Post # 1
Hi Bees, looking for pics from those that might have used Mac counter or the like for their wedding day make up?
I’m having a tough tme finding a MUA in my budget and am worried about being washed out looking from my bare minerals make up. I’ve found a couple of artists nearby in my budget but they have not yet returned my call (I’ll give them a few days). So I was thinking maybe the MAC store in Boulder, they only charge $50 for a 1 hr (ish) appt for the trial and $50 for day of, I forgot to ask if they have the make up that photographs well. From the blogs I’ve read, it just really depends on the artist you happen o get.
OR if you have a referral for a MUA in the Denver/Boulder area, feel free to chime in.
Post # 3
MAC is actually made to be professional grade makeup for film & theatre. Their products will definitely last throughout the day and will photograph very, very well! I would strongly recommend using MAC over any other department store line. My recommendation is to go to the store, and get some makeup applied without it being specifically wedding-related. Find someone you are comfortable with who is a good listener. If they do a good job with the small mini-makeup and you are on board with their recommendations, then see if they are available on your wedding date and book your trial run/wedding. That is what I did for mine!
Post # 4
I’ve had my makeup done at MAC counters for various events, but I’ll be using a freelance MAC artist for my wedding because its my sisters best friend. I have always had such great experiences with MAC makeup and the artists. The makeup is amazing quality and holds up to everything!! They charge $50 towards product and you get the application for free. This is a great deal because you can buy the lipgloss or powder their using on you so you can retouch with the same shade. Book an appointment, let them know the look your going for or show pictures. MAC artists go through lots of training and are extremely talented! I highly recommend!
Post # 5
- Wedding: September 2012 - Schloss Heiligenberg/ Spearfish Canyon Lodge
I did my wedding day make-up myself and used mostly MAC products. I went to a MAC counter in Boston to get advice on which products to buy and the nice saleslady (it was a quiet afternoon) showed me how to achieve the look I wanted. I can speak highly of MAC quality – my wedding day make-up looked great all day long and didn’t neet any retouching.
Post # 6
Yes! I am going to use MAC for my wedding. I am getting married in Scotland and will only arrive a few days before, so no chance to practice with a makeup artist.
Instead, I went into the store and told them that I wanted a makeup look for my wedding. They sat me down, talked to me about what I wanted and applied a look for me. After I left the store, I wore the makeup for the rest of the day, including biking around in the hot sun. It mostly looked great after about six hours. I was particularly impressed by the lack of creasing in the eyeshadow. I felt I could have used a touch up of the lipstick and the powder, but it was not unreasonable.
The assistant was very patient and showed me how to do each step. She also taught me a lot of new make up applying techniques. I ended up buying everything except the primer and mascara, which I already had. The total for:
Foundation, Powder, Blusher, Highlighter, 5 eyeshadows, two lipsticks (to get the perfect final effect) a lipliner, a browliner and four brushes was around $400.
The makeup artist would have cost around $150 for a practice and the wedding day. This way I have makeup I can use again and again, even though it cost more.
I forgot to say: I am in Boulder, CO. I went to the MAC store in the 29th st mall in Boulder, though I have forgotton the name of the lady that applied the makeup. You can just see her in the pic though. 🙂
Post # 7
THanks bees! I did a trial run at the mac store in Boulder, I bought about $100 worth just because I loved it all. They did an excellent job and recommended i book a private make up appt with them the day of my wedding for $50, so we did that. I’ll be heading in at 1pm today! 🙂
Post # 7
How did you setup a private makeup with them? Are they coming to your place? @babbot