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I’ve had them done by a few different brands over the years but the best ones I’ve had are always from MAC. Now I won’t have one done unless it’s at a MAC counter.

i’ve never had a full face makeover, but i have had a couple experiences when getting foundation matches.
i loved chatting with the girl who helped me match foundation at MAC and we chatted about blush and funky eye shadow.
i went to a sephora to get a match this fall since i lost my barely there tan, and tried the hello flawless liquid foundation. it totally oxidized and turned wayyyyyyy too yellow on me (which i only figured out when i went out to my car) and the foundation itself just had me looking like i was sweaty, it looked so oily. i don’t think she could tell i had my brows filled in, so she filled them more and the inner part of my brows were practically squared off, so while i kept browsing the store, i would soften the edges when i was near a mirror or compact.
someday, i’ll let myself get done up by someone… haha

I’ve had my makeup done several times by the remarkable Marcus Monzon. He’s one of Guerlain’s top national artists and travels the country working his makeup magic. Having makeup done by a true artist is a revelatory experience.

I rem ur makeover look
no 92 n diamond powder … amazingly done

yeah I did had 3 yrs back n it was done by my frnd
Dr. Neeraj at clinique counter fabulous base makeup n lovely teal blue purple eye makeup πŸ™‚
he was working there n now he is freelancer n am dying to have one now πŸ™‚

I’ve never had a makeover, nor do I have any plans to ever do so. For one thing, using testers kind of grosses me out, as I’ve seen far too many people sticking their fingers in products. Another is, for me, makeup is a very persomal thing, and an outer expression of who I am, so having someone apply it in a way they want to, or in a way that’s “on trend”, just doesn’t appeal to me.

I have, however, gotten recommendations on pairings I may have never considered on my own, and tried them at home. For example, when I bought the Kat von D Ladybird palette, I mentioned something about not wearing a shade like Cleopatra, but the SA told me to try it with Fur Elise or Sioixsie Sioux, which ended up being wearable.

An Illamasqua counter just opened near me and everyone is super nice. They actually love putting makeup on your face and never pressure me to buy anything! It’s great and I love going there just to try out new looks.

I normally end up always hating my makeup when I get it done- they always think I have green eyes (I have blue) and layer on a ton of purple eyeshadow and liner. I always end up looking overdone and not good. That being said, I got my makeup done at the Chanel counter on 5th ave and it looked amazing. Really beautiful and flawless.

I’ve always been hesitant incase the makeup or the brushes, if improperly cleaned beforehand, might break me out. In the instances of a subpar session, did the make up artist still expect you to purchase anything?

The one I had at YSL was amazing! I only wanted to try a lipstick, but the woman said she would ‘warm up’ my face to suit it and ended up applying a full face. As a newbie to ysl, I was in love and never knew I could look so good! (Posted about it on my blog actually)

Sadly, no. My limited number of DS makeover experiences have been super ho-hum to disastrous, but I have also never attended a special guest MUA event either.. I’ve had some MUA’s that have been particularly insightful on products that would work best for me, but that’s about it. The disastrous one had me donning the shades and quickly ducking into a taxi before anyone could even get a glance at me. Years ago now, I had booked a mid afternoon session at a high end department store in TO for an evening eye look. I had an important special event that evening and wanted to look extra goood. I was wearing a silver dress so the MUA went with a dark navy blue and silver eye look. Well, I got what I asked for: a dramatic eye which would have been perfect had I been a Las Vegas show girl, and I felt so absolutely cartoonish ridiculous, I couldn’t wait to get it off of me. I scurried home with barely enough time to scrub the look off and start from scratch on a much more subtle look. Lesson learned.

Yes, once. I went into Mac to get my makeup done for my Junior prom and the MUA knocked it out of the park. She was a cute little blonde chick with a New Jersey accent. I am very fairy toned and she didn’t try to bronze me up and make me look darker than I am. She gave me an incredible smokey eye. Taught me how to do it myself at home, and even gave me a couple product recommendations that I still use to this day (11 years later). When I went back for my senior prom she was not at that Mac anymore and my makeup didn’t come out nearly as good.

I’ve only had my makeup done once, at MAC – and it was horrible! The lady basically layered black and purple eyeshadow pretty heavily all over my lids up to my brow bone and didn’t finish the rest of my eyes or face. Seriously, no mascara, eyeliner, nothing. Thank goodness it was a spur of the moment thing and I didn’t have to go anywhere after. It was embarrassing enough just to walk back to my car like that.

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Haha yes! And coincidentally they were both at Selfridges (Oxford St, London). One was at the EL counter – mannn my lips were overdrawn, my foundation was not blended in, the lipgloss was all on my cheek, the eyeliner had declared its independence from my eyelid and was charting its own pathway to my hair line – pure disaster. I think I actually shrieked when I stepped outside and looked in my mirror.

The other was at the YSL counter when the new Touche Eclat foundation debuted. The MUA (a guy) was really nice, gave me chocolates and champagne, told me how he trained at the “Champs Elysees” and how he knew my exact colour match. He was trying really hard for me to purchase the foundation but (gladly) I declined as I wanted to see how it wore on my skin first. There I sat feeling like a queen while he did my foundation, and felt so extra special walking around London. When I got home and looked in the mirror, the foundation was wayyy too red for me. I looked really scary! Even my younger sister who isn’t into makeup at all commented on how freakish I looked!

I had a man named Blaze do my eyes at a MAC counter in Ohio. He was awesome! He had fabulous eyebrows himself πŸ™‚ I didn’t know that much about makeup back then, and I’m blonde/blue eyes, so I never wore that much. He did them super dramatic, dark dark brown…it was a lot, but my eyes were sooo blue and piercing!

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