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Interview Question

Retail Makeup Artist Interview

How would you sell me a red lip stick?


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"When are you going to be wearing this lipstick, is it for work or for a date? Do you want it matte or glossy?"

Interview Candidate on Sep 1, 2009

first i'd tell the customer about their coloring (skin, hair), and also explain to them that blue based reds have a whitening effect on teeth while orange or warmer reds can yellow teeth- if they have a concern (careful on this as to not insinuate the customer has yellow teeth. I'd ask them if they want a red for a special occasion, or one that can be worn casually. I'd ask them then if they want a glossy/shiny finish or a flat/matte finish. Do they like a certain look? If they are totally clueless, I'd try a a couple "universal" reds on them and a couple that fit their coloring after sterilizing the product well. Once they have chosen I would try to sell a matching lipliner and tell the benefits and a lip primer as well. If they want more depth of color (can be tricky with red) suggest a lipglass.

mary on Jul 31, 2010

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