Diva horror: Upsold at the cosmetics counter
I recently dragged the hubby and the toddler to the Bobbi Brown cosmetics counter at Nordstrom's. Call it a family foundation emergency.
When it comes to makeup, I continually learn the hard way that some things are worth paying for. My most recent lesson came when I replaced by beloved Bobbi Brown foundation, $47, with a Sephora brand that was only slightly less painful at $42. The result was a sticky, tacky mess that I had to live with for months.
With that bottle finally kicked, I decided to go back Bobbi, the only brand that I have found is a good color match for my skin tone. But while the saleswoman was applying my tester hue, out came other "reminders."
What is your moisterizer regimen? Lip plumper? SPF-protecting blushable bronze tint?
How many times can a girl say no? In my case, it was one too few. I left not only with my desired foundation but also a plum lip gloss that looked too pretty to resist. By this time, the family was rebelling, so I just swiped.
Only later did I realize with horror that I had paid $24 for lip gloss. At least it is really pretty.
Has anyone mastered the art of countering the cosmetic upsell? Tutor me, please!