For Christmas Ben had gotten me a 1 hour MAC makeover and after months of procrastinating I finally got around to booking my appointment. I was a bit nervous about going as I’d never done anything like this before and wasn’t sure what to expect, so I thought I would share my experience with you in case you are in the same boat.
There was a few weeks wait for an available weekend so I would suggest booking your appointment sooner rather than later, especially if you are wanting your makeup done for a particular event. On the day I went in with clean, moisturised but makeup free skin and was greeted by my makeup artist. She asked me questions about the sort of look I wanted to go for and what I currently used. I decided to go for daytime look using fairly natural colours and a semi-matte finish. Next I picked out the shades of eyeshadow I wanted to use with the help of the MUA. She asked if there was any particular colours I wanted to try and on this occasion I said no, but next time I think it would be great to pick a shade I was interested in to base the look off of. I gave the MUA an idea of the general tone I wanted to go for (i.e. neutral on the eyes, coral on the cheeks and lips) and let her pick out what she thought would suit me best.
From there she sat me down in the chair and got to work on my makeup, starting with base, then moving into eyeshadow, brows, cheeks and lips. She talked me through what she was using, where she was applying it as well as why and how. Feel free to ask any questions you may have about the products or the application – that’s what you’re there for. If there’s something you really want to focus on learning, like the new strobing trend at the moment for example, then definitely mention it.
Once my makeup was done the MUA made sure I was happy with the look and created a face chart for me to refer back to if I wanted to recreate the look in future. To be honest the look she came up with was very similar to what I tend to do anyway, so at least I know I’m doing it right! I think next time I will pick a particular eyeshadow shade to find out how to pair it with other colours to create a look, or focus more on something like contouring to get the most out of my time.
My experience wasn’t over once my makeup was done, you also get to redeem the price of the makeover for products on the day, so I picked up the lipstick and highlighter the MUA had used on me as well as another shade of lipstick. If you want to see what I got you can check out my MAC Haul.
All in all, it was a good hour spent, and the next time I plan on spending £30 in MAC I’ll make sure to book in for a makeover as well – who doesn’t want to get a free makeover when you’re going to be buying the products anyway?!
If there’s anything in particular you want to know, just ask away in the comments and I’ll get back to you!