How To Get Makeup Discounts

As any artist knows, top of the line tools are essential for top of the line results. Yes, technique is important, but the quality of the products you use is just as important.

Every makeup artist would love to have an arsenal of amazing products, but that can get quite costly. You want to be able to offer everything your clients want, but you need to be cautious in your spending, especially when you’re first starting out.

We’ve got some great news for you! With just a little time and effort, you will be able to find incredible discounts on the best makeup and makeup artistry tools. Here’s our top tips for seeking those discounts out.

Makeup palette with makeup brush. Makeup backgroundTake Advantage of Your Student Enrollment Status

Every student loves getting discounts, right? Makeup.School is no exception. What you need to know is that a number of the top makeup companies will give you a student discount when you sign up for their discount programs and provide proof of enrollment. Many times your enrollment letter will suffice. Some companies will allow you to apply online while others may require you to shoot them a quick email and attach your enrollment letter. Most of these are free, some require a sign-up fee but it’s well worth it for the amount of money you’ll end up saving. There are also a few that are in-store discounts only. Be sure to read the fine print before signing up. A few of our favorites include: Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC), Camera Ready Cosmetics, Bdellium Tools, Urban Decay, and Morphe.

P.S. Once you complete your Makeup.School program, you can also receive professional discounts from many of the same programs simply by sending them a copy of your completion certificate. Many times these discounts may be just a little higher than student discounts.

Sign Up for Subscriptions to Your Favorite Brand’s Sites

When you take the time to sign up for newsletters or sales promos from your favorite brand’s sites, you’re also one of the first to know about huge discounts, new product intros, and lots of times companies send out special deep discount codes only to list subscribers. This is when it really pays off to take just a few minutes to fill out an online form. You can also create a special folder in your email and have all of your subscription emails sent to that particular folder. That way your inbox isn’t overloaded and you can go through your subscription emails in your free time.

Check for Special Beauty Blog or Vlog Codes
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Similar to special subscriber codes, many online bloggers and vloggers will offer discount codes only to those who frequent their blogs or vlogs. This is not only to build up a following, it’s also to show their appreciation for their loyal followers. Be sure to check the big name beauty blogs and vlogs regularly for these discount code offers. You want to make sure you check all social media platforms as well…Snapchat, YouTube, Instagram. Sometimes beauty experts will only provide the code to one set of followers just to mix things up a bit.

Make Use of Outlet Stores

There are a lot of discounts offered for online beauty product stores that also have brick and mortar outlet locations. Do a little digging and see if any of these outlet stores are within driving distance and make a day of it! Sometimes it’s best to actually see the makeup first-hand so you can tell how true the colors are to what you had in mind. Online shopping doesn’t afford you that option and sometimes you end up with products you simply will never use. Visiting an outlet store also saves on shipping costs and gives you a great excuse to get together with friends and shop! Need we say more?

Before you purchase any products whether it be makeup or tools, be sure to do your research and know what you’re looking for. Don’t settle for poor quality products as this will show in your work. Take the time to educate yourself and purchase top of the line products to receive top of the line results.

If this article has gotten you super-excited about becoming a makeup artist and you would like to become a part of the growing history of makeup artistry, we invite you to learn about our professional makeup training program and get your free eBrochure and 1st free training video! We would love to add you to our family of successful Makeup.School graduates!

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