fluttrgrlPlatinumFluttrgrl
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14 yrs, 5 mths ago

Department Store Makeover – free with purchase

Hi guys,

I am going to a wedding in a couple of weeks and am toying with the idea of going to a beauty counter at a department store to get them to do it. I know a lot of places will do your makeup for free if you spend a certain amount.

Does anyone know what the amount for various counters is?

I am toying with either
MAC
Napoleon (I think his is $75)
YSL
Dior

I particularly want to get the YSL French Manicure Nail pens and figure this might be a super cheap way to do it.

Thanks guys!

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  • 11 yrs, 10 mths ago

    What? I had no idea you had to pay for them?
    i`ve never paid for a makeover with some samples thrown in!

    I get them all the time…
    I`ve recently had them at EL, Bobbi Brown, Lancome, YSL, Clinique

    I just generally have a chat to the SA and they usually ask me if I want one, they seem to get bored sometimes and enjoy showing off their talent. I have met some amazing MUA SA in Myer and DJ`s.

    Mac i think is $75 but redeemable on products

    Glamglee they give out free makeovers all the time but if u want something special like wedding formals and so on you can book someone to do it for you

  • Little HeartPlatinumLittle Heart
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    11 yrs, 10 mths ago

    Funnily enough while I was getting my makeover at YSL the girl mentioned she was also a clairvoyant… she did a free reading on me! it was amazing!

    A big hello and thank you to Adelle from YSL

  • Little HeartPlatinumLittle Heart
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    11 yrs, 10 mths ago

    What? I had no idea you had to pay for them?
    i`ve never paid for a makeover with some samples thrown in!

    I get them all the time…
    I`ve recently had them at EL, Bobbi Brown, Lancome, YSL, Clinique

    I just generally have a chat to the SA and they usually ask me if I want one, they seem to get bored sometimes and enjoy showing off their talent. I have met some amazing MUA SA in Myer and DJ`s.

  • Annyex.PlatinumAnnyex.
    Platinum
    11 yrs, 10 mths ago

    Atm the moment I`m juggling between
    YSL
    Chanel
    Shiseido
    Mecca Cosmetic
    Kit Cosmetics

    And maybe:
    Givenchy
    Clinique
    Laura Mercier

    I`ve decided not to choose MAC as it`s pretty pricey and Im not particular after any of the products- yet lol

    Do you girls have any tips?
    I guess it really all comes down to whether you`re lucky on the day and get a good make-up artist…

  • Beauty ObsessionPlatinumBeauty Obsession
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    14 yrs, 5 mths ago

    There are a lot of different looks when you go to a Mac counter. A lot of goth, punk and probably skanky chic (LOL) too. It`s not like Clinique where they where the hospital style dresses.

  • Rebecca D MUAPlatinumRebecca D MUA
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    14 yrs, 5 mths ago

    No matter how trained you are, sometimes you just suck at doing make up! Or perhaps that was the look she was going for – Skanky Chic? hehe

  • Princess75PlatinumPrincess75
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    14 yrs, 5 mths ago

    can you believe, i love MAC, but went to the counter at chermside the other day to be met by a girl who had used a trowel to apply her foundation and had mascara under her eyes and smuged her eyeliner. i just couldn`t buy from her. i am going back when the other girl or boy are there as they always look fantastic.

  • Beauty ObsessionPlatinumBeauty Obsession
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    14 yrs, 5 mths ago

    I`d personally go for Mac as well if you want to get a department store makeover. Everytime I`ve had eyeshadow or other makeup applied from a Mac consultant they`ve done a fantastic job.

  • fluttrgrlPlatinumFluttrgrl
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    14 yrs, 5 mths ago

    Thanks everyone. MAC is probably where I will go. I am going into the city today to scout out who to get it done by. I really do want that YSL French Mani pen, but don`t really want to pay over $80 for it. But if YSL don`t look any good, I think I will go with MAC.

    I also plan to take the dress along with me (or at least a photo of it) so they know colours, etc to use. Being a wedding, I don`t want anything to heavy!

  • Cassiebt
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    Cassiebt
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    14 yrs, 5 mths ago

    i got a make over from the bobbi brown counter in David jones, it was fabulous, i paid about $50 for it, but got a $50 voucher to spend on products. i think it depends on the makeup artist but generally they are not too bad.
    having said that i had an estee lauder make over a while ago and it was terrible, i was going out for a big night but had to rush home and take it off and start over the lady that did it, completely ignored what i liked and decided that i needed lots of foundation and i looked like i had a rubber face.

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