9 Secrets from the Makeup Counter

Before you agree to that "free makeover," make sure you know what you're in for

makeup counter gossip

Secret no. 9: They gossip about you behind your back

Makeup artists are stuck behind a makeup counter all day, so the only fun they can have is to gossip about you once you leave. “If we get a particularly weird customer we may laugh about it for weeks,” says one former makeup artist. “I used to have my family in stitches at dinner telling them the customer stories of the day. There are weird people out there!” she says.