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Anyone work on a beauty counter?

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MooMinCow Thu 10-Jan-13 18:43:18

What's it like, do you love your job? I'm thinking of a bit of a job change (currently work in retail, but being made redundant sad have a beauty diploma too), love make up etc. is it very hard sell (commission, targets etc)?

I have applied (twice) to the Estée Lauder companies (who seem to have the monopoly on counters in my area) but with no success. I can't seem to find any career websites for Lancôme, Chanel, Dior, YSL etc - do I need to apply to the Boots/Dept store directly for them?

Any help advice or experience would be most appreciated!

Fairylea Fri 11-Jan-13 21:22:20

Ahhh I must be confused. Sorry!

It's been ages since I worked in make up smile

GeorginaWorsley Fri 11-Jan-13 21:39:06

DD1 works for Benefit grin
Is young and beautiful though!
Loves the job,doesn't seem to 'push' for sales,is in Boots and enjoys their staff discounts etc too

sanum15 Wed 03-May-17 18:13:22

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Pearlmum1 Wed 03-May-17 18:29:31

I work on a beauty counter and it's the happiest moat friendly job you can ask for. I work very close to all the other brands and there isn't much pressure, if you love the job, apply make up very well and are good with customers then that's all you can do. There is no pushy selling on any of the counters here. There are so many perks. You get paid more than average retail work plus commission. The commission can be a lot over Christmas too. Experience is always preferred but if they like your personality then they will often take a chance but send you on training straight away (which is often amazing!). It can be quiet and boring at times and if you love your job you will want to do the targets which are mainly achievable as it's based on the previous year. It's an extremely social job and you will have lots of fun. I love in the south west so it's probably very different to London. I find you are more likely to find a job by asking yo speak to the beauty department manager, ask him/her what's available and if they will take your CV. Good luck

Deathraystare Sat 06-May-17 18:49:42

Not a make up sales woman (sadly) but feel I have to stick up for Benefit. Love their make up. Got chatting to one of the ladies. Very friendly (ok know it is her job to be). She had done mainly bar work so I guess went down well with customer care etc. I always find the benefit girls seem to get on well together.

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