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Discounts for Industry Professionals

Updated: Mar 27


If you're a professional in the cosmetics world you know that building your kit can get real expensive. From your tools to the makeup your bank account can really take a hit. Luckily for us there are a ton of brands that offer licensed professionals discounts up to 40% off! Some brands are harder to get approval from than others but check out the list below and make sure to take advantage of these savings!



1. Beauty Blender

https://beautyblender.com/pages/pro-files

Receive 40% off

How: Email artistry@beautyblender.com a copy of your credentials and a valid US ID.

Credentials: Must show proof of professional license or a call sheet, editorial credit or contact.

May take up to three weeks for approval.


2. Benefit Cosmetics

https://pro.benefitcosmetics.com/us/

Receive 40% off all Benefit products and 15% off all Benefit services

How: Complete online form

Credentials: Submit 1 form of proof: union card, professional license, or publication masthead. Or show to 2 forms of proof: Composite card, Business card, Editorial page with name credit, Program or press material with name and profession, Contract on professional letterhead, Link to professional website, Professional letter of reference from employer.

May take up to two weeks for approval.


3. Bobbi Brown

https://www.bobbibrowncosmetics.com/bobbi-pro

Receive up to 40% off

How: Print and complete form and mail it to mailing address listed on form. As well as a copy of your license

Credentials: Provide two of the following:

Composite CardBusiness card with name and specific Makeup Artist profession, Editorial page with name credit,Union card, Professional valid license, Crew Call list on production company letterhead, Reference letter from employer.


4. Camera Ready Cosmetics*

https://camerareadycosmetics.com/pages/pro-makeup-artist-discount

* A retail professional store that sells and offers discounts on many different professional brands. My go-to place for shopping.

Receive up to 40% off. Two tiers Pro Gold: 40% off, Pro Silver 20% off

How: Visit website, create account and submit License and proof of profession.

Credentials: Camera Ready Cosmetics is probably the more flexible brand when it comes to proof of profession. They allow multiple different ways to show proof such as cosmetology/esthetic license, business liability insurance, editorial in magazine, website, tax returns, copy of pro card from another brand, and more.


5. Charlotte Tilbury

https://www.charlottetilbury.com/us/pro-program

Receive up to 30% off

How: Create account and email documents to mail pro.applications@charlottetilbury.com

Credentials: Offered to professionals and students. Submit valid photo identification (passport or driving license)Acceptance letter from accredited makeup artist school dated within the last 12 months. Professional business card with a URL link to a professional website or social media account, Editorial page or commercial magazine feature with name credit,URL link to a professional website, Accredited makeup school acceptance or graduation or professional valid license, Crew call list on production company letterhead, Reference letter from professional beauty brand detailing artistry position, Active professional social media business account (Instagram or Facebook).

May take up to 30 business days to process


6. Cinema Secrets

https://cinemasecrets.com/pages/cinema-secrets-pro-membership-program

Receive up to 40% off. Two tiers Platinum Pro - 40 %. Silver Pro 20% off.

How: Complete online form.

Credentials: Offered to makeup artist, estheticians, cosmetologists, manicurists, on-air talent, models, actors, and performers. Must submit two of the following credentials: Photo ID, (required)Union Card, Cosmetology or Esthetician License, Professional ZED/Composite Card, Makeup Artist Certificate, Production Call Sheet, Business Card, Business Website & Portfolio.

May take up 10-15 days to process


7. Dermalogica

https://www.dermalogica.com/ProInsider/professional-insider,default,pg.html

Receive up to 30% off

How: Complete online form

Credentials: Must show proof of professional license. Available to cosmetologist, estheticians, manicurists, barbers, and massage therapists.

May take up to two weeks to process.


8. Dr. Dennis Gross

https://drdennisgross.com/pro/

Receive up to 40% off

How: Create online account and apply online.

Credentials: Must be a professional working makeup artist. Select industry professionals may be accepted as well.


9. Frends Beauty*

https://www.frendsbeauty.com/frends-with-benefits-pro

* A retail professional store that sells and offers discounts on many different professional brands.

Receive up to 40% off

How: Create online account and email credentials to fwb@frendsbeauty.com

Credentials: Open to makeup artists, cosmetologist, estheticians, and students. Must submit two of the following: Beauty School diplomas from a recognized beauty/makeup school, Call Sheet (with name credit), Tear Sheet (with name credit), Union Card (with name printed on it), IMDB Web Link (with name credit), Cosmetology/Esthetician License (must be valid and legible)Makeup/Hair, Business License (name must be printed on the license), Business Website (website must offer a menu of services), TPG Membership.

Takes up to 2-3 business days


10. Gerard Cosmetics

https://gerardcosmetics.com/pro-account/

Discount percentage not clearly listed

How: Create online account and email form/credentials to pro@gerardcosmetics.com

Credentials: Social media and Pro Makeup Certification (A professional license MAY be allowed as well. Doesn't specify but I would recommend making an attempt).


11. Illamasqua

https://www.illamasqua.com/professional-accounts.list

40% off for professionals and 20% off for students

How: Create account and apply online

Credentials: Website link (not social media), Business insurance certificate (must be for the beauty industry), BABTEC MembershipCertificate/diploma from full time school of makeup artistry (minimum 50 hours), Call sheet (full LTD company address), BECTU Membership with ID card (makeup and hair branch), BAFTA Member ship with ID card, Nasmah Member, Proof of agency representation (name listed on agency website), Program or press material (must include name and profession), Tutor college badge, Tutor post graduate certificate in education (PGCE), IMA Qualification


12. Inglot

https://inglotusa.com/content/14-terms-of-pro-member

Up to 30%, varies depending on profession

How: In store, online, or mail credentials to INGLOT USA LLC 14563 226th Street, Springfield Gardens, NY 11413

Credentials: Open to Makeup artists, cosmetologists, estheticians, manicurists, performers, hair dressers, bloggers, and models.

Credentials: Submit 3 of the following:

-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 Head shot


13. Kat Von D

https://www.katvondbeauty.com/pro-program

Up to 30% off

How: Apply online

Credentials: Available to professional makeup artists and students. Submit copy of ATSE Union card, Professional license (for aestheticians, cosmetologists or salon makeup artists), Publication masthead, Agency branded composite card,Certificate/diploma from full-time school of makeup artistry (minimum of 90 hrs.), Editorial page with name credit (must include date within the last 12 months), Program or press material (must include name, profession and date within the last 12 months), Self-hosted professional website (not social media), Proof of agency representation (listed on agencies’ website), Call sheet on product company letterhead (must include date within the last 12 months), Pay-stub noting profession (must include date within the last 12 months).


14. Koh Gen Do

https://kohgendocosmetics.com/pages/beauty-pro

Up to 30% off

How: Email credentials to customerservice@kohgendo.us

Credentials: Business card with name, editorial credit, union card, call/crew list sheet on production letterhead and professional license.


15. Krylon

https://us.kryolan.com/procard/how-to-apply

Discount amount not clearly listed

How: Apply online and email credentials

Credentials: Business card, certificates or call sheets.


16. Laura Mercier

https://www.lauramercier.com/professional-artist-program.html

40% off

How: Email credentials to makeup.artists@lauramercier.com

Credentials: Agency Representation- Provide link to agency websiteFilm or Television Experience- Email crew list with name credited as a makeup artist on set, Tear sheets with name credit, Copy of your Union Card. Professional license not accepted.


17. MAC

https://www.maccosmetics.com/mac-pro

Up to 40% - varies depending on profession. This pro program does have membership fees that do vary.

How: Apply online

Credentials: Open to makeup artists, aestheticians, cosmetologists, hairstylists, fashion stylists, manicurists, costume designers, models, on- air talent/performers and photographers. Agency listing, comp card, union card, editorial page, press material, professional website(not social media), certificate, salon site listing.


18. Makeup Forever

https://www.makeupforever.com/us/en-us/pro-only/backstage-card

Up to 40% off - varies depending on profession

How: Online application

Credentials: Open to estheticians, cosmetologists, salon/spa professionals, cosmetic retail employees, and students. Magazine tear sheet with name credit, Program or call sheet, Comp Card, Union membership card, Proof of agency representation (letter from agent or link to roster), Website, Blank Contract, IMDB Credit.


19. NARS

https://www.narscosmetics.com/USA/artist-program.html

Up to 40% off- varies depending on profession.

How: Online application

Credentials: Open to artists, cosmetologists, performers, estheticians, costume designers, stylists, photographers, producers, models, talent agencies, set designers, actresses, art buyers and directors, students and more. Requirements are professional license, LLC, call sheet, professional website, school transcripts, union card.


20. Natasha Denona

https://www.natashadenona.com/natasha_denona_pro

30% off ( Not valid on eyeshadow palettes)

How: Apply online

Credentials: Makeup school and diploma. Licenses may be valid, recommend trying to submit.


21. Nigel Beauty*

https://www.nigelbeauty.com/t-pro.aspx

* A retail professional store that sells and offers discounts on many different professional brands.

How: Apply Online

Credentials: Cosmetology license, esthetic license, school diploma, another pro card, website, invoice, call sheet.

May take 7-10 business days to process.


22. NYX

https://www.nyxcosmetics.com/makeup-crew-pro.html

30% off

How: Apply online

Credentials: Professional license or proof of current enrollment at a school of artisry

May take up to 14 days to process.


23. OPI

https://www.opi.com/pro/register#HsCjDeF4mcrtlGOs.97

Discount amount not clearly listed

How: Apply online

Credentials: Professional license or student ID.


24. Sigma

https://www.sigmabeauty.com/sigma-pro

Up to 35% off

How: Apply online

Credentials: Professional business website, Call list on production company letterhead, Editorial page and publication, Professional license (cosmetology, aesthetician), Union CardIMDB Credit

Business card, Current pay stub from client, salon manager or cosmetic retailer, Completed contract, Makeup Artistry course certificate.

May take 5-10 business days


25. Smith Cosmetics

https://www.smithcosmetics.com/blogs/news/26096513-pro-to-pro-i-want-a-discount

Receive 20% off

How: Email credentials to proartist@smithcosmetics.com

Credentials: magazine tear with name credit, agency representation, professional license, website, union card.

26. Stila

https://www.stilacosmetics.com/the-pro-artist-program.html

Up to 40% off

How: Email credentials to proartist@stilacosmetics.com. Credentials: Union Card, Agency Comp Card or Listing, Call Sheet on production company letterhead, Tear Sheet with name credit , Editorial Page with name credit, Professional Website (social media sites are not accepted), Professional letter of reference, proof of school enrollment.

May take up to 4 weeks to process.


27. Tarte

https://tartecosmetics.com/en_US/customer-service/contact-us/faqs.html

Discount not clearly listed

How: Email credentials to info@tarte.com.

Credentials: valid license or form of identification, Copy of valid artist certification, Copy of resume.

May take 2-3 weeks


28. Temptu

https://temptu.com/pro/pro-membership

Up to 30% off - two tiers

How: Apply Online

Credentials: Varies depending on tier application- Professional website with portfolio, 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.


29. Urban Decay

https://www.urbandecay.com/udpro

40% off

How: Apply online

Credentials: Open to aesthetician, hair stylist, nail technician, actor, model, dancer, fashion stylist, costume designer, photographer, or other jobs related to the beauty industry.Professional license (cosmetology), Editorial page with name credit , Crew/call list on production company letterhead , Union card, Link to website, Business Card , or Professional letter of reference.




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