So you want to be a pro makeup artist? Lucky for you I’ve searched all over and rounded up all the pro makeup artist discounts that you can possibly get working in the beauty industry. Some programs maybe a little harder to get into than others but don’t fret my pet, make sure to read the applications and requirements carefully. Another great way is to attend The Makeup Show which is how I established a lot of my discount early on in my career so check them out for sure. Another way is The Powder Group which I’ve outlined below their benefits which are a whole heaping lot well worth the membership fee. Follow up is key and make sure to have all your credentials in one place on your computer ready for upload i.e. Most will require two 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
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
Website statistics showing you have a popular website
Are you ready lets get those Pro Makeup Discounts!
Frends Beauty: http://www.frendsbeauty.com/frends-with-benefits
Namies Beauty: https://www.naimies.com/studio-pro-invitation.php
Nigel Beauty: http://www.nigelbeauty.com/t-pro.aspx
Camera Ready Cosmetics: http://camerareadycosmetics.com/pages/our-services/pro-artist-discount.html
Paint & Powder Store: http://www.paintandpowderstore.com/artistdiscount.php
Afterglow Cosmetics: http://www.afterglowcosmetics.com/makeup_artists/
All About Mee Beauty: http://www.AllAboutMeeBeauty.com/Articles.asp?ID=83
Alter Ego Lashes http://alteregolash.com/alter-ego-lashes-program/
Bare Minerals http://www.bareescentuals.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-BareEscentuals-Site/default/Experience-Show?cgid=BE_SUB_MAKEUP_ARTIST_DISCOUNT
Bdellium Tools: http://bdelliumtools.com/bdellium-tools-pro
Becca cosmetics: http://www.beccacosmetics.com/us/industry-alliance/how-to-qualify/
Bella Pierre: http://www.bellapierre.co.uk/shop/index.php/professional-make-up-artists
Black Up Cosmetics: http://www.blackupcosmetics.com/customer-service/#muap
Bobbi Brown: http://www.bobbibrowncosmetics.com/bobbi-pro
Cao Cosmetics: http://caocosmeticsusa.com/caopro/
Cargo Cosmetics: http://www.cargocosmetics.com/pro-artist-program
Cattivac Cosmetics: http://www.cattivacosmetics.com/cattivapro.html
China Glaze: http://www.chinaglaze.com/pro/login.php
Cinema Secrets: http://www.cinemasecrets.com/-inspiration/cinema-secrets-pro.html
City Color Cosmetics http://www.citycolorcosmetics.com/
Cliche Cosmetics: http://www.clichecosmetics.com/prodiscount.pdf
Coastal Scents: http://www.coastalscents.com/discounts
Cocktail Cosmetics: http://www.cocktailcosmetics.co.uk/56/industry-discount
Coco Beau: http://www.cocobeau.co.uk/index.php?main_page=page&id=3..
Cover FX: http://www.coverfx.com/proartist
Crown Brush: https://crownpro.info/Crown_PRO.html
Daniel Sandler: http://www.danielsandler.com/dsc-pro.html
Dermalogica’s Insider Program: http://www.dermalogica.com/muasite/MUA_new.asp
Dinair Pro Airbrush: http://www.airbrushmakeup.com/pro/#signup
Dr Hauschk: http://bit.ly/drhauschkapro
Element Two: http://www.elementwo.com/pages/contact
Eve Pearl: http://www.evepearl.com/professionals_register/
Facade Beauty: http://www.facadebeauty.com/category-s/1868.htm
Faux Lash: http://fauxlash.com/pages/fauxpro
Fortunate Face Mineral Cosmetics: http://bit.ly/fortunatemineralspro
Fusion of Color Cosmetics: http://www.fusionofcolor.net/PRO-DISCOUNT.html
Gabriel Cosmetics: http://www.gabrielcosmeticsinc.com/index.cfm?category=117
GLEAM by Melanie Mills: http://www.gleambymelaniemills.com/artist-program/
Gorgeous Cosmetics: http://bit.ly/gorgeouspro
Illamasqua: http://www.illamasqua.com/explore/professional-registration/ 40%
It Cosmetics: https://www.itcosmetics.com/pro-artist-program
Jouer Cosmetics https://jouercosmetics.com/pro-application
Kevyn Aucoin: https://b2b.kevynaucoin.com/customer/account/login/
Kett Cosmetics: https://kettcosmetics.com/pro_pricing
Koh Gen Do: https://www.kohgendocosmetics.com/bacinfoenrollment.asp
Korres: firstname.lastname@example.org with Makeup Artist resume
Lashes In A Box: http://www.lashesinabox.com/pages/pro-program
Laura Geller: email@example.com with Makeup Artist resume
Laura Mercier: https://www.lauramercier.com/faqs.html#q06
LIME CRIME: http://www.naimies.com/studio-pro-invitation.php
London Brush Company http://www.londonbrushcompany.com/pages/lbc-pro
Madame Madeline: http://www.madamemadeline.com/online_shoppe/volumediscount.asp
Makeup Artist Pro Card: https://makeupmag.com/pro/
Makeup Atelier Paris: send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and they will send you an email with the requirements FYI when shipping ask them to include a commercial invoice with the item because of customs.
Make Up For Ever: http://www.makeupforeverusa.com/mufe/pro-only/backstage-card/
Mally Beauty: http://www.mallybeauty.com/mally-artist-program
Masquerade Cosmetics: http://www.tanlashcolor.com/
Mattesse Cosmetics: Give them a call in NYC for 20% off their brand and other premium brands. Hair Makeup and Nails
Mirabella Beauty: https://mirabellabeauty.com/pro-registration
Morphe Brushes: http://bit.ly/morphebrushpro
Muse Beauty: http://www.musebeauty.pro/professional-discount-program.aspx
Naked Cosmetics: http://www.nakedcosmetics.net/pro.htm
Napoleon Perdis: http://napoleonmakeupacademy.com/content/napoleon-perdis-pro-card
Nars: http://www.narscosmetics.com/acb/stores email email@example.com
Norcostro Cosmetics: http://www.norcostco.com/professionalmakeup-2.aspx
OPI Pro: http://pro.opi.com
Pari Beauty: http://paribeauty.com/pari-pro
Paula Dorf: http://www.pauladorf.com/
Posh Pro Cosmetics: http://myprivatelabelcosmetics.com/MAKEUPARTISTPROGRAM.html
Purely Cosmetics: http://www.purelycosmetics.com/ Coupon code “prointro” gives you 20% off orders over $15
RCMA Pro-Card: Contact Info: Phone:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (RCMA) Fax: 805-526-7268
Roque Cozette: https://www.roquecozzette.com/pro-discount-application/
Royal & Langnickel: http://www.royalbrush.com/beauty/pro/perks.php
Senna: Email:email@example.com Attn: Senna Pro Artist Program
Serenity Scott Beauty: http://shop.serenityscottbeauty.com/pro-contact/
SEVENTA IMAGE: http://seventaimage.com/s/pro-program
Shu Uemura: http://www.shuuemura-usa.com
Sigma Beauty: http://www.sigmabeauty.com/connect#partner
Smashbox Cosmetics: http://www.smashbox.com/smashbox-pro
Sugar Pill Pro Discount: http://mad.ly/signups/63281/join
TEN IMAGE PROFESSIONAL COSMETICS: http://seventaimage.com/s/pro-program/
The Neat Kit: http://www.theneatkit.com/discount/
The Powder Group http://www.thepowdergroup.com/
This is one program that I’m apart of that you don’t want to pass up when you’re connected to The Powder Group you’re not only connected to amazing discounts, but to an amazing community of artists, a wealth of resources from some of the OG’s of the beauty game, but also opportunities that only come from being a Powder Group member so join and make sure to let em know Miss Merli sent you. Here is a list of Pro Discounts that come with The Powder Group:
TPG members receive a discount of 40% off online orders.
Members receive 20% discount on all Armour Beauty Lip Glosses. Email a copy of your TPG Pro card and request for discount to firstname.lastname@example.org a discount code.
Members can use their TPG card as (1) credential along with any other Makeup Artists credential – such as a call sheet, business card, recent pay stub, or union card.
Instructions to sign up are as follows:
Print Out “Application for Bobbi Brown Pro form”
Fill out the online form, click SUBMIT and PRINT HERE
Mail in the following documents to apply (total of 4 items)
-Application for Bobbi Brown Pro (see step A)
-Copy of One (1) Valid Photo ID
-Two (2) pieces of Makeup Artist Credential (see online application for examples)
Mail to (faxes are NOT accepted):
Bobbi Brown Pro Membership
575 Broadway 4th Floor
New York, NY 10012
Members receive 30% off of orders on the web store and 10% off all education classes.
Members receive 40% off of all brushes.
Members receive 20% off of your order. http://www.embryolisseusa.com
EVE PEARL BEAUTY
Members may use their TPG Pro membership e-card as one of the criteria to receive the Eve Pearl artist discount of 30%. Email email@example.com to register.
*FRENDS BEAUTY SUPPLY
TPG Pro Membership satisfies one of the three required forms of proof to qualify for the Frends with Benefits Program and receive up to 40% off in store and online. Get more information and sign up at http://www.frendswithbenefits.com.
*FUSION OF COLOR COSMETICS
Members receive 20% off of all products that are purchased for professional use. Members can apply for discount online using their TPG Pro Membership card as verification of working in the industry. Shipping is also available internationally.
Members receive 30% off of orders. Email a copy of your TPG Pro card and the items you would like to firstname.lastname@example.org to order using “TPG Order” as the subject line.
*HAGEN LINSS RETOUCHING
Members receive a 20% discount on all retouching orders over $200.
Members receive 15% off online purchases including the legendary Jao hand sanitizer and the new cult favorite Goe Oil!
Members receive a 30% discount on all Kett makeup products. Members must register online atkettcosmetics.com/create_account_RK.php and email email@example.com a copy of your TPG Pro Membership card.
Members receive 40% off of products. Email your TPG Pro Card to Viviana Martin, firstname.lastname@example.org, and she respond with instructions on how to receive the discount http://www.kevynaucoin.com
All TPG members receive 25% off all their purchases at http://www.loladecosmetics.com
*LONDON BRUSH COMPANY
Members receive 30% off your retail order. Please email with a copy of your TPG Pro Membership card email@example.com to get your Pro discount code. Browse the collection online http://www.londonbrushcompany.com
*MAKE UP FOR EVER
With your TPG Pro membership, MAKE UP FOR EVER offers automatic enrollment into the Backstage Card Program at the 20% discount level. For makeup artists who are eligible for the 40% discount, the TPG Pro Card is accepted as 1 of your 2 proofs of profession. To apply for MAKE UP FOR EVER’s Backstage Card online, please visit http://www.makeupforever.com/us/en-us/pro-only/backstage-card
*MALIN + GOETZ
Members receive an automatic 20% discount on all Malin + Goetz products, or may use their TPG Pro membership as one of two criteria to receive the pro-artist 40% discount. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. to register for these discounts.
Valid in either of the company’s stores in New York and Los Angeles or by phone order.
*MEDIA MAKE UP ACADEMY NYC & CHICAGO
TPG Pro Members receive 15% off any class in NYC or Chicago. 20% off any two combined classes.
Please contact the school/Amanda Shackleton at to have the discount applied to your registration.
TPG Pro Members receive 10% off all purchases on the website. Use the link and follow the instructions to start shopping.
Members receive 30% when they sign up at http://www.michaelmarcus.com by sending an email email@example.com with your TPG Pro Membership card.
*MUSE BEAUTY PRO
TPG Pro Membership card works as a valid credential to register for the MUSE BEAUTY.PRO Makeup Style Expert discount. Benefit includes 20-30% off select products and workshops. To apply, fill out the pro application at the link below and include your TPG Membership card under scan/email options.
*NAIMIE’S BEAUTY CENTER
Members receive discounts of 20%, 30%, and 40% on almost all brands. Members need to fill out our online applications and attach a copy of their TPG Pro card as proof.
*OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE COSMETICS
Members receive automatic enrollment in the Obsessive Compulsive Discount (OCD) Program by providing valid membership ID for the TPG Pro program. 40% discount applied to all OCC Cosmetic items.
*PENCIL ME IN
Members receive special pricing of $3.70 per pencil when ordered in quantities of 10, 20 or 30. Quantities can be mixed shades. To purchase visit the website and click Promotional Offers then The Powder Group Members.
TPG Pro Members receive free entry to any RAW event plus one guest. RAW showcases host indie talent in art, fashion, hair and makeup, music, film, photography, and performing arts in cities across the globe.
Members receive 20% off retail on all Ruby Room Aroma Infused Flower and Gem Essences, Ruby Room Detox Rx Bath Salts and cosmetics for in-store, phone and online purchases.
Members may use their TPG Pro membership as one of two forms of proof of profession to receive the Senna Cosmetics 20% pro discount. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the application.
*SERENITY + SCOTT BEAUTY
Members receive a pro discount of 40% off retail purchases.
Members receive 20% off all Shiny Mama products. No restrictions or minimums. Emailinfo@shinymamabeauty.com to receive discount.
Members are eligible for automatic entry, and first year fee waived, for membership in the TEMPTU PRO Artisan Program. Membership provides 30% discount off all TEMPTU products and training materials, excluding kits which receive 10% discount.
*THE MAKEUP SHOW
Members receive 10% discount on all hands-on workshops at all The Makeup Show events. Current locations are NYC, Los Angeles, Chicago, Orlando and Europe.
*THREE CUSTOM COLOR SPECIALISTS
Members receive 30% off of all Ready-to-Wear and Custom Blend products from the most pro-focused custom product company in the business. Contact email@example.com to place an order.
Members receive $35 off of the initial setup fee and pay as little as $24.99 per month, all inclusive, for a full-featured website you can maintain yourself with LIVE help. Visitwww.webphotomaster.com/thepowdergroup and follow the instructions. Members will need to upload their TPG Pro Membership cards during setup to verify membership status.
Three Custom Colors: http://www.threecustom.com/home.php?cat=377
Urban Decay: http://www.urbandecay.com/pro
Velour lashes: https://www.velourlashes.com/?a=loyaltyProgram
Whip Hand Cosmetics: http://www.whiphandcosmetics.com/pro-makeup-program/
Yaby Cosmetics: https://www.yabycosmetics.com/industry-discount-application/
Youngblood Cosmetics: http://www.ybskin.com/pro-artists.php
Kit organization at it’s Finest
SKS Bottle: http://www.sks-bottle.com/Cosmetic-Jars-White
Dante Disposals: http://www.dantedpstore.com/
Paper Mart: https://www.papermart.com
Specialty Bottle: http://www.specialtybottle.com
TKB Trading: http://www.tkbtrading.com
Pure Spa Direct: http://www.purespadirect.com Nalgene Leak Proof Bottles As Small As 1/4 oz. to 32 oz
The Ready Project: http://www.thereadyproject.com/nalgene-narrow-mouth-bottles-nalgene-nm-1-4-oz-bottle.htm
The Find: http://www.thefind.com/search?query=empty+palette
Soaps and Things: https://www.soapandthings.com
Beauty Makeup and Supply: http://www.beauty-makeup-supply.com/
Dante Disposal Products http://disposablecosmeticapplicators.com/