We've just added a new feature to Tres Chic Style. Since our inception in October 2007, our fiercely loyal Tres Chic Style readers have sent me fashion and beauty related questions. While I do enjoy answering, I felt there are many other fashionistas out there with the same exact questions and dilemmas.
Sooooo......I've decided to post a few Q & A's that may be helpful to all of you out there in this blogosphere. Do Enjoy!!!
Feel free to email me with any questions and I'll do my best to answer....
Sarah J. in Columbia, SC writes:
Is it tacky to get a full face of makeup and then leave the counter without purchasing anything??
Answer: Yes!, no seriously it depends on the circumstances.... If you really need your makeup done for a special event and don't have the extra cash for an artist and you use the counter as a filler, Then Shame on You! Makeup artists at counters usually rely on commissions and most actually love their craft, so be honest and let them know what you need and who knows they may be obliged to help. On the other hand sometimes the artists are pushy and you may just want to try that new blush or bronzer. Be honest and let her know prior to applying the new Summer collection.
Here are a few tips that may help:
- Clinique is known for it's generous samples
- Bobbi Brown counters give out face charts with product swatches, so you can recreate the look
- For $40, MAC lets you schedule a one-on-one appointment for your makeup application and even better the $40 is redeemable towards any full-size product.
- Bring your friends, family or an entire wedding party to Estee Lauder for complimentary group consultations offered once a month. (ask an associate at the counter for details and dates)