Well, it’s not! It’s all about me, but then isn’t that how all these blogs got started??? Someone thought everyone was entitled to their opinion and blogs were born! So this blog being about me and my makeup addiction, we were bound to eventually discuss the fact that I am one of those scary ladies in the white coat, behind the Clinique Counter. Except, I’m not. I really try to be friendly and non-scary and put people at their ease. All those jars and bottles and colors and things can be confusing. That’s where I come in.
Do you know how much training I have to go thru to get one of those stinkin’ white coats? ALOT! You start with a three day First Class to learn the entire line. Then a two day class to learn about the makeup part of the line, meanwhile you are attending “update” training on new products every 6 months. Then we have to take an accredidation test to prove we learned everthing they taught you in the first two big training sessions, it’s an all day test and very stressful. After that you then attend Master Classes to keep your skills sharp. So it ain’t as easy as it looks, kids!
There are pros and cons to all of this. The biggest pro is FREE STUFF! You sell the line, they give you products to try and use, so you can better tell your customer how it works. The con is you better be selling your butt off and making your sales goals, appointments, pre-sale for Gifts with Purchase and generally improving sales every year. If the economy is bad, or if you get closed because of 3 ft. of snow, it is NOT the companies problem, it’s YOURS! You better makeup those sales you lost!
How long have I been enduring this sadistic little setup?? Nine years!!! Yes!! First I sold Clarins, then due to Corporate B. S. I sold all the lines in the store, but without being “associated” with one (which meant all those freebies I got were stopped). But then my former store (Hecht’s) was bought out by Macy’s and I was then put back on one line. Don’t get me wrong, we all have to “inter-sell”, which means we sell products from other lines when their associates aren’t there. But we are mainly responsible for our own line.
Ok, so what you see below is dome of the latest “swag” I scored on my last gratis order. That very last bottle is the newest star of the line. A product designed to even out skin tone, break up sun spots, age spots, & acne scarring, for all of use who burned and abused our skin in our youth. Look for heavy advertising of this during American Idol finals!
So, OK, you sell Clinique, do you use EVERYTHING?!?! Quite honestly, no!! Oh quit being so horrified. Look At this blog! What did you think? However, I use the products I like and work for me. I love Total Turnaround Concentrate, All About Eyes eye cream, Youth Surge Moisturizer and Repairwear Night Cream.
We also have some really gorgeous color products. My favorites are: Eyeshadows; Lucky Penny, Iced Mauve, Toasted Almond, Foxy, Daybreak, in the Duos; Like Mink, Strawberry Fudge, Beach Plum, and Starstruck/Golden Lynx.
My all-time favorite blush is Precious Posy. I use no other in the line.
Favorite Mascara is High Impact.
Favorite Eyeliner is Chocolate Lustre in the Creamshapers line.
Favorite lipsticks: The Buttershine line in Delovely, Praline, and Apple Brandy. Also Honeynut, and Surprise.
So my Lemmingista’s, now that I’ve “come clean”, I hope you will still follow and read the blog and share just a little Clinique love!!!!