UPDATED: Pro Make-up Discount Programs you MUST apply for! NARS, MAC, Anastasia, etc. Up to 40% OFF!

By | 8/03/2013 17 comments

H E L L O  B E A U T I E S ! 

Being a makeup artist is not a cheep career path. It's quite costly and having having up-to 40% off of items you constantly use and replace helps a ton. Below I've gathered a number of sites and resourses to get you started. Some are easier to attain, others not so much. As you grow as an artist and in your career you'll be able to get approved. To me its kind of an accomplishment and something to work towards. If a brand requires that you have tear sheets/magazine credits to receive a pro card, then that gives you something to work towards. Having 40% off is great, but the feeling of being published is amazing! So don't feel discouraged if you don't meet all the requirements. Start where you can, and build from there. You got this! 

Also, Makeup Pro Discounts are also open to those in cosmetology school, licensed estheticians, hair stylists, photographers, etc. If you work in any part of the industry and have any of the items below you may apply. Many photographers use this to create a space for their in house MUA, etc. So no worries if you're not a pro mua! You can save money too. No the very first one I'm going to share with you is for the beginners. This is the first pro discount I was approved for and I barely had a website. Just a few photos I took myself of my clients. The great thing about Naimies Pro discount is that you get discounts on almost every brand you can think of under this one account. Naimies is a pro store in California that carry a wide range of brands. You'll see what I mean when you apply, just know, its an amazing place to start saving a building your kit! 


NAIMIES Professional Discount - 40%

Naimies Pro is the best place for beginners to start. Naimies is an online beauty store that carries a number of brands, ie. Two Faced, Ben Nye, Bobby Brown, MAC, Anastasia Beverly Hills, NARS, MUFE, and so much more! Get approved for this program and jump the line. You may not even have to individually apply for some of the brands listed below because they offer the same discount. Check out www.naimies.com for a full list of brands they offer discounts on. 

Anastasia Beverly Hills - 35%

  • Current/Valid Photo Identification
AND Two (2) Forms of the Following Professional Criteria 
  • Current/Valid State Issued Cosmetologist or Esthetician License
  • Magazine Tear Sheet with name credit
  • Up to Date Union Card
  • Contract on Production Company Letterhead
  • Crew/Call List on Prod. Co. Letterhead
  • IMDB Credit
  • Professional Website (Gallery Site or Facebook not valid)

Memberships must be renewed on a yearly basis. Your privileges are subject to change and expire one year from the date of your acceptance. 
Please allow up to 6 weeks from the date of your submission to receive notice on the status of your application.
 Apply Online

M.A.C Pro Discount Program - 40%
*note- Hair Stylists /Salon Owners, Photographers and Models can apply for this discount but will receive between 20-30% discount instead of 40%!!!*

Items Needed:
  • A copy of photo identification and Two pieces of following professional criteria listed below with the M.A.C Pro Application and membership fee of $35.
  • Two of the following: Composite Card, Business Card with name and specific profession, Editorial page with name credit, , Union Card, Headshot and Resume, Professional License, Diploma/Certificate, Publication Masthead, Program/Press materials w/name, Contract on Production Company, Letterhead, Crew/Call list on production company, Letterhead, Professional Letter of Reference of Employment. Required Identification must be current, indicate your name and specific profession. M.A.C pro reserves the right to require additional professional documentation at anytime. All documentation will be destroyed after processing!
  • Complete application on long with documentation must be mailed, not faxed to:

PO Box 435
3219 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario 
M4N 3S1

MAC, I just want to say that its almost 2017. People should be able to apply online. lol 
*do not mail to the Brooklyn address on the website, it will take longer to process your application*
All info above can be found at the bottom of the M.A.C Pro Application!

Make-Up For Ever Pro Backstage Pass - 40% 

Provide two of the following along with the MAKE UP FOREVER BACKSTAGE PRO CARD APPLICATION: I'm so happy that you can now apply online for this discount! You may also apply via email: artistrelations@makeupforever.us

This is also open for hairstylists, photographers, etc.
  • Magazine tear sheet with name credit***
  • Reel with name credit using legal name of artist/performer
  • Program or call sheet
  • Comp Card
  • Union Membership
  • Website (gallery-sites or Facebook not valid)
  • SAG or AFTRA card for actors/performers
  • Pay Stub
  • Diploma/Certificate
Urban Decay Pro - 40%

Membership is Free! Program includes:
  • 40% discount on most Urban Decay products
  • No annual fee
  • Access to exclusive artistry deals
  • Artist-focused news
  • A paid editorial credit program
  • Their undying love and devotion

UD Pro is open to makeup artists who currently generate income from artistry jobs, or students enrolled in a school of makeup artistry. And, although the following jobs are fabulous, they currently do not qualify for our program: aesthetician, hair stylist, nail technician, actor, model, dancer, fashion stylist, costume designer, photographer, or other jobs tangentially related to the beauty industry. UD Pro is available to US residents only, but we hope to expand soon!

Apply for Urban Decay Pro Online Application 

Inglot Pro Discount Program - 10 to 20%

To be approved for the INGLOT PRO Discount program you must complete Inglot's Pro Application,  and provide 3 of the following documents listed below:

  • Pro Membership Card from other approved Makeup programs
  • License of accredited schools of cosmetics
  • Magazine tear sheet with name credit
  • Reel with name credit
  • Program/call sheet
  • Union Membership Card
  • Makeup Artist Business Card
  • Agency Representation
  • Student ID
  • Professional Headshot
Send your application and documents in what ever way works best for you below:

- In person at Your nearest INGLOT boutique, 
- Mail to our INGLOT studio NY: INGLOT Cosmetics, 75 Ninth Ave New York, NY 10011 or 
- Email scanned images to our Pro discount department InglotStudioNYC@inglotusa.com 

That's all folks! If this was helpful please comment down below and also let me know how things work out for you. Do you already have some of these? How was the process in getting it? How long did it take. For me any where from 2-6 weeks for most. 

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<3 Bee

17 comments : Leave Your Comments

  1. Thanks for sharing!! Most useful article I have found online so far about pro cards.

  2. Thanks for that info, I completely forgot about LimeCrime


  3. Can I use these pro-cards for online shopping because I have none of these stores in my area locally?
    Thanks, your new Subbie :))

  4. well this what I'll be working on getting my license as well as getting my business going

  5. I can't find the North America form for makeup forever membership ANYWHERE? No links are working? :( help??

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  7. Love this Bee!! Thank you!
    @Made2BBeautiful - Instagram
    Aspiring Makeup Artist

  8. I currently work as a product consultant/color consultant at Sephora. I also do freelance work and have business cards and a portfolio. Is this enough to earn a pro card at certain places?

  9. Thank you for info about Pro Make-up Discount Programs!!!

  10. Wow. This is really a big help to other people so that they can save money. Thanks for sharing this. hair and makeup artist philippines

  11. I wish this MAC professional membership discount is also offered in the Philippines. My son is MUA and a loyal patron of MAC cosmetics. Any chance this great opportunity will be offered in the the Philippines? Great website - very informative! Thank you, AllThingsBee.

  12. from the naimes when approved where does the card work? is it the lime crime site

  13. Thank you for creating this post! I’am actually starting my own hair and make-up services. It would be great if you can give me some points on how to market this kind of service especially online, what products are good to use based on your experience and what tool/product is a must have.


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