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Friday, September 3, 2010

MAC Basic Training! (pic heavy)

Hi guys! Sorry I've been MIA! I've been in a required MAC Basic Training program all week long.

It's 7 hrs a day for 5 days. We go in, have fun, do what we love, eat, and be mind-fucked by the overwhelming amount of information we had to know.

This is our note book. Unfortunately I didn't get the most updated version, but I think the content is all the same.

This is our trainer April. She's 5 months preggers! Congrats to her! I've noticed that A LOT of ppl are pregnant as of lately. Interesting. Anyways, I LOVE April. She made learning so much fun! We played games everyday and did makeovers on each other. Please excuse my face, we had other ppl do our Peak-Hour-Demo (PHD, which refers to that extremely busy Saturday where everyone wants a makeover and there are a million ppl at the counter).

They fed us WELL! We had breakfast and lunches <--legitly awesome lunches. I forgot to take pics of lunches though :(

Here are some of the activities:

April demonstrating how to do drastic contouring:

April demonstrating how to do a PHD: The model (who is also a fellow MAC artist, is GOOOOOOOOORGEOUS! Hello Nicole Kidman!)

Review games! We had 2 teams. Team Leopard Luxe and Team Viva Glams. I was on VG.

Face charting!!

My first face chart! It is le suck.

Where we learned foundation matching:

The best part? GRATIS! April was SOOOO sweet. My coworkers said that they've only gotten one piece before, but I guess April liked us more :) She said that the lint roller/tic tacs are essential for the counter, and the scented candle is for us to relax at home.

Yes, I got Stereo Rose MSF. *Happy dance*

The rest were Milan Mode and Brave New Bronze l/s.

Ripe and Ready prolong wear

I also got Vibrant Grape e/s and a Fix + rose. :)

Last but not least, I got a Thank You card from April. :) I adore her!

I'm sad that the training is over, but I'm excited to go back to work on Sunday and used the techniques I've learned.

I also took a lot of pics for my Fabulous Felines FOTDs. Stay tuned for those!



wuguimei said...

Aww, looks like you had a great time. And you got Brave New Bronze? Jealous! :D

Mara said...

I've always wanted to work for MAC but we don't even have one near by. So I'm out of luck. I'm going to live vicariously through you. lol. :)

Sherri said...

I am so jealous but I'm glad you had a great time. In the after shot of that model she looked amazing.
Keep sharing your MAC journey with us :)

~Lisa said...

Sounds like a lot of fun! The food looks great and April sounds like an awesome person!

Anonymous said...

Hi Tao, can you make a video or a blog about how to become a MAC makeup artist? Thank you.

Tao said...

To Anonymous: I thought I could, but after attending basic, apparently only Senior Artist/Media Trained Artists can talk about MAC publicly. We can actually get into trouble by talking about the hiring process.

Nic Nic said...

you have such a fun job.. so envious :)

Zee said...

wow, it looks really fun! congrats on becoming a mac artist :)
you're so pretty, just like always *envy* lol!