What Do You Hate About Shopping For Makeup?

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Vote up the occurrences that sometimes make you wonder why you bother shopping for makeup at all.

Just because you love all-glitter everything, adorable mini-sized beauty products, and the thrill of hearing someone tell you that your eyebrows are absolute perfection, doesn't mean you love actually going into the store and buying makeup. It can be a messy affair; that nice white top you were wearing is most definitely going to wind up smeared with something without your knowledge. There's also no guarantee that the store will even have your coveted item in stock (Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Foundation, you've been put on blast). 

Even though swatching is necessary (and honestly cathartic), we should all probably just do our cosmetic shopping online. Until we can make the full switch, though, there are a few nuisances that just can't be avoided. Ranker polled makeup junkies to find out which things totally ruin their in-store shopping experiences and we're sure that you'll be able to relate to some of them, maybe all of them.

Are there any makeup shopping peeves we missed?

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  • 1
    63 votes

    Dirty Makeup Testers That Haven't Been Cleaned In Forever

    "Gross makeup testers. I hate when I stain my clothes just because I brushed against a tester with makeup oozing out of it."

  • 2
    79 votes

    Employees Who Give Bad Makeup Advice

    "When someone who is an orange Oompa Loompa with huge, over drawn eyebrows tries to give me makeup advice. Go. Away."

  • 3
    68 votes

    Expensive Products That Aren't Worth The Hype

    "When a product is too expensive and comes in a small container/package that doesn't last long."

  • 4
    65 votes

    Being Recommended Products Because They're Expensive Not Because They Suit You

    "I have really bad acne, so I hate when they recommend me "lightweight" and "natural-looking" foundation cause they're more expensive."

  • 5
    76 votes

    Being Judged For Going Makeup-Free While Shopping

    "When I get disgusted looks from employees cause I don't have a full face of glam makeup on and get looked at and treated like I don't know what I'm doing there in the first place."

  • 6
    68 votes

    Makeup Employees That Don't Know Anything About Makeup

    "Salespeople who don’t know what the hell they're doing, [showing] up for work looking like an orange with bright blue tacky Marc Jacobs eyeshadow, no eyeliner, no mascara."