Put a twinkle in your eye this Holiday Season with a fabulous new, look. You’ll look great, feel good about yourself, and have lots of confidence with a fun, beautiful new look. With a little research, you can get a great new look for free or for very little cost. You’ll get assistance in choosing makeup colors and learn new makeup application techniques and trends. Here’s a few ideas on where to find these great makeovers.
Sephora. As far as I’m concerned, Sephora is makeup heaven. You’ll find hundreds of brands of cosmetics, fragrances, and body products all in one place. Better yet, you will be serviced by employees trained in the makeup and beauty industry. They will treat you to a free, fast makeover or skin care consultation and help you pick out the right products for you. Or, if you need even more attention, set an appointment for a Special Occasion Makeover or an hour plus visit with a personal beauty advisor. Purchase is required for these appointments, so make sure that you know how much you’re expected to spend ahead of time.
Department Stores. Another great place to get a free makeover is a department store makeup counter. Typically, these makeovers are completely free with the expectation that you will love it so much you will want to purchase the products afterwards. Make sure you ask ahead of time if you will be required to make a purchase. Keep in mind that these cosmetologists or estheticians work on commission, so don’t be offended if they pull out the hard sell techniques. Just no ahead of time what you are willing and able to spend and stick to it.
Your Mary Kay Lady. Set up an appointment with your Mary Kay lady to try out brand new looks for free! Most Mary Kay Consultants are not certified to apply makeup professionally, but she will teach you the techniques to do it yourself so that you can recreate your look at home. Naturally, they hope that you will purchase their products, but you are not required to make a purchase. However, ask your consultant how you can earn free products by bringing friends along and she will love you forever!
Virtual makeover. Even if you don’t have the time or the desire to make an appointment with a beauty professional, you can still get a new look with a virtual makeover. Sights such as www.DailyGlow.com/ VirtualMake over, marykay.com, and ivillage.com/makeover offer you the opportunity to upload your picture (or choose one of their models) and change the hair and makeup to your hearts content. It’s an easy, no commitment way to try on some new looks.
Beauty School. Beauty schools often need models for their students to learn on. Often times, the school will charge a nominal fee to cover the cost of materials, but sometimes they will offer the experience for free, especially with a brand new class of cosmetology students. This is a great way for the students to learn and for you to get a great new look. While cosmetology and esthetician students are still practicing their skills, they are usually very knowledgeable about the current trends in the makeup field.
So while it may take a little time and effort to find the best free makeover for you, it will certainly be worth the effort. Just make sure you get all the details ahead of time to be absolutely certain your makeover is free with no strings attached. Enjoy your great new look and feel great about yourself!