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GSP JCPENNEY Sephora Too Faced Bronze Ambition Event Disappointment!!!!

Let me just say how absolutely disappointed I am by this event! This is the description as per the Sephora Website:

From a sun-kissed glow to an all-over tan, discover how to create a beautiful bronzed look with Too Faced. Learn application tips, and take home a FREE GIFT.

Lets begin with the FREE GIFT advertised. I get there and they tell me that I get the free gift only if I buy something that they apply on my face. Sephora that is not a free gift which would've been fine had the second part of this disappointment not happened. 

Secondly I am going to implore Sephora to please hire individuals who actually know how to apply makeup if they are going to do on customers' faces. The SA that assisted me threw things on my face and made me look like BOO BOO the Clown by the time she was done. I ran out of the store as quickly as I could without purchasing anything at all. The whole point of events like this is to draw us in to possibly buying an item well this experience made me do just the opposite. Such a terrible experience! Ladies please let me know if you have experienced anything like this with SAs who don't know what they are doing and just pour makeup allllll over faces or if I am just going to the wrong Sephoras!

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I have had this happen before. I looked like a hooker. I am not exaggerating. I was humiliated to walk around the mall so I went home and washed my face.

 

Also, when did they do the Too Faced event & what was the gift? The only Sephora around me is a JCP one but I usually get the invites to the events...

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They did it only at the Garden State Plaza Sephora in JCP in Paramus NJ but not in other JCP Sephoras that are close to where I live. And the "gift" was a lash injection but like I said at least in the store I went to I was told it would only be given to me if I bought something the SA put on my face. BTW I did the exact same thing after I ran out of JCP I hid my face as best as I could and washed my face immediately when I got home!!!! What an absolutely horrifying experience! >.<

 

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Im so sorry Daniela1387! I know the feeling. I just looked back through my iPhone and I had sent a pic to my best friend with the title "slutty makeup". My lips were BROWN- see picture above (I am a fair shade MAC NC20, MUFE HD 117). My eyes are tricky to do because I have a slightly hooded lid and there are certain ways to apply shadow to make it look good. the SA brought the shadow all the way to my eyebrow! After leaving the event, my eyes looked like they were punched in by the irish brothers from boondock saints. And the foundation they matched me was too pink and too dark. see my neck and then my face. 

 

I know this picture is not something to brag about on a beauty board and is certainly humbling to post BUT I wanted people to see that I am not being dramatic. I wish I could have made this picture smaller cause it is ew.

 

But the last event I attended the SA was AWESOME! she matched my skin color really well and was light with the application. I gave her rave reviews in the JCP survey. The picture above is from the not good makeover.

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Oh my. I can't imagine how how i would react if someone did that to me. I never have thought of getting my makeup done at Sephora. I did once when there were MUFE Makeup artist there for an event, but i would never let anyone who did have some sort of professional training touch my face. 

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yeah i think im gonna take the picture down.  It is too embarrassing.  

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I wish I would've taken a picture of the look the SA gave me. Everyone I've spoken to about it thinks I'm joking when I say I looked like Boo Boo the Clown. Never again! This is the closest I can get to showing you guys what I mean. This streak down Lindsay's face yeaaaa thats what I looked like but then imagine having bright pink blush right above that to finish off the look...scary I know -.-

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The gift was a tubing mascara, not disappointed, my SA did a lovely job and I understand bronzers a little better now.  I was honestly expecting a bronzer deluxe sample Smiley Tongue. I think I may come back and get a bronzer once my funds allow for it Smiley Happy

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I've definitely had associates who make me look hideous!  As a rule, I don't let anyone do my eye shadows unless it's an actual makeup artist anymore.  And it has to be in a private setting in case it turns out that they do not know what they're doing. So basically, I never get a full makeover at Sephora. Ever.

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Trust me lesson learned lol! Just wish it hadn't been at the expense of running through the mall hiding my face like I was a celebrity while looking like Boo Boo the Clown -.- So embarrassing =(

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Yep!  One time, I took a few pictures right out of the store, and to their credit, it did look pretty air brushed, haha.  But it was just too much makeup! 

 

I try to remember to carry a wipe or two in my purse though.Smiley Happy

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Oh my lord, definitely have had this happen- to the point where I don't let anyone put makeup on me anymore, except at the Benefit counter inside my Belk. Most recently I had an SA put WAYYY too much NARS blush on me... and I am very fair and NARS blush is highly pigmented. Looked like a little girl who had gotten into mom's makeup stash. Thankfully, the Benefit counter fixed the problem!

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I guess it really depends on the Sephora inside JCP. I gotta say, my local one is awesome! And they gave away the free gift just for coming in and having some of the Too Faced products applied. I ended up leaving knowing much more about bronzers then before (hello 3 & E! How did I not know about this before???), and I might have to go back and get the very pretty new pallet from Too Faced.

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It is definitely a risk you take, allowing someone you don't know do your makeup. Once in a while, someone will do a fantastic job, but after my last experience I learned  to be more wary:

I booked a cma at a sephora so that my makeup will be extra special for a job interview. Right away I noticed that she made my skin look cakey and flakey, despite my naturally super smooth skin. The sephora people assured me that she was 'professional' so I decided to trust  them and I sat tight. My eyes were a disaster, similar to roxystar4's eyeshadow, but with eyeliner like 10 times as thick and winged out about 1 and 1/4 inches, no exaggeration. The other sephora associates told me I looked great but I could tell they did not think so.

BUT here's the clincher : in the hour and a half a waited until I got to a drugstore to buy makeup remover, TWO people thought I was a prostitute. And I was dressed super modestly, for a professional meeting so obviously it was the makeup.

Needless to say, I barely had time to fix my makeup before my appointment, and I am extremely disappointed that I spent $50.

I am also disgusted that the woman who did my makeup pressured me to write this awesome review on her iphone on the spot.

I am an extremely frequent sephora shopper - I am forever coming in and purchasing great hauls. But this has been a true let down...

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BTW that was a regular sephora, not a sephora jcp

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oh no! that is worse than me!  yeah for some reason, some of the SA's at my sephora like to do heavy winged liner too.

 

I laughed when you said "TWO people thought I was a prostitute". OH NOOOO

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Yeah... I was almost in tears then (I'm 19) But its definitely an 'experience' I can look back and laugh at Smiley Happy

Its probably just easier for them to do it bolder...

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I also had a similiar experience inside a JCP. I got my makeup done during my lunch hour (i worked at the mall) and when I got back to work my mangager told me my I looked like a "cheap hooker". But at my free standing Sephora, I have had nothing by GOOD experiences.

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My experience was nice at the one at the Pittsburgh Mills.  First she showed me the different Too Faced bronzer options; (oh, she had started out by asking if I wanted to learn tricks about eyeshadow or bronzer.)

 

She showed me how to contour for day and for night, then how to do an all-over face bronzing look, then how to use the lighter shade in the palette to highlight my face.  When she was done, she asked if I needed help with any other products and gave me my free sample, a Too Faced mascara.  (I was hoping it would be a bronzing product.)

 

I browsed a little after she showed me the Too Faced bronzer I had preferred (Pink Leopard, $30) and the smaller size in the Beauty to Go section.  I didn't end up buying anything, though, because I had just bought a new car two hours earlier!

 

Stinks you didn't have a good experience.  I had a terrible experience when I went for my free VIB makeover at a different, freestanding Sephora.  I asked for a smokey eye, she spent 20 minutes doing the most neutral makeup look on the planet.

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Its a hit or miss. If I hate it, I just smile and say "thanks, Im going to go look around a bit" then when they leave, take off the make up with the make up remover testers before going about my business.

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Sorry about the experiences to think I was about to book a makeover for family portraits maybe Ill think twice now.. I did have a bad experience but it was at the MAC counter during the Barbie Line Launch I want to say like 2008.... I looked like a drag queen!

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I've never let anyone touch my face. Partly because of the dirty hands and dirty brushes and party because I don't want to be pressured into buying something/interrogated about my life. Plus, I genuienley enjoy playing with testers/finding things on my own. And, I spray things with alcohol and use clean testers before I put anything on my face. I spend a lot of time/money on skincare/washing my hands/cleaning my brushes and none of all that will matter when my nice clear skin breaks out from a brush that has been used on 100's of people before its been used on me.

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well of course, it depends who you use. I've had some great experiences with some while other experiences were complete disasters (see post below)

If you know of anyone good or if someone recommends, you can always request them

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@Daniela1387 I'm so sorry to hear that Smiley Sad Please let me know what location you were at so I can at least forward your feedback to the store management.

Luv&Lipgloss, Diana

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I feel like I have to add this....Sephora is a big store, that has many locations, and needs a LOT of staff so it would be impossible for them to only hire makeup artists/people who know what they are doing/etc and still meet their staff requirements. Plus, their focus is more on sales and not really makeup application/technique.

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