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I Bought The Wrong Foundation - Can I return It? What Would You Do?

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A few weeks ago my makeup bag got caught in the teeth of a 45 pound dog. I was heartbroken, but I couldn't be upset. She's just a puppy and I shouldn't have left my purse on the floor. Anyways everything had to be replaced. I didn't keep good track of what my foundation was called and the bottle was unreadable. I didn't worry at the time because I could just go back to the Laura Mercier counter at Nordstrom and have them do the foundation test.

Needless to say its 3 days later and I think my foundation is too light. This is where my dilemma comes in, is ok to take my foundation back to the counter and ask for an exchange?

I know with clothing there are certain rules you have to follow, tag has to be on it and you must have the reciept but with make -up are there any rules?

Do I just have to suck up my mistake and buy a new one?

What would You Do?

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8 comments

KelsyC said...

It can't hurt to ask. And if all else fails, buy a darker shade and mix them to get the right color. Hope you figure it out. Love the Marilyn BTW!

DWJ said...

You can and should take it back. Stores like Nordstrom will take your return and they don't want you to buy the wrong color. Don't feel bad, take it back. I've done it because I just don't like the foundation after wearing it for 3 days. It's totally okay.

alixrose said...

Thanks ladies.
Ive just never done it with make up before so I wasnt sure if was like underwear - where once you buy it - its yours.
Oh and I do feel bad, even when I return a shirt and Ive never worn it.

Ella Mode said...

The palest in most foundations are too dark for my skin. Somehow now living in Florida my Summer skin is lighter than it used to be, and same all-year-round. So I don't just save 'em for the Summer anymore. (And I do seem paler now, maybe from more fervent protection.) I haven't returned any, I guess maybe just making mental notes. It's sad though, I should TRY. :-( I'm not a big returner unless I exchange. But sometimes one just needs to attempt to get that wasted money back!

Carla said...

I second what DWJ said. Also, next time ask for a sample of the foundation so you can take it home and see it on your skin in different lighting.

Every Little Counts said...

oh no! you should definitely take it back. i'm sure it happens all the time.

katiecrackernuts said...

I guess it's not like they can resell it, so you do kinda have to suck it up, but maybe ... if you're lucky ... and score the same sales assistant and tell your story, you never know. Take the one you've bought too so you don't accidentally end up with two the same. Maybe a sweep of bronzer might be a cheaper way to solve your dilemma for the moment. Or maybe a tint additive?

La Feem said...

No way, if someone was helping you and you ended up with the wrong shade you take it back a.s.a.p. and get the right one...

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