Originally Posted by MissTT
I LOL'd at the 2000 shades darker. In my area you wouldn't believe how many SAs quickly grabbed the darkest foundation in the line for me. Never mind I'm caramel colored. Countless times I've seen confused/nervous faces when the SAs see their shades won't work for me.
The MUAs I've encountered start off nice enough, but then they get kind of arrogant when their work is questioned. I've never said anything harsh (well I will if you give me some wack a$$ foundation shade, but I direct that to the product) but it seems they only want to hear omgyouredavidcopperfieldmagical! I exaggerate some, but I've run into a lot of laziness and attitude; especially at MAC. It's like they don't hear me. I know my communication skills are good because that's what I do by trade. Most people are only comfortable doing what they know how to do. Anyway, I'm kind of excited about opening myself up to the opportunity again and it looks like I'll be going out of state next month. Tough part is I won't be able to establish a relationship prior to scheduling an appointment. I'm going to troll the internet for looks I like. I'll have to decide on the perfect, practical everyday look or something more glamorous. Maybe I need two appointments this year!
the scary thing is that it's happened more than once. there was one time i guess i should not have been surprised since the mua didn't even try more than one shade on a petri dish or on my cheek to test! come to think of it, she didn't even apply moisturizer to my face first!
i think you're right about many people only being comfortable with what they know...i know i struggle when a friend with very different features or skintone asks me to do their makeup...but i'm not a professional anyway, so it's easier for me to get away with it ;)
Originally Posted by liba
I know that when my store has events, I can always sign up for a particular person. The only thing is, sometimes it's hard to get a specific time if you also want a specific person, since it's pretty tricky to stay completely on schedule at these hectic things. However, if you can always get your makeup done anytime, it doesn't have to be an event - if you're willing to spend $50 on products (not that hard to do, let's be honest )
What I like to do is to request different MAs every time, just to be friendly and get to know everyone - most of the people at the store I go to are really talented… it's Los Angeles, so there are tons of people with high standards at all the MAC stores who also work professionally in the media industries we have. It's always such a shame when I hear about MAC artists acting snobby or not doing a good job on the people they're helping…I guess I'm spoiled here. Well, if any Specktrettes are in L.A. and want the hookup on artists I know, just PM me and I'll give you some names and contact info.
there's one artist i really want to sign up with, but somehow the scheduling hasn't worked out so far. it's strange, my local store told me that i couldn't just sign up for a makeover without an event. well, you can, but you don't get any products for your $50. i was kind of surprised to hear that, and now that i'm seeing your comment, i wonder if i just spoke to someone who was new and didn't understand the policy?
Originally Posted by Prettypackages
I want to come to LA just to meet Liba's artists.
i second that.
Originally Posted by 2browneyes
I keep telling myself over and over again not to buy the All Woman Quad....I don't think myself is listening though LOL
LOL - i think myself is never listening when it comes to these things...