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Pro Discounts for Makeup Artists

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This is our guide to the discounts available to makeup professionals from various makeup brands and specialist suppliers. To join a professional discount program, you’ll have to complete an application form and prove your job status. Each company outlines what documentation is required. Some pro discounts for makeup artists are free – others charge an annual fee. Some discounts are only available in certain countries. Pro-membership sometimes includes other perks, like access to training, events and exclusive news.

Our list to pro discounts for makeup artists is not comprehensive – it is just a guide to get you started. You will still have to do your homework to see if you meet an individual company’s full requirements and so on!

If you know of any other discounts available to makeup artists, hairdressers and beauty peeps, please comment below so we can share the discounted love! Thank you.

Bobbi Brown

UK

  • Eligibility: MUAs, students and industry professionals. Full criteria is listed on their website.
  • Discount: 20% students and 35% pros. Valid 12 months.
  • To apply: Email bobbipro@bobbi-brown.co.uk with your full name and address. They’ll send you an application form and further instructions. Allow a few weeks for your application to be processed. If your membership is declined, they’ll send you an email with an explanation.
  • Information: Bobbi Brown pro discount
 

USA

Charlotte Tilbury

UK, USA, CANADA and some EU countries

Cinema Secrets

USA

  • Eligibility: Pro MUAs, student MUAs, cosmetologists, and aestheticians.
  • Cost: Free.
  • Discount: 20% or 40% depending on your job.
  • Information: All about the pro discount

Dinair Pro Airbrush

INTERNATIONAL

  • Eligibility:  Makeup artists, various cosmetic and hair professionals, models and on-air talent (full list of applicable jobs is stated on the website – click the link below).
  • Discount: Up to 30% (varies from country to country).
  • Cost: $35 per annum.
  • Information: For more details and to apply

Face Atelier

INTERNATIONAL

Illamasqua

INTERNATIONAL

Kett Cosmetics

INTERNATIONAL

  • Eligibility: Industry professionals, salons and distributors
  • Discount: 30% to be used online.
  • To apply: Create an account with Kett and send proof. Wait for the “pro pricing” confirmation email from them before placing orders.
  • Cost: Free.
  • Information: Details about “Pro Pricing”

Laura Mercier

USA

MAC Cosmetics

INTERNATIONAL

  • Eligibility: Open to makeup pros, aestheticians, cosmetologists, hairstylists, fashion stylists, nail techs, costume designers, models, on-air talent/performers and photographers.
  • Cost: MAC PRO Membership Program has a fee to cover either one or two years.
  • To apply: Application link for all countries.
  • Information: FAQs all about the pro discount

Make Up For Ever

INTERNATIONAL

  • Eligibility: MUAs, students, and select industry professionals (including models, actors, hairstylists, dancers)
  • Discount: Varies from country to country.
  • Cost: The BACKSTAGE PASS is free.
  • Information: More details and how to apply

NARS

UK, USA and EU

  • Eligibility: Offers 3 discount programs available for a wide variety of industry jobs, not just MUAs. “NARS Artist” (for MUAs with an agent, tear sheets, union membership, film/TV credits), “NARS Industry” (for industry pros including actors, models and designers) and “NARS Apprentice” (for students enrolled at a makeup school).
  • Information: UK and EU info online | USA information

NYX Cosmetics

USA

  • Eligibility:  Pro MUAs and enrolled students.
  • Discount: 30%.
  • Cost: Free.
  • To apply: You must register and create an account online.
  • Information: More about the USA pro discount

Smashbox Cosmetics

USA and CANADA

  • Eligibility: Pro MUAs.
  • Discount: A 20-40% discount on Smashbox products as well as a Smashbox PRO Artist membership card; access to the Smashbox PRO Artist newsletter packed with the latest trends in makeup and professional artistry.
  • Cost: Free.
  • To apply: Details online.
  • Information: More about the pro discount

Temptu

USA

  • Eligibility: Open to all sorts of creatives, from makeup to salons, nail techs, photographers and actors.
  • Cost: Free.
  • To apply: Complete the online form – it takes a few days to approve.
  • Information: More about the pro discount

Urban Decay

USA

  • Eligibility: UD Pro is only open to makeup artists who currently generate income from artistry jobs, or students enrolled at a makeup school. These jobs do not qualify for the discount: aesthetician, hair stylist, nail technician, actor, model, dancer, fashion stylist, costume designer, photographer, or other such jobs related to the beauty industry.
  • Discount: 40% on most products bought through urbandecay.com – each member may spend a maximum of $500 per quarter.
  • Cost: Free
  • To apply: Download the application form and follow the instructions. All applications are subject to approval and take up to 14 days to process.
  • Information: More details and application form link

Discounts For College Students

AUSTRALIA, CANADA, NEW ZEALAND, SINGAPORE, USA and VARIOUS EUROPEAN COUNTRIES

If you are a sixth form, college or university student in certain countries worldwide, you can get a range of discounts on all sorts of things, including makeup. The discounts available do vary from country to country.

Find Out More

  • Please check the comments section, as lovely readers have posted more places.
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27 thoughts on “Pro Discounts for Makeup Artists”

  1. Does anyone know if we can still get pro discount on Urban Decay in the UK I live in Birmingham and I travel to London once a year to stock up first the Covent Garden store closed and now the Carnaby Street store has gone

  2. Very little available in South Africa…. please could you confirm which discounts we can get as there seems to be no mention but I do know MAC and urban decay are available here.

    1. Hi Lauren – check out the brands above listed as “international”. We’ve updated MAC too to show as international – thank you for the head’s up there 🙂

  3. My colleagues were searching for NYX Professional Discount a few days ago and learned about an online service with a lot of fillable forms . If others are interested in NYX Professional Discount too , here’s https://goo.gl/91JcVe

  4. Hi I was just wondering if you have a MAC application form for make up artists? The link you have used says there is an ERROR and I have no other way to apply? I cant seem to find an application form for the UK.

    Thank You

  5. When will urban decay offer discounts to UK professional? USA seem to have so many discount schemes but we don’t

    1. We know Nahid – very biased are some. We’ve no idea when – or even if – UD will do a UK pro discount. All we can say is “UD… HURRY UP!” 🙂

    1. There are a couple already listed, but if we learn of any more for Canada (or anywhere else), we’ll add to the list!

  6. Thanks for the info. Too bad that companies like MAC, Bobbi Brown and a few others only think of their market for MUAS in the UK. What about the rest of us that live in other parts of Europe like Switzerland, Austria etc. Different requirements for us, why? Thank you

    1. Hi Dee, I know – it is all very one-sided. We have no idea why they only give a discount to just one or two places out of all the countries where they sell. If we learn of any discounts for anywhere else, we will add them to the list. Thanks for commenting.

    2. I find the USA discounts most frustrating especially as the makeup is so much cheaper there and they have so many more vouchers, offers and discounts than we do in the UK! Though mac and other companies offer discounts it is usually only in freestanding stores and not available online, seeing as there are very few of these stores outside of London the discount is hard to use

      1. Hi Sophie – we totally agree. Makeup is so much cheaper in the US. The SFX palettes are half the price over there! The way some discounts are offered in the UK can make it difficult to actually enjoy, or pointless for non-Londoners to apply. Shame 🙁

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