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Makeup Artist
MelodyW Hair N Makeup
Posts: 80
Los Angeles, California, US


I searched the forum for this topic with no luck.Has anyone posted a list of discounts for pros? Crystals site used to have a big list but I can't find it
http://www.makeuphairandstyling.com/home/
I ask as I toss the renewal for a MAC card in the trash(35$ a year my a$$, to shop at your store!) I know some department stores counters will  (stila, benefit, urban....) but some times it's just 20%.  I wish Sephora  would offer one, one stop shopping would be great. 
I think most of my buying will be at the Passadena make-up show this month.
http://www.makeupartistshow.com/
Jun 09 06 12:50 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
CrystalJ
Posts: 46


I don't have the phone numbers with me but I can tell you who offers one and it's easy to find the corp. contact info on the web.  Off the top of my head I have:
Stila (but the discount is in limbo since the brand is changing ownership)
Nars call New York
Make Up Forever call New York boutique
Lorac
Shu Uemura
Laura Mercier
Benefit

They all have requirements to qualify but it's a breeze for working artists
Jun 09 06 03:21 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Lily Wasik
Posts: 80
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US


I could have -sworn- I'd posted this here, but I did a search too and didn't find it. Anyhow, here it is again:

The information required on your part varies from company to company. Some are very stringent in their requirements. Almost all companies require that purchases are made via fax or phone.

BeneFit-
Mail or fax copy of license & contact information to:
BeneFit Cosmetics
re: makeup artist program
685 Market St. 7th floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
fax: (415) 781-3930

Cinema Secrets-
10% discount. Call their number (818-846-0579) to ask for the makeup artist discount when ordering.

Lorac-
40% discount, provide union card, resume, certification, etc. Discount applicable to mail order only (800-845-0705). Fax information to 818-678-3930

Makeup Forever-
35% discount. Fax info (for US residents) to 212-925-9561. Call 212-941-9337 for more info.

NARS-
30% discount. Email pr@narscosmetics.com for application form and requirements.

Smashbox-
35% discount
WE REQUIRE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
Agency card with photo id
Professional tear sheet with your name on it with photo id
Valid union card with your photo id
-OR-
WE REQUIRE TWO OF THE FOLLOWING:
Professional agency letter of reference with business card & photo id
Crew call list with press material & photo id
Valid makeup artistry certificate (within the last 5 years) & photo id
Please fax the requirements for verification and include the following:
Full name
Address, city, state & zip code
Home & Work/Cell phone numbers
E-mail address

Once approved, Smashbox cosmetics will issue a professional 40% discount authorization letter. You may place an order by calling 888.763.1361 or fax 310.558.1491.

Stila-
40% discount
Mail 2 credentials (bus. card, license, etc) plus a copy of a photo ID along with address & phone number to:
Stila Cosmetics, Inc.,
Corporate Headquarters
2801 Hyperion Avenue #102
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Sue Devitt Studio-
40% for professional makeup artists
888-870-1150

Temptu-
20% product discount, 15% equipment discount
Accepts proof of MAC PRO membership as proof of profession. Fax info to 212-675-4075. Call 212-675-4000 for details

Vincent Longo Cosmetics-
30% for professional makeup artists
877-LONGO99
Jun 09 06 03:44 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Rayrayrose
Posts: 3,510
Los Angeles, California, US


just so you know, since you are in california.

you can get 40% off of bobbi brown and stila at Naimies and Frends offers the MUFE 35% pro artist discount.
Jun 09 06 07:17 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Deyanne Holmes
Posts: 90
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Does anyone know if these discounts apply in Canada?
Jun 09 06 10:09 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Lily Wasik
Posts: 80
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US


Deyanne Holmes wrote:
Does anyone know if these discounts apply in Canada?

I know that many of them do, and many of them apply internationally. Contact the individual companies to know for sure though.

Jun 09 06 11:14 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
name name
Posts: 2,602
New York, New York, US


Deyanne Holmes wrote:
Does anyone know if these discounts apply in Canada?

If you go to a Nars counter in a Holts, you can get an application for their discount program. If you go to a MUFE counter in Sears (at least the one in Eaton Centre), you can get a form for their program as well. MUFE will fax it away for you, but you have to mail the Nars one yourself.

I'm not sure about the others.

xo.

Jun 10 06 01:32 am  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Deyanne Holmes
Posts: 90
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Thanks, that's nice to know.
Jun 10 06 05:07 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
MelodyW Hair N Makeup
Posts: 80
Los Angeles, California, US


Thanks!  Also... most art stores offer a pro discount. I got a great deal on my Iwata airbrush compressor.

thanks again,
Melody
Jun 11 06 12:21 am  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
LMA
Posts: 127
Los Angeles, California, US


rachelrose wrote:
just so you know, since you are in california.

you can get 40% off of bobbi brown and stila at Naimies and Frends offers the MUFE 35% pro artist discount.

I'm in CA, but what is Naimies and Frends?

thanks!

Aug 25 06 01:49 am  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
sevans
Posts: 41
Los Angeles, California, US


LMA wrote:

I'm in CA, but what is Naimies and Frends?

thanks!

In Los Angeles no less and you have never been to naimies... smile  You need to go!
They are both professional makeup/beauty supply stores in the valley. 

Naimies:
12640 Riverside Dr Valley Village, CA 91607

Frends:
5270 Laurel Canyon Blvd. N Hollywood, CA

Aug 25 06 03:07 am  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Nashira Ayala
Posts: 85
Orlando, Florida, US


Naimies and Frends need to open up some stores over here in Florida! When I went to school anytime somebody asked "where do I get such and such" the answer was always "Frends or Naimies!" Well, thanks but we are in Florida not California!
Jun 04 08 04:43 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
About Faces-Lynn
Posts: 957
Detroit, Michigan, US


Here are some links from the FAQ.  If there is a company that isn't listed that you are interested in send me a PM.  I have discounts with just about all of the major ones.

MUA DISCOUNTS

MUA Disocunts! (good read by Renee Loiz):
http://www.modelmayhem.com/posts.php?thread_id=64639

MUA Discounts for NEW Artists Question..
http://www.modelmayhem.com/posts.php?thread_id=61309

pro make-up discounts
http://www.modelmayhem.com/posts.php?thread_id=53176

Cosmetic Discounts
http://www.modelmayhem.com/posts.php?thread_id=28086

Union 798 Discount list:
http://www.798members.com/discount.asp
Jun 04 08 05:15 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Flesh2Fantasy Studios
Posts: 871
Rochester, Michigan, US


Good to know..thanks
Jun 04 08 06:02 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Christina Zamir
Posts: 82
New York, New York, US


I've noticed that a lot of these companies ask for a union card or agency business card. What if you're a freelancer who doesn't belong to a union of an agency?
Jul 29 09 02:17 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Adina Pintilie
Posts: 18
Spring Lake Heights, New Jersey, US


I wonder why I have got only a 20% MUFE discount and not 35%...On their website I saw this discount is for students when I proved I passed the student stage long time ago...
Dec 26 12 01:49 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Cynna Stylz MUA
Posts: 216
New York, New York, US


http://www.makeuptalk.com/a/professiona … s-for-muas


PRO Discounts
US Professional Discounts

Some companies will only give discounts to those working as a professional makeup artist, some will extended discounts to cosmetologists while others will offer to discounts to even beauty bloggers. Please check with the company for full details on their pro programs as some requirements have changed.

Most will require one 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
Union card
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
IMDB listing
Website statistics showing you have a popular website


Bobbi Brown Cosmetics
Discount Amount: 40%
Requirements: Valid photo identification AND two of the following:

Composite card
Business 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

China Glaze
Discount Amount: 50%
Requirements: Professional license - cosmetologist, cosmetologist instructor or nail tech.

Cinema Secrets
Discount Amount: 25% - 15% depending on products
Requirements: Valid photo identification AND two pieces of professional employment or student status.

CoverFX
Discount Amount: Makeup artists are eligible to receive a 40% Pro FX membership product discount on coverfx.com purchases
Aestheticians, Cosmetologists, Hairstylists, Fashion Stylists, Nail Technicians, Costume Designers, Models | On-air talent | Performers and Photographers are eligible to receive 30% Pro FX membership product discounts on coverfx.com purchases.
Requirements:

Agency Information
Website
Coposite Card
Business Card with name and specific profession
Editionial page with name credit
Union card number
Head shot & resume
Professional License (no driver’s license)
Diploma/Certificate
Publication Measthead
Program/press materials with name
Contract on production company letterhead
Creq/call list on Production Company Letterhead Professional letter of reference of employment
Makeup School Information & Student number

Essie
Discount Amount: 50%
Requirements: Professional license - cosmetologist, cosmetologist instructor or nail tech.

Eve Pearl
Discount Amount: 30% - 40%
Requirements: "30% (with proper returned form and proper credentials) or 40% ($50/Black Pearl annual membership fee and returned form with credentials). Once approved (usually within 24 hours) you can start to use your discount. We request that you place your artist discount order via telephone at 212.223.2229."

Frends
Discount amount: up to 40%
Requirements:

Beauty School ID
Beauty School Diploma
Business Card
Business Website
Tear Sheet With Name Credit
Any Other Pro Membership Card
Agency Comp Card
Union Card
Program or Call Sheet
Business Licensing
IMDB Link


Illamasqua
Discount Amount:

Professional Make-Up Artist: 40%

Student Make-Up Artist: 20%

Aestheticians, Cosmetologists and Beauty Therapists: 20%
Performers with an Equity card: 20%

Requirements: CV/Resume, ID Card, Contract Cover Letter, Call/Tear Sheet, or College Acceptance Letter

Inglot
Discount Amount: 10% - 20%
Requirements: Three pieces of proof:

Pro Membership Card from other approved Makeup Programs
License of accredited schools of cosmetics
Magazine tear sheet with name credit
Real with name credit
Program/call sheet
Union Membership Card
Makeup Artist Business Card
Agency Representation
Student ID
Enrollment Documentation
Professional Headshot

LORAC
Discount Amount: 20% to 40% depending on profession
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 Amount: 30% to 40% depending on profession
Cost: $35 yearly
Requirements: Valid photo identification AND two of the following:

Composite card
Business 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
Diploma/certificate from an accredited makeup school

Not accepted: Business licenses, websites, pay stubs or tax forms.

Make Up For Ever
Discount Amount: 20% - 40% depending on profession
Requirements: MAKEUP ARTIST (40%) Open to all working professional makeup artists 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 MEMBERSHIP 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 Makeup Membership Program (choice of approved programs is at the discretion of MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Relations)

MAKEUP STUDENT/ INDUSTRY (20%) Open to students and licensed graduates of accredited schools of cosmetics, cosmetology and esthetics. Also available to models, actors, and performers.
One (1) of the following along with a valid photo ID - •LETTER OF ENROLLMENT (including dates and courses) •PROFESSIONAL LICENSE • AGENCY REPRESENTATION For Models (sponsored comp card, representation letter, link to roster)
•SAG or AFTRA CARD For Actors/Performers
Discount Amount: 40% (20% student/industry discount)

Makeup Magazine Pro Card (IMATS)
Discount Amount: EXCLUSIVE PRO-ONLY times at select IMATS, expedited entry during normal show hours, a 10-percent discount on magazine subscriptions and other special offers.

Requirements: "To apply for the Make-Up Artist Pro Card, please fill out the form below and submit at least two of the following, along with your resumé or cv and a copy of your photo ID, to establish your professional credentials:

Editorial page with name credit
Union card
Professional license
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
IMDB listing


Mally Cosmetics
Discount Amount: 30%
Requirements: Submit proof that you are a currently working Artist, cosmetician, or other makeup professional.
Sign up for a MallyBeauty.com account at http://www.MallyBeauty.com/login/.

Naked Cosmetics Pro
Discount Amount: Unknown
Requirements: Unknown

NARS
Discount Amount: Unknown
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 the specified guidelines. Please note 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 Amount: 30%
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

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics
Discount Amount: 20%
Requirements: "email us a link to your website or online portfolio, along with your mailing address, phone number and preferred email address. Don't have a website yet? Send us a scan of your comp card, a tear sheet (with printed name credit), professional license or diploma or union card instead. Still a student of makeup artistry or cosmetology? Send us proof of your enrollment at your current school, and you'll qualify as well."

OPI
Discount Amount: 50%
Requirements: Professional license - cosmetologist, cosmetologist instructor or nail tech.

Origins Makeup Company
Discount Amount: 40% discount on Facial Skin Care and Color products
20% discount on Bath & Body and Hair Care products.
Requirements: "To apply for the Makeup Artist Program Card, click here to obtain an application. Please return application along with tearsheets, business card and proof of certification to:

ORIGINS Global Communications
767 Fifth Ave, 38th Fl.
New York, NY 10153

Cards will be distributed the first of every month and are only valid in US Origins Retail Stores."

Smashbox
Discount Amount: 20% - 30% - 40% depending on profession/status
Requirements: All three levels require valid ID (drivers license) plus the following:
20% discount (student)

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


Stila Cosmetics
Discount Amount: 20% - 30% - 40% depending on profession/status
Requirements: Two of the following:

composite card
portfolio with name credit
business card
valid union card
head shot
publication masthead
professional license/diploma (aesthetician, 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 Amount: 10% pro kits; 30% Temptu products (excluding kits)
Cost: $30 annual fee
Requirements:

Tear Sheet w/Name Credit
Agency Comp Card
Valid Union Card
Crew/Call Sheet with Name Credit
Valid Cosmetology or Esthetician License
Letter of Employment


Urban Decay
Discount Amount:40% on most UD products (restricted to spending no more than $250 per quarter)
Requirements:

A copy of your driver ’s license or state/federal photo ID
Two of the following:
Professional license (cosmetology)
Editorial page with name credit
Crew/call list on production company letterhead
Union card
Link to website
Business Card
Professional letter of reference


yaby Cosmetics
Discount Amount:
Requirements:

Youngblood Mineral
Discount Amount:
Requirements:

Zoya
Discount Amount: 50%
Requirements: Licensed cosmetologist or nail techs only 

UD Pro is the official makeup artist program for Urban Decay Cosmetics Membership is a 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

Camera ready Cosmetics - http://camerareadycosmetics.com/pages/p … ounts.html
Dec 26 12 04:36 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Jodie Acty
Posts: 44
Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom


Dec 27 12 06:24 am  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
ClaireShipman
Posts: 280
Nottingham, England, United Kingdom


Does anyone have a list of companies offering discounts to UK based MUA's please?
Dec 28 12 08:59 am  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Jodie Acty
Posts: 44
Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom


Claire,

Second link in my post above, I put together a list for a MUA new to London:

http://www.modelmayhem.com/po.php?thread_id=865140

smile
Dec 28 12 02:10 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
KungPaoChic
Posts: 2,942
West Palm Beach, Florida, US


http://CameraReadyCosmetics.com offers a promakeup discount and an aspiring artist discount and they carry a variety of brands.

http://camerareadycosmetics.com/pages/p … ounts.html

"To obtain a Pro Discount at CRC we ask you to scan and email one of the following documents.

  Pick just one of the following so send us.

A call sheet dated within the last 12 months (a call sheet for a paid job, not a test job) and a copy of your driver’s license
A union ID and a copy of your driver’s license
A Current Cosmetology license and a copy of your driver’s license
A link to an IMBD page with your name as makeup artist or assistant and a copy of your driver’s license
Website porfolio with published print ads or published editorials.  Please send a link to the website portfolio.
Scan of a published print ad you have done the makeup for. If this is not on your website portfolio please send the photographers name and number with the scan.
Scan of an Editorial in a magazine with your name as Makeup and/or Hair (ezines/internet magazines will not be accepted) this must be a magazine in print and available on newsstands, your name must be readable with a copy of your driver’s license.
Email the items above to pros@crcmakeup.com."

For the aspiring artist requirements go to the posted link

I have ordered product from Camera Ready. Customer service is awesome, prices are great and shipping is fast.
Jan 01 13 09:39 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Miki Sarroca
Posts: 8
Tallahassee, Florida, US


I couldn't find this anywhere and I'm just curious, but, when you apply for pro discounts and have to submit your business cards and everything, does it have to have your LEGAL name on it?

I don't go by my legal name but obviously it's the one that's on my license and everything so I wasn't sure which way to go.
Jan 15 13 05:15 pm  Link  Quote 
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