(Closed) MAC counter?

posted 10 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
275 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I have had mine done by MAC 3 times! 🙂  It’s totally worth it!  I plan on doing it again for my wedding.  I’m bringing my sister/MOH (who introduced me to MAC) along so she can help me with my make-up on the wedding day.  They’ll give you a sheet of paper with where they put the colors and how to apply, so that’s very helpful! 

I’ll think you’ll want more than just lipgloss and mascara for your wedding, especially for pictures!  Just let them know what you’re used to wearing and that you just want to enhance your features for your wedding!


Post # 4
329 posts
Helper bee
  • V
  • 10 years ago

 Totally worth it! You can also get the $55 1 hrs application session but it might be a bit more $$ since you might end up buying the products.

Post # 5
103 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2007

I would not have someone do my wedding makeup without trying them out first. results are going to vary depending on the makeup artist, how much direction they need from you, and how well you are at explaining what you want. So yes, $50 is a great price, but with no trial, you don’t know if you and the makeup artist will work well together.

Post # 6
51 posts
Worker bee

A lot of the MAC artists do make-up for weddings as a side business.  They can’t talk about their pricing while working but they can give you a business card or referral.  I had my make up done by a MAC artist when I was a bridesmaid and it was $45.

Post # 7
72 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: Small church ceremony, museum reception

hi there! I went to the MAC makeup counter for my e-pics and while it was fine, I agree with having a trial run there to make sure you like what you’re gonna get. Perhaps do a first run when you are going out somewhere that night- to a party, out to dinner, etc so you can test out the look. Make sure the make up artist fills out a face chart- basically a print out of a face where they diagram what colors they used and how they applied (like, if there were 2 or 3 shades of eyeliner, etc). That way if you go back to the counter for the real deal, you can show it to the new makeup artists. Also, as Jennifer says, a lot do biz on the side. If you realy like your particular make up artist, see if she can do it on the date off -site! Good luck!

Post # 8
306 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I was just in a wedding a few weddings ago where my friend did not have a trial at all. We just showed up the morning of the wedding (she made an appointment of course) told the girl it’s her wedding day and the MAC artist picked the perfect colors. She looked beautiful. A lot of the MAC ladies have very bold colors on and that’s what scared my friend at first because she did not want that extreme of colors on her wedding day. It’s true that if you spend $50 bucks they’ll do your make-up but just to warn you my friend ended up buying just about everything the girl used on her so she spent waaaaaaaaaay more than the $50. All worth it but I do love buying make up.

Post # 9
402 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

just a note: don’t be put off too much by the outrageous eye makeup and/eyelashes that the MAC person may be wearing. it’s my understanding that they are encouraged (told) to wear bold colors and be a bit outrageous with application. its a way to show off the more fun colors (bc everybody’s got 4-5 beige/brown eyeshadows at home already) and show off their creative talent. (blending, application, ect)


Post # 10
9 posts
  • Wedding: August 2008

I going to the MAC counter for my wedding make-up but I also did a trial just to get the colours and style right.  It will be a different artist on the day of but I have everything written down.  Also, the artist who did my trial told me to bring the pictures that I brought for the trial so that they could see the inspiration.  It might be a little different from the trial but at least I know that I won’t break out from the product and that it will be good quality.

I had a trial at a boutique salon before I decided to go to MAC and was unhappy with the amount of make-up she put on as well as the fact that the line she was using made me really greasy.  I told the girl at MAC all of this and when she was done it didn’t even feel like I was wearing make-up.  I highly recommend their products!

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