Fair warning, this is a rant post. I have very few pet peeves and usually they aren’t as petty as this one but where better to talk about it than a beauty forum, I ask. It irritates the piss out of me when people open makeup and put it back on the shelf. I don’t care if it is a 6$ bottle of nail polish or in today’s case a 60$ palette – just don’t do it. It has happened to me on a number of occasions where I get all the way home just to find that a product I purchased as new was used as someone’s tester. I thought that I had learned my lesson and was beating the system by picking product that was a few rows back but alas, not today. Usually, I will just take the loss but as this was a spendier item I decided to take it back. Every shadow had fingerprints in it. Sad face. On top of taking home a used product, I was treated like a total pariah for returning it at ULTA! Honestly, I will never go back to this particular location. I am a Capricorn and a redhead, you better believe I can hold a mean grudge.
At any rate, I did get a sweet new palette and am fortunate enough that I can enjoy the privileges of American society but I cannot abide such rudeness! So, PSA – if there isn’t a tester then just ask a sales person if they will open one for you and most of the time they will. If they won’t, then take it home and test it out and if you hate it then return. Returning cosmetics is so much less taboo than it used to be and it is better than ruining it for someone else. Rant over, Stella out 😉