Post # 1
Okay I need help on this one. My engagement pictures are tuesday the 30th and I want to get my makeup done. Should I call a makeup artist or get it done by MAC or something at the mall? I don’t know of a makeup artist around here, (I’m sure there are tons, I just don’t know any), I don’t want to spend a ton of money, and I don’t know who to trust. If I get it done at MAC, am I expected to buy all of the products? I am a makeup fiend and I really don’t need to be spending a lot of money. Is it bad etiquette not to buy it though?
Post # 3
Call MAC and see if they have a purchase policy for products if you get your makeup done at their counter. I certainly don’t think you need to buy ALL the products they use, but it would probably be a good idea to buy one or two products – just think of it as the price of your makeup application and you get to keep the product they use afterward! If you feel you need to explain why you’re not buying more, tell them you already have other similar products at home but you’ll come back to stock up when you run out. But you don’t really need to justify it, I don’t think they would expect you to buy everything they use on your face.
Post # 4
- Wedding: July 2018 - Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers
I just had my epics this weekend and stopped by the MAC counter. I had to go the day before to get a lesson since Macy’s didn’t open in time on the day of my shoot.
You’re definitely not obligated to buy and they’re always friendly at MAC. They did a great job in teaching me how to do it all myself (I spent 1.5 hours there!) I did end up buying a lot, but I needed to replace all my makeup anyway. Plus, I figure it’ll go to good use with a year of wedding events ahead.
When I called both Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s there is no application charge, but usually the customer buys one or two items. There is an application charge at MAC standalone retails stores though.
Post # 5
Thank you both! I thought of calling MAC and setting up an appointment, but then I thought I should just stop by. I usually have them do my makeup when I plan on buying a bit of it — I justified my purchases there as the *cost of getting makeup done* and it would be smart to buy a couple of things if I really like them and then use them to touch up the makeup if necessary. Thanks, ladies!!