MAC Cosmetics Freelance Makeup Artist Interview Questions

Updated Jun 2, 2014
Updated Jun 2, 2014
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Freelance Makeup Artist Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brooklyn, NY
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brooklyn, NY
Application Details

I applied in-person. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at MAC Cosmetics in June 2014.

Interview Details

Came in for an event and they loved my look and makeup and offered me an interview. Came in with my model and she asked for a day time look with winged eye and red lips. i did a full face and used atleast 3 products on each feature.

Interview Questions
  • On the spot Demo no questions no warning jus action... still in the process   Answer Question
No Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

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    Freelance Makeup Artist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at MAC Cosmetics in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    First interview was held at a job fair and was a 1:1 meeting with a Recruiter Second interview was scheduled a week later and consisted of two segments: group interview and makeup demo.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you sell red lipstick to a customer who came to purchase a different item?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Freelance Makeup Artist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baton Rouge, LA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baton Rouge, LA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at MAC Cosmetics in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    3 Part Interview:
    1 on 1 Interview with Store Manager. Brush up on history and play up on customer service
    Model: Showcase you skills. You will be given a look to recreate
    Phone Interview with District Manager

    Interview Questions
    • Basic Interview Questions: Why you want to work for MAC, Experience, Customer Service Questions and History and Back to MAC and Viva Glam involvement   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Freelance Makeup Artist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at MAC Cosmetics in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    One group interview. Met with several managers at once. I was interviewed by a manager that was particularly interested in having me work at her specific location. Interview lasted about 5-10 minutes. We were asked to wait outside as they evaluated us and decided whether we'd move on to the next round, which consisted of makeup application. I moved on to the next round and was asked to do a winged eye and perfect red lip on a model (we were asked to bring our own. I didn't have anyone so I borrowed someone else's model). Overall the interview process was very positive! Everyone was pretty friendly and encouraging. I felt welcomed. It took about a week or a little longer for me to get a call back offering me a freelancer position, which I accepted. It then took about 4-7 weeks to receive my employee number and start working.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Freelance Makeup Artist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Aventura, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Aventura, FL
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at MAC Cosmetics in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    I was hired through a Job fair and my best advise i can give is dress the part a lot of people were dressed in jeans and flip flops not a very good first impression go dressed like you already work for them all back trendy and stylish.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Freelance Makeup Artist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at MAC Cosmetics in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    I meet with the Manager of Retail Operations, she asked me who my favorite makeup artists were, why I thought I would be a good canidate to work at MAC, she asked me if I knew color theory, what I would do if the person who I just did their makeup did not like it.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I was offered to go on another interview for a 20 hour position at SAKs but I was going on vacation with my family so I couldn't take it. Looking back I wish I just would have taken that interview, because I wasn't able to go on another interview when I got back, instead I was hired as a freelance makeup artist and it took me 5 months to find another job with more hours.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Freelance Makeup Artist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tracy, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tracy, CA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at MAC Cosmetics in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    There was a group interview with about 15 candidates. We went into a room and talked about MAC. There were a few questions that were asked but nothing too difficult. You had to make an effort to say something. Then we were asked to do a makeup application on a model. We were given a scenario and 30 minutes to complete the look. After we completed the look we were critiqued and sent back into a room where we were told if we were hired or not.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Freelance Makeup Artist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at MAC Cosmetics in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    First time I had to bring a model and create on her a day look in 15 minutes and after this using just 3 eyeshadows to transform this look in a night look ( eyeshadows: red, blue, green). Then they asked me to explain all the products I used, for what and I really highly recommend to clean the station after you are done. :) Smile and talk to your model as much as you can, explain every product you apply on the skin and which brush you are using...

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Freelance Makeup Artist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cincinnati, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cincinnati, OH
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at MAC Cosmetics in September 2009.

    Interview Details

    I was interviewed by counter manager, the trainer, then the district Manager, lastly had to do a demonstration on a model. I was schedule to interview with the dm manager as well, but something came up and she could not conduct the phone interview. I feel that it was mostly bs to interview this many times. At the end of the day, a company knows if they want to hire you or not. You will be asked to bring a model and will have to do a makeup application, you may get to do your model, or may have to switch with another interviewee.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    their is no negotiation..they pretty much tell you this is what we start a freelance artist off at.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Freelance Makeup Artist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at MAC Cosmetics.

    Interview Details

    Each interviewee had to bring a model to do a demo on. The first half of the interview was a group one. Each interviewee had a chance to answer the questions given by the 5 people on the panel. The second half of the interview consisted of live demonstration of makeup application by each interviewee on the model that they brought in. Only about 20-30 minutes is given for the demonstration.

    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

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