(Closed) Bees who got their trial and day of make-up at MAC…

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
1920 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I got my engagement makeup done at MAC and yes I did tip. They are providing you a service so I think it is customary.

Post # 4
3625 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Hmmm, I’ve gotten my makeup done at MAC before (for other occasions) and I never tipped.

I’ve also worked in cosmetics in a major department store (not MAC brand however) and have done makeup for brides/bridal party/prom goers and never expected a tip. I’ve had a few people try to tip me, but I never accepted as this is 1) my job and 2) not allowed (I’m pretty sure I signed something or was told by corporate that this is not allowed). I don’ t know if a MAC store would be any different from a department store, but in a department store, we could not accept tips. It was literally part of our jobs to do makeup. That’s why MAC (and other brands) ask that you purchase $xxx of makeup in exchange for your “consultation”.

On the other hand, if you hire a MAC artist to work on her/his own time (so NOT paid by the company), then you would tip them, like you would with another independent MUA you would hire for your wedding makeup.

Post # 5
466 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’ve gotten my makeup done by them a few times and I did not tip and did not feel that I had to.  I bought the requisite $50 dollars worth of products and they are already an employee, so I didn’t feel the need to tip.

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