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3/30/08 at 12:37pm
I am going to get my make up done for my birthday and I was wondering if I have to purchase the $50 minimum before I get my make up done? I'm going to try to to think of some eyeshadow ideas before hand. I'll probably purchase the colors the MA uses. I just want to know what they look like on me first. I pretty much know what type of look I want, but I'm having trouble with the blush. Will the MA help recommend a blush that will go with my look?
As far as eyelashes go, can they trim them down a little bit? I already have really long lashes and I just want some volume. TIA!!!
I'll be having a makeover in two weeks and I'm already pretty excited. My boyfriend called the counter yesterday and made the appointment (this is my christmas present ). They asked whether it shall be a daytime or evening look and he arranged the evening look.
Now I don't know what to expect from this kind of look and I'm a bit sceptic too cause I mostly wear neutral colours. On the one hand I think it's great because I will get a new look that I'd probably never tried on my own but on the other hand I'm afraid that the look will turn out to be 'too much' for me.
Could someone please tell me the differences between daytime- and evening makeup?? I'm a bit alienated by the fact that the MA asked this before arranging the appoiintment
ooh just the kind of thread i was looking for!
I have my year 12 formal coming up (OK ok its in like 6 or 7 months... whatever im excited)
I already have my dress (floor length halter neck with a sash around the waist that ties at the back, in 1cm alternating red and black stripes)
Annd I want to get my makeup done at MAC, becaue i never have before!
The closest mac counter to me is about 45 mins away so I'm going to get some of my friends to come at the same time so we can all have our hair and makeup done together (andnails etc)
But i was wondering what kind of look you'd suggest to go with such a dramatic dress? I'm a fan of dramatic eye looks, but do you think a neutral eye with a dark lip would look better?
I already have pretty long eyelashes- would falsies be too over the top?
sorry I have so many questions, I'm just curious!
I was going to do my makeup myself,... because i can and its cheaper but i though hell, my dress was cheap as, why not get it done professionally, right?
hi, first, i would like to say that you might get better replies under the reccomendations category if you post there. but i will try to answer you
would you please describe your dress and accessories? im not sure how to answer this because i dont know what the dress looks like, but for example, there was a girl who was also having prom. her dress was purple with silver shoes and accessories. several girls and i suggested that she could do a silvery purple smokey eye with neutral lips.
you could complement your dress colors into your makeup. if your prom involves a lot of eating that would rub off your lipstick, i would go for a dramatic eye and a simple lip color as opposed to neutral eyes and bold lips.. unless you insist on reapplying. at prom, you tend to foget those things and have fun so i would go bold on the eyes.
what color is your dress? it helps if you have a picture and can describe it for us. i think a smokey eye using the colors from your dress is always a winner.
you should at least make sure you describe/show your MA your dress so she knows what colour palettes to match your makeup with. go in knowing what kind of look you want. you could bring in magazine clippings of celebrities too.
if you want to wear false lashes, go ahead! i don't think it would be over the top at all as long as you dont choose super crazy drag queen lashes or something lol. the MA can help you choose a pair that suits you, regardless of what your natural lashes look like. MAC has a nice selection of false lashes like their popular #7.
hope that helps a bit
Haha, the currency conversion, oh man, its great in the US but baaad in Australia... to have a makeover here, it costs $95..! Obviously that would buy HEAPS of product, but I think I'm actually just going to do a $120 make up course, end of this month there is a "basic makeup' class, which covers foundation, blush, and a bit of eyes, or I'll wait for smoky eyes. In this class, at least they make you practice on yourself! I can't wait, but NERVOUS cos its only within the last 2 months that I've really only figured out how to use more than 2 colours on my eyes!
Well I guess you could always return the stuff if you wanted to be cheap.
Seriously?! This was not cool.
The MUA takes time away to give you a makeover, not being able to sell and possibly sell 3-4x to people just walking up (so they can make their goal and keep their job, seeing as how people are getting laid off left and right because of the economy) and not being able to help other people who may need help. Also when you return the stuff, regardless if you used it or not, it gets tossed away. If it didn't work for you that's one thing but to be wasteful? This is why they have a price hike every year.
Makeovers are a service. Most counters require a minimum purchase. I worked for Chanel and it was 3 items...that's a lot more than $50. Same w/Lauder, Lancome you name it!
MAC is not even charging you for this service. They are pretty much *giving* you product. If you think about it, if you went to get your hair done, you'd spend anywhere from $40-$300 (depending on what's being done) and you'd leave with only your hair done, no products. Get a make-up artist to your house for a wedding or prom and they'll charge you AT LEAST $50 (more than likely A LOT more) and you won't get anything! At least here you get make-up for the money.
Listen baby, IT'S A SERVICE. Don't be rude and return the items you purchased! If you don't like what the artist used, DON'T BUY IT! Buy something else you've been eyeing, if you're there to get a makeover at MAC, you probably already like the products, buy something you like (or need) and don't return it! Don't waste the artists time. That's just wrong.
If you're just getting color matched, they don't charge. Eye demo--no charge. During the week most places don't charge. Weekends are busy, Fri-Sun it's $50, if you don't like that, go during the week when it's not so busy.
LMAO. You need to CHILL on the WHACK ATTACK.
I do go during the week (hence the no charge, maybe it's cause I'm nice and they like me -- plus I buy enough anyway) but regardless...my statement was joking HENCE THE You seriously don't need to jump down someones throat over the internet for a joke. If you want to make a generalized bitchy comment towards everyone, that's fine, but don't direct it towards me next time.
But yes, of course, I do agree that the MUA spends time with you and they do deserve compensation.