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Jizzomelette Sun 25-Sep-16 18:14:09

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Littlebee76 Sun 25-Sep-16 18:18:45

I haven't had one but the last time I went into the Mac store in Nottingham it was like fright night. Everyone looked ridiculously made up, my DH said they looked like men in drag!!

GalindaWithAGah Sun 25-Sep-16 18:22:31

I had one this week, although I asked for a "going out" look. I really loved the result, and the makeup artist that did it was really helpful and made sure I was confident about being able to recreate it. I'm thinking about going back to get a day-to-day look makeover smile

justilou Sun 25-Sep-16 18:23:01

It's entirely your call... with that amount of time they will probably start with a day look and then work up to drag. You can stop them when you want. First they will find a foundation colour match (half the battle done, trust me) then find a formula and concealer you like. From there you will build your "look".

Jizzomelette Sun 25-Sep-16 18:27:02

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ParisienneRose Sun 25-Sep-16 18:30:54

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MimiSunshine Sun 25-Sep-16 18:34:37

You'll be fine. They look so over the top made up because it's a "theatrical" brand and by that I don't mean theatre just that the high pigmentation content of their products is their USP. The staff all get told what the theme is that day / week and then create their look and go to town and why not I totally would if that was my job. although I noticed the troll doll pictures up last time and not sure WTF that's about

But in answer to your question, yes you can totally go in for a 'day time' look and usually a perfect most natural 'bare faced' but a hint of make up look uses more than full drag I did for a wedding and I looked like me but better

Champagneformyrealfriends Sun 25-Sep-16 18:38:12

MAC staff are told what look to wear - they are all qualified MUA's so you will have a great experience I'm sure!
Enjoy op.

QueenSpartacusOfTheAndals Sun 25-Sep-16 19:00:49

I'm sure it'll be fine but FWIW, I think Bobbi Brown do the best everyday/subtle makeovers. Mac are better for a night out on the town, though I'm sure they'll do whatever you ask for.

Jizzomelette Sun 25-Sep-16 19:02:15

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The2Ateam Sun 25-Sep-16 19:07:25

I've had one and it was fab - definitely worth it. I had a work to wine bar look and brought the main products, like foundation, concealer, powder, blush, 2 eyeshadows, lipstick and liner! But I had none to begin with. Enjoy!

ThomasHardyPerennial Sun 25-Sep-16 19:10:17

Sounds like so much fun op! Hope you have a great time grin.

Barksdale Sun 25-Sep-16 19:24:51

MAC still test on animals so YABU.

Jizzomelette Sun 25-Sep-16 19:34:37

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TheWernethWife Sun 25-Sep-16 19:41:24

I have loads of MAC lippies but I've yet to find a foundation that suits me (far too orange, make me look like an oompa loompa)

Jizzomelette Sun 25-Sep-16 19:47:18

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ihatethecold Sun 25-Sep-16 19:56:32

I have olive skin and they managed to make me orange on a make over.
I also think their mascara made my eyes sting.
Some of there stuff is ok but Bobbi brown was loads better.

HeCantBeSerious Sun 25-Sep-16 20:11:59

I had one before my wedding. I asked for subtle. I ran into my boss outside who asked if I was on my way to some sort of am dram performance or drag bar. It was 2 o'clock in the afternoon. I literally scraped it all off my face and cried

Whatsername17 Sun 25-Sep-16 20:18:08

Before I had dd and my skin changed, I loved MAC. I had a session and ended up buying products bases on trying them on. I don't really like how anyone else does my face but I loved being pampered. Enjoy!

FormerlyCatherineDeB Sun 25-Sep-16 20:24:26

I had one nearly 20 years ago grin, I went with my best friend after my 30th birthday, not really my thing tbh but we almost share a birthday.

I asked for a very natural look - and got it, in fact I still use the eyeshadow shade I bought. I use so little that I make myself throw it away every few years and buy a new one.

My friend did not ask for anything and came out with tons and tons of makeup on. She looked like a porcelain doll (being polite here!).

So, a long time ago but make sure you tell them what you don't want.

The2Ateam Mon 26-Sep-16 08:38:24

In fact, you have just inspired me to treat myself to one, as I hardly any make up left!

Jaynesworld Mon 26-Sep-16 12:40:38

I had one about a year ago. I asked for a subtle and natural look and got exactly that and they matched my foundation perfectly. The only thing that I would not purchase from Mac would be their mascara it's a waste of money, you can get better ones from boots/Superdrug etc.

ElspethFlashman Mon 26-Sep-16 12:45:39

Agree the mascara isn't worth it. I mean, some of them are excellent but no better than Max Factor. They do have a great range of foundation and concealer though. And decent powders. And if you can't find a lovely daytime eyeshadow there you're doing something wrong.

I think the secret is to ask for My Face But Better, basically. The minute you express you're open to seeing what a smokey eye looks like they get a bit over excited. But I've had wedding make up done there twice and it looked fresh and perfect all night.

80sWaistcoat Mon 26-Sep-16 12:52:59

Yep, definitely be clear about what you want. I got it done and really liked it but I asked for a subtle look. It's great watching everyone else getting glammed up to the nines though!

I'm v pale too and the foundation they used was fine.

plimsolls Mon 26-Sep-16 12:54:58

I've had one and I asked for a daytime look (my face but better!) with an emphasis on them showing me all the techniques. They spent a lot of time on things to prep my skin (skincare type stuff) which was really useful.

Enjoy!

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