Makeup Artist Interview Questions in United States

Makeup Artist Interview Questions in United States

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M路A路C Cosmetics
Freelance Makeup Artist was asked...September 25, 2015

If someone comes up to you and asks for a red lipstick what do you do ?

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I ask her what shade is she looking for and tell her what her options are then I would ask her what kind of texture was she looking for, and then show her what we have them suggest a lipliner to go with it馃槈馃槈馃憤馃徏 Less

They want you to get into detail. Make sure you find out why she wants red, what kind of red, etc Less

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Name your favorite MAC product and sell it to me?

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Studio fix liquid foundation! I鈥檝e tried hundreds of different liquid foundations in my life time, but this is the one I always go back to. Nothing compares! It鈥檚 full coverage with out looking to think. It make me look flawless every time. Less

I chose Fix+. I just went through all of its uses and named all the products it could replace in your makeup bag. Less


Give me a time when your manager expressed disastisfaction with your work performance.

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I recently had a customer who needed something returned. She didn't provide adequate information about the items being returned and I was unable to help her until it was too late and the issue was escalated to the Vice President of my company. I got really upset and my manager told me that I should have gotten someone else involved sooner to avoid the issue. Less

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What would you do if I were to pair you up to work on a project with a coworker whom you didn't like?

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I would try my best to work with my coworker and get the job done as best I can.

I would make sure the coworker understands our relationship status i.e. Friend or foe, is not to interfere with what needs to be done regarding our project. And we WILL complete the project in a professional manner. Less

what i would do is think positively from the beginning and communicate with that person and try to get the job done as best as possible with them. I would not let my opinion on someone get in the way of a task Less

Laura Mercier Cosmetics

Experience as a makeup artist

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20 years live work with costumer is my passion

Make up experience 2years

Worked 20 years as a Beverly Hills make-up artist as well as head make-up CNN LA Bureau 5years. Less

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why do you want to work for mac?

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love makeup. want to grow within the industry, eager to strive sales, woek well as a team Less

I would love to work for Mac because I love makeup this is my dream job and I鈥檓 interested in learning more techniques and quality products to perfect my craft . Less

I would love to work for Mac because Im very passionate about makeup .Mac is my dream job and I鈥檓 interested in learning more techniques and quality products to perfect my craft . Less

M路A路C Cosmetics

Why are you a good candidate for to work for us?

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I feel that I would be a good candidate because I am truly passionate about the industry and always have been since childhood. Less

I m well experience in cosmetics from 4years 6month I have. Very good selling skill and how to greet shopper my by best way Less

I m wel experience in cosmetics from 4years 6month and I no how to greet coustmer and selling from my skill Less

M路A路C Cosmetics

What is your favorite MAC product, and how would you sell it to a customer?

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I love the MAC MSF natural, it gives the face a glow and looks flawless. it can be applied sheer for a natural look and can be used wet for a fuller coverage. a very versatile product that looks great on everyone Less

I love the Mac fix plus .oh it鈥檚 a magic product .one single product and do multiple tasks .it helps prep for skin for a flawless base , after applying the base it helps blending it smoothly ,helps adhere glitters on the eyes and also fixes the make up .save you money and invest smartly and look beautiful Less

Mac Strobe Cream is a gem, works with all skin types. Being a Professional Makeup Artist, it is my favourite product from the brand since it gives a dewy finish to the face, most certainly one doesn鈥檛 need a seperate highlighter, just mix the strobe cream with your foundation & you鈥檙e good to go! Love it Less


Tell me about yourself?

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I need to work en lancome

I m makeup artist I have 12 years work en maikap en skin cair I need to wok en lancome because lancome a big leading company Less

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What's the difference between NC and NW?

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NW (neutral warm) is for cool, pink undertones, while NC (neutral cool) is for warm, with yellow undertones. Less

Cool tone and warm tones

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