Professional Makeup Artist Discount

MUA to the Trade Programs

It has taken me a lot of research and back checking but this is the most complete list I have been able to compile of discounts available to makeup artist. This list was first published on the old blog in 2014 as an updated version of the list I received in Makeup School. Information on each program varies but I have listed web links for almost all of them that have them available.

I last updated this list in January 2020, and unfortunate many companies & programs have gone away in the last 6 years. But there are a few new programs as well!

Some companies will only give discounts to those working as a professional makeup artist; some will extend discounts to cosmetologists while others will offer to discounts to beauty bloggers. Please check with the company for full details on their pro programs as some requirements have changed.

If you are a new makeup artist I would start first with the following as they are distribution for several fantastic pro brands and would be the fastest way to build/stock a pro kit at a discount:

Camera Ready Cosmetics (CRC)

Frends Beauty

Muse Beauty Pro

Naimes

Most will require one or more of the following:

  • Business license (different from a professional license as it is a license proving you have an actual business – issued by the city and! or state you live in)
  • Professional license (example, a cosmetologist license – issued only by the state after you go to a trade school and then take a state exam)
  • Editorial page with name credit
  • Union card
  • Diploma/Certificate from a recognized make-up academy
  • Program/Press materials listing your name
  • Contract on production company letterhead
  • Crew/Call list on production company letterhead
  • Current, dedicated website showcasing work
  • Agency comp card
  • IMDB listing
  • Website statistics showing you have a popular website

Afterglow Mineral Cosmetics

You will need to email any certifications, licenses, or a resume to the Pro Account Department. After the information submitted is reviewed, someone will contact you directly. Two of the following will be accepted:

  • A copy of your Union Card, TV, or film crew list credits confirming that you were a makeup artist on set.
  • Agency Confirmation – your representing agency can fax a roster list on the Agency’s letter head with your name on the roster. The letter must include the Agency’s contact information and website.
  • State Esthetician or Make-Up Artist license

This discount is only accepted after your request and ID have been approved. All professional discount orders must be placed over the phone by calling 866.630.4569. Products purchased with your discount may only be used for professional purposes and may not, under any circumstance be resold. Your discount is non-transferrable.

www.afterglowcosmetics.com

Anastasia

Percentage Off: 35%
For More Information: http://anastasiabeverlyhills.com/abh-pro/

BECCA Cosmetics – Currently Closed

Industry Alliance Program Info: http://www.beccacosmetics.com/us/industry-alliance/apply/

Benefit

  • 40% off all Benefit products*
  • 15% off all Benefit services
  • No annual fee

https://pro.benefitcosmetics.com/us/

Bdellium Tools

Bdellium Tools Pro is a free membership program designed to support makeup artists, industry professionals and makeup students.
Bdellium Tools Pro offers a 40% discount for makeup artists & 20% discount for industry professionals and makeup students.

https://www.bdelliumtools.com/pages/bdellium-tools-pro

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics

Discount Amount: 40%

Requirements: Valid photo identification AND two of the following:

  • Composite card
  • Business card with name and specific profession
  • Editorial page with name credit
  • Union Card
  • Professional valid license
  • Crew/Call list on production company letterhead
  • Reference letter from employer

https://www.bobbibrowncosmetics.com/pro-program-terms-and-conditions

Camera Ready Cosmetics

Program Info: https://camerareadycosmetics.com/pages/pro-makeup-artist-discount

Cao Cosmetics

The CaoPRO Card was created to offer special discounts and benefits to our makeup artist, students and beauty community.

https://caocosmeticsusa.com/pages/cao-member-pro

Cargo

40% discount

As a member of our Pro Artist Program you will receive a  discount on CARGO products purchased directly through the CARGO website.

To qualify, we require a copy of one piece of valid photo identification plus copies of two of the following indicating your current employment as a makeup artist:

  • Valid union card
  • Makeup artist license
  • TV or film crew call list
  • Professional letter of reference stating employment
  • Editorial page including your credit

Please forward these items along with your email address and mailing address (including postal or ZIP code) to:

customerservice@cargocosmetics.com

http://www.cargocosmetics.com/pro-artist-program/

Carol’s Daughter

Friends and Family Program

http://www.carolsdaughter.com/membership.html

Cinema Secrets

Discount Amount: 10%-40%

Requirements: Valid photo identification AND two pieces of professional employment or student status.

https://cinemasecrets.com/pages/cinema-secrets-pro-membership-program

Clairns

Rewards Program

https://usa-clubclarins.clarins.com/home.action

CoverFX- Currently Closed

Discount Amount: Makeup artists are eligible to receive a 40% Pro FX membership product discount on coverfx.com purchases

Aestheticians, Cosmetologists, Hairstylists, Fashion Stylists, Nail Technicians,

Costume Designers, Models, On-air talent, Performers and Photographers are eligible to receive 30% Pro FX membership product discounts on coverfx.com purchases.

Requirements:

  • Agency Information
  • Website
  • Composite Card
  • Business Card with name and specific profession
  • Editorial page with name credit
  • Union card number
  • Head shot & resume
  • Professional License (no driver’s license)
  • Diploma/Certificate
  • Publication Masthead
  • Program/Press materials with name
  • Contract on production company letterhead
  • Crew/Call list on Production Company Letterhead Professional letter of referenceof employment
  • Makeup School Information & Student number

https://www.coverfx.com/proartist

Dinair

Your $35 annual fee qualifies you for discounts of up to 15% off kits (up to 3 kits a year), 30% off nearly all of our makeup and accessories. Plus get a subscription to our newsletter, top-rated customer service, and all the latest tips and tricks.

http://airbrushmakeup.com/pro/

Face Atelier

Discount 40%

You must provide two current items from the following list:

  • Composite Card Business Card with name and specific profession
  • Editorial with credit 
  • Union Card
  • Professional License
  • Diploma/Certificate
  • IMBd link –  input in the ‘Comments’ section
  • Website link –  input in the ‘Comments’ section
  • Video/reel link – input in the ‘Comments’ section
  • Publication Masthead
  • Program/Press Materials with name
  • Contract on Production Company Letterhead
  • Crew/Call List on Production Company Letterhead
  • Professional Letter of Reference or Employment

Application: http://www.faceatelier.com/proartists

Frends

Discount amount: up to 40%

Requirements:

  • Beauty School ID
  • Beauty School Diploma
  • Business Card
  • Business Website
  • Tear Sheet with Name Credit
  • Any Other Pro Membership Card
  • Agency Comp Card
  • Union Card
  • Program or Call Sheet
  • Business Licensing
  • IMDB Link

http://www.frendsbeauty.com/frends-with-benefits

Giorgio Armani

To apply for the program:
Giorgio Armani Beauty
Bellagio Resort – Las Vegas
phone:  702.893.8327
fax:  702.893.8347
email:  GALV_Cosmetics@giorgioarmani.com

GLEAM by Melanie Mills

Discount 30%

We offer two options for submission:
Option A: Completed application form, a copy of your active cosmetology license, and a photo I.D.
Option B: Completed application form, a copy of your business card, 3 trade references, 3 of the latest projects you have worked on or your website, a copy of a bill or invoice for work, and a photo I.D. If submitting tear sheets, your name must be credited. Pro cards from other cosmetic lines will not be accepted.

https://melaniemillshollywood.com/pages/pro-discount

Gorgeous Cosmetics

To apply for the Gorgeous Pro Membership, please provide 2 of the following credentials as proof of profession:

  • Business card with name and specific profession
  • Call sheet on production company letterhead
  • Composite card (models only)
  • Contract on production company letterhead
  • Professional letter of employment or pay stub from client, salon manager, or cosmetic retailer
  • Professional license, diploma/certificate
  • Professional website (sorry, social media sites not accepted)
  • Program or press materials with name
  • Publication masthead
  • Tear sheet with name credit
  • Union card
  • Headshot (for models and actors only)

https://gorgeouscosmetics.com/pages/gorgeous-pro-program

Hourglass Cosmetics

30% off.  Eligibility requires photo ID and two proofs of proper professional documentation – examples include agency and/or business card, editorial page with name credit, professional license, diploma/certificate.

Hourglass Application

Illamasqua

Discount Amount:

Professional Make-Up Artist: 40%

Student Make-Up Artist: 20%

Aestheticians, Cosmetologists and Beauty Therapists: 20%

Performers with an Equity card: 20%

Requirements: CV /Resume, ID Card, Contract Cover Letter, Call/Tear Sheet, or

College Acceptance Letter

https://www.illamasqua.com/professional-accounts.list

Inglot

Discount Amount: 20% – 30%

Requirements: Three pieces of proof:

  • Pro Membership Card from other approved Makeup Programs
  • License of accredited schools of cosmetics
  • Magazine tear sheet with name credit
  • Real with name credit
  • Program/ call sheet
  • Union Membership Card
  • Makeup Artist Business Card
  • Agency Representation
  • Student ID
  • Enrollment Documentation
  • Professional Headshot

https://inglotusa.com/content/14-terms-of-pro-member

It Cosmetics

40% Off

https://www.itcosmetics.com/pro-artist-program

Kett Cosmetics

Percentage Off: 30%

TWO OF THE FOLLOWING CREDENTIALS:

  • Hair or Makeup Union Card
  • Cosmetology or Esthetician License
  • Tear Sheet with credit
  • Film or commercial call sheet
  • An on-line portfolio link with makeup images


https://www.kettcosmetics.com/wholesale-registration-page/

Khuraira

As a professional makeup artist, you can enroll to the Khuraira Makeup Artist Club Program. Being a member entitles you to purchase products at a 40% discount.To qualify, please the following credentials to service@khurairacosmetics.com:

  • Agency Representation: Have your agency fax a roster list on company letterhead or provide a link to the agency Website.
  • Film or Television Experience: Fax crew list with name credited as a makeup artist on set. Tear sheets with name credit.

http://www.khurairacosmetics.com/pages/faq/#toggle-id-4

Kiehl’s

Need one of the following from each: 

  1. Diploma from Accredited program AND Class Certificate dated within the last 5 years.
  2. Agency Validated Composite Card OR Valid Union Card with Photo ID OR Professional portfolio with credited tear sheets.
  3. Current professional letter of reference on agency letterhead OR Current program/press material with name credit OR Current crew/call list on product company letterhead.

https://www.kiehls.com/pro-signup

Koh Gen Do

Discount 30%

A copy of two forms of professional identification must be sent to customerservice@kohgendo.us, along with the below application to request of enrollment in KohGenDo’s Beauty Artist Club. Examples of professional identification include: business card with name, editorial credit, union card, call/crew list sheet on production letterhead and professional license. This does not include retail positions. All credentials must be current within one year with name and specific profession. KohGenDo reserves the right to require additional professional documentation prior to approval or enrollment in Beauty Artist Club. All submitted identification will be on file for one year after enrollment. KohGenDo reserves the right to deny enrollment for any reason.

https://kohgendocosmetics.com/pages/beauty-pro

Kryolan

https://us.kryolan.com/procard/about

Laura Mercier

Offer a 40% discount to professional makeup artists within the United States. If you would like to become a member of the Laura Mercier Makeup Artist Discount Program and you are a working professional makeup artist, please email us with at least two forms of the following ID:
*Agency Representation: Have agency fax a roster list on company letterhead or provide link to agency website
*Film or Television Experience: Fax crew list with name credited as a makeup artist on set.
*Tear sheets with name credit
*Copy of your Union Card
(Drivers Licenses, Business Cards and Educational Certificates are NOT acceptable forms of ID)
Please send this information to the attention of:
Professional Makeup Artist Program
Email: makeup.artists@lauramercier.com

Program Info: https://www.lauramercier.com/customer-service?cid=faqs#q02

LORAC

Discount Amount: 20% to 40% depending on profession

Requirements: You will need to contact the NAIME’S Beauty Center boutique below for LORAC’s discount.

NAIME’S Beauty Center

naimes.com

12640 Riverside Drive, Valley Village, CA 91607

818.655.9933

http://www.loraccosmetics.com/faqs/

M.A.C. Cosmetics

https://www.maccosmetics.com/macpro/cms/membership/howtoapply.tmpl

Discount Amount: 30% to 40% depending on profession

Cost: $35 yearly

Requirements: Valid photo identification AND two of the following:

  • Composite card
  • Business card with name and specific profession
  • Editorial page with name credit
  • Union Card
  • Professional valid license
  • Crew call list on production company letterhead
  • Reference letter from employer
  • Diploma/ certificate from an accredited makeup school
  • Not accepted: Business licenses, websites, pay stubs or tax forms.

Madame Madeline

Note: Includes lash brands Ardell, Sassy, Revlon, Duo Glue, and many more.
Percentage Off: bulk discount with 75+ pairs (must inquire)
Ease of Qualification: Medium
For More Information: http://www.madamemadeline.com/online_shoppe/volumediscount.asp

Makeup Atelier Paris

Make-Up Atelier Paris support the industry with a 30% discount across all products. The discount applies to working makeup artists only.

http://www.makeupatelierparis.co.uk/makeup-atelier-g-15.html

Make Up For Ever

Discount Amount: 20% – 40% depending on profession

https://www.makeupforever.com/int/en-int/pro-only

You can purchase Make Up For Ever with your pro discount in MUFE stores, calling a MUFE store, or most products are available at Frends.com if you have their pro discount.

Makeup Magazine Pro Card (IMATS)

Discount Amount: EXCLUSIVE PRO-ONLY times at select IMATS, expedited entry during normal show hours, a 10-percent discount on magazine subscriptions and other special offers.

https://makeupmag.com/pro/pro-credentials/

Mehron

10% off

http://www.mehron.com/category_s/198.htm

Mirabella Beauty

https://mirabellabeauty.com/pro-registration

Morphe Brushes – Currently Closed

https://www.morphe.com/pages/pro-memberships

Muse Beauty

As a MUSE BEAUTY.PRO “Makeup Style Expert” you will receive exclusive membership benefits:
• Complimentary Annual Membership Fee
• 30% Discount on ESUM brushes and accessories
• 30% Discount on KETT Cosmetics product – excluding equipment
• 20-30% Discount on MUSE PRO Makeup Kits
• 20% Discount on VISEART
• 20% Discount on LASHES IN A BOX – excluding pairs
• 20% Discount on EMBRYOLISSE
• 20% Discount on LEMONHEAD LA – excluding squads
• 20% Discount on DANESSA MYRICKS BEAUTY
• 20% Discount on MELANIE MILLS HOLLYWOOD
• 20% Discount on SKINDINAVIA
• Complimentary US Ground Shipping on all orders over $50

https://musebeauty.pro/pro-discount-program/

The Make-Up Designory – MUD

40% For 798 union members only, present your card when ready to purchase.

Naked Cosmetics Pro

50%

http://nakedcosmetics.net/ProArtist.html

Namies Beauty

https://www.naimies.com/

https://www.naimies.com/studio-pro-invitation.php

NARS

Discount Amount: 25-40%

https://www.narscosmetics.com/USA/nars-pro

Natasha Denona

30% discount

https://www.natashadenona.com/natasha_denona_pro

Nigel Beauty

20-40% off

http://nigelbeauty.com/t-pro.aspx

NYX Cosmetics

Discount Amount: 30%

https://www.nyxcosmetics.com/makeup-crew-pro.html

Paint & Powder Store

http://www.paintandpowderstore.com/artistdiscount.php

Paula Dorf

Offer a 40% discount to professional makeup artists.
IA798 union members are eligible for a special union discount offered through our New York Office, please call 212-582-0073 Ext: 0 or email info@pauladorf.com. Also, our Paula Dorf Counter at Henri Bendel, New York City, offers a 40% professional makeup artist discount.  Please visit the counter if you would like to experience the collection, and enroll with Henri Bendel directly.

If you would like to become a member of the Paula Dorf Professional Makeup Artist Discount Program,
please provide us with at least two forms of ID.

  • Agency Representation:
    •  Fax a roster list on company letterhead Film or Television Experience:
    •  Fax crew list with production name Freelance Makeup Artist – Please provide at least two of the following:
  • Crew list
    •  
Letterhead with production company name
    •  Call Sheets or Tear sheets
  • Copy of a Union Card
  • Resume

(A Drivers License is NOT an acceptable form of ID)

Please send this information to the attention of:

Professional Makeup Artist Program
Paula Dorf Cosmetics, LLC.

Fax: 212-582-0035

Email: info@pauladorf.com

Address:
850 Seventh Ave.
Suite 801
New York, NY 10019

Program Info: http://www.pauladorf.com/faq

Ricky’s

If you’re in NY, South Beach)- inquire about their “Friend’s with Benefits” Program

Senna

20% -40% off

https://sennacosmetics.com/senna-pro-apply/

Serenity Scott Beauty

http://shop.serenityscottbeauty.com/pro-contact/

Sigma Beauty

30% off

https://www.sigmabeauty.com/sigma-pro

Smashbox

Discount Amount: 20% – 30% – 40% depending on profession/status

Requirements: All three levels require valid ID (driver’s license) plus the following:

20% discount (student)

  • Proof of current enrollment at an artistry based school or certificate program
  • Valid Photo ID

30% discount (freelance)

  • Valid cosmetology OR esthetician license
  • Professional letter of reference
  • Copy of your business card
  • Crew call list
  • Valid makeup artistry certificate within the last 5 years

40% discount (pro MUA)

  • Valid union card
  • Copy of a current agency ZED card OR comp card
  • Copy of your business card
  • 2 professional tear sheets that include your name

http://www.smashbox.com/smashbox-pro

Stila Cosmetics – Currently Closed

Discount Amount: 20% – 30% – 40% depending on profession/status

Requirements: Two of the following:

  • composite card
  • portfolio with name credit
  • business card
  • valid union card
  • head shot
  • publication masthead
  • professional license/ diploma (aesthetician, hairstylist, cosmetology)
  • program/press materials with name credit
  • contract on production company letterhead
  • crew / call list on production company letterhead
  • professional letter of reference company letterhead

http://www.stilacosmetics.com/text/content/proartist/files/P13025_PROART_MBRAPP.pdf

Tarte

a monthly discount of 40% off once per month! Please send the following application elements to info@tarte.com. We will review your application and respond to you within 2-3 weeks.

Application Requirements:

1. Valid license or form of identification

2. Valid MUA Credentials (you can pick two)

  • Esthetician or Cosmetology License
  • Pro website or IG page
  • Diploma or certificate from an accredited makeup or cosmetology school (issued within the last two years 2016-now)
  • Editorial page with name credit
  • Call sheet on production company letterhead
  • Tear sheet with name credit

3. Copy of resume

4. Email address

5. Phone Number

Program Details:

https://tartecosmetics.com/en_US/customer-service/contact-us/faqs.html

Temptu

Discount Amount: 10% pro kits; 30% Temptu products (excluding kits)

Cost: $30 annual fee (free through Naimies see above)

Requirements:

  • Tear Sheet w/Name Credit
  • Agency Comp Card
  • Valid Union Card
  • Crew/Call Sheet with Name Credit
  • Valid Cosmetology or Esthetician License
  • Letter of Employment

http://temptu.com/pro/pro-membership

Three Custom Color Specialists – 30%

Program Info: http://www.threecustom.com/home.php?cat=377

Email: discount@threecustom.com

Urban Decay

Discount Amount:40% on most UD products (restricted to spending no more than

$250 per quarter)

Requirements:

  • A copy of your driver’s license or state/federal photo id
  • Two of the following:
  • Professional license (cosmetology)
  • Editorial page with name credit
  • Crew / call list on production company letterhead
  • Union card
  • Link to website
  • Business Card
  • Professional letter of reference

http://www.urbandecay.com/udpro

Viseart

https://www.viseartparis.com/pro-signup

yaby Cosmetics

http://www.yabycosmetics.com/industry-discount-application/

If you have any other discount programs that you are aware of that are not listed above please contact me so that I can add it to the list!  Happy Shopping!

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