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6/18/09 at 6:35pm
Now I'm feeling like a huge jerk! I've gone to counters before and have had SA's apply make-up such as eye-shadow, foundation, or a lip look. Hoping that the look/product will work for me, and to save a return trip to the mall, I have purchased the products used on me. If the product didn't work out (wrong color/product changes color over the course of the day/lipstick wears off with each sip of water), or I realized I already had a product at home that was very similar to that just purchased, I have always taken stuff back (not referring specifically to a MAC counter, but also other department store makeup counters). Bear in mind it is unopened and unused and returned within a reasonable time of making the purchase. I honestly didn't know unopened and unused product was trashed! OMG, I feel horrible! Guess I'll won't be exchanging the Spice lip-liner used under the Viva Glam V lipstick for a lighter color even though the dark lip-liner look is currently out of fashion!
Thanks for this very educational thread. BTW, I've worked retail handling clothing returns. Yeah, love the explanation that the clothes stink of cigarette smoke simply because they were in the purchaser's car and the deodorant stains happened when the clothes were tried on.