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Old 02-17-2017, 09:04 PM
 
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I haaaaaate having that done. I had a "makeover" at one of those counters once. I have very reactive skin. Perfumes make me break out in red blotches. So the makeup lady applied foundation, my skin started getting all red and burning. I said, "That makeup is probably out of the question for me because it makes my skin burn." Instead of removing it, she just piled MORE on to "cover the redness." And then she started blending in yellow to even out the red. I looked like a Simpsons character who was having an allergic reaction. I stopped her before getting to the mascara. I was afraid she would blind me.

One other time... the worst shade of foundation was applied... way, way too light. I looked like I was set to do Kabuki theater in Japan. It looked even worse in the natural sunlight outside. I could have scared small children... a ghost! Run away, children!
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Old 02-18-2017, 01:23 AM
 
Location: san gabriel valley
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I find it very weird...Every time i buy makeup the girls always want to try it out on my face. I always tell them no and to just try it out on my hand. I don't like anyone touching my face. Plus you don't even know if they are using clean brushes or used makeup on you.My niece works at a chanel makeup counter and she says she has had to put makeup on a lot of people with horrible skin wrinkles, acne, etc.
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Old 02-18-2017, 08:06 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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I've had a couple of make-overs through the years and for some reason they always want to put me in pinkish, purplely eyeshadows. Granted I haven't had one in about 15 years, so maybe it would be different. I'm just curious if they take your skin color, eye color and age into consideration before doing the make-overs.


But I feel more uncomfortable getting a pedicure for some reason. I feel weird about having another person doing something for me which appears to be subservient.
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Old 02-18-2017, 11:40 AM
 
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I've had a couple of make-overs through the years and for some reason they always want to put me in pinkish, purplely eyeshadows. Granted I haven't had one in about 15 years, so maybe it would be different. I'm just curious if they take your skin color, eye color and age into consideration before doing the make-overs.


But I feel more uncomfortable getting a pedicure for some reason. I feel weird about having another person doing something for me which appears to be subservient.

I feel the same about pedicures. It feels SO unnatural to me to have someone do that when I'm perfectly capable of doing my own "fancy footwork."
Also agree with you about the eyeshadows. I only use a palette of light and medium browns for my own eyeshadow, but every time I've had a makeover, they've globbed purples and maroons and other really strange colors on me. Maybe they're trying to do a "go big or go home" type of look, but I never like it at all.
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Old 02-18-2017, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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No, because I'm afraid they'll go overboard on the make-up, even if I were to tell them to keep it on the light side.
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Old 02-20-2017, 09:42 AM
 
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Most of those women look like clowns so why would I want them to apply makeup to my face. I like a light, natural looking make up application.
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Old 02-21-2017, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles County
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Gross and unsanitary are more appropriate terms than awkward.
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Old 02-23-2017, 07:40 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Most of those women look like clowns so why would I want them to apply makeup to my face. I like a light, natural looking make up application.
That's how I feel about make-up; I just want it to even out my skin tone and accentuate my looks but still keep it natural looking. I don't want to look unrecognizable without it.
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Old 02-23-2017, 07:53 AM
 
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Most of those women look like clowns so why would I want them to apply makeup to my face. I like a light, natural looking make up application.
Just because they wear their own makeup a certain way doesn't necessarily mean that they don't know how to do a natural looking application. A good makeup artist knows how to achieve a multitude of looks.
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Old 02-23-2017, 08:56 AM
 
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I enjoy the process of having my makeup (hair, nails, etc) done, but I'm never happy with the actual results. The standard "makeup 101" techniques/color choices that should theoretically and intuitively work on a person with my skin tone/eye color/hair color generally don't, and they always default to those - dark lipstick, which makes me look older (and not in a good way), and black eyeliner, which makes me look like some sort of Halloween monster, especially if they apply it on the waterline as well. Oh, and dark eye shadow on the lids.

I do my own makeup the best. I've never had someone else do my makeup who has done it as well as I can do it myself. Granted, they don't have the benefit of my extensive trial and error.
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