Re: What exactly do you need to apply to MAC or Sephora?
I worked seasonal at Sephora with Jennifer and Piinklady!
You don't necessarily need makeup experience at Sephora but if you have retail experience or having dealt with clients at previous jobs is a BIG plus. They look for that when applying. I have minimal experience when I applied and the asst manager liked my makeup application. Also I was allowed to do some makeup consultations. When you're hired for seasonal you're really not supposed to (hehe) MAC however is a different story. All the MA's I spoke to says that they started off at some other counter or Sephora before getting their foot into MAC. There are a select few who probably did get hired right into MAC, but their makeup application were exceptional good and they were really good with providing customer service.
I just had 3 interviews yesterday at the MACY's for the MAC counter and the procedure is tedious. I had a pre-screening interview with someone else before speaking to the cosmetics manager. After the cosmetics manager okayed me, was I able to interview for the MAC manager. The MAC manager did intimidate me a lil but I knew my MAC sh*t (lol) I have a demo interview next wk *fingers crossed* in which one of the trainers would see if u know how to apply MU, and if that goes well I might have to speak to the regional manager. Such a huge process....and all because of MAC. lol :P