The Nice Girl's Guide to Pushy Salespeople

Get these expert tips on how to resist a hard pitch, return yucky beauty products and ask for a re-do -- without feeling cheap or shady

When the M·A·C lady spends 20 minutes giving you a makeover, you have to buy something. Or do you? Here, we detangle etiquette for backing out of a hard sell, returning bad products and (gasp) asking for a do-over.

By Colleen Rush

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thanks !!

by jessicaviolett Friday, May 31, 2013 at 03:51PM Report as inappropriate


by EricaF123 Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 11:54AM Report as inappropriate

I needed this!

by NillaButterfly Sunday, December 23, 2012 at 04:32PM Report as inappropriate

Excellent piece. I like the part about the makeovers not being done out of the kindness of their hearts. They're salespeople. Most are not true makeup artists.

by robyne00 Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 06:03AM Report as inappropriate

Excellent etiquette story!

by Lamexicana1 Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 04:51PM Report as inappropriate

Love the tipping etiquette, I always forget about tipping and feel like a feminine cleaning product (starts with a "d"..not sure how review etiquette goes...) when I don't have enough.

by mrselliott08 Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 06:58PM Report as inappropriate

really great tips, I love the variety of situations it covered

by sportimonki13 Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 10:37PM Report as inappropriate

I love this article! It is so important to be honest, know the proper tip amount, and how to return purchases made under a pushy salespersons pressure. Thank you!

by powerwoman033 Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 09:53PM Report as inappropriate

Good tips.

by andyv1217 Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 05:54PM Report as inappropriate

Very helpful, sometimes I don't know if I should speak up or not but I'm definitely going to try and see what happens.

by taryn.romero Thursday, August 18, 2011 at 12:28PM Report as inappropriate

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