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How To: Make Up Artist Pro Cards

Hello my lovelies!

Apologies, I’ve even a bad blogger this week and haven’t kept up with my posts, I’ve been having a bit of writers block and literally couldn’t think if anything to write BUT I’m back on form and I’ve got a few posts lined up for you guys 🙂

So, I know that, especially for a lot of you trying to get started in the industry, that building up your make up kit is a major investment and there’s no doubt about it, it’s an expensive hobby sooo, I thought I’d share with you the different cosmetics houses that offer Artist discount programs and how you can get them!

Bobbi Brown:
Email bobbipro@bobbi-brown.co.uk with your full name and address and they will post you an application form.
Urban Decay:
40% Pro Discount is only available in the US for now, and you can apply here
NARS:
To get your 40% UK online discount, email artistprogram-uk@narscosmetics.eu for an application form.
MAC:
Discount depending on status, but you can download the form here.
Laura Mercier:
International 40% discount, email makeup.artists@lauramercier.com to apply.
Illamasqua:
To get your 40% discount, apply here.
Bare Minerals:
To get your 30% discount, apply here.
Smashbox:
Discount depending on status, and you can apply here.
Inglot:
20% currently only in the US, apply here.
NYX:
Get your 25% Pro discount here.
Obssessive Compulsive Cosmetics:
International 20% discount by emailing info@occmakeup.com.
Crown Brush:
Apply for 10% discount here.
Precious About MakeUp (PAM):
Apply for Pro discounts inc. 40% off Illamasqua, 35% off Make Up For Ever, 20% off Louise Young, 20% off Bdellium and10% off everything for students if you can provide proof. To apply email enquiries@preciousaboutmakeup.com.
Benefit also do a Pro discount but it is currently for the US only!

In order to get your Pro cards, almost all of these companies will require some sort of ID to prove that you are a working artist. This is generally 2 or more of the following:
Business or Comp Cards. If you don’t have a business card yet, you can get simple and cheap ones online, I got mine from www.vistaprint.com.
Tear Sheet. This is a piece of Editorial work with your name printed on it.
Crew Call Sheet. A sheet printed with your name, location and call time, listing everyone else involved and their department. You can usually get these easily if your working on film or tv.
Union Card. You can join a union such as BECTU which entitles you to tonnes of benefits from as little as a tenner a year!

I hope this helped you guys, I know it’s tough to build a pro kit, especially when your just starting out! 🙂

Love & Lipstick,
Tammy xoxo

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