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Cast Members with really bad makeup..

So I bit the bullet and drove to the nearest store that still had the Sun Safety Kit in stock, which was an hour away. While I was there, I spent quite a long time just browsing and swatching lip colors (trying to find a suitable dupe for Dior's It Pink) and there was a Cast Member who repeatedly approached me. Normally, I don't mind this. They're always so friendly and helpful, but I kept trying to avoid this one. I felt so bad, but her makeup was just terrible and every time she spoke to me, I couldn't help but gawk. I have a very telling face and I can't help it, but my expressions say a thousand words and I didn't want to make her uncomfortable under my stare.. But her lilac eyeshadow was clumped on thick from her bushy eyebrows to her flakey, spidery black lashes.

 

Has anyone else had this experience? Is it just me or is it difficult getting makeup help from someone with terrible makeup? Same with skincare.. I just can't accept help, even if I need it, from someone who has bad skin. Am I too much of a snob? Too judgey? Am I terrible human being? Because it makes me feel horrible, but I can't help it!

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Exactly, no matter what products/routines you use. Sometimes you are just at the liberty of genetics and horomones for your skin texture. :/

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I know what you mean but as someone that works in cosmetics know that *no one* teaches these girls how to properly apply their makeup. No one taught me----I know what I'm doing and get complimented on my makeup often because I spend an insane amount of time on youtube looking at makeup tutorials and trying different products to see what works best for me. Also there's bad makeup application and makeup that's not your thing. If you like a more neutral look than someone with bright emerald green eyeshadow might look a bit runway and out there to you, but that doesn't mean that their makeup is poorly done---it just might not be your cup of tea.

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@cefrd13 Yup! And hormones can change as we age/get pregnant/go on medications... so what might have worked for us in the past suddenly DOESN'T, which can be very frustrating.  I had really nice skin in my early twenties, had a skincare regimen that was working well for me, then, out of no where as I hit thirty, BAM! hello adult acne!  Suddenly I had to come up with a whole new way to treat my skin... It has been over a year now and I'm finally getting it back under control!  Still not where I was at 25, but better!

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@nebel Im glad you brought up hormones & pregnancy. When I was pregnant I got a crazy rash around my mouth (think rash beard) and in between my eyes. It was so hideous and made me feel really self conscious. (like gaining 27 lbs was enough). Even medications from the derm did not even touch it. I delivered my son and with a few days it was GONE. 

 

I tried to cover it with foundation but it looked really bad. There was nothing I could do to help it. 

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I hear you! I had no skin issues in my teens up until my late twenties, then all of a sudden, random cysts! Awful. They're gone now and I'm still not sure what happened (I have a few theories), but it can strike no matter what you're doing to prevent it (I used Retin-A before, during and after, and even that didn't help).

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Are the SAs at Sephora supposed to be MUAs? The only Sephora in my region is inside of a JCPenney, and the cast members don't stand out at all from the rest of the store employees as far as uniform, makeup et al.

 

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I think Sephora in JCPenney probably has different guidelines than the free-standing Sephora stores; the associates (I'm guessing) are also employees of JC Penney and likely have to adhere to its company standards.

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@nebel- That's exactly what I mean if I can actually give them pointers on their makeup I'm sure not to ask them for any kind of advice.Smiley Happy

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I absolutely agree on the skin care part ya'll are right there are some times no matter what, your skin does it's own thing. I wouldn't even begin to say anything like that my only issue would be the makeup.Smiley Happy

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I agree with sephoramusthave in that you have to question is it really terrible makeup or just something you would never do yourself? The cast members at the stores near me sometimes have vivid colors of eyeshadow winged out all the way, or false lashes with glittery feather extensions. Once someone was wearing a neon green / blue combination that reminded me of my Jem dolls (if anyone is old enough to remember those), but it was definitely skillfully applied. It was bright and heavy, with falsies and the whole works, but even though it's a look I would never replicate on myself, it was still well executed. This is not to say that everyone is the same way; many sales associates may not have makeup artistry in their background and may not be as skilled as others. On the other hand, you can also be given bad advice by anyone, whether s/he is made up well or not -- and even the best looking person may not have a clue what s/he's doing. I think it's (unfortunately) human nature to be more inclined to listen to / take advice from attractive, put together people, but the truth is that anyone can really know their stuff -- it just depends on the person. 

 

As far as skin goes, some people are incredibly lucky in the genetics department, and others can try absolutely everything under the sun and still suffer from acne throughout adulthood -- so while they may not be able to speak from personal experience in terms of what really worked (personally), they may have really done research or be really experienced from having worked in the field for so long.

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