General, M.A.C, Make-Up Artist Series

Make-Up Artist Discounts – What’s available?

Here is a list of the discounts available for make-up artists. Pro discounts make building your kit much easier. Each company will have different requirements for application so you will need to check their website for a full list. Here is some more information on the brands that offer a pro discount, what percentage they offer and how to apply.

MAC Pro –

Makeup Artists receive 40% off when you download their pro membership application online and send  2 credentials (certificate, letter from employer, credits etc)

Makeup Forever-

You will need 2 credentials. 40%. See website

Nars –

You can receive 30% off. You have to buy online. See website.

Sue Devitt Studio –

40% for professional makeup artists


Email for an application and receive 30% off.

Laura Mercier –

40% pro discount. See their website

Smashbox –

35% discount. They require 2 credentials (tear sheets,crew call list, certificate etc)

Benefit –

40%. Send request to 685 Market St. 7th floor, San Francisco, CA 94105

Cinema Secrets-
10% discount.

40% discount, provide credentials etc. Discount for mail order only

40% discount, 2 credentials (bus. card, certificate, 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

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  • Lucilla Shiyou

    I love makeup products, you can view my faves on this page

  • Tanyia Rochford

    Just wondering do you just go to their makeup counters to get the discount? :)

  • Orla

    Just wondering what store in Dublin takes the M.A.C. pro card, I recently got mine but don’t know what stores take them?
    Thanks so much for this post:)

    • Lorraine

      Hi Orla, I know this is an old post but I am hoping to apply for my MAC Pro card in Ireland asap. Did you have to do this through Brown Thomas in Dublin or do you send the application to the US address?

  • Susie Sollis

    Love Your Site Amy, Thank You.

    Stila used to send me makeup for years when I lived in London. I now live in Dublin.

  • Karrie

    I was just wondering if the Brown Thomas Store in dublin is the only place in Ireland that accepts the MAC PRO card?

  • teeth whitener gel

    Intriguing, I’ve not even noticed this…

  • Jesse Mason

    Thank you for another great article. Where else could anyone get that kind of information in such a perfect way of writing? I have a presentation next week, and I am on the look for such information.

  • MakeUpArtist27

    Hi Amy. I was looking on the website you left for makeup forever but its not giving me a link for the application to download. I already have my MAC card but really want the discount for makeup forever. Please email me @

  • Mountainland Applied Technology College

    wow those are incredible. Thank you so much for sharing. I can’t wait to get my hands on those amazing deals.

  • kerrie

    Thanks Amy, i’l look into it. Really hope it wont be too hard to apply for the discounts, it will cost me a bomb otherwise!! lol. Ps..i bought the same grey bag as u from river island…Lol..i was shopping in cork today an despite telling myself i wasnt going to buy anything, i couldnt resist!! they had the black as well but the grey defin is the nicest…! i’m such a copycat.. :)

    • Amy

      Kerrie, haha enjoy! It goes with everything!

  • styleezta

    would be lovely if makeup bloggers can get this discount without having the fancy credentials :) hmmm….maybe i should write them a letter!

  • kerrie

    Hi amy, quick question.. I’m doing an advanced make up course this summer, i hope to start freelancing later this yr or early nxt. i know it will take a while to build up my kit but as for the discounts, how will i get a letter from employer when i’l be freelancing?

    • Amy

      Kerrie, the letter was only an example of something you could send in. Every brand has different requirements. Usually certificates, business card, call sheet etc will do. It can be difficult to apply for some when freelancing. There are a few brands that required a tonne of stuff, I had to send them confimation of tv and magazine work. It depends on the company so you’re best bet is to get in touch and see what they each require x

  • Kate

    very informative thank you very much Amy!!!! so that means when i do my make up course and receive my cert i just send away a copy of that? (macpro for example) and a letter from employer? do i have to be in a make up related job?
    Thank you again :)

    • Amy

      Kate, The letter from you employer is used as proof that you’re working in makeup. They accept things like crew call lists, prof tear sheets etc

  • Ulrike

    Hi Amy,
    I am looking for some MAC discounts as well but unfortunately I’m not a Make-Up Artist. So I want to check out the MAC store in Dublin airport when I get there in a few weeks. Do you know if they have any good offers compared to the normal prices? Thank you!

    PS: Love your website and your videos!

    • Amy

      Ulrike, their products are a little cheaper in the airport than in BT I always treat myself to a lipstick when I’m travelling :)
      Enjoy, Amy

  • Nic

    Thank you so much for this! Very helpful.

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