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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Makeover Essentials Review

If you have not heard of the brand Makeover Essentials, don't feel out of the loop. They seem to be a newer brand that is trying to recruit business by traveling across the US and Europe selling their products. Here is my experience with them....

One day last week I went to Marshalls to look for birthday presents for two of my little cousins. One is in love with Thomas the Train and the other loves everything Disney Princess related. I always see things of that sort at Marshalls, so I thought it would be the perfect place to find something. As my mother and I were browsing, we were approached by a lady in her mid-thirties wearing all black. She reached into her bag and pulled out two adorable purple (I was instantly attracted to the bags as purple is my favorite color) shopping bags. She introduced herself and said that she travels across the US every day selling Makeover Essentials and how they were doing a huge blowout sale today. Then she opened up one of the purple bags and showed all of the contents and explained how great the quality was. The bag contained makeup remover wipes and a weekly essentials kit which contains eyeliner, powder, six eyeshadows, three lip colors, blush, concealer, mascara, lip liner, applicators, and a puff. I was pretty mesmerized by the amazing sounding offer. The lady explained how this weekly essentials pull-out drawer kit sells for $55 dollars on their website. Then the sales pitch continued. She then said that she would throw another bag in for free. I knew that one of my close friends would love to try this as well and get the extra bag. My mother continued to talk to her and ask a couple of questions about the products. 







I started to go back to looking at the isle we were in as I slipped my iPhone out of my pocket and quickly began to Google this brand. I am always checking reviews on things before I buy them and I really wanted to know if this was a scam or not. I quickly found some reviews and I didn't know what to think. Some people seemed to love their products and also got amazing deals. Others had horror stories about the products being poor quality and being scammed. 

I stepped back over near my mother and she glanced at me because she definitely knew I was up to checking things out. I gave a semi-nod, so my mom decided to give it a shot and she opened up her wallet to get $20. As the sales lady started to write up a receipt, she told us that she had an upgrade offer to show us. In my head I wondered what else could there be now? She reached into her large black bag again and pulled out a hair straightener. She explained that almost everyone who she sold one to has said that it is equivalent to CHI, if not better. This line especially caught me as I have been wanting to buy a new CHI straightener. The straightener has a lifetime warranty and it is made with ceramic plates with a retail value of $200. She said to upgrade our purchase, it would cost $60 total. For the last time, she reached in her bag and pulled out another item. This time it was a small palette about five inches long that had three eyeshadows and three lip glosses. She said that I would receive this as well. 







Okay. The lady made her speech extremely convincing and told us that she used all of these products. Now I am not one to easily fall for a trick or scam, but I wanted to give these products a chance. Not every review I saw was horrible. On the Makeover Essentials website, all of these items would technically retail for a grand total of over $300. At this point I was very curious, so we decided to give it a shot. The ladies cell phone rang and she answered it. As she hung up, she told us that her business partner was waiting for her outside, so she has to go in a few minutes. We paid our $60 and she thanked us and walked away. I still felt a little overwhelmed as that whole experience happened in about five minutes. My mom and I continued our way through the store and wondered why she left the store so quickly?

As soon as I got home, I had to test some of the products. Out of a scale from 1-10, I would give the makeup items about a 6. They aren't horrible or anything, but they certainly aren't like my Naked Palette or MAC Lipglass. They can be used to blend with other brands that I like more. One small complaint I did have was the powder and concealer. We all know that it takes a lot of work to find the perfect concealer or powder shade, so it is kind of weird that they just had any random shade put inside the kit. Otherwise they were okay products. I did not experiment with the mascara or eyeliner, as I like to use my own favorites. 

The next morning I pulled out the hair straightener. My hair was already somewhat straight in the morning, but it was a tad fizzy from the night before. I  plugged it into the outlet and it heated up in around 30 seconds to where I wanted it. It has a dial to change the heat to your liking. It goes up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit which is good, but I usually don't go nearly that high. I put mine around the middle and started to straighten. It is very light weight and I only had to go over each large hair section once. It left a very nice shine and it works way better than my previous Conair flat iron and other ones I have had. I was very pleased with this iron and I am very happy I did do the "upgrade". This is what made my experience pleasant, as I don't really care for the makeup too much. This is now my favorite heat tool and I love it so much. Even the next morning, my hair was still perfectly straight and it didn't take any time at all to style my hair. 

Overall, I had an generally okay experience with Makeover Essentials. Buying it felt like an infomercial and it was very rushed like words were being put into my head. The products will be okay for use once in a while and I do love the flat iron! If you ever experience a meeting with a Makeover Essentials representative anywhere, tell me about your experience with them and what you thought about the products.  



UPDATE 9/19/14: Since I posted this back in April 2014, I have experimented with the eye products and I really love them more now. The mascara goes on without clumps (no more spider lashes!) and the shadows have seemed to work for me. The more I have been learning about makeup and that there are no rules to it, the easier it seems that I can be versatile with different products. My straightener is still in perfect tact and I use it often! Just wanted to give you a quick follow up...xoxo!
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  1. i have the same hair straightener! pretty pictures:)
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  2. Interesting story and how it turned out well :) I wouldn't dare to buy anything that is not from an online store or store/market in general ;) Great thing about your hair straightener, it sounds as a dream product!
    If you'd like to follow each other, just let me know :) xx Maja

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  3. Amazing post dear!!!! Have a lovely day


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  4. They were in Cookeville today. I love confident sales people and the girl was very pretty. Great talker! I bought for my mother and I at the $20 price. Wondering about the negative posts and the positive. Worried I gave away my money, but curious to see if I made a good decision for a quick sell of makeup.

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  5. My mom bought me the gold straightener today for $10 haha the lady wanted $40 but my mom said all she had was $10 and she took it. I'm wondering how great it will work if she was ok with taking $10 but I guess I'll find out once the weather cools down. On their website the straightener goes for $199 and on amazon it goes for $40. Huge difference, hopefully it works for my thick hair because my chi decides when it wants to work and I absolutely love it.

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  6. I got two make up set bags for $20.

    I feel a little cheated. Once he left I looked at the ingredients and I do recognize them as being very low quality. I just put on a shad of lip gloss. their lip gloss brush has already lost about a third of their hairs which is annoying. I don't feel any burning sensation or anything. but its definitely not high quality. I think over all I got an ok experience. but knowing what I know. I googled as soon as he left because something didn't feel right. so that's the shitty part of the experience I don't feel good from the purchase.

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  7. We bought the package deal at our office and split it. I was bummed I didn't get the makeup but I did get the straightener. It works great, however mine is defective and does NOT turn off unless you unplug it. Hopefully they have good customer service. I just emailed them regarding this so we will soon find out!

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  8. A guy just came into the office looking to sell these gift bags. It had a Baby Doll Color Set, Lip and Eye Color Set and a kabuki brush, for $20, buy one, get one free.... I was a little put off that this guy was selling make-up door to door, but examined the package carefully. All was sealed and looked like it had not been tampered with. He offered the straight iron for $60 as well, but since I have my CHI and love it, and quite honestly, not sure of the brand I opted out. Now looking at your blog, I feel like I may have missed out. Haven't tried the make up yet, but even if it's terrible quality, I'm sure my daughter will enjoy having play make-up... Glad to see there's some positive reviews out there.

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  9. One of my coworkers pulled out of her purse the makeover kit, was not impressed as it looked of cheap quality, but she says she loves it (good for her)I will continue to use known brands, even drug store quality is better than the unknown for me, plus I'm not giving up using my luxury makeup items

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  10. I reviewed all the info on this brand and its coming out ofthe same factory as Mac don't pay for all the advertising so that's why you can get it for that price!

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  11. I had same experience as one....lip brush fell right off after couple strokes..eye shadow seems ok...lil too powdery. Im not sure as well if I got a good deal I sort of regret it n a way but them I can always use as emergency backup...? o_O fyi also dnt feel any birning sensation on lips or anything on eye lids...ok and cheaks I tried the blush too just seems so poowdery too!

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  12. Okay, so I just got suckered in too....while I was at lunch! These people flew in and in 5 minutes had sold me two bags and the hair straightener for $60.00...I jumped on the computer at work to check on it...I'm not too worried about making a crappy purchase more than I'm kicking my butt for giving strangers my credit card to pay for it...as long as that part is legit and they don't wipe out my balance, I'm good....lol....I'll follow up though with the product quality!

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    1. I just did the same thing so please tell me that it was legit and my card isn't gonna be maxed out?

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    2. I had my bank report it as fraud. And got new credit cards..because they are scammers.

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    3. I bought these items, followed up with my credit receipt and it was legit, I called into the office and spoke with their administrator to confirm my purchase. I have watched my bank account since then, and noticed no other transactions have been taken out. How did you determine they were scamming you? As I have purchased from them as well and so far there has been no negative result.

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    4. I did the same thing yesterday and felt uneasy about it after the fact. Also I cannot believe I gave them my credit card. I cancelled my card this morning. Felt uncomfortable all night long. Better safe than sorry. Should have thought it through first. They got 20.00 but wanted to make sure that was all. Putting notices on my credit reports. BEWARE.

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    5. Glad to hear you love your products and straightening iron! I am located in Texas and yesterday purchased the straightener for $60 as well, plus received 2 gift bags with the personalized custom compact and make up remover wipes plus he threw in a Travel Maven Brush set when I agreed to buy the hair iron. I was extremely skeptical and even said no and walked away. I sat in my car and googled their product name and the sales guy came up to my window to ask me if I'd changed my mind so I went ahead and took a chance and made the purchase. I was still feeling a little uneasy about it this morning but reading your post has made me feel better. Thank you for sharing your experience!

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  13. I feel like I was suckered and I haven't even tried the makeup products yet. I am all for trying new products but should I be making purchases on the sidewalk in front of Marshall's? Probably not. Oh well, the damage is done. He was dressed in a suit but his appearance wasn't great and he talked a little fast. He said the makeup was comparable to Sephora and Mac brands. I didn't believe him but purchased the bag despite my skepticism. I declined the option of purchasing the curling iron for $40 with the deal of "throwing in the makeup bag" at no additional cost. My logic - I'd rather be out of $20 than $40 (genius - LOL). Sounds like from reading the above posts, I could have gotten the makeup for less than $20 (not so genius of me). The website lists the face color kit for $32.99...I think I feel better now. I told my son the next time this happens, push me on and make me say no. I look forward to hearing experience/views on the quality of the products.

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  14. I like how people are so skeptical and didnt even try it yet? Lol those people work very hard to give you good makeup brands and make your day. I worked at a salon, thet came in and we bought everything, love the makeup and personally love the styling iron. As good as the paul mitchell

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  15. Just bought this product. First lady was new, when I said I didn't have cash she had to get her manager. They talked me into the straightener for 80 + 2 bags makeup free. Gets me out of shopping for Christmas so I said heck yes. Then she said my card wouldn't go through, I immediately checked my account and it hadn't. They said they would be back when their credit card system wasn't down (called Square). They came back within 20min, it went through without running my card again, I checked my account and the correct amount was charged once. She upgraded one bag to a gold bag, which meant I got some free makeup brushes with it. Happy so far, makeup isn't for me so I can't tell whether it is great quality or not but either way it is a good deal. Hope this helps any suspicious future buyers.

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  16. I bought this bag of crazy cheap "Mac like" makeup. 20 dollars. garbage! The young man that sold it to me was quick. watch out for this make up scam. crumbley shadows, almost zero pigments. you can wipe it right off of your face with a tissue. it's funny that they included makeup wipes, you won't need them.

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  17. I just purchased a "deal" last week. I was in a Starbucks having some coffee and snack when a young lady walked in. She started in with her sales pitch, and when I told her I don't wear make-up (due to eye problems), she looked sad, then recovered. She was very nice, she noticed my hat and asked me if I had made it (which I did) and she was complimenting it a lot. So as we were talking about my ability to make hats, scarves, sweaters, etc, she even asked if I sold what I made on the internet or had my own store (no to both)... I got her back on her make-up bag(s) and asked what was in them, she showed me, then also showed me the nice size make-up bag case, which not only held make-up, but had slots for brushes, small bottles, it's own mirror in a protective sleeve, and several removable mesh zippered compartments. This case will be perfect for travel. This I was sold on....then thought I might give them as gifts to my daughter that lives out of state. I asked her if they had reps. in the state my daughter lives in and she said yes. The only problem was I didn't have cash, to which she said they took credit cards. I told her, "oh no, I don't give my card information out to just ANYONE!", she said she understood, then I told her I would run to the grocery store that was across the street to get out the cash for the make-up bag. She told me since I would purchase the bag for $30.00 she would throw in the bag of make-up with it..I WAS SOLD! I love what I think and hope is a great deal! :-) This young lady actually gave me her cell phone number, so I could meet up with her to purchase the item since she and her partners were canvasing the open mall area. Long story short, I call her, we meet just as she was selling the rest of her supplies and she called her partner to get an UNOPENED box with the make-up case, since this was what I wanted. Before she left, she asked me to call her because she would love to get one of my hats! So this is what really sold me:
    1. She WAS NOT a fast talker
    2. She found a common ground with me on a personal level and made me feel that she was NOT just in it for a quick buck.
    3. She seemed very meek/mild and humble.
    4. She was very personable.
    5. She was respectful and NICE
    6. She gave me her cell phone number and invited me to call her if there was any other item I was interested in.

    And here is what I received for the $30.00

    1. Make-up case very good size, one of the best I've seen in a long time.
    2. Small gift bag with these cosmetics:
    a. Purse Petite Mini Make Over Essentials that has shadows, lip gloss, some type of blush and mirror.
    b. 12 Piece set of lip gloss
    c. Eye Shadow set with 5 shadows, 2 applicator and mirror
    d. Package of 20 make-up remover cleansing cloths

    I will be calling her back just to again thank her for her time and to find out if I can get the same deal since I decided that I am GOING TO KEEP the items for me! :-) I will be having eye surgery early next year and plan to use the make-up after I have both eyes done...I just hope the make-up is all that it's cracked up to be and that I didn't walk into a "BUYER BEWARE" situation...

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  18. Oh yea, I forgot, I was told the make-up case retails for $80.00., I can't verify this, because for some reason I cannot access their web site..

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  19. I got suckered too but sadly they represented themselves as selling the products on behalf of breast cancer. They asked if I was familiar with Mac and Sephora and said this was the eqiuvalent. I said I wasnt really interested but would make a donation to the cause. They said they had to give me something for the donation so for $15.95 I received a mini kit with lip glosses and shadows and they 'threw in' cleansing' wipes. Obviously no money goes to the organization as there was no information. When I got home after being furious with myself for believing their scam, I checked the ingredients and saw they are full of parabens which have been linked to breast cancer!!!!!! I am calling my local Sobey's grocery store to make them aware.

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  20. The website is www.makeover-essentials.com that's why they sell this brand on streets and coffee shops in order to get reviews just like these and for those of you who like it, you can also order more at full retail from the website. Have a great day!!

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  21. A woman came into my store yesterday with the makeup essentials products. She was about 5 months pregnant and well put together. She didn't claim the makeup was top of the line or would help breast cancer or any of that. She just showed me the products, told me the retail price and that I could purchase all the products in the bag for $20. There was a plastic zip case with 4 lip glosses and a brush. a shimmer bronzer where the product is right in the brush and a makeup kit that had just about everything except base and cover. I purchased because $20 seemed reasonable, I once had a job selling door to door like that when I was in college and know what it's like and I'm a sucker for gadgets and the little makeup kit is definitely a cool design. I played around with the products this morning and felt they were perfectly fine. I'll probably give my niece the shimmer bronze, it's a little shiny for me. I don't understand the people screaming scam just because they're selling the stuff door to door. I think I got what I paid for.

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    1. Thanks for sharing! As for me, my husband just came home with a gift bag set that came from a Makeover Essentials rep for $20. The gift bag included: Pocketbook Eyes Eye Shadow, 3 mini lip glosses, a makeup remover cloth and a shimmer powder brush (bronze). I was bit skeptical about using the product so I did what most of you guys did, look the company up. I've seen so many negative reviews so far but like some of you say, for the price we paid, "we get what we pay for". I have tried the lipgloss and it feels very cheap and tingly, so I might not be using those again. The products do not look like a high scale makeup line. I was not that thrilled by the look of it because it looks really cheap. I am going to test out the eyeshadow and powder brush. But, I'm glad that I was able to hear that others have tested out the products as well.

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    2. How is the eyeshadow and make up remover rag?

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  22. I bought 2 of the goodie bags from makeover essentials and to be totally honest I hate the prices on the website. The goodie bag with brushes for 33 bucks was a grateful price. There website is a pain in the rump and they do not have the refills for your pallets at this time which I personally don't like but they have the best customer service skills of any company I have ever dealt with!!! I will definitely be buying more just for the simple fact that the customer service responded to my email in less then 24 hours from the first email I sent. They responded within 5 mins of each email there after. They where very respectful and courteous. I let them know today that I would definitely let people know about the service I received from there company. I have a copy of all emails that they sent and I sent. I was just posting to let everyone know that I didn't have an unpleasant experience with this company and am overall very happy with them if it counts.

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    1. Also the woman I bought the goodie bags and brushes from didn't make much at all on the sale. I wasn't sure what the cost of each item was from there site till I got home but added up what the differance from the items I bought for 33 bucks vs the prices I would have paid at walmart for the same items. The brushes alone at walmart are anywhere from 15 to 30 bucks and that is without the carry bag. I feel like I got a fantastic deal. Too bad the lady ran out of the brushes and the goodie bags.

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  23. Glad to hear you love your products and straightening iron! I am located in Texas and yesterday purchased the straightener for $60 as well, plus received 2 gift bags with the personalized custom compact and make up remover wipes plus he threw in a Travel Maven Brush set when I agreed to buy the hair iron. I was extremely skeptical and even said no and walked away. I sat in my car and googled their product name and the sales guy came up to my window to ask me if I'd changed my mind so I went ahead and took a chance and made the purchase. I was still feeling a little uneasy about it this morning but reading your post has made me feel better. Thank you for sharing your experience!

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  24. I heard some complaints and condescending rants from people who think ME is a huge scam, but I don't think any of those people actually gave them a chance. The way they're selling does seem a little sketchy but they're trying to promote their products and get the word out. I was approached by a guy the other day and had to turn him down because I already have so much makeup, and I'm 21 and not exactly rolling in cash at the moment. But my mom recently took them up on one of their $20 offers and got a bunch of eyeshadow and lip gloss and face powders and stuff. I'm not sure how I feel about the brushes, but the eyeshadows swatched really nicely. I was pleasantly surprised! Also, the lip glosses in the tubes have just the right amount of shimmer and they taste like bubblegum! I snatched two of those ;) my mom really likes the colors in the lip palette. I think the people saying this company is a scam are a little too quick to judge. I know it's kind of a knee jerk reaction because products that people try to thrust on you are often crap. But these actually seem pretty decent in quality. They're definitely better than I expected :)

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  25. I was approached by one of the sales girls today at work. A lot of our work is involved outside the office so it wasn't like she intruded, I actually went over to her because she was already talking to my boss. She was very kind and I had a good experience with her; however, she was very casual about the pricing which makes me worry a little bit about the product but I didn't think about that until after sadly because I was at work and was honestly thinking about getting some makeup as well as getting back to work. Either way, the deal was good where I got a free makeover essentials and lip color with the purchase of a bronzer, which was $20. I have not yet tried out the product but I do hope it is good since I am traveling soon and having a holder that holds makeup for both a day and night look would be great. I'll try it soon anyways to see if it's any good and will let you know. :)

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  26. I had a man approach me today and handed me a bag of ME. He went on to compare it to Bare Minerals and said they were even featured in Cosmo. I feel like I was suckered into the whole ordeal now that I think about it. I got a shimmer powder brush, 3 pack of lip gloss, and 2 eyeshadow pallets for $20. It seemed like a hell of a deal when he went on to say what it supposedly retails for. I gave it a shot because the makeup ive used just isnt working for me anymore. I dont know that I would fall for this again. It seems like a huge scam the more I think about and for something to be featured in Cosmo, you would think there would be more of a so called following.

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  27. I was approached upstairs at Macys by a lovely gal but a fast talker and she presented the products as Sephora and I assumed she worked in Macys as a rep. When I got home I realized the products were not Sephora. I called Macys and they are checking on my experience. It probably was a a scam, so I will take the bag to the store and show customer service what I have. The bag was handed to me as free, then all of a sudden I am handing over $22 to cover a (what I thought was Sephora) a shimmer brush she included in the bag. It was probably in the bag, no doubt, right in the beginning. Shame on me!

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  28. I was approached by a guy in a store lot. I don't know why but buying it makes me feel like a huge sucker! He wasn't necessarily a "fast talker" it honestly didn't take much convincing on his part. $20 isn't a huge amount but, I too, feel a little silly because I paid with a card. My bank is in that same lot! I should have driven to the atm and gotten cash! Oh well, here's to hoping it is all legit. Haven't tried makeup, am more concerned that I'm not a little more hesitant on things like this.

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    1. I used my card to pay for some products by this company today. Since your purchase have you had anything happen to your card or bank account?

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  29. Just bought a set of 10 eye shadows , bronzer with the brush attached, and makeup remover wipes. I will not be using the wipes. I tried everything else so far with the girl who sold it to me and also when I got home. I'm happy with it so far and feel like for only $22 it was a good deal. I only have a few eye shadow palettes and was looking for some to order anyway. For everyone worried about their card info, they use Square which is what basically every vendor uses at fairs and festivals etc to sell their items. It's totally safe. If anything is a scam it's the prices on their website. I wouldn't pay more than I did for this product.

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  30. A well dressed salesman came into my work just now. The same story as all of the above. I asked for credentials (or a badge) and he didn't have but offered his license. Technically anyone selling anything legally has to have a license. He didn't have one.. but once one girl made the move, others here flocked. While that happened, I quickly googled the makeup line and so many reviews were online that dated a while back. That was enough for me.. totally bought a cool naked eyeshadow palate (12 I think), lip gloss palate (4?), make up wipes and some other lip thing (I didn't look real close at that one). Great deal for the reviews I've read on multiple sites. You can't buy anything close to this for $20 - even at Walgreens. Soo.. I feel like I lucked out for stocking stuffers for my makeup loving daughters! After the sale was done.. he complimented me and asked if I was single. Haha. Now.. If that was BEFORE the sale but since it was after it left a smile on my face. Who doesn't like compliments. haha. Enjoy ladies! Have a little fun with it. It's $20 for at least something you can use or give away (and its presented nicely).

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  31. A well dressed guy came into my work a couple of minutes ago. He seemed very nice and genuine when he told me about his products and the prices. Just based on the cost difference between the website and what was in the $20 package sounds like I ended up saving $150+. I'm not sure how good the quality is, but I figure for $20 it's a pretty good start to my christmas shopping for my sister. Felt a little bit scammish, but i felt relieved when i checked prices and saw how cheaply he was selling them for. All said and done, it's just $20

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    1. My thoughts exactly...

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  32. A well dressed lady approached me in the parking lot as I was leaving the dental office and so far I love my MakeOver Essentials especially the make-up remover clothes.

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  33. My boyfriend (who is a tow truck driver)called me at work yesterday telling me that he bought me a bag filled with make-up. His story is similar to the original post. He was dropping off a car at a dealer and a lady walked up to him asking if he would like to purchase a kit for his "special lady". Of course he does. She did tell him about the hair straightener, but he passed on that (I don't put that much time in my hair). Of course I was wary about what he was going to bring home. I was pleasantly surprised though. It had a larger kit similar to the one above, but it folds differently making it not long in length, then it had a tiny version to carry around in your purse (which was really nice), a pack of make-up remover wipes (which I really liked) and a bottle of face primer (I didn't know what this was for, but when I put it on, may face felt so smooth, I kept touching it!). The make-up quality was nice, I still have to use regular foundation of course. But, well worth the $20 he paid.

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    1. Lol yeah... So primer goes under your foundation so that it does give it that smooth feel! I don't think I got a primer with my sale, but I am looking for a good primer... I will have to keep that in mind! Thanks! :)

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  34. Ive just brought the travel day and night bag with everything in for 29.99 pounds uk in stoke on trent, thanks for the update x

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  35. Just paid 45.00 for the pink/purple bag. Still not sure about the quality of the product. Very skeptical after reading all the reviews. Was approached at my workplace by 2 guys trying to sell the product. Feeling that I could have bought something nicer for 45 bucks!

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    1. Agreed! I don't like that they have men doing it at the same time. Younger women are persauded instantly, that's crap. Their hard earned money and they persuade them to buy this children's makeup. MAKEOVER ESSENTIALS IS A JOKE!

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  36. This is what I posted on my facebook page yesterday...I was so excited :)

    "Usually when solicitors come into our office, I tell them we're not interested. BUT, today I listened to what this guy had to say, and I'm the proud owner of a new make-up eyeshadow/wallet duo (it's an actual wallet!), retractable blush brush, hypo allergenic make-up remover cloth, and lip gloss trio! ALL FOR $20! M.E., Makeover Essentials, must be doing this to market their products!! Everything is much more expensive on their web page!!"
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    I had one friend comment that she threw away her makeup from this place and another girl tell me she broke out from using it (which I think is a lie because she just wanted to burst my happy bubble). Another girl said she bought hers at her office and another one bought hers on the street from a salesperson. All of the other comments were positive and validated the fact that I was so excited about this fun thing that happened during my work day! I figured if all else failed, I at least have the cute wallet. The eye shadow quality from 1-10 is probably a 6, but the colors sure are pretty. The lip gloss is okay, but good enough for using here and there. For $20, hey, why not enjoy life and be spontaneous. From reading most of these reviews, it looks like many other people felt the same way I did and it made them feel good. This company is definitely marketing their products by foot, for cheap money, in the hopes that people will go to their web site and buy more. Whatever works for them! It was fun to get a good deal, and that works for ME :)

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  37. DO NOT, I REPEAT DO NOT BUY!!!! THIS MAKE UP IS CRAP. I usually don't use expensive make up so it takes a lot to disappoint me. I don't have money to waste and these people got over on me... Please don't waste your hard earned money on this junk. The eye shadow is worse than kids play make up. The make up remover wipes burned my face. The mascara is all dried up.

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    1. Thank you! I don't know how people can even give a good review.

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    2. I just tried the eye shadow and it's crap I feel so disappointed in my self I spent 50 in 2 bags. I guess thats what I get for buying from a stranger. :(

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  38. DO NOT BUY! this company is rather annoying. They come into my work all the time. I bought from them once. Regretted it instantly. It's children's makeup. They came in my work today pestering me. I pointed at my face( clean of any makeup, foundation, mascara, eyeshadow etc.) no I don't wear any I'm not interested I said. What about mascara he asked. No I said, tried it before and I'm not A fan. It's new stuff he said. I don't want it. You didn't even see it he said. I don't care, I'm not interested. I'm tired of the pestering. Especially from a man. Do not tell me you know good quality from bad. Your crap is cheap and cheap quality. Never again will I buy this children's make up. Featured in Cosmo my ass. Give it up, your no makeup company your scam artists. DO NOT BUY FROM THEM!

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  39. It's a crappy product and that's why they're trying all they can do. Going door to door harassing people to buy it. If you were that great id know about you. The only reason I know about you is because I bought it once, tried it once. Absolute crap. I threw it out. Waste of money, how can they give it to you for $10 but online it's $50. Hell no. Screw makeup essentials. DO NOT BUY!!!!

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  40. Bought this makeup from a guy walking door to door sales. It's horrible makeup and I should have known better considering I buy high end makeup frequently. Unfortunately I got suckered. He was selling the 3D mascara for $20, which I thought was a great deal considering that it normally goes for 45-50 at the store. It also came with a 8 pack lip gloss, eyeshadow and makeup removing wipes. All crap...childrens makeup for sure. I'm all for trying new makeup but this isnt worth it! If your used to using high end makeup or even makeup from target and so forth...Do not buy this!! Horrible quality!!

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  41. I DISCOVERED THIS MAKEUP LINE BY ACCIDENT HEN A DEAR FRIEND BOUGHT ME A WONDERFUL SET. AT 1ST I WAS SKEPTIAL BUT BY THE TIME I USED IT A COUPLE OF TIMES, I WAS HOOKED! LOVE IT! THE SALES PEOPLE ARE GREAT AND I AM ALWAYS KEEPING A LOOK OUT FOR THEM!! AWESOME PRODUCT AND REALLY FANTASTIC TUTORIALS ON LINE.

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  42. CHRISTINE CRABTREEJuly 13, 2016 at 7:38 PM

    PS~ IF ANYONE KNOWS HOW TO GET A JOB WITH THEM, PLEASE EMAIL ME. WOULD LOVE O INTRUDUCE THIS PRODUCT TO ALL MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY AS I JUST KNOW THEY WOULD LOVE IT AS MUCH AS I DO. CROBYNSNEST@GMAIL.COM

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  44. I'm a receptionist and a guy walked into my office with a little hot pink bag. I was on the phone but once I got off the phone, he handed me the bag and handed me an opened eye shadow pallet to look at and told me he was selling the bag and everything in it for $20. It included full sized eye shadow pallet with a small eyeliner and brush inside, a small pack of make-up wipes, and lip gloss trio that came inside a clutch that had a space for credit cards inside. I touched the eye-shadows but they weren't very pigmented and hardly showed up on my skin. He proceeded to go over the contents of the bag one by one. The clutch seemed kind of cool for holding my credit cards and maybe a few mini liquid lipsticks from one of my favorite brands. I was in need of make-up wipes, so $20 didn't seem like much. I agreed, and then he pulled out 3 lip-glosses with swirls in them and said he could throw them in, and make it $30. I'm not a big fan of lip-glosses, so I said, that I actually changed my mind on buying make-up. Then he told me he could give me the lip-glosses for free, and include them in the bag for $20 still. I agreed. Then as I was going to hand him my card to pay, he pulled out a straightener said he would sell it for only $50 even thought it was worth around $150 and he would include the make-up bag with it for free, just don't tell me boss he said. It definitely felt like an infomercial and it happened so fast, and he seemed so nice. It seemed like such a good deal and I didn't have much time to think about it. I already had a straighter, but this one works on wet hair, and his wife loved it and had it for a long time, lifetime warranty and I would get this free make-up bag! And next thing you know I payed $50 for things i didn't need except for the wipes which you can get for like $2-$3. I will try the straightener later and see if it was all worth the deal. If you break down the total of what I payed which is $50-$55 with tax, it doesn't seem like a bad deal. I looked up the clutch with the lip trio inside and it looks like it sells for $15 on amazon. Not including the clutch, that leaves $35 for a straightener and makeup wipes I needed, and a cheap eye-shadow pallet and kids lip glosses. It actually does seem like i'm getting what I'm paying for, and doesn't seem like a rip-off.

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  45. Thanks for the warning!

    Vanessa x | www.springlilies.com

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