I have to admit, I wrote out an entire page gushing about how I (personally) have never returned a makeup product simply because "I wasn't in love with it" or because "I just didn't think a blush color suited me". Off the top of my head, I can think of one makeup product I've exchanged in my lifetime, and it recently happened when I bought a blush set and one of the blushes ended up being cracked. It killed me to go back to the store and ask if I could replace the single blush for a new one! I mean, this blush is just going to waste?! This company is losing money?!
Then I realized, we are all different, and we all have a different mind set. Which is why I want to know your opinion on the subject...
You see, returning makeup or beauty products in general is just something I refuse to do. In my mind - I tried the product personally, felt secure enough to purchase it, and someone else shouldn't have to lose out on profit just because I can't give it to a friend or relative who would more than likely enjoy it.
Working in cosmetic retail, you can bet that I get to see amazing products pile up to waste. But I don't think that's why I've ultimately pledged to not return cosmetics, while it may be a large part, I think it's a feeling a developed early in life to take responsibility for my decisions. I know this sounds really cliche and corny but SERIOUSLY.... I CAN'T! I just can't fathom spending hours in a cosmetic store, trying on products that they graciously offer for free, then screwing them over by going home, rubbing my awesome finger and mouth germs all over everything, then attempting to return it!? Okay... I guess you can see why I'm trying to limit this post, I can get a little dramatic.
Don't get me wrong, returns are necessary, but in my opinion, only necessary for faulty products or ones that cause topical reactions - and I will probably venture out and say for places who refuse to let you try something. Then there's times I get to thinking "Well maybe for this or maybe for that.... blah blah". My ultimate conclusion still ends up with....no. For example, I recently dropped $25 on a Nars Lip Lacquer that ended up being just an "ok" product. I never had the option to try it seeing that I ordered online - there's just no way I can justify sending it back. It's still usable and I can wear it with pretty much anything.
PHEW.... glad that's over with. Now I want to hear from you. Honestly, if you have a different perspective, I need to know. I need to know other's mind set! Help me understand woman! Or if you want to agree with me and join the "no returns club", that's sweet too ;)
*In no way do I think you have finger and mouth germs - this applies only to my finger and mouth germs ;)