(Closed) Bees that used mac make up counter for wedding make up?

posted 6 years ago in Denver
Post # 3
241 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013


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
1326 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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
154 posts
Blushing bee
  • 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
491 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Hi babbot! 


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
8 posts

How did you setup a private makeup with them? Are they coming to your place? @babbot

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