Evenin’, ladies. How was your day? Mine was filled with earth tones and nylon because I visited a carpeting store to learn about flooring.
Talk about excitement!
I was just petting Tabs and reading the news online when I came across this interesting article about aggressive sales people.
Now, I fully accept that with makeup comes a large degree of marketing. Beauty is big business, after all, and it comes with the territory.
But isn’t there a line between reasonable salesmanship and overbearing manipulation?
When store clerks and counter reps ask if they can help me, that’s a great question, but “Are you gonna do anything about those dark circles?” is not.
When it comes to makeup and beauty products, I don’t mind subtle attempts to garner my affections — pretty packaging and glossy photos, friendly sales staff, the music bumping behind the counter. As a matter of fact, those are some of my favorite things about makeup! 🙂
But I don’t want to be made to feel bad or, for that matter, hard sold anything, blech!
So I’m wondering — how far is too far when it comes to making a sale?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,