Best Pro and Student Makeup Discounts
Best Pro Makeup Discounts for Students and Certified Professionals

Kris here! Now that we have officially survived the 2018 gifting season, I thought I’d break down some of my favorite brands and the discounts you can reap as a professional or student makeup artist. Check out some of the top beauty brands I stock my kit with, that I find beneficial to every beauty and a makeup junkie’s kit arsenal!


The famous Backstage Card programs are amazing and hard to get into these days. I’ve had my pro discount since 2012 but I just read when renewing it that it was closed. If you’re a junkie for this brand like I am, I’d keep an eye out! A 40% discount is open for professionals with any two proofs of the profession. Students can benefit from the 20% discount. The expiry time of professionals and students are two and one years respectively. The professional artists and students will need to apply and then use discounts on purchasing the products from retail stores or online. Proof of profession is required while applying.

MAC Cosmetics

Hey GIRL, HEY! The MAC Pro Membership program is a classic! I hear a lot of ‘who shops at Mac anymore?” and well – I DO! I started as a Mac artist and I’ll rep them forever because my artistry went next level being around so much mua bad-assery in NYC. The main discount is 40% off, and can be used  online and for in-store purchases. Artists get access to Pro-Only events, Master Classes and more. Moreover, the students can avail a 20% discount, and industry artists can check out cosmetics at 30% off.


NARS! Does it need an introduction?! Artists looking to get their hands on some of the classics and specials can check out the 40% discount and apply here! The requirements include a photo ID and a call sheet or contract from one of your latest gigs. Industry professionals specializing in event and bridal makeup can apply to receive 30% off on products. And my apprentice and yours  (or you if you’re the apprentice) can apply and get 25% off discount – and all for that hustle. The FAQ page has all the deets!

Urban Decay

The UD program is FREE! Once approved, the 40% product discount can be used on urbandecay.com or in stores with NO annual fee – woo hoo! However, there is a $500 spending cap quarterly beginning each January and beauty pros that specialize as a(n): aesthetician, hair stylist, nail technician, actor, model, dancer, fashion stylist, costume designer, photographer, or other jobs tangentially related to the beauty industry do not qualify. Here’s the link where you can apply online and peep the deets: www.urbandecay.com/udpro


I was really hoping they had one but no dice! Thank god the prices are already mad reasonable! The Morphe site is a haven for makeup lovers. From makeup to brushes and tools, the website has it all. Shopping for lipsticks, cool shades of funky palette and tones at a mass price point, are what made the brand pop off! Check out the daily discounts and offers!

Bobbi Brown

Bobbi Brown Pro is an exclusive membership program for makeup artists only. Can I get a hell yes!? The brand has come up with a 40% discount on the beauty products. This discount is a 40% discount, applicable for use at Bobbi Brown online stores and across all freestanding stores. The PRO qualifications require the applicants to possess two pieces of pro makeup artist paraphernalia documenting it’s not a hobby. And one valid photo id with the completed application.


The brand has its own membership program called the Makeup Crew Program. The Makeup Crew can then avail a 30% discount on all NYX products online or in store. This is a free membership program, with no annual fees. And it’s accessible to artists and students alike. As a member, you can partner as a content co-creator, brand sponsor for events, and/or retail store resident artist. This discount is not applicable on products marked as NEW or Sale on the official website or on the app.


I absolutely LOVE airbrush makeup and this is my go-to brand. Temptu has a two-tiered membership program. Us Temptu PRO members get hooked up with a 30% discount on the official Temptu website. The Artisan level membership gives you a 30% discount to all artists, and the Industry level memberships give students and professionals a discount of 15%. The members can also look out for 10% discount on Temptu PRO Kits.

Again, these are but a few of the many amazing brands out there. If you dig what I’m putting down here, leave a word in the comments below and let me know what you want to read next!

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