Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Growing up I paid more attention to my extracurricular activities than I did on my makeup. I was a powder, mascara and lip-gloss girl. My junior year of college my perception of makeup as I knew it changed in a big way. I had just completed a theatrical makeup class at the University when I accepted a job at the Chanel cosmetic counter. It was the perfect job for me to have during college. I was a full time student and easily working over 40 hours a week. Twice a year we would be sent to “Beauty School.” We would discover the new colors for the upcoming season and receive a gift bag full of products. These schools were absolutely fantastic and gave us the opportunity to work with a Chanel Makeup Artist. We were also given a $500 allowance twice a year to spend on makeup! We were encouraged to wear a full face of makeup and promote the season’s new color palette. I blame this incredible ride I was on for my obsession with Chanel cosmetics. From the packaging to the application; it truly is a quality product. Old picture! I had volunteered to work Valentine’s Day and take makeup application appointments for the big date night. Lee took me to lunch before my shift and gave me the necklace I’m wearing in the picture. Note: In addition to pulling my hair back, I had to take the necklace off after the picture because it wasn’t part of the uniform. We had a strict dress code.


Taylor said...

I gladly benefit from this myself... thanks, Chanel! & Thanks, Love Bucket!

DESIGNmyheartout said...

What a fun job!! Sounds like some amazing perks!

Erin said...

Yes! Yes it was. Best college job ever:)