eye of the beholder
September 19, 2009 6:50pm CST
This morning I went to a popular drugstore in Canada called Shoppers Drugmart, and I was very surprised. As I passed through the cosmetics section of the store, I spotted a pretty looking employee. Her name tag stated her name, but it also had a title. The title read 'Beauty Expert'. I began to wonder, what qualifies this twenty-something to be an expert in a so called 'field' of beauty. I am a firm believe that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. You can go ahead and tell me that beauty means thin bodies, smooth soft skin, and body and facial symmetry, but I think it is a hell of a lot more than that. There is no way that this girl can consult people on issues of beauty. She is a cosmetic expert, not beauty. Maybe she has additional qualifications with fragrances but no way in hell would I consult a drug store employee about my feeling of inadequacy in the beauty department. Would you? p.s. I make posts like this on my blog, http://www.dumpsterspeak.blogspot.com
20 Sep 09
Exactly what I was thinking. Beauty is not a field of education, therefore, one cannot become an expert in it. You can be fascinated by beauty and you can have a love for cosmetics, but there is no such thing as a beauty expert despite what many people claim, especially in the world of fashion.
20 Sep 09
The tag is just another title. It may mean that she has undergone some training in regards to the product line that she carries and that she may help you with any inquiry that you may have with the product. Beauty is a lot of things and different people have different standards for beauty. The media may push/sell their idea of beauty and people may make their own decisions about beauty and what they think is beautiful.