy it having had right around her eye. She stammered and said she was going to buy it. I asked why she's shoved it back into the holder then, fished it out handed it to her and told her it was disgusting to do that and she might have red eye. She looked really fucked off stormed off - more annoying were two members of staff with their backs To us chatting with each other and paying no attention...

How does someone think this is OK

It def WAS NOT the tester - she took wrapper off .... wibu?

honeysucklejasmine Thu 04-Feb-16 08:15:48

Absolutely not, that's disgusting. The product is no longer saleable either. Gross.

cantgonofurther Thu 04-Feb-16 08:16:20

Isn't it stealing? No one is going to buy make up with the wrapper off.

vintagesewingmachine Thu 04-Feb-16 08:16:46

How revolting. YANBU. What she did was effectively theft. Well done for shaming her!

ChessieFL Thu 04-Feb-16 08:18:03

Yanbu. I would have felt the same as you but wouldn't have had the guts to say anything to her!

cowbag1 Thu 04-Feb-16 08:19:16

I once saw someone do a whole face of make up with Bourjois testers in Boots. Gross.

PolovesTubbyCustard Thu 04-Feb-16 08:26:01

Hah! Yes.

Just last week I saw someone 'test' mascara. On both eyes.

This was in Superdrug.

Much of the make up on the displays look used. Opened and damaged.

I only buy items that have a seal.

Oh, a little while back saw someone in there brushing her hair, then put the brush back on the display.

Buyer beware.


Outaboutnowt Thu 04-Feb-16 08:34:16

This is why I don't actually 'test' with testers! Grim.

Helenluvsrob Thu 04-Feb-16 08:39:38

grim. I would have handed the opened product to the SA and suggest she needed to remove it from sale now as well

Orangeanddemons Thu 04-Feb-16 08:40:16

I find quite often in Boots there are no testers available. Then when you ask, no one seems to have a clue about the,. It drives me insane! Surely they check the testers every morning, but it appears they don't....

OutWithTheDogs Thu 04-Feb-16 08:41:50

Yuk, that's gross. Ywnbu

GloGirl Thu 04-Feb-16 08:47:24

That is stealing. And vommity.

But I do know someone who wanted to try a bottle of fizzy drink, opened it and took a sip and then put it back on the shelf and walked off envy

Only1scoop Thu 04-Feb-16 08:50:26

Grim isn't it

Years ago I worked on a cosmetic counter in a department store. I used to catch people actually using lipstick directly on their lips. They didn't like being told not to.

Probably the same mingers who would buy the two cheapest products <ie eye make up remover> on gift with purchase, and bring it back saying they had suffered a reaction. Never used to bring the gift back. Strange that.

thekingfisher Thu 04-Feb-16 08:52:09

Glad you all agree ianbu !

PuppyMonkey Thu 04-Feb-16 08:55:33

What's "red eye" confused

MrsGentlyBenevolent Thu 04-Feb-16 08:56:13

Totally unreasonable of the girl. Used to work in a shop similar to Boots, this sort of behaviour drove staff spare. It's awful, same with spraying non-tester deodrants as well. If it's not a tester, it's not to be used - why are some people too dim to understand that?

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Thu 04-Feb-16 08:59:43

I got a jar of face cream once which admittedly hadn't checked in the shop. It opened more easily than I expected and plum in the middle was a nice big thumb print. Lovely.

TheDowagerCuntess Thu 04-Feb-16 09:05:48

So we're talking about someone going into a store, opening a sealed product, using it and leaving it?!

startingmylifeagain Thu 04-Feb-16 09:06:45


Revolting behaviour. This is why I get a bit funny when choosing cosmetics. I always go for the one right at the back. Lol

Marniasmum Thu 04-Feb-16 09:08:16

Aren't they usually tamper-evident so it would be apparent to any other would-be buyer that it was used.Therefore, unless you work for Boots or own shares, I can think of no reason why you think it is your place to go round harassing their customers.

Headmelt Thu 04-Feb-16 09:11:10

Yanbu. This seems to have become a 'thing' around here too. I noticed a group of girls using the deodorants and perfumes on themselves in a shop recently. I was a bit shockhmm. I have seen women using makeup too but had presumed they were using testers.

GoringBit Thu 04-Feb-16 09:12:57

Puppy I think red eye is conjunctivitis (also known as pink eye) which is very easily transmitted.

OP YANBU, well done on pulling her up on it, maybe she'll think twice before doing it again.

GoringBit Thu 04-Feb-16 09:14:04

...harassing other customers...


Pointlessfan Thu 04-Feb-16 09:16:58

Vile! Well done for saying something.
The only thing I would test (with a proper tester) is perfume.

Headmelt Thu 04-Feb-16 09:17:43

On thinking about this, all those baskets of makeup products 'on sale' by the till in our local pharmacies are probably the products left over from people using the new products as testers rather than buying them afterwards.

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