(Closed) MAC or Sephora?

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: MAC or Sephora?
    MAC : (16 votes)
    50 %
    SEPHORA : (11 votes)
    34 %
    Other: see comments : (5 votes)
    16 %
  • Post # 4
    5786 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    When I’ve gotten done up at a MAC counter I feel like they always over do it or use crazy colors and I don’t really trust that people at Sephora know what they’re doing. I’d hit up up a higher end counter at a department store (Laura Mercier, Bobbi Brown, Chanel), buy some of their make up and then go pick and choose at Sephora based on what you learned.

    Post # 5
    14498 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I prefer MAC, but that is because I have gotten alot of attitude from the ladies at Sephora here.  The Sephora shop here has the rudest and most snotty stuck up staff I have ever seen and the MAC counter has the sweetest ladies.  They did my makeup for my wedding day and it was one of the best things I did on my day. 

    Post # 6
    829 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I have never gone to MAC, but I recently “converted” to higher end make up at Sephora.  I love their makeup!  I like that they carry more than one brand.  I went for an eye trial – I won’t be doing exactly what the girl did, but it helped to see what she did, and get ideas for what I want and don’t want.  She also walked me around the store and gave me suggestions for setting spray, etc. 

    Some things you should buy:

    Urban Decay setting spray

    face primer (forget the brand I went with)

    eye primer – just bough Sephora brand (probably not necessary since I also have the face primer)

    I have 3 eye shadow colors: 2 are Sephora and 1 is Smashbox


    Post # 8
    829 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I should also say, I’m sticking with my usual Neutrogena foundation and powder, and Maybelline mascara

    Post # 9
    58 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    @tksjewelry: How much did it end up costing for MAC to do your wedding day makeup? For everyday wear, I don’t wear as heavy foundation or as highly pigmented colors as MAC’s line, but I do love me some MAC and I know it’s what I’ll wear on my day!

    Post # 10
    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    I prefer MAC because the salespeople are nicer, at least in my experience. Follow your gut and go with whichever you like best.

    Post # 11
    188 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I love both brands, but to me Nars is the best 🙂

    Post # 12
    548 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @MissNoodles: Sephora -just because they have makeup forever HD and it’s the best foundation for pictures. I took a free lesson there for my engagement and the condition was that I had to purchase products worth of $50. The result was amazing and I am still using the makeup forever HD along with some other products that I bought – I love it.

    Post # 13
    515 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    If you want someone who is a makeup artist go to Mac. Of you want the variety and selection go to sephora. I used to work at sephora and I can tell you it’s a great store however I worked with a lot of girls who really didn’t know how to apply makeup. Mac has everything for everyone, From natural looking to drag lol. Mac also doesn’t test on animals :), which is a plus in my eyes.

    Post # 14
    3364 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    MAC have artists! =) Ask for a recommendation! 

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