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3 reasons to not try on a lipstick tester at the makeup counter.

1. It’s gross.  2. It’s unsanitary. 3. And right before you came to the counter the lady with 4 missing lower teeth just tried on about 10 of those without cleaning them. Oh yeah…..and she had a herpes looking sore … Continue reading

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Three makeup questions I hate.

1. “What blush matches my skin tone?”. If it matched your skin tone it wouldn’t be a blush, it’d be a foundation. 2. “What is your best foundation?”. I don’t know… The most expensive one? Yeah. One is great and … Continue reading

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Makeup Hoarders…… the new obsession.

Okay I’ve watched that “Hoarders” show and have seen junk, rats, cats, trash, and even a billion dolls. I haven’t seen all the hoarder shows but I’m sure they could do one on makeup hoarders after I’ve gone to one … Continue reading

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Forget the makeover….how ’bout a makeunder!!!

Sometimes customers come to the counter and  have so much makeup spackled on that even we are afraid of them. It can be focus lips that are lined so dark with too light of a lip color you’d think they … Continue reading

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The Dirty Little Secret they don’t want you to know….

Three little words. Average Unit Sale. Or in short…..A.U.S. Yes we all have goals. How do you expect these companies to make money? We just can’t play in makeup all day and do free makeovers.  We want you to buy. … Continue reading

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Saffron…..the earthy artist.

Seriously…who names their kid “Saffron”? She’s the older hippie/new wave/new age/club girl from the eighties and nineties who is now married and named her kids Sky and Rayne, (more quirky names) and still loves all the eccentricities  of hair and … Continue reading

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Gurrrrl!

Today when I was doing a makeover on a youngish 20 something customer she kept starting her sentences with “girl”. Only she let it kind of roll off her tongue into a two syllable word like “gurr-el”. I have to … Continue reading

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Neurotic old ladies aren’t all that bad.

She’s a regular customer….maybe around 70 years old but looks a few years younger with her cool, trendy, short, spiky hairdo and surprised eyebrow expression facelift. I like when she comes in because she always stocks up on her makeup. … Continue reading

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The Lipstick Customer.

This will be the precursor to so many more posts because there seems to be “crazy lady lipstick” stories every day. When we see someone (especially if it’s an older woman….for some reason they are the worst) hunched over scrutinizing … Continue reading

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