For those of you who have taken your obsession with makeup to the next level and made it your profession, you know that it’s not a cheap industry to work in. Between foundation products that you need in multiple skin tones (and could cost you about $50 each), lip palettes, eye palettes, concealer palettes, you name it and you probably need it in your kit.
Of course you actually want to be making money rather than just spending your fee on more makeup for your kit, and that’s why some of our favorite brands have gone ahead and offered a “pro” discount to makeup artists. Many of the brands have different requirements—all of which you can find in the links provided—ranging from beauty student discounts to those who are seasoned professionals. Click through the slideshow and see which brands offer the best discounts that you might be able to take part in.
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MAC Cosmetics: 40% off for makeup artists and 30% off for all other professions in the industry. Find the required credentials on this page and send them to M·A·C PRO MEMBERSHIP, 2316 Delaware Ave. PO Box 289 Buffalo, NY 14216-2687.
Laura Mercier: 40% discount for makeup artists. Send the required documents (they can be found here!) with the attention of Professional Makeup Artist Program to this email address: email@example.com.
Bare Minerals: 30% discount for makeup artists and cosmetologists. Fill out this application and send it with your two choices of credentials to this address: MAKEUP BUFF PRO Program 71 Stevenson Street, 22nd Floor San Francisco, CA 94105.
Sigma Beauty: 20% discount on all products. To apply, submit this online application and submit required documents to: Sigma Beauty Attn: PRO Partners 1395 Commerce Drive Mendota Heights, MN 55120.
Tarte Cosmetics: 40% off discount for makeup artists, 20% discount for models. Apply by submitting your resume and credentials to the link provided on this application.
Smashbox: 40% discount for pro makeup artists, 30% off for freelancers and 20% off for students. Apply by filling out the application on this page and mail to this email: firstname.lastname@example.org. See required credentials on the application.
Stila Cosmetics: 40% discount for pro makeup artists and 20% off for those in the industry. Apply by filling out this application and mail to the provided address. See required credentials here.
NARS: 40% discount for makeup artists in celebrity, film, tv or union, 30% off for bridal, special events, or creative professionals, and 25% for students. Apply by filling out this application and send to NARS Cosmetics - 900 Third Avenue, 6th Floor - New York, NY 10022 Attention: NARS Professional Discount Program. See required credentials here.