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MAC Cosmetics Interview Questions

Updated Dec 9, 2014
Updated Dec 9, 2014
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  1.  

    Artist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    If you want to interview with this company its very simple! make sure you look the part and have a good personality. All black no exceptions. MAC is a fashion forward company so you must have some sense of fashion and what is hot right now. DO YOUR RESEARCH!! know everything there is to know about the company, if you act and dress the part the title and the pay will be given to you. look up current makeup trends and create one of those looks. DO NOT over do it and don't over do it. have just enough to impress you interviewer. BE OPEN TO FEEDBACK! if you are not open to feedback and take everything personal don't even apply for the job. hope this helps all aspiring makeup artists.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Freelance Makeup Artist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at MAC Cosmetics.

    Interview Details

    I went in to buy a lipstick and asked if they were hiring. She said they are always hiring freelancers (they rarely hire new part time/full time employees, but promote from within). She asked me to come in the next day with my resume and asked a couple questions: why MAC?, why beauty the field?, what do you think everyday responsibilities would be?. She then scheduled me for a demo. After the demo, she critiqued me and scheduled my last demo/interview with another manager at a different location. Same process and I was offered the job the day of my second interview.

    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations because I liked the offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Makeup Artist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at MAC Cosmetics.

    Interview Details

    I found out about it through a job website, they were having a career event. The interview process for me is always an easy thing but preparing for it was horrible. M.A.C. really forces you to learn all of their information and know it as well as you know your name while interviewing. A lot of the details can be easily forgotten when you are getting interviewed so really make sure you know your stuff. Also they seem to enjoy men who apply and any woman that has a bubbly personality, smile be confident and sell yourself.

    Interview Questions
    • What separates you from all the other applicants, why should we hire you and not them? (group interview)   Answer Question
    No Offer
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 2014.

    Interview Details

    I sent my resume to one of the recruiters. I was asked to come in for an interview. The interview would be combined with makeup demonstration as well.

    Interview Questions
    • Speaking to my 'model' while applying the makeup. Its easy to get caught up in applying the makeup. You have to keep speaking, as if an actual customer was in your chair. Be prepared to answer product and application related questions. The names of products, what they do, how much they cost. You are also judged on sanitation.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was asked my desired hourly rate, what location, and what schedule would suit me best.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Makeup Artist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I went to several group interviews and learned a lot about the company. After meeting the counter manager several times, she gave me an interview. There was a second interview where you demonstrate how you apply product on a friend. Questions are expected - company knowledge is helpful.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I did not negotiate
    Accepted Offer
  7.  

    Manager of Retail Operations Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source – interviewed at MAC Cosmetics.

    Interview Details

    In person interview. Discussion of market, and readiness for the position.The process is quite lengthy a few hours was required to really go over My action plan, as well as discussed my management style.

    Interview Questions
    • Whatever you deducted as this markets biggest opportunity?   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Make Up Artist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at MAC Cosmetics.

    Interview Details

    I had 2 interviews with a nordstrom manager. I had 1 interview with the counter manager. I had 3 interviews with Mac management and a full face makeup application demo. It literally took a month plus to get hired. Plus i had to drive three hours to get to the mac management interview- that was in a different state.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There wasn't any negotiating.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Freelance Makeup Artist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at MAC Cosmetics in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Went to the job fair at the W hotel on Oct 2. Nailed it Got the second Interview Oct 3
    Models were changed at the last minute.

    My model had a great outcome. But the email came Oct 17 and well i was not chosen.
    Next time no job fair but great experience.

    Interview Questions
    • None were difficult what was difficult was trying to find the shade and having someone next to me use my sanitized station that i had set up. when i returned with the make up she was using it as if i just did not sanitize it for myself.. annoyed me and wasted more time.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Mua Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at MAC Cosmetics in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Saw they were having a job fair online.The interview was what I expected and prepared for, however I was still very nervous. Make sure you know something about the company. Sell yourself! Bring a portfolio (I didn't have one) if you have it. I said that I really wanted someone to give me a chance. I got called back for the 2nd interview which was the next day. I brung a model and yes, they did switch models on us. The interview process was at a hotel. So the products they brung were limited and we had to share. If you find yourself in this situation, pick your eye shadows first. Get your foundation last. They will critique you at the end. Make sure you tell them what you would have done if you had more time. They said they would call if they were interested in a week. It's been about 4 days. No word yet

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Makeup Artist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at MAC Cosmetics.

    Interview Details

    Had a makeup demo and a sit down group interview all in one day. Was given 30 minutes to pick out products for model and to put on a natural day time look given the situation of the model. Sit down interview was less than 20 minutes was asked to describe myself, what I was wearing on my face, favorite MAC product and why I would like to work for the company. Overall it was an amazing process and I'm glad to have gotten an interview with the company I would love to work for.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer

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