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Full Time Artist Interview

Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience

Application

I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at MAC Cosmetics (Houston, TX (US)) in July 2015.

Interview

There were 70 girls that can out for the first interview. Out of 70, 22 got called back for makeup application. Clean brushes were needed. Out of 22 only eight were hired 4 full time 4 part time. I got a full time position

Interview Questions

  • Why MAC   1 Answer
  • What foundation are you wearing?? Sell it to me.   1 Answer
  • What do you know about MAC History?   1 Answer
  • What is your favorite MAC Product? MAC HISTORY

    Founders:Frank Toskan and Frank Angelo
    Founded in 1984

    Chemist: Vic Casale

    Launched: First retail store in 1991 as Makeup Art Cosmetics

    Russian Red: was originally created for Madonna during her 1990 Blonde Ambition tour. She needed a red lipstick to last the whole concert.

    Estée Lauder: In 1995 purchased a percentage of MAC and in 1998 acquired the remaining parts of the company.   1 Answer
  • What is your Favorite MAC product?   1 Answer

Negotiation

The offered 15.50 an hour but I was currently making 17 at Smashbox so they met the wages.

Other Interview Reviews for MAC Cosmetics

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    Full Time Artist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at MAC Cosmetics (Salt Lake City, UT (US)) in October 2012.

    Interview

    Asked to submit resume and bring a model to the interview.
    They asked all atttendees to do a 'day look' in about 30 minutes, and then change it into a night look in about 15 min. You will not be doing the model that you brought with you.

    Interview Questions

    • Foundation matching is difficult, be very familiar with the shades. The counter that I interviewed at did not have many of the foundations I wanted to use (all the testers were empty) so be ready to adapt.
      Trust your instinct. After choosing a foundation for my model, the manager came over and told me to use another. It couldn't have been more wrong. Fortunately for me, she understood that it was her mistake entirely   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There is no negotiation, you get what you get.


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