Beauty Counter Courage


Many times when I’ve gone to the cosmetic counter I’ve been bombarded with question of “Ma’am do you need lipstick? or eyeliner? Perhaps a compact?” The torrent of question is so rapid that I often get intimidated and overwhelmed and forget what I wanted to buy in the first place.

It takes certain amount of courage for a people pleaser like me to go there and say ‘no’ to these sales assistants. I feels its also important not to hurt any feelings or step on any toes. Its the same theory I have at being polite to restaurant services so that they don’t sneeze into my food :D.

First thing I do is walk in and let them know that I’m only looking for this particular item as politely as possible. While walking around just window shopping, I give my head a slight shake when a sales assistant approaches letting them know that I’m not interested in purchasing any item.

I hope I’m not the only one who feels incredibly insecure while sitting in that makeup chair getting some product applied on me. I have to steel myself of all my insecurities when I’m sitting there. Hoping I’m not alone in that feeling. To distract myself I usually think about the product I’m buying. Contemplating price, quality, effectiveness and usability. This usually helps me keep my head when I’m sitting there.

Any tips you have to share please leave a comment.

Have a great day!!