Best free makeover for a makeup newbie?
September 23, 2006 8:16 AM Subscribe
Which department store makeup counter will provide me with the best makeup tips and tools? I need some serious help, but I'm not trying to look like a clown.
posted by sarahsynonymous to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (28 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
Throughout my life, I've played around a tiny bit with makeup, but it's just never worked right for me. These days, I'll put on some matte foundation (I have very oily skin) and some Chapstick, and call it a day. However, as I get a bit older (well, 22) and start to enter the work force, I'm realizing that I could benefit from some more makeup. Problem is, I have no idea how to do it right.
I would like to go to a makeup counter and get one of those free "makeovers" where they just pressure you to buy their makeup, but I want to make it worth my while. I've seen the results of these makeovers before, and some of them tend to be... a bit much. I'm very much interested in a natural, classy look, just something to accentuate what's already going on in my features. So, in your experience, which makeup counters offer the best makeover experiences, especially for actually teaching you techniques?
I've heard many good things about Clinique. This isn't really a department store, but I also love what I've seen of Sephora; do they do free makeovers? I'm around DC, if that makes a difference.
Also, if I do one of these makeovers/consultations, any tips on how to deal with potentially aggressive salespeople? I may indeed end up buying the makeup they use, but I don't want to get bullied into it if I'm not interested.
Thanks ahead of time!