The products that came in the gift basket were NARSskin Balancing Toning Lotion, Malibu Multiple, Larger than Life Lipgloss in Norma, and Lipgloss Easy Lover.
From left to right: Malibu, Norma, Easy Lover, Tropic, and Marie-Galante duo.
Anyway, the duo shadows were so hard to use for the price that I briefly considered taking them back.
CONFESSION: I have NEVER returned an item of makeup that didn't work out for me. There are two main reasons for this:
1. I hate wasting time going to a mall to give something BACK.
2. I feel bad returning anything from a counter where you are able to test products before you buy them. It just seems like an @$$hole move to me to try on an expensive lipstick or whatever, buy it, take it home and decide you don't like it after all even though you already tried it on and then return the lipstick which then gets discarded which loses money for the company. Here's a more extreme example: somebody I worked with once told me that a friend of hers went to a counter to get a bridal makeup look designed for her and she then purchased the products they used on her (which included foundation, blush, lipstick, eyeshadow, the works). Naturally, since this was a high end brand, the products were expensive. She used these once for her wedding and then returned every single product! She said they didn't work for her/broke her out, etc. and the company's return policy allowed her to get a full refund. The person who told me about this thought it was very smart and a great idea to get to use high-end cosmetics for a special event without having to pay for them......I disagree and think that is totally dishonest!
I have heard stories of people who have purchased products that were outdated or had "gone off" and things like that. I certainly would return the product in this case as it shouldn't have been sold in the first place.
I was wondering what other people feel about the subject of returning makeup. Have you ever returned something you bought and why? What reasons do you feel are acceptable for taking something back?