Professional Discounts for Makeup Artists and Cosmetologists

Hi,

It’s been awhile, I know but I’ve been very busy lately. I’m hopeful to start back on here more regularly, I have some great stuff coming up. So I just recently got my Cosmetology License and I realized that with it, I can get many discounts. So I did some research on the places I could get a discount at and how much exactly, and I wanted to share.

Also, a lot of these places don’t require a license, if you can provide something else, like a portfolio of your work, pay stub from clients that you’ve done, a letter from your boss if you work at let’s say a salon like I do, ect…

Some of these require an annual fee, but most are free. The fee doesn’t usually go above $35 from what I’ve noticed. Also, sadly, Sephora doesn’t have a program like this, but they do accept the Make Up For Ever Card.


M.A.C 

Make-up artists receive a 40% discount. Aestheticians, Cosmetologists, Hairstylists, Fashion Stylists, Manicurists, Costume Designers, Models, On-Air Talent/Performers, and Photographers receive a 30% discount.

$35 Fee

APPLY


SIGMA

20-35%

APPLY


BENEFIT 

40% off products & 15% off Services

APPLY


TARTE

Makeup Artist Discount: 40%

Model Discount: 20%

You have to create an account and then it’ll redirect you to the pro page and the application. This one is very simple, if you’re a model, upload your resume, if you’re an artist all you need to upload is your license.

APPLY


N.Y.X.

They have 2 levels.

Option A for licensed cosmetologists. You get 30% off for a year. All you need to send in is a copy of your ID and License.

Option B: Non-Certified Professionals, Freelancers and Students. 30% for 6 Months

  • REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:
    • A COPY OF YOUR PHOTO ID
    • 2 OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS
      • 2 PROFESSIONAL TEAR SHEETS DATED WITHIN THE LAST YEAR, YOUR NAME MUST BE CREDITED
      • PROFESSIONAL LETTERS OF REFERENCE
      • VALID MAKEUP ARTISTRY CERTIFICATE DATED WITHIN THE LAST YEAR
      • PROOF OF CURRENT ENROLLMENT AT AN ARTISTRY BASED SCHOOL OR CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
      • COPY OF A CURRENT AGENCY COMP CARD/PROOF OF AGENCY REPRESENTATION

APPLY


NARS

30-40% off

Industry Professionals get 30%, all you need to submit is your ID and License (can substitute with proof of employment, professional website, and others)

Other Artist who do Celebrities, TV, and Editorial Stuff get 40% but need ID and Agency representation or something else of the sort.

It’s all listed at the link below

APPLY


MORPHE

20% OFF

Different levels and requirements, but $25 fee applies.

APPLY


URBAN DECAY

40% off 

Requirements:

Two of the following:
  • Professional Cosmetology License
  • Union Card
  • Editorial Page With Name Credit
  • Link to Website
  • Professional Letter of Reference
  • Crew/Call List on Production Company Letterhead
  • Business Card

APPLY


MAKE UP FOR EVER

20-40%

PROOF OF PROFESSION FOR BACKSTAGE CARD DISCOUNT

Please provide two of the following along with photo identification:

40% DISCOUNT, VALID FOR 2 YEARS
BRIDAL AGENCY FILM/TV/THEATRE IND. FREELANCE
Provide (2):

  • Executed contract
  • Website with credited work & list of services
  • The knot listing (or comparable)
  • Testimonial on letterhead (from photographer or wedding planner)
  • Proof of business
Provide your agency listing plus (1)

  • Tear sheet
  • Call sheet
Provide (2):

  • Union card
  • Call sheet
  • Letter of reference on production letterhead
  • Station ID
  • Professional website
Provide (2):

  • Tear sheet
  • Call sheet
  • Professional website
  • TPG PRO card

Any credential for 40% discount must be current (within 90 days) and credit applicant as makeup artist Websites must show credited work; gallery sites and social media sites (including but not limited to instagram, facebook, youtube) are not accepted.

20% DISCOUNT, VALID FOR 1 YEAR
BEAUTY INDUSTRY STUDENTS OF MAKEUP
Open only to the following professionals:

  • Cosmetologists
  • Estheticians
  • Cosmetic retail employees
  • Salon employees
  • Tpg pro members
Open to students taking a minimum of 120 hours of makeup courses
Provide (2):

  • Current Paystub (Within 30 Days)
  • Professional License
  • The knot listing (or comparable)
  • Letter From Salon Owner (Dated)
  • PTPG Pro Card
Provide enrollment agreement with courses & hours from makeup school plus (1)

  • Letter of reference on school letterhead
  • Student ID

APPLY


BEAUTY BLENDER

I thought this was was very interesting.

40% off

You need ID and 2 of these:

  • Union card
  • Agency promotion card and website
  • Esthetician or Cosmetology License
  • Current production call sheet
  • Proof of enrollment in Esthetician or Cosmetology School

APPLY


 

That’s all for now, but keep checking this occasionally, because I’ll keep adding to it as I find more places and discounts.

Hope this was helpful to some of you, or even maybe encouraged some to go pursue that license if you’ve been thinking about it. If you have any questions in regard to what a cosmetology license allows you to do, and what you learn, feel free to ask!

Xx,

Ash


All of the information was taken off of each respective brands website. None of it comes from me, I just used it for sharing purposes.

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The Royal Peach Palette by Kylie Cosmetics

Kylie Cosmetics: The Royal Peach Palette

 

So, a little while ago when Kylie first announced her Bronze Palette, I made a post (whihch you can find here) stating the reasons why I wouldn’t be purchasing it. She then went on to release the Burgundy Palette which I have to admit, I had real interest in, but still did not purchase. She then released her holiday Kyshadow Palette which featured a mirror, so that was an upgrade, but I had no real interest in the shades. Finally, just recently she announced her Royal Peach Palette which was a real turn around. It featured a new look, 12 shades as opposed to the original 9, a mirror and a brush. All for $45 as opposed to the $42 she charged for her former palettes.

I absolutely loved the shades in the palette and watched a lot of reviews before purchasing it. I watched a lot of different looks to see if the pigmentation was there, and to hopefully determine whether or not the quality was there.

From what I saw, the shadows were great to work with, and the quality seemed to be there, so I went ahead and purchased it, because I felt like $45 was a good amount for what I was receiving. Now this isn’t a review, I haven’t used the palette just yet, but I wanted to write this before using it, and hopefully once I do get to using it and creating looks, I won’t be disappointed.

From a first impression, the product seems great. Although there are some things right off the bat that I can tell could’ve been done better, like the packaging, and perhaps the smell which is bothering a lot of people it seems, not me as much though; but we’ll get deeper into that in the review.

Have any of you gotten this yet? Are you planning on it?

xx,

-A

 

End of Summer Skin Care Routine

Hey guys,

So summer is ending! I’m excited for the fall, because I can’t wait to pull out my boots and scarves, but I know in a few months when the cold really sets in, I’ll be missing the heat.

Anyways, for most of you summer probably took it’s toll on your skin. I was inspired by the razors team at Dollar Shave Club and their skincare post, so I have a new routine and new products I’ve been using I’d like to share.

So first, I got myself the Proactiv 3 step system. I haven’t been using it as religiously as I should, but I haven’t really seen much of a difference. Granted, I don’t really have acne, I just have dark spots and dark circles, so what I’m really going to start using is the dark spot corrector they also sent in my package.

I’ve also started using toners. I know most of you have probably been using them forever, but I never really payed attention to skin care so much. I started using the SKII toner. It’s been working wonders, I love it!

I also use Shea infused moisturizers for my face.

Other than that there isn’t really much else I do. I use the Clarisonic to cleanse my face, then apply the toner, and then the moisturizer.

Fall is starting soon, so moisturizer is now a must.

What products do you use or would recommend?

 

Xoxo,

Ashley

Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette

So recently there was this sale going on at Ulta and Sephora. The Naked Smokey Palette was on sale for half it’s retail price of $54. I don’t own any of the Naked Palettes. but I always wanted to, so I thought this was the perfect opportunity.

I recently did my first look with it, but I’m just going to use it a little more before I write a full review. I just wanted to write this as a little small (one item) haul. I also got a few other high end products (like some Anastasia Lip products) and I’m waiting until I get more to make a full haul post.

Also, did you guys here the news about the new Naked Ultimate Basics coming out? I’m thinking of getting it too. Either that or the Naked 2 (which I’ve heard is the best of them all). I’ll wait for reviews and tutorials to start rolling out before making my decision.

Naked Smokey

Style : Motel Rocks

How would I style this beautiful dress you ask?

Well I’d pair it up with some beautiful booties like these:

The dress already has so much going on so I don’t want to take any attention from it, so I’d go simple with the shoes, and these are as simple as it can get, but they’re still so trendy and make any outfit look good.

Or if I wanted to show my freshly painted toes, I could go for something along these line:

black, heels, peep toe, pump, stilleto, sudette, velvet

I’d wear my hair down like she has them, maybe with more waves in it. I’d be very minimal with jewelry. Smokey eye and nude lip, highlight with not much contour. Hoop earrings, and as for a clutch, a simple one to match the shoes and I’m good to go.

Let me know how you’d style this dress!

 

Xoxo

Why I won’t be buying KyShadow by Kylie Cosmetics

KyShadow

 

So, unless you’ve been living under a rock the past 9 months, you know that Kylie Jenner launched a makeup brand. She started off with lip kits and slowly moved into other lip products, and now she has moved into eye products. She just yesterday announced her birthday collection, which I’m not going to lie, a lot of them look very appealing; but before that, she launched her KyShadow Pallette. The pallette consists of 9 eyeshadows, and retails for $42. Now, a lot of people that aren’t getting the pallette are saying it’s because the shades are so common, but that’s not really an issue with me. It’s a bronze pallette, of course the shades would be similar to other bronze shades. The issue for me is that they don’t look to be great quality. I have a bunch of her lipkits and it took me awhile to get unbiased and see that they’re not really great quality. The first I ordered is True Brown K back in March, and that one is amazing. The formula is creamy but not too thick, now her lipkit formulas are so incredibly thin and drying. I also have Kourt K, which is such a beautiful shade but it’s so patchy. I’ll be doing a review on all of the lip kit, glosses and metals I have soon, so I’ll save the rest of this for that. Now back to the pallette, I think it’s way overpriced, especially since we’re only getting the shadows,no mirrow or brush; and also considering the fact that they’re not even great quality. I haven’t used them, but I can tell that while they’re not horrible, I could find something better with those $42 she’s asking, plus her outraging shipping fees.

I have nothing against Kylie, I mean I have so many of her products, and I think her lip glosses  and liners are probably one of the best out there, but she should revisit her lip kit formula. I’ll wait until reviews of the pallette start to roll in, so I can have a better look at the quality and see other people’s thoughts.

I definitely want to get the new lip kit Leo she’s releasing because the color is amazing, but I don’t want a crappy formula. I also think her creme shadows look amazing and great quality as well as the lip gloss.

Either way, I doubt I’ll get this pallette, I don’t believe it to be worth what she’s asking for it. Tell me your thoughts on it! Did you order it? Are you planning on it?

Xoxo

Kylie Cosmetics | Kylie Lipkit & Lip gloss Swatches

Hey guys,

Today I’ll just be showing Swatches for the Kylie Lip Kits and Lip Glosses that I own. I’ve been trying to wear all of these  continuously so that I can bring an accurate review to you guys. So far I love True Brown and I’ve been wearing Dolce K and the Like gloss  for the past couple of days and I love that combo. I haven’t worn the glosses by themselves yet so I have to get on that as well. I wore Kourt K once when I went to this party and it stayed on fine but I do have my issues with it. 22 I haven’t worn out just yet so I need to do that.

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Kylie Lip Kit

Kourt K, Mary Jo k