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MAC Cosmetics Interview Questions

Updated Feb 13, 2017
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    Emailed Human Resources Mac Interview

    Anonymous Employee in El Paso, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at MAC Cosmetics (El Paso, TX).

    Interview

    sent an email was invited to meet at job fair, type thing, there was tons of girls. they interviewed there if you passed they asked you to come the next day. The next day was the makeup application, where they asked you to do a certain look.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your favorite MAC product?   1 Answer
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    Makeup Artist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at MAC Cosmetics (Wilmington, NC) in January 2017.

    Interview

    Phone interview and then unperson interview. did phone interview and waited a week for a follow up. drove 1.5 hours to do a face to face to find out they weren't even hiring only looking to see whats out there. a big waste of a saturday

    Interview Questions

    • why do you want to work at mac?   1 Answer
  3. Helpful (10)  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at MAC Cosmetics.

    Interview

    I had heard the stories and was prepared for anything. It just all depends on who the person who's interviewing you is and their personality. My interview was very super smooth I went on a Tuesday and it wasn't busy at all. The RM who interviewed me asked me a couple of questions on the company and myself and then we went to the makeup application interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work for Mac? Can you tell me some of our programs and how they contribute to the community? What's your favorite Mac product and why? How would you describe Mac Cosmetics to others?   1 Answer
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    Makeup Artist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Las Vegas, NV
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at MAC Cosmetics (Las Vegas, NV) in September 2016.

    Interview

    There was a meet and greet being held at the pro store. Everyone had to wait their turn the line moved slow then it began to pick up. I was there for maybe two hours standing in line. Get there early

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work for mac   1 Answer
    • What product do you like the most   1 Answer
    • What would you bring to the MAC team   1 Answer
    • Do you have any questions for me   1 Answer
  6.  

    Makeup Artist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at MAC Cosmetics (Las Vegas, NV) in September 2016.

    Interview

    Day 1. The Mac Make up Artist Casting Call was at a Pro Store. Very Long Line which moved very slow. I arrived an hour late and waited in line for 5 hours with only 16 people in front of me. If given an offer letter you are asked to attend day 2 of the casting call.
    Day 2. You are to bring a model which you will not be using your model because they make you switch models with someone else. You will have to do makeup on your new model with the makeup products provided to you by Mac and you will only have 30min to complete your look. Be sure to provide the exact look your model is requesting. This is not a time to show off and impress the judges by doing your own thing. Mac wants to make sure you cater to their customers needs so be sure to treat your model as if they are the customer. Keep you work station clean and organized at all times and talk to your model. Tell them what you are doing to their face as you do it. Get to know them on a personal level and try to sell them the products you are using. If you can make them want to buy the products and get them to like the way you used it on them you should be able to get the job.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you have any experience in sales?   2 Answers
    • Are you Certified/Do you have a diploma in Makeup Artistry or a cosmetology license?   2 Answers
    • Why do you want to work for Mac and What can you bring to the Mac family?   1 Answer
    • How would you make a Mac customer feel welcomed in one of our stores?   Answer Question
    • What's one word that describes why you are here and one word to describe yourself?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    N/A

  7.  

    MAC On Call Beauty Nordstrom Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jacksonville, FL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at MAC Cosmetics (Jacksonville, FL) in September 2016.

    Interview

    Applied online. Brief straightforward interview with Nordstrom recruiter, she then scheduled me for an in person interview with managers. Went to interview had 40 minute interview/conversation with cosmetics manager and mac business manager of Nordstrom. Afterwards, Applied simple eyeshadow and mascara to one of the Mac girls working. she told me that she wanted a basic neutral look when she asked for a more dramatic addition I just applied a dark brown eyeshadow into her crease. The beauty Cosmetics manager then told me she would have the new incoming cosmetics manager contact me with results, still waiting to hear it has been less than a week. They were very impressed with my portfolio and my make up that day. Fingers crossed will update.

    Interview Questions

    • Why are you interested in working for Mac?   1 Answer
  8.  

    Freelance Makeup Artist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hayward, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at MAC Cosmetics (Hayward, CA) in September 2016.

    Interview

    Group interview of 12. Two interviewers. Very fun and vibrant. A little intense. Lots of questions...interview takes two days be prepared. Be sure to coe i all black. Fullface of makeup and bring pictures of your work on other persons

    Interview Questions

  9.  

    Makeup Artist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at MAC Cosmetics (New Orleans, LA).

    Interview

    Interview consisted of both a verbal question sit down interview and a makeup interview that I was asked to bring a model. I was interviewing with a group so they had us switch models. So be ready for that.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    None

  10.  

    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milwaukee, WI
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 8+ weeks. I interviewed at MAC Cosmetics (Milwaukee, WI).

    Interview

    Sent resume to recruiters email and received. Phone call back from store manager who told me I had to get permission from where I already worked to even move forward

    Interview Questions

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    Makeup Artist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at MAC Cosmetics (Chicago, IL) in July 2016.

    Interview

    The process took about 2 months from the time i applied to when i got the job. i saw the vacancy on Zip recruiter.....applied and got called for the first interview.
    My second interview was about 2weeks later for the makeup interview.....came with a model, who was switched.
    My third is with one of the keys at the branch i was going to start with.

    The whole experience was good, so i advice do your research (Did alot of that on glassdoor), be calm so you can remember your points and smile.

    Interview Questions

    • what are your strength?
      How to handle mis-understanding in a group.
      Plus other questions written on this site already.  
      Answer Question

    Negotiation

    It was good and easy.

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