Any makeup artist would enjoy working in a store where they get to play with makeup all day and create new looks on clients. But keep in mind that this is a job and you have priorities every day.
You have a daily sales goal to meet, you have to stay on top of fashion trend with makeup and clothing, stay personable, open minded, and treat every client the same, keep your store clean and presentable, and ALWAYS be a team player.
Your fellow artists are your coworkers, you are with them every day. They become family. Not just in your work life, but every day life, remember to treat everyone the way that you would like to be treated.
There will be days when you don't meet your goal, you have a client that gets discouraged and doesn't like the look you gave them, or you are not getting along with a fellow employee. Remember that these days are off days, and everyone has them. Keep your chin up and know that tomorrow will be a better day.
Working for MAC Cosmetics IS a retail job. Your schedule will not be a 9-5, Monday thru Friday. You will have to wake up early to open or work late to close. You will not have a full weekend off unless requested 6 weeks in advanced. And sometimes you may not be honored your request off. Especially if it is a weekend of an event.