Do you trust Beauty Advisors in department stores?

Sunday, May 22, 2011

This is a really good question which popped in my head a few days ago. I know some Beauty Advisors are dedicated to helping you.... but I know some of them care more about sales.

Which means they push products on you that you truly don't need/want.

As a MUA/Beauty Blogger I'm very alert whenever I'm getting makeup applied or if a product is suggested to me. In other words I can sort through the bull....but a lot of others are not that fortunate.

I want to know your opinions! How do you feel about advisors?

10 comments:

  1. Hell no! My SA was cute, friendly, and a ditz. I did my research on the product and I felt as if I knew more about it then her. Her sales pitch was that she uses it and receives plenty of compliments on her skin (but she had tons of makeup on). Really. She was def all about commission. BTW the product was Lancome Genifique.

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  2. My answer to your question would be "sometimes". Sometimes the salespeople are good but sometimes they aren't. I, like most others will do research on a product I want to buy. I try to avoid receiving help from people who are wearing layers and layers of product (if they think it looks good like that would they do the same thing to my face) and will ask some subtle "test" questions before asking about what I came to purchase. Although I do like the more personal service offered by cosmetic counters, I remain wary.

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  3. I'm from Sao Paulo, Brazil. Here I've had mostly pleasant experiences with salespeople as they seem really willing to help. Sometimes though in department stores they are clueless and don't know simple MU concepts like "matte". Smaller and specialized stores tend to have better prepared beauty advisors. With one exception: a Brazilian brand called Contem 1g. I really detest the way they train their saleswomen: think of a telemarketing approach live!

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  4. not really but that's just personal experience. A lot of the times I just get pushed to get what's expensive or what they think I would like instead of truly listenning to what I like

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  5. Girl as a Beauty Advisor I am greatly saddened when people feel like they are getting taken advantage of. I would advice for anyone who visit their department stores is to talk to each one of the BA on that particular counter and get to know them and see for yourself if you like what they say and you think they are telling you the truth. As for me I don't let people buy things that I believe it's not going to work for them because I'd rather not get them return those items and be mad at me lol! So pretty much I am very honest with my customer, I explain exactly what the product is for, then let them know how to use the product correctly. If the customer comes back I ask them what happened and how did they use the products because more than likely the customer don't follow the direction of application or doesn't give the products enough time to do what it's intended to do. I hope this help and I hope people don't stop going to their Beauty Advisors for some beauty/product guideline :)

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  6. NO. I DO NOT. I THINK SOME OF THEM ARE IN FOR THE COMMISSION. SOME GUY PLAYED ME AT MAC. I ASKED A SIMPLE QUESTIONS, WHAT ALTERNATIVE PRIMER CAN I USE BESIDES MAC. HE TOLD ME I HAD TO GET THE MAC PRIMER, I WANTED TO CURSE HIM OUT SO BAD. I WAS PISSED. I DIDNT BUY ANYTHING FROM MAC BECAUSE OF HIM, AND WILL NEVER GO BACK.

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  7. Not at all, not in department stores, not in salons, never. Every single time I've asked for advice, I always felt like I was being taken advantage of (for example, recommending products I've tried in the past and knew to be crap). Luckily, I can sort through the bull, too. I never buy something without doing my research.

    As a general rule of thumb, though, I don't generally trust people who look like they've applied their makeup with a spatula. The Sephora closest to me is a sea of tarantulashes, white lipstick, and horrible foundation. I don't know how any of them got jobs there. The Ulta near me isn't much better.

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  8. cant say i do...i never ask questions

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  9. Not really dont quite trust most of them,they jus try and force he product on u...If I want something nowadays I alays google and watch from fellow bloggers&youtubers before I hit te store.Most times I would rather help myself to save disappointment

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