Department store makeup counters carry a special allure. It’s difficult to steer clear of that shiny counter with neatly lined up makeup products. For most women, it’s too much to handle!
Beware, however, because these counters aren’t all glitz and glam!
Germs, Germs, Germs!
Yes, germs are absoltuely everywhere. Depsite the sanitary appearance, many women are testing makeup, sticking their fingers in makeup and everything else. Gross! There’s bacteria everywhere. While most brushes are cleaned regularly, there’s no substitute for using your own brush.
You Can Return Pretty Much Anything
Many department stores have extremely lax return policies. Even if you’ve used a product multiple times they will accept a return on the product.
They’re Going to Compliment You!
Yes, the salesperson is going to tell you that you have great this or that. But guess what? They compliment everyone! They want you to feel special. They want to boost your self esteem. And when doing so they greatly increase your chance of buying their products.