ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Makeovers for Free in the Boston Area

Updated on October 7, 2012

Get Made Up for Free in Boston

If you’re looking for a full makeover, there’s no dearth of department stores and beauty studios that will do one for you – at a price. These prices, however, are likely to be in the range of hundreds of dollars, making them prohibitive for a lot of people. Fortunately, there are alternatives that you can take advantage of; high-end manufacturers will usually set up spaces to introduce their new and popular products at department stores and will be happy to do a free makeover in the hope that you will like their products and become a regular user of their merchandise.

Several stores not only carry samples and testers, but also appoint salespersons and professional beauticians to help you try them on. The Beauty Mark, Saks Fifth Avenue and Sephora are just a few of them. Let’s see how you can get yourself a free make over by visiting their stores in the Boston area.

Sephora is one of the most popular cosmetic department stores in the country. They offer free samples of nearly all their expensive cosmetic products. At the Boston store, they even have trained professionals to apply the products for you, and show you how they should be used. Their store is located at 800 Boylston Street.

The Beauty Mark, located at 33 Charles Street, may not be as large as the others, but they are very finicky about the products that they carry, and only the best make it through. Often they will have brands and products that you may have a hard time finding elsewhere. Their saleswomen are polite and extremely helpful; they will help you try samples and even give you some great beauty tips that you can try at home. A full makeup application costs around $75 if that’s what you’re looking for.

Lord & Taylor and Saks Fifth Avenue are both located on Boylston Street, and have cosmetics divisions with lots of free samples and testers, as well as gracious staff who encourage you to try rather than push you to buy.

A lot of department stores will do mini-makeovers to help you decide what’s right for you, but remember – there’s no obligation to buy whatsoever. Don’t give in to any pressure to purchase or sales techniques that trap you into making a commitment. Some sales staff that are trying to make their months quota will often try to get you to commit to a purchase by saying things like “can I get you a moisturizer with that cream” or “should I wrap the blue one or the red one” in an effective sales tone that would put even the master salesman Zig Ziglar to shame. Stand your ground and only purchase what you feel you absolutely want, and don’t feel guilty doing it.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)