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Old 02-23-2017, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Earth
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I only had it done once. Not really a big deal. I could see it being bad if you got a person who could see, and had to be right in your face to the point you could smell their breath. But the lady I had to mine didn't violate any person space, and she was very nice. So I didn't mind. Though I wasn't big on how she did my eyebrows -in terms of color. They looked a bit too dark / stark with my skin tone.

I rarely get them done, but only for the same reason I rarely get my nails done these days. I hate sitting there. lol
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Old 02-23-2017, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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I'm a guy and don't use makeup. But I went to MAC this past year to get makeup for a huge halloween party I was going it. It was definitely interesting but not uncomfortable. They did a good job and people kept coming over to watch haha.
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Old 02-25-2017, 08:30 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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I bought a book a few years ago called "How Not to Look Older". She had some great suggestions including NOT wearing dark lipstick or too much make-up as you start to age.
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Old 02-25-2017, 11:32 PM
 
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I am not uncomfortable with people putting makeup on my face, but I have a problem when they want to put the lipstick testers on me. I know that they spray and "clean" them, but I worry about it. Still how are you going to be able to tell if the lipstick color is right for you without trying it. There just has to be a better way, maybe a sealed plastic sampler thing that the makeup people can use on the customer or also good when customers want to try a color without having to use the tester that hundreds of women had used during the week. Also, mascara testers, and everything else, has to be a better, more hygienic way of trying on makeup. I have bought many a lipstick without trying it and we all have learned from experience that the color you see in the tube is not the color you get on your lips, also the back of your hand color is different from your lips.
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Old 02-26-2017, 02:47 AM
 
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My daughter's friend's daughter will be doing her makeup at the Clinique counter for an upcoming wedding and my daughter is trying to get me to do it also. I've politely declined because I'm old and I can imagine her trying to sell me every expensive anti-aging product there is. I believe the whole push is to give the friend's daughter some experience, as she is new to this job! Many years ago, I had a Mary Kay make-over at a coworker's home and left looking like a clown--the foundation especially was much too dark, even though I do have an olive complexion. Yuck!

Some of the previous things that bother other people about this whole experience would bother me a LOT--having your makeup done by a person who doesn't know you, your skin, or your color preferences; invading your personal space; having strangers idly look on as they pass by. Makes me shudder just to think about it! These are the same reasons I don't enjoy manicures and have never had (and never will have) a pedicure!! I'm ashamed of my ugly big feet, even with a doctor!
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Old 02-26-2017, 04:34 AM
 
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At the front of every Department Store, like Saks, Macy's and Nordstroms, are the cosmetic counters staffed by a variety of young beauty queens. Their job is to sell you over priced beauty products and in many cases actually put the products on your face. I always thought that had to be one of the most awkward things anyone would have to endure. I have seen these "cosmetic queens" put makeup on faces of women with terrible skin conditions. They have to move so close to the customer and analyze every flaw on their face and neck. Personal space is out of the picture.

I would be incredibly ill at ease getting the makeup or putting it on. How about you?
Sheesh! Americans have become a nation of fuss-pots. If it bothers you, you don't do it. Pass 'em by and don't fussy-pot over the women who feel otherwise.
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Old 02-26-2017, 06:26 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Fussy-pot - well that's a new word to look up! :-)
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Old 02-26-2017, 07:57 AM
 
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Sheesh! Americans have become a nation of fuss-pots. If it bothers you, you don't do it. Pass 'em by and don't fussy-pot over the women who feel otherwise.
Not all, or the makeup counters wouldn't exist. I don't think CD is an accurate representation of the American public.
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Old 02-27-2017, 04:28 AM
 
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Not all, or the makeup counters wouldn't exist. I don't think CD is an accurate representation of the American public.
Imo CD is the best description of being inside the mind of someone with anxiety
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Old 02-27-2017, 05:23 AM
 
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Imo CD is the best description of being inside the mind of someone with anxiety
you mean someone who won't step outside the house to try it first hand and instead, rather ask from the "safety" of the house via internet?
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