Basically, a MAC Guest Makeup Artist does what a regular MAC makeup artist does - either be on counter and sell makeup and do demos/makeovers and assist clients or go to fashion shows/theater productions where MAC is a sponsor. It's usually given to makeup artists who have worked in MAC or have extensive (and I mean really extensive knowledge) knowledge of MAC products.
Since my shift was at 1 p.m., I had a quick [late] breakfast at 7-11 and ran some of my errands before going to Glorietta where I changed to my all-black dress and stockings and (very comfortable) shoes since I knew I'll be practically standing up the entire day. I had a quick lunch too since I shouldn't be hungry.
The smile of a person being surrounded with MAC Makeup! :D My hair was up in a bun, the simplest and neatest style I could ever think of that would keep hair away from my face while making me look human.
Makeup used for this look:
Studiofinish Concealer in NC35
Select Sheer Foundation in NC35
Studiofix Foundation in NC 35
Blot powder in Medium
Blush in Dollymix
Mineralize Skinfinish in Light for highlight.
Blush in Gingerly to contour
Eyebrow pencil in Lingering to fill in brows and set with MAC charcoal brown and Brow Set in Sophisticated.
Paintpot in Painterly as a base and used the Smoky Eyes Palette from the MAC Holiday Collection to do my smoky eyes and then I lined my eyes with Black Russian Liners (from the Suite Array Collection) and set it with MAC carbon. By the end of the day I played with some color by dabbing in eyeshadow in freshwater.
Prep+Prime Lash and Loudlash mascara in Noisy Black
MAC lipglass in Prrr (if anyone of you saw me with red lips, that's lipglass in Russian Red)
Okay, so now I'm done with my makeup, it's time to proceed with sales. The first client asked me advice on her Studiofix as to how long should she keep her Studiofix foundation and what she should purchase, since she felt her skin has changed color. I showed her a slightly darker shade than what she is using and applied that shade to one half of her face and her own studiofix to the other half. After comparison, she bought a compact of her own shade. I opened the stock for her and showed her the condition of the product... that she purchased it in top condition and it came with an application sponge.
More clients came in and each client's questions had to be answered. I gave demos when requested and when clients are not on counter, we would familiarize ourselves as to where the stocks were. For a Monday, it was a busy day for the counter and products were flying off the shelves, mostly Studiofix foundation. Basically, it was fun. It's not just standing there and selling and promoting the products. We also have to give demos when asked and try to help them with their queries. Demos are given particularly so a client gets to know how to use the product and how to maximize it.
By the time closing came I washed the brushes and lay them flat to dry.