2/21/15

THE LIST: Professional Discounts and Perks

As a makeup artist, there is nothing better than stocking up on your favorite goodies. But where do you begin? There are so many brands to choose from, and each one is very unique. So, I've put together this handy little list of my favorite brands that offer professional discounts. If you don't qualify for these, don't give up! There are many other great brands that offer discounts to nail techs, photographers, on-air talent, models and even beauty bloggers.

--> Anastasia Beverly Hills
Discount: 35% - ABH Pro program is only open to verified professional Makeup artists, Cosmetologists, and Estheticians. The ABH is not open to students.

The requirements: A copy of current / Valid photo ID AND two of the following:

Composite card
Business card
Magazine tear sheet with name credit
Up to date union card
Professional license
Diploma / Certificate
Contract on production company letterhead
Crew / Call list on production company letterhead
IMDB credit
Professional website (gallery site or facebook not valid)
Professional letter of reference of employment (will not accept business license, pay stubs or tax forms as professional criteria)

Membership must be renewed on a yearly basis. 

--> Bobbi Brown Cosmetics
Discount: 40%

The requirements: Valid photo ID AND two of the following:

Composite 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

--> CoverFX
Discount: Makeup Artists are ellagible to receive a 40% Pro FX membership product discount on coverfx.com purchase.

Esthetician, Cosmetologists, Fashion stylists, nail Technician, Costume Designers, Models | On-air talent | Performers and Photographers are eligible to receive 30% Pro FX membership product discounts on coverfx.com purchases.

The requirements:

Agency information
Website
Composite card
Business card with name & profession
Editorial page with name credit
Head shot & resume
Diploma / Certificate
Publication masterhead
Program / Press materials with name
Contract on production company letterhead
Creq / Call list on Production, company letterhead, professional letter of reference of emplyment
Makeup school information & student number

--> Frends
Discount: Up to 40%

The requirements:

Beauty school ID
Beauty school diploma
Business card
Business website
Tear sheet with name credit
Any other membership pro membership card
Union card
Program or call sheet
Business licensing
IMBD link

--> LORAC
Discount: 20% to 40% depending on profession

The 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

--> M•A•C Cosmetics
Discount: 30% to 40% depending on profession

Cost: $35 yearly

The requirements: Valid photo ID AND two of the following:

Composite card
Business card with name & specific profession
Editorial page with name credit
Union card
Professional valid license
Crew / call list on production company letterhead
Reference / certificate from an accredited makeup school

--> Make Up For Ever
Discount: 20% to 40% depending on profession

The requirements: Makeup Artist (40%) open to all working professional makeup artist who can provide two (2) of the following along with a valid photo ID:

Magazine tear sheet with name credit
Reel with name credit
Program / call sheet
Union card
Agency representation (sponsored comp card, representation letter, link to roster)

OR valid photo ID and the following:

Pro membership card from other approved Pro membership program

Makeup student / Industry (20%) Open to students and licensed graduates of accredited achools of cosmetics, cosmetology and esthetics. Also available to models, actors, and performers.

One (1) of the following along with a valid ID:

Letter of enrollment (including dates and course)
Professional license
Agency representation for models (sponsored comp card, representation letter, link to roster)

--> NARS 
Discount & Requirements: Professional percentage program

NARS offers a discount on its cosmetic products to industry professionals meeting the necessary criteria. Please note all applications are subject to approval.

Professional Editorial Credit Program

The NARS Editorial Credit Program provides artists with the opportunity to receive product in exchange for editorial credit according to the specific guidlines. Please not all applications are subject to strict approval.

For more information on the Professional Percentage Program and the Professional Editorial Credit Program and the application process, please contact the program administrator at artistprogram@narscosmetics.com.

--> NYX Cosmetics
Discount: 30%

The requirements: Photo ID plus either option A OR B:

Option A - a copy of your active cosmetology license
Option B - a copy of your business card, 3 trade references, 3 of the latest projects you are working on or have worked on, and a copy of a bill or invoice for work.

--> Sigma Beauty
Discount: 20%

The requirements: If you are a working makeup artist please provide a valid photo ID AND one of the following:

Professional business website providing artistry work or offering makeup services
Call list on production company letterhead dated within the last six months
Editorial page and publication cover dated within the last six months
Professional license (cosmetology, esthetician)
Union card
IMDB

OR both of the following:

Business care with name and specific profession
Professional letter of employment or pay stud from client, salon manager or cosmetic retailer

If you are a makeup artist student, please provide a valid photo ID AND one of the following:

Proof that you are currently enrolled in cosmetology school
Cosmetologists / Esthetician course completion diploma dated within the last six months
Professional agency letter of reference

 --> Smashbox
Discount: 20% - 30% - 40% depending on profession / status

The requirements: All three levels require valid ID plus the following:

20% discount (student)

Proof of current enrollment at an artistry based school or certificate program and 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 care
Copy of current agency ZED card OR comp card
Copy of your business card
2 professional tear sheets that include your name

--> Stila Cosmetics
Discount: 20% - 30% - 40% depending on profession / status

The requirements:

Composite card
Portfolio with name credit
Business card
Valid union card
Head shot
Publication masthead
Professional license / diploma (esthetician, 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

--> Temptu
Discount: 10% pro kits - 30% temptu products (excluding kits)

Cost: $30 annual fee

The requirements:

Tear sheet with name credit
Agency comp card
Valid union card
Crew / call sheet with name credit
Valid cosmetology or esthetician license
Letter of employment

--> URBAN DECAY
Dicsount: 40% on most UD products (restricted to spending no more than $250 per quarter)

The requirements: A copy of your driver license or state photo ID

AND Two of the following:

Professional license
Editorial page with name credit
Crew / call list on production company latterhead
Union card
Link to website
Business card
Professional letter of reference

Do you have a discount that you would like to pass along? Just comment below -- I would love to add it, as this will be an ongoing post!

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