MAC Cosmetics Retail Makeup Artist Interview Questions

Updated Jul 23, 2021

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Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin

Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview
Application

I applied in-person. I interviewed at MAC Cosmetics (Dublin, Dublin)

Interview

there was five stages a open day with a short brief interview phone interview makeup artistry trial another phone interview then another short interview with all managers, then finally a call to say that I have been successful

Interview Questions
  • why do you want to work for mac?
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Anonymous Employee in London, England

Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview
Application

I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at MAC Cosmetics (London, England) in Dec 2019

Interview

Three interviews can me tedious however it was straight forward. I applied and my video interview was not perfect I believed they asked my 5 questions, I made sure I was smiling and gave of friendliness. I imagined the attitude they wanted their employees to have and tried to mimic that. I showed enthusiasm and talked about my passion for makeup. the second interview I did makeup on my guest they gave me a brief of read lips and a fresh face. don't be nervous and do your best. be confident in your skills and make sure you are talking to your guest. ask them their skin type. do you have any problems with their skin. breakdown everything you are doing. there is no need for perfection just be friendly and do the makeup within the time Frame also use the pic plus spray. and be hygienic. try and sell each product as well highlighting their benefits

Interview Questions
  • what do I know about Mac, or something along those lines
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Anonymous Interview Candidate

No Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview
Application

I applied online. I interviewed at MAC Cosmetics in Aug 2019

Interview

It was quick. The interview was conducted through a virtual application. The way the interview is conducted is very covid-19 friendly. The application allows for a test run which is very helpful especially if it is your first time using it.

Interview Questions
  • Where do you see yourself in 10 years with this company? Why am I a good fit for this job?
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Anonymous Employee in Liverpool, England

Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview
Application

I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at MAC Cosmetics (Liverpool, England) in Nov 2018

Interview

I had a digital interview for Mac Cosmetics using hire vue I was very nervous but mustn’t of done to bad because I got through . I found some of the questions a little confusing.

Interview Questions
  • What skills can you bring to Mac and what is your background
  • Explain a difficult customer service situation and how did you handle it?
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Anonymous Employee

Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview
Application

I applied through an employee referral I interviewed at MAC Cosmetics

Interview

Interviewed by the store manager and then was progressed with an interview with the SEnior retail manager. Had to do a makeup application to show my application skills and teaching skills

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Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY

No Offer
Neutral Experience
Application

I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at MAC Cosmetics (New York, NY) in Jun 2018

Interview

Hire value first interview . Digital. It s a creepy think to tale to yourselve about how you are supose to be eligibile for the job. So, I think I made a full of myself

Interview Questions
  • Too many questions about the company
6 people found this interview helpful

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Anonymous Employee in London, England

Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview
Application

I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at MAC Cosmetics (London, England) in Jun 2018

Interview

Applied online, recieved online interview instantly and now waiting for response to see if i got to the next stage within process. Fingers crossed I get the job as been wanting this job for a while!

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Anonymous Employee in London, England

Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview
Application

I applied in-person. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at MAC Cosmetics (London, England)

Interview

Lots of questions on how I achieve my targets, how I would sell products, customer service, how I learn new techniques, my weaknesses, strengths, my understanding of the job requirements, working with others and getting along

Interview Questions
  • How would you ensure you met your target if you were behind and you had a few hours left before your shift ended?
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Anonymous Interview Candidate

No Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview
Application

I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at MAC Cosmetics in Jan 2018

Interview

Long winded, you go through a video interview and then a phone interview and then an in person interview, and if you're lucky the last part of the interview process is the makeup application test

Interview Questions
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Anonymous Employee in London, England

Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview
Application

I applied online. The process took 8 weeks. I interviewed at MAC Cosmetics (London, England) in Sep 2017

Interview

I applied via indeed, which directed me to the Estée Lauder site. I submitted my CV and cover letter. It didn't email me to let me know I had to do an online interview but I happened to log in the day the interview was due and saw that they had messaged my account. I did the video interview online and it took 15 minutes. I then waited about 3 weeks before getting an email inviting me for a face to face interview. This was fairly casual and the interviewer was really nice. They got back to me 3 working days later, inviting me to a trade test (where you apply make up to a model that you provide). At the trade test, I met with a more superior manager and she instructed me to do a base and bold lip. I have very limited experience doing make up on others so the manager was constantly showing me new techniques and walking me through it. So the 20 Minutes given to me to do my models foundation was wavered as the manager spent most of the time talking me through the process. I was then given 5 minutes to do a bold lip, which I did in 3, so she showed me how to apply it with a brush.

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