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@p1kef1sh (45638)
August 4, 2009 1:23pm CST
My daughter and her female friends went to a department store today and blagged (persuaded) a free makeover. They all look extremely glamourous now! I know nothing of free makeovers, I'd have to go to a builder's store to get one for me. But does your local store give you free pampering? Would you accept a free makeover if one was offered and what would you do once you had your face "on"?
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23 responses
5 Aug 09
Hi p1key, I bet she look beautiful, if I was getting a free make over, I'll my phot taken and maybe go out for the evening with friends, but I have never had one done, but our local chemist shop do that sometimes. Hugs. Tamara xxx
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@p1kef1sh (45638)
5 Aug 09
She looked great Tamara. Why don't you give it a try. Make hubby fall off his bike! LOL. XXXX
@sweetie1026 (1723)
• Philippines
5 Aug 09
I know some salons do that now, even here, where i live. If i was given one, i would accept it and maybe after as you have said it, had my face "on", i'd probably go to see my friends and brag about my makeover. I will make them green with envy and persuade them to go have one too.
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@p1kef1sh (45638)
5 Aug 09
Now that's a good idea. Share the love..... LOL.
• Netherlands
5 Aug 09
Hi P1key, I am sorry to say but at this point in my life I would probably have to go to a builders store or rather a Re-builders store to get made over to look Half Way decent! BUT! IF I were lucky enough to be offered a "Free Makeover" at a department store I would not accept it either as I Know that I was not going to buy the products that were used, that is why you get a "Free Makeover", it is to sell the products, because you think you look so good and want to look that good all of the time. So in my situation, the make-up artist doing the makeover would waste their time on me, whereas, if the make-up artist took their time on someone else, the person being made over may possibly buy something and the make-up artist may make a bit of commission off of them thus making their next weeks pay check a bit better than last weeks. Having said that...I am glad that your daughter and her friends look glamorous! And for your next question...Yes, there are a few stores in my village, "Downtown", that offer "Free Makeovers" and If I Did accept it then of course I would go out to a bar that evening and spend a few bucks on a drink, hoping that all of the guys would think I was so cute that they would buy the rest of my drinks that evening and maybe I would even get lucky!
@p1kef1sh (45638)
5 Aug 09
This guy would GEL. I can promise you that. This guy is wondering where you are by the way!
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• Netherlands
6 Aug 09
Just look right behind you P1key, I am right there and always will be no matter what!
• Canada
5 Aug 09
I woudl not be interested in a free makeover at all. I don't need to be made over. I am fine jjust the way I am, and my husband will be the first one to agree with me on that one. Now, if someone offered me a free cup of coffee, that would be a different story. I can always use a free cup of coffee. :)
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@p1kef1sh (45638)
5 Aug 09
Milk or cream?
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@34momma (13891)
• United States
4 Aug 09
they offer that here. most of the time they do it so that you can then buy their products. i don't wear much makeup most of the time so i have never done this
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@p1kef1sh (45638)
4 Aug 09
I know that you're a beautiful woman au naturel Momma. I bet those heads turn when you walk down the street!
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@34momma (13891)
• United States
4 Aug 09
You flatter me so
@p1kef1sh (45638)
4 Aug 09
You're worth it!
@novataylor (6570)
• United States
4 Aug 09
Oh yes, absolutely, I'd accept a free makeover! We women get complacent about the way we look sometimes, and getting made over, with a brand new perspective, can really make a difference for us. The last time I did it, at my local department store makeup counter, it ended up not being totally free, as I chose to buy fifty something dollars worth of product. But still..... I loved doing it. And you, p1key my love, have inspired me to do it again. Hmmm, which counter shall I choose this time? Estee Lauder, Lancome, Clinique? Any suggestions? Which is your particular favorite, p1key darlin?
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@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
4 Aug 09
Betty Crocker?
@p1kef1sh (45638)
4 Aug 09
Any or all Nova. Just tell me when so that I can gaze upon the new you (externally nothing could change that golden interior) when I call you!
• United States
4 Aug 09
Betty Crocker!!!
@korki4 (264)
• Philippines
5 Aug 09
oh yes i do accept free makeovers but sometimes i check on what products they use lol(i'm a free grubber whose choosy) lol i guess i'm just picky on what they put on me hehe
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@p1kef1sh (45638)
5 Aug 09
That makes a lot of sense to me. Thank you.
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@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
5 Aug 09
icky! I don't do make-up at all and definately wouldn't want a makeover. Nature gives you beauty. Why destroy it with face paint?
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@p1kef1sh (45638)
5 Aug 09
I tend to agree although sometimes a little make up "helps" some people. I'm told that it makes them feel better too. Apart from one teenage experience I have no experience of face paint.
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• United States
4 Aug 09
Some of the more high end stores here don't really offer "free" make overs but they will do your make up for you to try to get you to buy really overpriced cosmetics. I had one done once and I was very unhappy with it. I usually wear makeup to make it look like I'm not wearing make up. The woman had me caked in powders and liners and such. I felt like my face gained 10 lbs. If I hadn't gone straight home to take a shower I guess I may have gone to a nice restaurant or maybe to a dance club.
@p1kef1sh (45638)
4 Aug 09
I think that you are beautiful whatever Cyn. All that powder must at least improve your chances of picking pennies up off the pavement! LOL. Nice restaurants are good! I'll watch you dance if that's OK. Unless you want bruised toes!
@James72 (26829)
• Australia
4 Aug 09
By the sounds of it, you could've gone to Clown School for a few lessons as well! lol.
• United States
4 Aug 09
I called and inquired about clown school on my way home and they had me come in for an interview. I was sent away being told that the Las Vegas Strip was --- that way and besides Julia Roberts already ran that concept into the mud. But thanks for looking out for my future career possibilities James. And you can step on my toes anytime P1ke. Just promise me a foot massage when we're done.
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@camomom (7535)
• United States
7 Sep 09
None of the stores around here do free makeovers, atleast not that I'm aware of. I probably would get it done if offered though. I don't know what I'd do, maybe go on a date with my hubby.
@p1kef1sh (45638)
7 Sep 09
That sounds very romantic. Somewhere lovely I hope.
@camomom (7535)
• United States
8 Sep 09
Anywhere without the kids just for a few hours.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
10 Aug 09
I have never had a free makeover at a store before. I would love it if they would..be kinda nice to know what colors they thought would look nice on me. I would wholeheartedly grab a chance to get a free makeover. Not even our Merle Norman makeup shop gives them free..you have to purchase $20 or more to get a free one per person..well we did that and the young woman who did my moms makeup on her birthday before the birthday party did a very very bad job...so we never went there again. If I got one I surely wouldn't want to waste it by going straight home..I would hit a few stores..even if it is just looking around..get my exercise in too..
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
10 Aug 09
Yeah they put all browns on my mom and it just didn't look right..she had no color..they even used brown blush..and a brown lipstick she looked awful..we paid the woman $20 for a makeup job that everyone hated...and the hair stylist was worst she was a newbie and didn't know what she was doing..didn't do anything that was asked of her..and she fried my moms hair..and she had a party to go to ...she almost didn't go..it is best when people always tell you the truth about what you look like my husbands doesn't hold words or expressions back..I used to wear makeup everyday..I wouldn't even check the mailbox without it..but now I rarely ever get to use it..nothing exciting about just getting dolled up for myself..
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
11 Aug 09
The girl permed her hair..but left it on to long..and she set mom under a dryer to long. So after he party mom made me cut her hair really short..like Jamie Lee Curtis wears hers sometimes. It was very short but thankfully grew back. She had me cut ir really short again this year but only because of the heat.
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
4 Aug 09
Free makeover can make money to the store, people may eventually buy some cosmetics. They do makeover in artificial light and I don't like it... I look much better makeover...at least the one from department store...
@p1kef1sh (45638)
4 Aug 09
I'd not thought about artificial light. You might come out orange! LOL.
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
4 Aug 09
or snow white...
@cwong77 (2011)
• Malaysia
5 Aug 09
Yes, we do have those cosmetics company giving free 'make up' session for the customer if they are keen on the product. As I have extremely sensitive skin, I won't be able to try all of this.. but if the brand of product I am using is giving one, then I will for sure go for a try. And first thing I normally do, take a photo and keep for myself! heheh... Happy MyLotting
@p1kef1sh (45638)
5 Aug 09
That is good that you can use some cosmetics. Thank you.
• United States
4 Aug 09
I would never wash it off!
@p1kef1sh (45638)
5 Aug 09
LOL. I'm sure that you don't need it at all.
@pumpkinjam (7036)
• United Kingdom
4 Aug 09
I don't know of anywhere which offers makeovers, let alone free ones! However, I fear I may be offended if I were offered one! I would have to ask what was wrong with the way I look already. :)
@p1kef1sh (45638)
4 Aug 09
Now you look fine. But isn't it about how you feel as much as how you look Pumpkin?
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@dragon54u (31637)
• United States
4 Aug 09
They do that here, too. Mostly in the upscale department stores that sell overpriced cosmetics. I had a makeover once and I looked nothing like myself so I scrubbed it off at the next bathroom. I've never worn makeup and probably never will. I hate stuff on my face. I know a lot of women feel naked without makeup and I think that's a real shame. People are beautiful without cosmetics but even men are wearing them now.
@p1kef1sh (45638)
4 Aug 09
Not THIS man! I'm weird enough without a makeover! Maybe a little filler might help though. LOL.
@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
4 Aug 09
I guess I'd go somewhere where I could do some bodacious flirting. Heck, no one would guess it was me right? I probably should read the fine print, 'cause if it all falls off at midnight I don't want to give anyone a heart attack...lol
@p1kef1sh (45638)
4 Aug 09
I suspect that when midnight came you'd attract even more attention and be danced til dawn!
• Philippines
21 Dec 11
Hi there p1kef1sh! Not all local stores in the Philippines offer free makeover. Oftentimes, only those who are promoting their products offer free makeover. Sometimes, they only give it to those who purchase their products. Or, in exchange of a "free" makeover, is a certain amount of purchase. There are instances though that the makeover is completely free. And if that is so, the queue would most likely be very long. If such will be offered to me, I would accept it only if there really is no obligation that goes with it. Moreover, the cosmetics to be used must be hypoallergenic so that I won't spend much money on medicines for my allergies in favor of a "free" makeover.
@MsTickle (25050)
• Australia
6 Aug 09
I'd love to do this but I don't really trust young people these days to know how to camouflage the ageing signs and mine in particular. I can't get a decent hair cut that looks good so I doubt I'd be able to get a make over. What would I do once I had my new face on? Slip a bag over my head with two eye holes cut out and high tail it to the car and escape...lol.
@littleowl (7157)
6 Aug 09
Hi p1ke, they do free make-overs in the body shop where I live, but if it ever really occured to me to have a make over I doubt I would do anything exciting..so it would just be a treat for myself to do that...LoLo