Post # 1
So obviously as a waiting bee I still look around on wedding websites and such. Well I guess at some point (I don’t remember) I registered on David’s Bridal website. Today I get a voicemail from a woman saying that she is a make-up artist associated with David’s Bridal and wants to know if anyone has notified me about being a winner in one of their drawings. I called her back and apparently she works for Mary Kay and does random drawings through the names that David’s Bridal gives her. I didn’t specifically enter a contest, but she pulled my name and I won make-up sessions for myself and up to 8 of my friends. She will give us spa products and a hand treatment and full make-up. I asked if I was under any obligation to buy anything and she said “no”.
I googled this and apparently it is common for this to happen. It sounds like it is not a catch and while she will try and sell us stuff at the end, we get everything during the session for free. Obviously I don’t have some bridal party to take to do it, but I could ask some general friends here in town to go. I still feel wary to schedule an appointment with her though.
Would you do it?
Post # 3
Actually, I think Mary Kay in general will do a free consultation for brides and up to 8 of their bridesmaids. I went to a wedding expo a few weeks ago and it was in her brochure she gave me. She will come out for free and do the make up, spa products and whatever else as a consultation… in hopes that you will use them for your wedding day. Which even then is only $25 per person on your wedding day. She probably told you that you won something free, but it’s just normal for Mary Kay to do this. I would do it! It doesn’t have to be your bridesmaids, just whoever.
Post # 4
I totally would- enjoy it!
Post # 5
I’ve been contacted by two different Mary Kay consultants who have told me that David’s Bridal submittted by info to the Bridal Registry and that I have won a pampering session. The first time I actually went—she said it would involve a facial, nail treatment, and make up color consultation. I was really excited to have won something, but little did I know what it would really be like. What it really involved was me going to her house, washing my hands with two MK soaps and using MK lotion, trying several different cleanser and face creams, and then gettting made up. The consultant did not do the make up well. There was no actual facial or nail treatment. BIG waste of time. I cannot afford to buy hundreds of $ worth of cosmetics right before my wedding. If you like MK go for it, but don’t expect an actual “pampering session.” I just got an email today from another consultant telling me the same thing about a pampering session and I’m not going. Just wanted to let you know!!
Post # 6
I also heard what katia is saying….it is basically sitting through a huge infomercial and not a fun spa day like they sell it as… and I also think it would be awkward lying the whole time because i imagine they would keep asking you about your wedding, husband, bridal party..ect :S
Post # 7
I used to sell MK cosmetics for a short time. And the consultants are trained by their directors to offer free makeovers like what you are talking about to ANYONE even people in the grocery line while you are waiting to pay for your groceries. That is why I only did it for a short time. Total sales technique. I would say go for it. It is fun to play with makeup but realize she is going to try to sell you the products at the end. I still wear MK products today because I love their skin care line but I don’t sell the stuff because it is not me to be a pushy sales person. Hah!
Post # 8
I AM a MK consultant and although I’ve never pulled David’s Bridal names I have definintely done pre-wedding consultations and wedding make up for brides! MK has a lot of really awesome ‘glam products’ (i.e a great non flaky brow gel, a really nice mattefying foundation primer etc) that are actually really affordable!
You can either buy make up/spa treatments from the consultant or if you love the look but don’t want to drop all the cash ask how much she would charge for just doing your make up for the wedding itself!
I think if this consultant is contacting you and offering free service then you should feel no obligation! It’s a hazard of the business! Enjoy the pampering, it’s always super fun, I love pampering brides <3