Good manners cost nothing - and the staff at the MAC counter in Selfridges at Manchester's Trafford Centre clearly abide by this old adage.
After visiting the counter last night - I was in Manchester for the opening night of Cirque du Soleil (which is excellent, by the way) - I was extremely impressed with how friendly and approachable the staff were.
I've been disappointed with some high-end cosmetics counters in the past...but the staff at MAC in Manchester were blimming brilliant.
I've been umming and ahhhing about trying MAC's Studio Tech foundation for a while. I was worried about break outs (which I've read some bloggers complaining about) and was unsure about forking out over 20 quid for something I may have only used once. That's an expensive mistake to make, I'm sure you'll agree?
The kind gentleman on the counter (thank you, that man with the chic bow-style blouse!) was neither pushy or impatient - guiding me (and my dear mum) through the pros and cons of each foundation - of which, as you know, there are many.
I walked away with a sample of MAC's Studio Tech foundation in NC15 and so far, so impressed.
Has anyone else tried this product? What do you think of it? I'm going to give it a few more days before I run out and get a full sized compact.
If you're wondering.....I also bought a lipstick in 'Lustering' and my Mum made her first foray into the wonderful world of MAC by purchasing a lippie in 'Russian Red'.
Any other recommendations re.foundations? And has anyone else experienced the fantastic customer service at MAC's Trafford Centre counter?