Getting a beauty counter makeover can be a great way to play with some of the latest makeup trends and styles, try a new line of products, and get expert tips and advice from beauty reps. These makeovers are usually complimentary and offered by most of the major beauty brands. You can leave with a whole new look, and a list of recommended products. Some reps will even give you some free samples so that you can replicate the new look at home!
Here are some important things to keep in mind when getting a beauty counter makeover:
Most beauty counters don’t require you to make an appointment for your complimentary mini-makeover, but if you’re heading to the mall or department store on a weekend or during the busy holiday season, an appointment will ensure you get your spot in the beauty seat! If you don’t get the chance to call ahead, you can still leave your name and request a time for your makeover during your store visit.
Type of Makeover
You get to choose whether you want your whole face made up, or if you just want to try some new eye shadow colors, a new lipstick or find that perfect foundation. The reps at the beauty counter are armed with valuable information about the season’s hottest shades and can give you some advice on how to wear different products, and what makeup palettes will be a good match for you.
The beauty counter makeover can take anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour, depending on how many products or looks you want to play with, and whether you are getting your whole face or just part of your face made over. Plan your trip accordingly so that you don’t feel rushed.
Most beauty counters offer complimentary makeovers year round, but you always have the option to make a purchase during your visit. Consider setting a budget for your day-of beauty purchases so that you’re not tempted to buy items you don’t really need. Some beauty counters do offer a discount for products purchased on the day of the makeover, and many run special offers and promotions where you can get a free tote bag and other freebies with a qualifying purchase.
Tips are not generally expected or accepted at the beauty counter. Most reps will wash or cleanse your face with a facial wipe before the makeover begins, so feel free to wear your regular makeup to the beauty counter. If you don’t like a particular color or shade, speak up! This is your chance to play with different products and shades, and find a look that really resonates with you.