I thought it would be fun to discuss the different opinions people have about MAC Cosmetics. I mean from the store, the artists and down to the makeup. How did you fall in love or out of love with the brand? Do you love your Artists? Do you feel the makeup is a value for the price? I want to know everything!
My first expierence with MAC was when I was about 18 or so. I bought one mac lipstick but it wasnt a shade I can even remember the color to be honest. The next time I dealt with the brand was a few years back when my boss gave me $100 gift card to Nordstroms. I went into the store one day and as I was walking by one of the MAC Artists started talking to me. I sat down for a makeover and this is where it all started for me.
Over the past years I obsessed over every collection, I knew they name of every old and upcoming product and made a point to visit my store more than 2 times a week. I truly was lucky enough to work with the most amazing group of makeup artists at my local Freestanding Store.I looked forward to seeing their amazing looks as well as to get their feedback on any upcoming products or collections.
After a couple of years I started wanting less and less from each collection thinking certain products were too similar to another or finding too many repromotes, etc. So the times I went into the store were less and less for me. A few months ago I went back into the store excited for the Fabulous Felines Collection and couldn’t wait to talk to my favorite Artists and they were gone! Honestly- All of them! I swear when I went in there wasn’t a person I knew. The entire store had been replaced with new faces.
My heart was really broken. I miss this group I had dealt with for years. Even my overwhelming excitement for the collection reduced after visiting the store. I now feel like every time I go into my location its a headache. Things just aren’t the same. With all this my love for the brand has dwindled. Which makes me wonder…
Why did I buy? Did I get caught up in the products themselves or the makeup chatter? The reality is the less people I have to talk “MAC” with, the less I buy.
I go into the store now and haven’t found anyone I can connect with. I try to find a certain color and they try and sell me everything I already own, I try and pre order for a collection and a DNA check is almost required. Everything I try and do just seems like it requires more effort.
Dont get me wrong I think I will always love MAC but my spending has definitely slowed down with all the changes for me locally. I do think MAC is a good value. There are many brands that charge much more for what you get as well as brands that charge less for similar products. But the variety of products that are always available in Macs store cannot be beat. Lastly but just as important I also love the Artistry. I love walking into the store and feeling so inspired by the team as I see the fun outfits and beautiful creative makeup they are showcasing for all to see. Unfortunately even this has changed for me as well.
How do you feel about MAC? Do you follow collections? Do you buy allot or a little? Do you love your Artists? I’m curious on your experience with the brand!