Musings of the Day
We all have certain ways and quirks of applying our makeup. What are some of yours? Do you apply concealer first and follow with foundation? Blusher before shadow? Shadow before blusher? Do you curl your lashes after mascara or before?
Tell me how your makeup regime takes place!
Skip ahead to read how I do mine.
Although many of my friends swear to the gods that it’s a good idea to always apply full eye makeup first, the Muse doesn’t, nor does she understand how people accomplish this. Since I’m so hands on with my foundation/concealer the idea of applying a full shadow look before either strikes me as terribly out of order.
After SPF, moisturizer, eye cream, etc…this is how my makeup routine normally goes:
- Conceal under my eyes
- Conceal my lids (‘ello Benefit Lemon Aid!)
- Prime my lids
- Apply my face primer
- Apply liquid or cream foundation
- Light dusting of powder sometimes but not always (depends how my skin is behaving)
- Apply shadow
- Curl lashes
- Apply mascara
- Apply blush
- Oops almost forget lipstick and gloss!
How do you apply your makeup?
This Musings was inspired by a reader, Andreea, who was ranting about how much she hates being followed around in a shop and treated like a thief.
Andreea, I feel your pain me love.
So today’s Musings of the Day is all about counters and stores. Do you ever feel like you’re being shadowed by a rep or a store clerk when you’re at Sephora? Or at a counter?
Jump ahead for the Muse’s answer!
YES, YES, YES DAMMIT! All the bloody time. I hate going into Sephora because MA’s literally follow me around and keep asking if I need a basket. They watch me like a hawk! Everything I pick up, anything I touch, their eyes are constantly following me. It’s gotten so bad I rarely step foot into a Sephora anymore, I simply do my ordering online.
Truly I feel like a thief or something the way they follow me around. It’s not even the helpful type of following where they start foaming at the mouth about how great a product is. It’s simply following me and watching me as if I’m going to pocket a lip gloss or a blush.
It’s a rather uncomfortable feeling I rarely shop Ulta so I haven’t really experienced this their and counters do the same but mostly it’s annoying MA’s trying to score a sale. But Sephora…damn I feel like a thief. It’s really quite an uncomfortable shopping experience.
What makes me even more irritated is a bunch of teenagers will be destroying a display by playing with everything on it but no one looks at them or goes over to them but me they follow around in circles.
I find it weirdly gratifying to dump my basket on the counter and whip out my credit card. It’s like a strange way of thumbing my nose at them and saying, “SEE? I have money to buy this stuff…amazing right?!”
How about you?
Ever feel like a thief with a pocket full of money?
Tell the Muse!
(oops sorry for the extra “o” in too! hehe!
You know how pushy MA’s can be! Heck, you might even appreciate it since some of them work on commission but none the less it’s still rather annoying to say the least.
So today’s Musings is which counters or stores do you find the most aggressive, the most irritating, the most pushy….
Jump ahead for my reply!
Actually, my choice isn’t a cosmetic counter. In fact it doesn’t have anything at all to do with makeup. The place I avoid at all costs because the reps are annoying, irritating, and EXTREMELY, maxed out, over the top pushy is Bath and Body Works.
Going into Bath and Body Works in one word is a ridiculous experience. I haven’t set foot inside one in a long, long, long time since the sales reps are just awful, terrible, a real nightmare. They are so incredibly pushy it turns my stomach to even venture inside the store. I don’t even think they work on commission but they are somehow programmed robots to push, push, PUSH! They push so much that I think most people are pushed out the door without bothering to purchase because of the irritating way the reps are.
Try this, try that, have you seen this? How about that? Have one of these? This is $5! Here let me get you a cart, a basket, a bag, a tote, let me hose you down with our newest fragrance even though you’re sneezing all over the place.
Truly Bath and Body Works needs to tame it’s reps. Maybe if they do I’ll consider going back inside one of the stores. Until than I avoid it at all costs!
How about you?
What’s your least favorite store or counter to visit because the artists or reps are just too bloody pushy?
Tell the Muse!
With all the sales I’m posting today I was inspired to Muse about what I wish was on sale!
What do do you wish was on sale or who do you wish was having a sale right now?
I wish Sephora was having a sale right now so I can snag some Summer Collections at 20% off! I’m also kinda sorta wishing that Face Front Cosmetics would do some sort of sale as well since I want a few more of their blushes!
How about you?