(Closed) Makeup Counters

posted 10 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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2434 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I posted with some questions about wedding day makeup and got some useful advice and suggestions on which counters to check out. On the boards it was entitled "Wedding Day Makeup" (if you want to search for it) or the link is here (but for some reason everytime I post a link it only works if you copy/paste it into the browser- I don’t know why): http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/wedding-day-makeup 

 And there was one post from a woman who was a make-up artist in SoCal if that’s helpful to you.

Post # 4
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388 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

In L.A., MAC Cosmetics offers a $40 application session via appointment, but you get to choose $40 worth of product to take home, so in essence, there’s no charge for the actual application.  MAC is known for it’s staying power and artists often use MAC for photo & TV shoots.

I wear MAC on a daily basis and work in a very conservative office, so I usually wear neutrals, and it never really looks that special in pictures.   F

or my engagement session, I went in for a session and asked the artist to give me a natural look, but something that would show up in pictures.  The MAC girls have a tendency to go bold with their own make-up, but they definitely won’t do that to you if that’s not the look you’re going for.

The engagement pictures turned out so great, I went back and hired the artist to do my wedding make-up and all the bridesmaids.

It’s a great excuse for a trial run to see what you’ll look like on your wedding day, especially if the engagement photographer is the same as your wedding day photog.

Post # 5
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146 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Hi Woo! Just like you, i’m taking my pictures in SF, but i live in LA. Here are some make up artist recommendations at a reasonable price:

<span style=”display: block; padding-left: 6em”>Diana Wilcenski
1211 Broadway Ave. Burlingame, CA 94010
650-619-6113
[email protected]

I think she was recommended by miss cherry blossom. She does hair + makeup

Then there’s:Amy at Jade studio productions. She does make up, but no hair. Their website is http://www.jadestudioproductions.com/index2.html

Go to info>staff>Amy (make up artist) 

Also, if you decide to go to the cheaper route… see if any sephora in the bay area has make up consultants visiting because they are there specifically to help you with your make up needs and you can ask them any silly question and they shouldl answer with a smile. Hope this helps! 

Post # 6
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129 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I know their make up may not be all that popular, but for getting a free trial and also application lessons, I don’t think you can beat Clinique. THey really take time to show you how to do things if you’re not used to doing your own make up. It’s free, you only buy makeup if you want to, and around here at least, you don’t even need an appointment. I also have had really great experiences with Benefit, but one girl that did my make up there once was horrible, so it might be hit or miss. They also have a lot of natural looking makeup and seem to put a lot of interest into the overall complexion, highlights, bronze, etc. rather than just color. I’ve always been a little intimidated by MAC and haven’t gone there myself, but I have friends who swear by it.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I second Clinique. Like ErinSea said, they do show you how to apply your makeup, and it really helped me, because the most makeup I wear on a daily basis is….lipgloss. Plus, since my skin isn’t used to wearing makeup, I know with Clinique, it wont break me out like other brands do. As for Sephora, at least around here, they always seem to be super busy and end up doing something completely wild.  I had a good experience with a MAC counter in a Nordstrom, but a bad one at a MAC counter in another department store.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2008

On a recent trip to Sephora SF, a friend of mine recognized the makeup girl as the salesperson who helped her in SEARS!  Ever since then, I don’t really trust the expertise of those salespeople.  I mean, what kind of experience are they required to have?

Post # 9
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275 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I second MAC!  I’m with SoCalBeachGrl – I wear it daily, but have a few different applications.  Do not be put off by the artists…they look great, but are vary daring with what they wear.  They will give you piece of paper with the same application that they put on you with how they did it and what color to put where.  They are very helpful and really listen to what you want!

Post # 10
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275 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I second MAC!  I’m with SoCalBeachGrl – I wear it daily, but have a few different applications.  Do not be put off by the artists…they look great, but are vary daring with what they wear.  They will give you piece of paper with the same application that they put on you with how they did it and what color to put where.  They are very helpful and really listen to what you want!

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