Buzz·Posted on 2 Aug 201621 Secrets MAC Employees Will Never Tell YouWhat's better than a name tag? A rose-gold necklace, that's what.by Remee PatelBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Our staff discount is pretty damn generous. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @makeupbymaeg We get a hefty 60% discount on products but luckily we have a monthly allowance so you know, we don't end up spending all of our money. 2. And for every product update we get a couple of freebies to try out. Leanne Green @leanne__mua Another inspiring day at New Product Update @MACcosmetics I've learnt lots of new tips as always....And got lots of goodies! 🙊🙊 06:51 PM - 15 Apr 2016 Reply Retweet Favorite 3. But the holy grail is our annual "gratis" where we get to order a selection of our favourite MAC products...for free! View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @brittsbeautybag What's better than a 60% discount...uhm FREE MAKEUP! 4. You have to be a qualified makeup artist to work at MAC. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @macfacechart Every person you see in store will be a qualified makeup artist, whether they were trained directly by the company or joined as a freelancer with their own credentials. When you apply for a job you have to take a makeup test in which you recreate a look and talk through it as you would with a customer. So you don't get hired unless you really know your stuff. 5. We always have to wear a full face of makeup to work...sometimes more than we'd actually like. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @ivanmua Sometimes we're asked to apply even more makeup on our break, and there's even a minimum amount of products we're told to wear. 6. Because as brand ambassadors we need to showcase the products and our skills. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @vika150288 7. Thanks to Kylie Jenner, our best-selling product is a lip pencil in the shade "Soar". View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @kidzrod Ever since word spread that Kylie Jenner uses "Soar" and "Whirl" lip pencil, they've been consistently sold out, so whenever we do have some in stock, we often have people coming in and buying up whatever we have — even if means buying 12! 8. But the product you won't see a MAC MUA without, has to be our FIX + spray. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @makeupbykatelyn__ We're always refreshing our makeup throughout the day with this staple product, so trust us when we say we recommend it! 9. We often catch bored men using the cotton buds to clean out their ears. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com They then discard them wherever. Gross. 10. But we do get a lot of men coming into our stores for actual makeovers. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @amitioego We get a lot of professionals like barristers and bankers coming in for help with subtle makeup so that they can appear flawless at work. 11. Our most requested celebrity makeup look is Kim Kardashian West. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @kimkardashian The queen of contour keeps us busy busy busy! 12. But sometimes it can be frustrating trying to explain to a client that what works for a celebrity might not work for them. Remee Patel / Yacobchuk / Getty Images We always get requests for specific looks people have seen in a magazine or on TV. More often that not these looks have been completely customised to the model and it's not unusual for a lipstick shade to actually be a combination of three or four different lipsticks! But try explaining this to the client: The biggest challenge can be getting them to be realistic about what will suit them. 13. Sometimes people try to be cheeky with our recycling scheme. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @tnt187 If you bring in six MAC empties you get a free lipstick, so this incentive means that sometimes people often try to take advantage by bringing in empties from other stores! 14. And testers are always being stolen or swapped with almost-empty makeup containers. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @lisathetravelgirl Especially if it's a sold-out product that won't be back in stock for a while. We also get people coming in and swapping their practically-finished makeup for newer testers so we're constantly re-stocking our displays. 15. Our hygiene rules are extremely strict, so we have to clean upwards of 25 brushes per day. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com If you thought cleaning your brushes were bad, try doing it constantly throughout the day, every day. 16. We don't have name tags but when we're certified, or we've reached a certain level of seniority, we are given MAC jewellery. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @shannnonnorris What's better than a name tag? A rose-gold necklace, that's what. 17. There's never a dull moment in store. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @joielene_artistry Everyone is super friendly and social — we're like one big family! 18. And you always have access to your very own glam squad. Lauren Owens @lrno92 Just a lil bit of Oh Darling for my darling Jas!☺️ #macmagicofthenight #macmua #macmol #myartistcommunitysc Tue Nov 03 05:58:08 UTC+0000 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite Going out after a shift and need to look amazing? How about having seven highly-trained MUAs to help you get ready? 19. We're constantly on our feet and we rarely get a proper break. TouringPlans @TouringPlans The @MACcosmetics store is very busy @DisneySprings 07:39 PM - 15 May 2016 Reply Retweet Favorite There's always someone to serve at the till, brushes to be cleaned, stock levels to check. We don't just do makeovers — we do everything! 20. But the never knowing what you might have to do next is what keeps the job so interesting. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Celebrities, cute little kids — you never know who you might have to give a makeover to! 21. And the absolute best part of the job is making someone feel good about themselves. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @janetruong_ From teens to granddads, we help give confidence to people from all walks of life, and it's what makes our job so rewarding.