Post # 1
Has anyone had a trial at a MAC store? I just called the one close to me and it’s a minimum $50 product purchase for the trial. Then on your day, the artist comes to you and that price is set privately between you and the makeup artist.
Has anyone done this? If so, do you mind sharing what you’ve spent?
Post # 3
Anyone? Anyone? Buehler? Buehler?
Post # 4
I didn’t have a trial with a MAC store but my makeup artist used to work for MAC and had a lot of MAC products. I spent $100 for all of it I think, no makeup minimum required.
Post # 5
I’ve had a trial before and yes you do have to purchase $50 of their products. I have not had them come to me however
Post # 6
I’ve gone in for makeup help for free (“I’m tired of my current makeup–can you help me find some new colors?) but nothing for the wedding. I think once you put the “wedding” title on anything, the cost skyrockets.
Post # 7
If you want the full makeover, then yeah, there is a minimum purchase (I was also told $50). But I went in one day saying I was looking for foundation and had her apply it. I’m glad I didn’t go for the whole shebang and commit to a $50 purchase because MAC foundation is not for me.
Post # 8
I’ve done my makeup there and not for a wedding, but I never like it but I guess it depend on who you get as well. Its always a min product purchase of 50, I would double check with an artist before you do it to see how much they’ll even charge to come to you on your wedding. I read someone else post on her that said the makeup artist from MAC wanted to charge them around $200 just for makeup to come to her, but I can’t say for sure its only what I heard.
Post # 9
I’m interested in the responses. I am stressed out about finding a makeup artist.
Post # 10
I’m interested to hear about this too! I was thinking about having M.A.C come to the hotel and do the make up for the wedding but I have absolutely no idea how much that would run me and I’m not super pumped about the idea of paying a ton for the make up….
Post # 11
My friend used them for her wedding and the guy was really nice. I really liked her eyes but thought her cheeks and lips needed a little more color. I think she did too because she applied more after he left.
Post # 12
One thing you have to keep in mind that there’s a difference between an SA (Sales associate) and a MUA. Sometimes a SA happens to be a MUA, but most times, SAs are just SAs.
The main difference is, SAs focus is to sell the product. Anyone can be an SA if they are very good at selling – this doesn’t apply just with MAC, but with ANY counter or Sephora you go to. Just keep in mind some happen to also be MUAs when they don’t work as an SA, but certainly not All of them.
If you choose to book a MAC “SA” be sure to ask if she/he is a MUA and what are their rates for weddings and traveling on location (to your hotel).
Trust me on this – if your quote including travel is under 75 or even 100, chances are she or he does not really work as a freelance MUA. That should be your red flag!
I moved out of LA and my acquaintance here had her heart set on a MAC artist and asked me where she could find one. I told her which store and which artist (I didn’t know their names but I knew what they looked like and described it to her).
Post # 13
If only I could find the ‘lady’ that I bought my first lipstick from, when I was 15 years old.
Post # 14
I will say that I have heard wonderful things about M.A.C eyelashes! I plan on getting them for the big day whether I have M.A.C do the rest of the makeup or not
Post # 15
After having two really disapointing makeup trials I decided to go to the mall and check out MAC. The lady helped me find a foundation, I really liked it and so I scheduled the full face trial which required a $50 purchase (I knew I wanted the foundation so…) WOW, she did an awesome job!!! I was so happy. Even my fiance finally understood what I wanted vs what I had been given with the other two trials. I asked her about wedding day makeup….she is not avaialble to come to the house but if she was it would be $180 for the bride and $80 for anyone else……CRAZY! I so hate the idea of going to the mall to get my face done!!!! But the one good thing is that atleast you get product for the money you spend. I have one more trial tomorrow, this person comes to the house for a reasonable fee…I am praying she’s good. I really feel like the other two MUA’s should give me my money back. Finally, if tomorrow is no good I may just do my own face…I would need alot of practice on eyelashes….another issue!
Post # 16
I was considering getting a trial from MAC and then purchasing everything I would need to recreate the look on my own. Then I would practice “the look” for a few months until I’m real good at it, and then just recreate it on my own for my wedding day. I’ve gotten some outrageous price quotes ($100 for just the trial + $200 for the wedding day and $150 for everyone else)… I just don’t see the point. and knowing me, I’d probably end up removing it all and just do it myself anyways! I love MAC products, and would have no problem spending $50 on makeup 🙂