Chanel makeover at Debenhams

{EN}We’ve all been there – those almost painful encounters at our local beauty counters. I don’t know about you, but I hate when I’m being bombarded with questions and/or suggestions as soon as I step in a beauty store. Not to mention when there is a sale pressure involved.

Plus I’m one of those people who suffers in silence. I sit there and suck it up with a semi-smile glued to my face while my eyes search for the nearest exit. So when Debenhams invited me for a free makeover at my favourite beauty counter – Chanel, I must confess I hesitated. And that’s because I’ve had some very bad experiences – MAC sits ‘gloriously’ on top of my list.

I approached with a small amount of trepidation the Chanel counter in Debenhams and within a few seconds a lovely (read relaxed, not over enthusiastic) sale assistant jumped to help me. I recall how the bubbly make-up artist seemed keen to introduce me to their new products. Not only did she give me the chance to try them, but also learned new application techniques. There was no sale pressure either, just great help deciding what products would be best to use for my makeover. We both agreed on a day make-up, using neutral colours to complement my skin complexion. I loved how she accentuated my eyes using a light plum-coloured eye shadow.

You’ll find an impressive range of beauty services in Debenhams, if something else takes your fancy. Personally I loved my makeover and the whole experience at the Chanel counter. And what’s even more exciting is that if you apply for a Debenhams Beauty Club Card you’ll get samples, makeovers and  exclusive promotions. All for free! For the latest offers, make sure you check their website here.

{RO}Toate iubim makeup-ul si nu ne putem imagina cum ar putea exista o lume fara acesta. Dar, sa fim sincere cu toate am trecut printr-o experienta mai putin placuta in magazinele de specialitate. Eu una urasc sa fiu bombardata cu intrebari sau sugestii de indata ce pasesc intr-un magazin. Cu atat mai mult cand ma simt oarecum constransa sa cumpar anumite produse.

In plus sunt una dintre acele persoane care sufera in tacere. De multe ori mi s-a intamplat sa stau si sa ascult cuminte sugestiile cu un zambet usor fals pe fata, in timp ce cautam cu privirea cea ma apropiata iesire din magazin.

Deci, atunci cand am fost invitata de catre Debenhams pentru o transformare la standul celor de la Chanel, recunosc ca am ezitat pentru o secunda si asta pentru ca am avut niste experiente foarte proaste in trecut – cei de la MAC ‘troneaza’ pe lista mea.

M-am indreptat, timida, spre standul Chanel din Debenhams si in cateva secunde am fost intampinata de o vanzatoare foarte draguta (a se citi primitoare, si nu exagerat de entuziasmata) care s-a oferit sa ma ajute. M-am simtit in largul meu pe toata durata sesiunii de machiaj, am testat noile produse Chanel si am invatat noi tehnici de aplicare a machiajului. Nici macar nu am simtit ca incearca sa ma convinga sa cumpar produse, ea doar incerca sa fie cat mai amabila. Impreuna am ales un machiaj de zi, folosind culori neutre care se potrivesc de minune cu tenul meu. Cel mai mult mi-a placut cum mi-a accentuat culoarea ochilor folosind un fard mov deschis.

Debenhams pune la dispozitia clientilor o varietate de servicii de beauty. In plus, daca aplici pentru un Debenhams Beauty Club Card vei putea primi samples, makeovers si promotii. Toate free! Consultaţi lista de servicii disponibile in fiecare magazin. Iar daca nu sunteti din Londra, magazine din Romania precum Sephora sau Douglas ofera clientilor servicii similare.