So every makeup artist (actually everyone) loves to get discount makeup. Some companies, like MAC, offer a membership and/or discount card for working artists to get discounted product. I know A LOT of people want to know this one thing:
HOW DO I GET A MAC PRO CARD?!!?!
Here is a video tutorial explaining the steps I took in order to be approved for my MAC Pro card:
MAC Pro Card Application:
Mail your application to:
M·A·C PRO MEMBERSHIP, PO Box 435, 3219 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M4N 3S1. (Canada)
MAC PRO MEMBERSHIP, 2316 Delaware Ave., PO Box 289, Buffalo, NY 14216-2687+ (USA)
OR You can drop it off at your local MAC store
Free Business cards at VistaPrint
Check out local printing shops in your area for cheap package deals (go for simple/inexpensive)
You can make your own and print them off yourself… if you’ve got a high-quality printer and good quality card-stock they can look like the real thing. Try to avoid the ones that have the bumpy edges- they don’t look as professional.
Enkores detailed explanation for the appropriate MAC Pro documents (for makeup artists, actors, cosmetologists, estheticians, photographers, fashion designers etc.)
Part one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXg0jfUFs5g
Part two: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPQrmjORpVI
For an example of one of my Makeup Service Contracts:
On the application form MAC outlines the documents that are required and acceptable, so make sure that you read the application form, even if you think you have everything you need to get your application approved.
The Makeup Artist Handbook: Techniques for Film, Television, Photography, and Theatre
Sometimes, but not always, if you’re application is missing a crucial piece of information or is incomplete, MAC will return your application with a check list of why it’s been rejected. Mine was rejected once because personal letters of reference are not acceptable.
It takes quite a long time for you to hear back about getting approved, so be patient. You will get an email (to the address you supplied on your application) saying that you’ve been approved and to go to the MAC Pro site to set up your account:
If you are approved you may get a 30% or 40% discount off your MAC purchases. Make sure you read their Terms & Conditions, because there are guidelines to how much you can purchase of what etc.
If approved, your Pro card will last a year before you have to pay for your renewal. The membership costs $35 US and $45 Canadian.
If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask in the comments and I’ll do my best to help find you an answer :D
Good Luck Ladies! xoxo
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Everything I have as far as information, is in this article. If it doesn’t answer your questions, it may be best to simply contact MAC anonymously about your question. As far as I am aware, MAC has become much more strict regarding their regulations as far as obtaining the Pro Card goes, so many may not obtain the Pro Card as I originally did.