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Beauty Pet Peeves 2

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So what are your beauty pet peeves? What grinds your gears? Share your stories!!!

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Newly discovered pet peeve from reading this thread: the lifespan of sample mascaras, even when unopened

 

They're free with everything! What a waste

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I immediately checked my stash of mascara samples too after seeing your post! Luckily, I only have one expired (I soooo wanted to try it but I guess I'm lucky it's just one dead)

 

The thing is, there are certain brands that I want to try and can't give them all to friends! Oh well, I should probably open 2-3 mascaras at a time and start using them more lol. 

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Whaaaat... what is the lifespan of unopened sample mascara?

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I avoid sample mascaras like the plague because i KNOW this is going to happen to me. mascara is one thing I do not like to play around with/change up. If I get a sample mascara or a mascara that I don't normally use, it's never being used so it's gonna go to waste Smiley Sad

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I want to try all the makeup in the world so I'm all over free gifts and perks >_<

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I haven't hit this problem, but am expecting to, due to my massive collection. I store them in a large cosmetic bag, but need to find a better way to rotate them. I haven't looked for dates on the tubes; I wonder if we're being sent older mascaras in the promos?

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Thats probably the case. It is also vey likely the mascara kit someone had a problem with earlier was composed of older, leftover product. Thats how many kits which seem like a great deal are put together 

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What about using Visine to wake them up?

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I don't want to risk an eye infection or something by using old product. Also, that would alter the formula. With mascaras, once they're dry, they're done. 😞  

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Omg that's tragic Smiley Sad Now I wonder if all of mine are dead too...

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Better check soon Smiley Sad

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I did take an unopened Dior Show deluxe sample out of my pile to a wedding this summer and when I went to use it it WAS all dryed up. I thought it was just a fluke. Oh boy I'm scared to look now

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Thats how I found out about my dried up lashstash set..I was in a rush to a wedding and threw one of the mascaras in my clutch to apply on my way at some point only to find out it was dried up. Thankfully I had another deluxe sample from a clinique gwp that I was able to use. 

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I could actually cry 😭

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I am so sorry to see this mascara grave yard 😢..I know how you feel. I guess the lesson is to open as soon as you get them to see if they are ok. 

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Open even if you don't need them yet... 😔

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Seems like thats the only way to know if they are dried up from the get go.. so if you used points or promo code then you can let cs know atleast. 

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Oh man that sucks!! It's sad throwing out unused make up that's no longer useable!

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its the worst!

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Like a lot of people here lately I had a not very great experience at my Sephora yesterday. It wasn't the worst or anything overt but I just left dissatisfied and wishing I had stood up for myself a little more and annoyed overall. 

 

I went in wanting to buy the Kevyn Aucoin Sesual Skin Enhancer. I have redness on my chin and I've tried MANY concealers and even with foundation they don't do a good job in covering. I wanted to finally bring in some big guns and try the KA. Plus Miss Fame uses it and I love her. 

 

My Sephora has started carrying the line in store which is awesome! I can finally see these products in person, which has always been a barrier to me buying them. So I was bent down looking at the shades and a sales associate (???maybe???) asked if they could help. I told them I'm like some help picking a shade and I explained what I wanted to use it for. He kind of grilled me on it and I wanted to be like "But Miss Fame uses it!" But I'm pretty sure when you tell someone it's a drag queen's favorite product you've just validated all the points they just made about it being too cakey and heavy. (But *sigh* I wanted something heavy!) 

 

He tells me has something better and put out his arm out for me to hold (which I get the schtick but isn't my thing and I felt soooo uncomfortable walking across the store like this with someone I don't know). We go over to Dior and I get a little suspicious. He's not wearing the black Sephora outfit but sometimes it's hard to tell with male employees but I'm starting to think he's a Dior rep. He then put a tester of some concealer right on my face and I want to die. Ewwww.  I mean I guess the product was fine and nice. And then he goes, "And you can even cover the redness on your nose! Here, look." And then put it on my nose too (which apparently is red Smiley Sad ). I just wanted the moment to be over and he brings me over to the window to see all this in the harsh 11 am Southern California sun and I just told him that he sold me and I'd take it. 

 

Oh my god this is so long!!!! So yeah, no one twisted my arm or threatened my family but I was just uncomfortable and only wanted help with my Kevyn Aucoin product and ended up with a product I didn't want and feeling kinda crappy about my red nose. And then when he wasn't looking (how ridiculous is that?) I grabbed the KA product I wanted in the first place and got in line. I haven't touched or opened the Dior and am returning it tomorrow. 

 

If anyone stayed awake thru all that, bravo! (PS I heard him recommending Dior and directing some other women over to the Dior area too so I'm pretty sure he was a brand rep. Sephora really should have a policy that they have to identify themselves as such.)

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I've dealt with the same thing!!! It was some Too Faced powder I was super allergic to. It sucks to feel pressured into buying an item and awkward! I haaaate awkward moments. Can't even watch movies with awkward moments. I'll leave the room. I hope you got it sorted out.

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