I went to my Clinique consultation on Saturday. Unfortunately, it didn't go as well as I would have hoped. When the girl asked me what I usually wore for makeup, I said "nothing" because that's true. To which she replied, "Oh, okay, we'll do a skin care consultation instead" and took off to grab some materials before I could say anything to the contrary.
That's okay. Her makeup looked slathered on and I didn't want to look like her at the end of the appointment. So we did a skin care consult which was less consultative than I thought it would be. She asked me the same set of questions you can answer on Clinique's website and came up with recommendations based on that. She didn't explain the products, just said "here's what you need."
Ah well, at least it was free and I got a complimentary tube of facial cleanser, too. At the end, I wound up purchasing a bottle of clarifying lotion and a tube of moisturizer. So far, I've tried the clarifying lotion. It felt like it was eating my face, but according to the bottle that means it's working.
I still haven't given up on getting makeup though. I plan on going back at some point and getting a proper makeup consultation. For now, I'm still getting used to this washing, moisturizing, and now clarifying business. Getting girly is kinda complicated!