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Investment in Confidence

Friday, May 23, 2014

I'm trying to decide if I should spend $50 at Sephora so I can get a consultation there before my upcoming conference. On one hand, I'm kind of uncomfortable about money these days, but on the other hand, it might help my confidence and my appearance for the conference, where I'm hoping to put out feelers on a new job.

My skin hasn't been looking as nice as it used to, and I've never been good with color and the actual putting-on of these things. However, I'm sure I spend the $50 online, get the consult, and wind up being pressured to buy another $200 of stuff, no? That's how I would do it, if I were Sephora. And I just saw the "sales resistance" episode of "I Love Lucy." Yikes!

Is it worth the investment into my mojo and confidence before the conference? And the after-effect of having this stuff for after the conference, too? I think I just talked myself into it, but like many women, need about 20 other opinions, too.
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EYES_ON_THEPRAZ 6/4/2014 1:40PM

    Wow I'm surprised they actually charge for a consult. if they do they should offer decent sized samples for you to take home and see what works/doesn't!

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PCOH051610 5/26/2014 11:39AM

    So, what did you decide to do? I'd be wary of a place that charges for a skin/makeup consultation unless they offer you product in return. I mean, I wouldn't want to spend $50 and then be told I need to spend another $250 to look the way they did it.

On the other hand, it might give you that extra burst of confidence that you need. I'd go in with an open mind but at the same time be firm as to what look you are hoping to achieve. I am a 48 year old woman and I do not want glitter applied to me - that actually happened to me while I was at Sephora last year!

Good luck!
Susan

P.S. I do agree with what BRAINYBLONDE5 wrote - if you establish a good skin care routine you may find you need far less makeup

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TENNESSEEWALKER 5/23/2014 7:16PM

    My confidence builders include wearing classy clothes. (Make-up just never appealed to me.)
A consultation about how to bring out your best features might be one of the tickets for you.

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HOPESINGH 5/23/2014 11:27AM

    I would definitely do that. You can resist the temptation to spend a whole lot of money right away after the consultation, and buy just the stuff you like most. emoticon

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BRAINYBLONDE5 5/23/2014 11:25AM

    as a licensed cosmetologist who has worked in makeup, I have some suggestions and ideas for you. Sephora is great, but I didnt know they charged for a consultation. They actually have a new scanner that can find what will be the perfect skin tone match....that being said I returned mine after a week because it didnt last all day. I worked for Estee Lauder and use less makeup now that I use the advanced night repair at night. Its around $60 a bottle, but it works and I barely have blemishes. I use the Double Wear foundation for concealor and use an airbrush foundation brush and it blends really nicely. Estee Lauder and other cosmetic counters will do things for free and give free samples!

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