Post # 1
i thought MAC had a service where they could come out to you and do makeup for a fee… i can’t find it on their website. does anyone know?
and does anyone know any other options if i don’t want to use a "makeup artist"?
Post # 3
I’ve never heard of this, but I am a devoted MAC customer! I know if you go to one the stores the will do your make-up for a fee if you make an appointment. If you just walk in and they have time, they will do it for "free" but expect you to buy product. I would try to find on of their artists that you like and see if they’ll do your make-up on the side. Have them do a wedding look, buy the make-up and pay them to come out and apply. My sister, who is my Maid/Matron of Honor, introduced me to MAC, so I plan on making the field trip with her and have her be my artist for the day of…she doesn’t know it yet! If you trust a Bridesmaid or Best Man or Maid/Matron of Honor, take them with you to help you the day of!
Sorry for the long post!
Post # 4
i haven’t heard of this service per se, but i know people (and girls on this board) who hired MAC artists to be their makeup artists on their wedding day. as i understood, most of them do freelance makeup jobs on the side, and are willing to work your wedding day. my advice would be either to just go up to a counter and ask, or have a trial done, and if you like the results, ask if they are available for booking.
Post # 5
If you go to a MAC counter at a department store they will do your make-up for "free" — you are required to purchase $40.00 of product. If you like the make-up you can hire the artist directly, and unlike other make-up counters MAC trains their make-up artists. If you go to an actual MAC store you can still hire the make-up person, but they charge for the make-up trial and you get no product.
If your wedding location is near a mall, you can save yourself some money by going to get your trial to decided on your make-up artist, and then have them do your wedding day make-up at the mall. I have a friend who did this, and each bridesmaid got their make-up done for free and purchased $40.00 of product — but this only works well if your location is near a mall. Otherwise, the make-up artist can come to you — but they charge significantly more.
Post # 6
MAC does not offer off-site services. However, like the few said above, many of their artists can be hired to do freelance work which means they are providing a service independently and are not representing MAC officially.
This also means that everyone’s freelance fees will be different. If you have an artist at a MAC store that you like, ask them what their rate is or if they have a referral.
This is what I did for my wedding and LOVED my artist. She did my makeup and the entire bridal party and it lasted throughout the wedding and turned out great in pictures, but still looked natural in person.
An alternative is to pay for the pro application, and ask them to show you how to do it yourself. The fee is $40 for an appt., which is either just for the application, or you can buy at least $40 in product. I figure if you’re paying $40, you may as well go home with some stuff!