(Closed) makeup (counter, lessons, etc?)

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I absolutely love MAC and have had them do very minimal and fresh looks for me. They like to use their faces as advertisements, so if you go in and see a girl whose makeup you like, see if you can book a session with her. Sometimes they charge, or do it for free as long as you buy a certain amount.

I know they can look kind of extreme in the posters and ads, but I think it’s kind of like haute couture for makeup:  no one wears the crazy stuff that goes down the runway, but they use the idea or style for pret-a-porter everyday items. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I agree, MAC is my go-to for any decent make-up. They’re amazing, and trained properly, not like other counter girls. Love MAC!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@adavis135:  I’ve worked at the counters for Chanel, Clinique, and Dior. Go to Mac! They use bold pics in the ad but really their color range is enormous. Just because it’s Mac doesn’t mean it has to be neon or sparkly. And as far as I know Mac is the only company that only employs professional makeup artists at their counters (they automatically earn a higher salary than other cosmetic counter employees). The rest just get on the job training. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I had a fancy dinner last night (and was in need of new mascara), so I wandered to the MAC counter and the woman there was amazing. I consider myself pretty makeup illiterate and she really spent time teaching me how to recreate the look myself. It was very subtle and perfect. I had asked her for tips for upcoming engagement photos and she had fabulous ideas. In the end I asked for her card because i loved her work so much. I think etiquette says you should make at least a $40-50 purchase for a full face consultation – which isn’t that tough to do at MAC 🙂

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I go to Sephora!  The “cast members” that work there are great and they really know their stuff.  Plus you have so many different brands to try.  I believe that if you spend $50 you can get a full make-up application.  I always just ask someone for help and they walk me through different products and how to use them.  I have never been disappointed with anything they have recommended for me!

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