Monday, December 13, 2010

A Chanel Experience

Last week I had a Junior League event on the east side of the city.  I will not complain to you that it took me over 2 hours to get there because of a massive snow storm.  Nope.  I'll just skip right over that part.

Anyway, it was a Chanel event I was co-chairing so I had to go.  I'm not much of a fancy makeup kind of girl.  I don't even know what half those products are or what they do.  Maybe someday I'll find out.  When I'm old and rich and able to shop for my makeup at Saks instead of Walmart.

So the ladies are all up in my face asking me about my routine and if I have any questions.  I actually do have trouble matching the particular powder I use to my skin tone as I always seem to get these lines around my chin that do not blend in.  So our conversation proceeds as follows:

Saleswoman:  "Do you have any questions?"

Me:  "Well, I use a powder as my base and I am having a hard time finding a color that really matches my skin tone."

Saleswoman:  "When you say you use powder, do you use Bare Minerals?"

Me:   "Um, no.  I use Cover Girl."


She should've known right then and there I was not going to buy anything.  I mean, the lowest priced lotion they carried was $75.  Clearly I was out of my league.  I get pissed because my powder is $7.  But honestly, she was super sweet and found me a beautiful color that matched really well.

I didn't buy it.  But I looked good leaving the store!


Sarah Ann said...

That's the way to go! I DO use bare minerals, and though the powder is about 20 dollars, it lasts SO long and is so worth it. $75 is a bit much, though. Good grief!

Heather said...

Wow, that's expensive powder!!! I can't imagine paying that much.

d.a.r. said...

Giggle. That is so me. I use Bare Minerals because I cannot for the life of me figure out how to put anything else on. Sponges and blending and whaaa??

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

Makeup? What's that? I couldn't even tell you the last time I put on anything but some lip gloss...and by lip gloss I mean chapstick. Oh well.

Shaina said...

Haaa! This is hilarious. I, too, use Bare Minerals - best stuff on EARTH and totes worth the $$. Especially because it literally lasts around 10 months.