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NARS Cosmetics Interview Questions

Interviews at NARS Cosmetics

22 Interview Reviews

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  1. Helpful (19)  

    Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at NARS Cosmetics.

    Interview

    I had a phone call interview with them first, then I met with four members of the team I was interviewing for, the interview was fairly simple and straightforward but you definitely have to sell your skills. Their follow up was relatively quick, but I wasn't able to negotiate the offer much.

    Interview Questions


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    Intern - Hourly Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at NARS Cosmetics (New York, NY) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Brief, 30-mintue phone call with 3 managers on the NARS Cosmetics team. I applied directly through my college, and heard later that day that they were offering me the position.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want this internship? What are some of your favorite designers and bloggers?   Answer Question
  3. Helpful (4)  

    Makeup Artist Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at NARS Cosmetics (Chicago, IL) in February 2017.

    Interview

    WHOOOOO! When I say the interview process was a lengthy one... let me tell you. It took about 3 months to get the position I am in just because I was told that NARS is very specific on finding the right people and artist to represent their brand. It makes me happy to know that they would take their time to hire the right person vs. hiring just anyone because they need to fill the position.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work for NARS and what does NARS style means to you.   1 Answer

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    Makeup Artist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at NARS Cosmetics (Atlanta, GA) in January 2012.

    Interview

    There's not really an interview process when you're a freelance makeup artist. It's all about who you know. If you know other artists that freelance from other brands, ask them who's hiring, call the account executive. They ask what hours you're available to work, then give you the job. Sometimes they'll give you an interview over the phone, This is to make sure that you have social intelligence and a "can do" attitude. You have to be a salesperson and they wanna make sure you can sell.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Hey I want $25 an hour. Okay, I can do that.


  5. Helpful (2)  

    Project Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 8 weeks. I interviewed at NARS Cosmetics (New York, NY) in April 2016.

    Interview

    Started with several phone interviews. Then went in on two separate occasions and met with the entire team individually. The interviews went well and the interviewers were giving off great energy. I followed up 2 weeks later. "We'll get back to you with an update." I followed up another 2 weeks. Same answer. I waited for them to follow-up but nothing. I found the person that filled the position was from another industry and when asking for feedback from HR, they claim the candidate had more experience within the beauty industry. Help a candidate out with REAL feedback and don't string people along.

    Interview Questions

    • The usual: strengths, weaknesses, where do you see yourself in 5 years. What would you do if you had a problem that couldn't be resolved?   Answer Question

  6. Helpful (2)  

    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at NARS Cosmetics.

    Interview

    Sent my resume through a job forum and was contacted pretty quickly. No formal interview with management just email back and fourth. Was asked to send in pictures so of previous work and was asked if I had experience in a sales driven environment.

    Interview Questions


  7. Helpful (8)  

    Freelance Makeup Artist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at NARS Cosmetics (Honolulu, HI) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Some of the usual interview questions where involved. My interviewer stressed that I was outgoing and good at pulling people aside and talking make up. Also she wanted to know I had confidence pushing sales.

    Interview Questions

  8. Helpful (4)  

    Business Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at NARS Cosmetics.

    Interview

    The interview process is intense. I went through 6 interviews. Each 30 minutes to an hour. Each time with a higher up executive. I didn't get an offer-fine..but after all that to get ZERO feedback or anything except a "we're going to pass" I thought was just rude and unprofessional.

    Interview Questions


  9. Helpful (1)  

    Management Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Detroit, MI
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I interviewed at NARS Cosmetics (Detroit, MI) in January 2014.

    Interview

    simple but you should be prepared for a sales job.


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    Cosmetics Counter Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at NARS Cosmetics (Detroit, MI) in January 2019.

    Interview

    Standard interview process. Requested to view portfolio, but only after I advised that I was licensed and have worked as a MUA professionally. The hours were not flexible or conducive to my needs for job schedule therefore I ultimately opted to decline job offer.

    Interview Questions

    • What sets NARS cosmetics apart from other luxury/prestige brands, in your opinion.   Answer Question

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