(Closed) Which counter should I get my makeup done at?

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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350 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

It really depends more on the makeup artist you get, rather than the counter you go to.  But with your foundation issues, I would say MAC.  They have more shades than anyone else. 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

@coffeegal85: I was born with a tan and I am loyal to MAC. Everything seems to match my skin perfectly and all of my friends use it too. I have never heard anyone complain about their service or products. Ever.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Ulta (at least in my area) will do a drop in- make up session where you simply tip the artist.  I went in with my practise wedding gown on a saturday morning and they loved working on me.  I did buy product too, as it seemed silly not too.

I find MAC really heavy, if you dont normally wear a lot of makeup

Post # 6
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329 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I am a very loyal MAC customer!  I do buy a few things from Sephora and actually used to be a total Sephora addict but once I found MAC almost every single makeup item I use is from MAC.  I love the guy at the MAC counter who does my makeup.  He’s amazing!!

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

i went to MAC and I was really happy with my wedding day make up – you have to spend $50 bucks in product but to me thats a trade off, im always looking for excuses to buy new makeup! plus they have AMAZING fake lashes!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Do you have a Smashbox counter near you? They’re usually in Nordstroms. I love, love, love their products.

I am a big MAC fan too however, the girls at the counter near me, go realllllly heavy on the eye makeup. Like, drag makeup heavy.

But, if you’re very clear about the look you want, you can’t go wrong with their products.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I agree with MAC. They did an amazing job with my makeup and I loved the blot powder which came in handy when I started to melt….lol. I also loved the eyelashes! The consultant worked with me on anything I didn’t like and we changed it up several times when need be. I couldn;t find a lip shade I liked so we tried several.

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Personally, I’m a big fan of Clinique.  Almost all of my make-up is Clinique.

Post # 12
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491 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@coffeegal85: I don’t mean to sound incredulous, but monistat primer?!  Monistat? like the yeast infection cream?

 

Post # 14
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3375 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I love that monistat stuff but only for special occasions, it gives me bad blackheads because it clogs my pores.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’ve always had good experience with Clinique to be honest. Though I’m just going to do my own makeup. I’m using mineral foundation/blush I got from Ulta, waterproof mascara from Lancome, concealer/yellow for my dark circles from Clinique, and my lipliner/gloss is also from Lancome. Eye shadow? I think it was some generic brand. What you need to do is find out what colors look best with your skin, and then go out and get them for yourself.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I would go to Mac.  Mac is heavier than a lot of makeup, but for pictures, that is what you want.  I went to Mac for my engagement pictures and was really happy with the turnout.

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