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What’s In My Kit? Zuca Pouch #3 Blush, Highlighters and Lips



Pouch #3 Contains

BLUSH
Powder Blush (Nars) In a Z Palette

Cream Blush (Bobbie Brown, Nars, and Becca) in a Vuset Palette

HIGHLIGHTERS

RCMA Highlight & Contour Palette

Ben Nye Fireworks Fantasy Wheel

Too Faced Candlelight Softly Illuminating Translucent Powder

Sebastian Trucco Holographic Color Collection Angel Face

Nars Multiples (Travel sizes) South Beach, Orgasm,Copacabana)

Nars Illumnator (Laguna, Orgasm)

LIPS

2 Three Custom Color Lip Palettes (A Century in Red, and Special Effects Palette)

Viseart Lip Palette 01 Muse Nudes

Eve Pearl The Lip Palette

Bobbi Brown Lip Palette for Artists

Face Atelier Lip Putty

Face Atelier Lip Fix

Clear Lip Gloss (Rimmel)

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Detroit, Michigan Makeup Artist

Helping to make women look and feel more beautiful, one women at a time!

THE LIST OF Pro Discount Programs for Makeup Artists Includes Sources for Containers, Disposals, Tins etc.



Here is THE LIST of makeup artists pro discounts.

At the bottom of the list are sources for disposals, containers, little plastic bottles etc.

Companies have different requirements for eligibility in their programs. I have supplied you with an very extensive list of companies and links, however you will have to do your homework and find out the requirements. Take the time to apply for as many discounts as you can.

BTW Subscribe To My Blog and Win This Royal & Langnickel Revolution 6 piece Brush set this list gets updated on a regular basis and you might miss out on some great information if you don’t subscribe!

FYI Beauty Supply Stores such as Frends, Namies, Nigels, Paint and Powder Store and Camera Ready Cosmetics carry products including major skin care lines that do not have a pro discount program and offer a 10% to 40% discounts.

You can see the product lines that offer by going to their websites:

Beauty Supply Stores

Frends Beauty

and their pro program

Namies Beauty

and their pro program

Nigel Beauty

and their pro program

Camera Ready Cosmetics

and their pro program

Paint & Powder Store

Company List:

Afterglow Cosmetics

All About Mee Beauty 10% – 30% based on credentials Program Application form: Fill out form to get password to see more pro brands and product pages

Alter Ego Lashes

Anastasia
Percentage Off: 20-40%
For More Information:

Bare Minerals

Bdellium Tools

Bdellium Tools Pro is a free membership program designed to support makeup artists, industry professionals and makeup students.
Bdellium Tools Pro offers a 40% discount for makeup artists & 20% discount for industry professionals and makeup students.

Becca cosmetics

Bella Pierre

Black Up Cosmetics

Bobbi Brown Register for their pro program on line. (Not Valid for Canadians)

Bobbi Brown UK – –

Cao Cosmetics The CaoPRO Card was created to offer special discounts and benefits to our makeup artist, students and beauty community. At CAO Cosmetics our foundation is education and artistry so we are thrilled to offer these perks to our biggest supporter – YOU!As a CaoPRO Card member you will receive:

  • 30% – 35% Off Cao Cosmetics products at
  • A CaoPRO Card
  • PRO only education offers and promotions

You are eligible for this discount if you are a:

  • Makeup Artist (35% discount) • Salon/Spa Owner (35% discount)
  • Cosmetologist (35% discount) • Industry Student (30% discount)
  • Esthetician (35% discount) • Cosmetology School (35% discount)

Carol’s Daughter

Friends and Family Program

Cargo Cosmetics

Cattivac Cosmetics

CATTIVA pro: professional discounts for makeup artists and models

If you’re a professional makeup artist or model and interested in our CATTIVA pro discount, please email your resume or a copy of your cosmetology license for consideration to and we’ll review it and notify you within one week. If approved, you’ll receive a CATTIVA pro unique promo code.

Here is a summary of the Program Rewards & Benefits:
CATTIVA ARTIST – 40 % discount for artists with agency representation, tear sheets, union membership, film or TV credits
CATTIVA APPRENTICE – 30% discount for students enrolled in a makeup artistry program or school
CATTIVA INDUSTRY – 20% discount for non-makeup artist industry professionals including actors, models and designers

China Glaze (nail polish)
Requirements: cosmetology or nail tech license
Discount: 50%

Cinema Secrets 818-846-0579, call for info on how to sign up, 30% discount

City Cosmetics

Clairns

Cliche Cosmetics

Coastal Scents
Percentage Off: 15%

Cocktail Cosmetics

Coco Beau ..

Cover FX: PHONE (416) 665-7444 FAX (416) 665-7443 TOLL FREE 1 (866) 424-3332 MAIL : 1681 FLINT ROAD | TORONTO, ONTARIO | M3J 2W8 EMAIL :

Crown Brush – 10% off. (Not valid for Canadians)\

Daniel Sandler

Dermalogica’s Insider Program – 40% off products, 20% off treatments.

Dinair Pro Airbrush
Percentage Off: 30%
Ease of Qualification: Easy/Medium
Fee: $25, Annually
For More Information:

Dr Hauschk

Element Two

Apply for elementwo PRO Membership and receive a 20% discount on all purchases. To apply, and create an account. From your account’s landing page, download our PRO Membership application form and email the completed form with required supporting materials to .

Emani

Eve Pearl – 30%-40% Pro discount, call the boutique 212 223 2229 or email With credentials.

Evie Evan– 10%Email for credentials verification

Facade Beauty

FACEatelier – – Preferred Pro Program, no membership fee, apply online. 40%

Faux Lash

Fortunate Face Mineral Cosmetics

Fusion of Color Cosmetics

Gabriel Cosmetics

Giorgio Armani

Thank you for your interest in Giorgio Armani Beauty’s pro-artist discount program.

To apply for the program, please see the contact information below:

Emma Loktu or Erich Ezre, Face Designers
Giorgio Armani Beauty
Bellagio Resort – Las Vegas
phone: 702.893.8327
fax: 702.893.8347
email:

Glamcor No pro discount but a fabulous source for your makeup lighting needs!

GLEAM by Melanie Mills

Gorgeous Cosmetics

Illamasqua – 40%

Inglot – 10-20%

It Cosmetics

Jouer Cosmetics

PRO MAKEUP ARTIST DISCOUNT (up to 40%)

Open to all working professional makeup artists who can provide any two of the required proofs of credentials. The Pro Makeup Artist discount expires 18 months from approval.

Kevyn Aucoin

Kett Cosmetics
Percentage Off: 30%
For More Information:

Koh Gen Do

Korres 30% discount
Email

Kryolan

Lashes In A Box

MAKEUP ARTIST DISCOUNT (25%)
• No annual fee
• Access to exclusive artistry deals
• Artist-focused news
• Min. purchase requirement of any 3 boxes per order

Laura Geller
Please email customer service at

Laura Mercier – – Professional Makeup Artist Program, no membership fee, 40% discount

Lavera

LesCosmetique – 30% Discount Program Info:

LIME CRIME (NAIMES) Professional Discount – 40%This one you can apply for online! It took them about 2 weeks to approve my application. Let me tell you. This is definitely the one you want to get!!!! Lime Crime partnered with Naimes, and online beauty store! A store that carries other makeup lines as well. Like Two Faced, Ben Nye, Bobby Brown! If you get approved for this, you get discounts on those lines of product as well. APPLY HERE!!!! http://www.naimies.com/studio-pro-invitation.php

London Brush Company

MAC – – MAC Pro Membership, $35 annual membership fee, 20-40% discount depending on field of work, special invites to pro events & classes

Madame Madeline Note: Includes lash brands Ardell, Sassy, Revlon, Duo Glue, and many more. Percentage Off: bulk discount with 75+ pairs (must inquire) For More Information:

Makeup Artist Magazine

Makeup Atelier Paris – send an email to and they will send you an email with the requirements. They will then send you an email with your user id and password to shop. FYI when shipping ask them to include a commercial invoice with the item because of customs. I had a big issue because it was not included in my package.

Make Up For Ever – – Industrial Discount Card, Contact NY Boutique to e-mail application @ 212-941-9337, no membership fee, 20% – 40% discount Make Up For Ever Canada – 20%-40% discount – email form + requirements to: or mail to:MAKE UP FOR EVER Canada 1115 Sherbrooke West, suite 2901Montreal, Qc H3A 1H3Phone: 514-288-4445

Mally Beauty
Percentage Off: 30%
For More Information:

Marietta Carter Makeup Artist Workshops by Marietta Classes (20%) MUA Planner (20%) for professionals

Contact Marietta Carter-Narcisse 954 881 6333

Masquerade Cosmetics – – 40% Student and Pro discount available only on Masquerade Cosmetics (Airbrush & Traditional). Not valid on Sun Cocktail or Madame Lash. Call 1-866-210-6586 and they will set you up online.

Mirabella Beauty

Morphe Brushes

Muse Beauty BEAUTY.PRO is the makeup artist’s resource for advanced education, inspiration and professional product. We celebrate the art of makeup, the freedom of expression and igniting creative minds. .As a MUSE BEAUTY.PRO “Makeup Style Expert” you will receive exclusive membership benefits:
• Complimentary Annual Membership Fee
• 30% Discount onEsum brushes and accessories
• 30% Discount on KETT Cosmetics product – excluding equipment
• 20-30% Discount on MUSE PRO Makeup Kits
• 20% Discount on Kevyn Aucoin Makeup
• 15% Discount on Viseart
• Complimentary US Ground Shipping on all orders over $75

The Make-Up Designory – MUD – 40% For 798 union members only, present your card when ready to purchase.

Mehron

Naked Cosmetics
Percentage Off: 30%
For More Information:

Napoleon Perdis

Nars – email for application & details on how to apply, no membership fee, 40% discount, excludes candles, also opportunity to get credit gratis if mention Nars usage in publications time only)

Norcostro Cosmetics

NYX – 30% off.

NYX Pro Discount for Canadians: 30% off

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics OCD Program Makeup Artists, Hair Stylists, Nail Technicians, Models, Photographers and other Industry Professionals are entitled to a 20% discount on all OCC Cosmetic Products purchased for professional use. We know firsthand that pros run through their supplies quickly, and that maintaining a professional kit can get expensive. Offering you the Obsessive Compulsive Discount (OCD) is just our way of giving back to the community. We make the application process easy: email us a link to your website or online portfolio, along with your mailing address and phone number – we’ll take care of the rest. Don’t have a website yet? Send us a scan of your comp card, a tear sheet (with printed name credit), or a professional license or union card instead. Still a student of makeup artistry or cosmetology? Send us proof of your enrollment at your current school, and you’ll qualify as well. .Please note: the OCD Discount is not applicable to already-discounted merchandise including our Airbrush Systems, nor is it applied to Airbrush Equipment, Accessories, Nurturing Force® products or Shipping & Handling charges. The OCD Discount is applicable only to sales at OCCMAKEUP.COM or through our telephone order line. The resale of products purchased using the OCD Discount is strictly prohibited and grounds for the immediate termination of membership in the program. Terms and conditions of OCD Discount eligibility or benefits are subject to change at any time, without notice.

OPI Pro
Requirements: cosmetology or nail tech license Discount: 50%

Origins

Discount: 40% discount on Facial Skin Care and Color products. 20% discount on Bath & Body and Hair Care products.
What you need to do: Return the application along with tear sheets, business card and proof of certification

Pari Beauty

Paula Dorf – – 888-472-8523, call for info on how to sign up, 40% discount

Philosophy – … ab=std_alp – Coloring Club, no membership fee, 25% discount off skincare & color cosmetics only, plus welcome gratis

Posh Pro Cosmetics – 30% Minimum order of $250 Program Info:

Pro Makeup Store (Netherlands)

Purely Cosmetics code “prointro” gives you 20% off orders over $15

RCMAPro-Card Contact Info:
Phone: 805-526-7262 (RCMA)
Fax: 805-526-7268
Email:

Ricky’s (If you’re in NY, South Beach)- inquire about their “Friend’s with Benefits” Program


Roque Cozette

Royal & Langnickel – 40% off with Royalty Red

Senna 20% off

Email:info@sennacosmetics.com Attn: Senna Pro Artist Program

Serenity Scott Beauty

SEVENTA IMAGE – The current PRO Member Discount is 20%. Seventa Image treat students of make-up just the same as the PRO’s when it comes to discount, They want to help you get the tools that you need to learn as well as provide you with everything you need when you join the PRO Ranks. The Program is also open to other industry creatives.

Shiseido 30%

Shu Uemura – – 1-888-SHU-5678, call for info on how to sign up, 30% discount

Sigma Beauty

Smashbox Cosmetics

Stilia

Sugar Pill Pro Discount: 30%
Link to Application:
Pro-Card Contact Info:
To Order: Just email them at
Location:
1331 Eighth Street, Suite E
Berkeley CA 94710

Tarte

Temptu – Professional Discount, Contact NY store to email application & requirements @ 212-675-4000, $30 membership fee, 10% discount on training, equipment & package deals, & 30% off temptu items with exclusions

TEN IMAGE PROFESSIONAL COSMETICS The current PRO Member Discount is 20%. Seventa Image treat students of make-up just the same as the PRO’s when it comes to discount, They want to help you get the tools that you need to learn as well as provide you with everything you need when you join the PRO Ranks. The Program is also open to other industry creatives

The Neat Kit – UK For MAQPRO and VISEART 20% Discount

The Powder Group

Three Custom Colors email: , re: Professional Discount Program, 30% discount

Trucco (Sebastian) – , 800-935-5273, 50% discount (only in the store)

Tweezerman

Urban Decay 40% off

Velour lashes

Viseart

Whip Hand Cosmetics

Yaby Cosmetics

YSL

Youngblood Cosmetics
Fee: Free the first year, $20 each year after
For More Information:

Z Palettes

At this time we do not offer a discount for makeup professionals. However, we offer other types of discounts that makeup professionals can take advantage of:

1. You can “like” our Z Palette Facebook page to get access to a 10% off coupon code to apply to your order on . The coupon code is located under our cover photo by clicking the “10% off Coupon” tab.

2. You can also receive free shipping on orders over $60, excluding discounts and taxes.

Last but not least here is a list of links with sources to buy empty little bottles, tins and all kinds of necessary items:

Sources for palettes/containers/bottles/tins/bags for bridal goodie bags etc.

Vuset

Dante Disposals

Muji

Paper Mart l

Nalgene Leak Proof Bottles As Small As 1/4 oz. to 32 oz

The Ready Project .

Dante Disposal Products

Whew, finally to the bottom of this LONNNGGGG list If you are a cosmetics company and have a pro discount program and I didn’t list you please contact me so I can add the information to the list. If you know of a discount program that is not on the list please comment here and I will add it!

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Detroit, Michigan Makeup Artist

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Makeup Artists! Makeup Tip of the Day! Looking for a way to depot your makeup products? Vueset might just be the answer!



As makeup artists we are always looking for ways to consolidate our kits and carry more product in less space. About a year ago these products were introduced into the market and are quickly becoming sought after by makeup artists and everyday women.

These containers are well made and will hold up to abuse. They do not crack or break easily. I know of people who have dropped them on purpose to see if they would crack and they don’t!! I use them for my cream foundations,concealers, color correctors and cream blushes.

Here are some pictures to inspire you on some ways they can be used:

You can order these little goodies here:

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Lynn Golovich
Detroit, Michigan Makeup Artist

Helping to make women look and feel more beautiful, one women at a time!

Makeup Brushes-Different Ways to Organize and Carry Them



One thing most makeup artist have lots of is makeup brushes. Keeping them clean and organized can be a challenge especially if you have a large collection.

Last summer I found these great bags on one of those shopping channels. Someone posted something about them on Face Book so I checked them out and decided to get them. I organized my brushes by type and labeled then. When I set up my work space I arrange the pouches in the order that I generally apply the makeup so I can quickly and easily grab the brush I need. Having them in the pouches keeps them clean and sanitary which is essential. I also helps prevent them from getting lost.

You can find the bags pictures above here:

Out of all the ways I have carried and organized brushes in the past this seems to work best for me. I carry them in a large Stilazzi Clear Set bag which I love.

You can find that Stilazzi Set Bag here:

Another idea is to get a large clear bag. The one is this picture is a Caboose bag that I found at Walmart. You can use clean empty Crystal Light containers and sort your brushes by type and label the containers. When you set up you can either open the bag and work from the bag or pull out the containers of the brushes and set them out on your work space that depends on how much space you have.

While I no longer carry my brushes like this unless I have a HUGE job and need them all, I use this bag for brush storage in my makeup room. It keeps the extras clean and organized.

Makeup artists how do you carry your brushes? Please comment and share your ideas!

Thanks for reading!

Lynn Golovich
Detroit, Michigan Makeup Artist

Helping to make women look and feel more beautiful, one women at a time!

Makeup Brushes that I Love #4 London Brush Company Angled Lip Brush



Here is a lip brush that I LOVE!

Why do I love it? First of all the angle of the brush makes applying lip color so much easier and precise. Secondly the quality of this brush is excellent. It is made out of Pure European Sable Hair. I have one in my personal collection and a bunch in my kit. If you’re looking for a good lip brush to buy this is IT!

You can find it at:

http://www.londonbrushcompany.com/collections/all/products/2-a-angled-lip
http://www.nigelbeauty.com/p-20991-angled-lip-2a.aspx

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Viseart Eye Shadows-The Best of The Best!



Let me let you in on some eye shadow palettes that are so exceptional that they are fast becoming a favorite in the makeup industry. Viseart Eye Shadow Palettes.

All of the shadow colors are beautiful, long lasting, highly pigmented and go on like butter! Once you use these shadows nothing else you have in the drawer or your kit will compare! The #1 Nude Shadow Palette is a staple in makeup artist kits!

Viseart Nude Palette 01
Best basic Nude Palette that exists!

Viseart-Eyeshadow-Palette-02-Bright-Pearls

Viseart-03-bdidal-satin

Viseart-4-muse

Viseart-Eyeshadow-Palette-05-Sultry-Muse

Viseart-Eyeshadow-Palette-06-Paris-Nudes

Here are some comments made by makeup artists from a popular Face Book Group that I am in just in case you need more convincing that these eye shadow palettes are amazing:

Rachel Proctor The Viseart shadows will change your life. Seriously. Worth every single penny. They’ll end up saving you money in the long run because the quality is so high. Run, don’t walk to the Viseart.

Davisha Dadone Candice, the texture of Viseart is like velvet – much more like high-end shadows such as the ones you mention. But with better payoff and a lot more practical choices of color. I love my YSL and Dior, but there’s no reason to have them in my kit. Viseart, however, is just as luxe, much better packaging, and ready to use for my kit. No contest. Unless of course, I enjoy wasting money, time, and space

Rachael Parnell Inglot is FAB! Viseart are on ANOTHER level. No joke! In all my years (10 years plus) of trying and testing and using EVERYTHING on this planet…Viseart is the SHIZ!!!! Seriously, I think I’ll offer a money back deal on these palettes. You will NOT be sad xo (you will actually email me and say THANK YOU!

April Lampkins Ross Viseart is in a class by itself. It’s pointless to even compare. They’re superior, grade A, top shelf. I want to eat Viseart palettes lol.

Cassandra Kennedy I bought Viseart shadows recently because of all the buzz on this forum and honestly I could hardly handle how amazing they are. I’ve worked so hard to make things look good with other shadows. Viseart shadows are easy, smooth, velvety goodness. The problem now is that it’s like tasting a glass of hundred dollar champagne. You’ll never look at your glass of cheap brut in the same way again.

April Lampkins Ross I’ve used them on deeper skin tones, including my own. They’re amazing. It can be difficult to find neutrals on deeper skin tones that don’t read ashy. These don’t. They are rich creamy perfection.

Alexandra Reem Babic The Neutral Matte palette is one I am always reaching for, and the Pearl Basics is gorgeous. The eyeshadow palettes are highly pigmented, blend beautifully and are a joy to work with. The Lip Palette is stunning too, but the two above are must-haves for me.

Rachael Parnell Viseart is testament to how well a professional, pigmented product should work. The blending, color payoff, ease of use and staying power is out of this world! You seriously would NOT be disappointed.

Jade Milner Sammy, the Viseart shadows are TO DIE FOR! No ifs or buts, just get them.
Christine Wright Viseart has amazing eyeshadows…the best. I am ruined for any other brand save a few of my MUFE. I also love their lip palettes. I want to try all their products.

You can find these palettes (and their other wonderful products here):

Read this review on Muse Beauty!

NEWS FLASH! They are working on these new palettes to be coming out in the next few months! Look at the PRETTY COLORS!

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Lynn Golovich
Detroit, Michigan Makeup Artist

Helping to make women look and feel more beautiful, one women at a time!

Subscribe To My Blog and Win This Royal & Langnickel Revolution 6 piece Brush set.



I have upped the anty! Subscribe to my blog and win this brand new 6 piece Royal & Langnickel brush set! Once this blog reaches 100 subscribers one lucky winner will be chosen at random and receive this wonderful 6 piece Revolution Brush Set.

Just in case you are not familiar with these great brushes here is a video with the creator of them, Kevin James Bennett

How to subscribe? Click on the box to the right and sign up!
Please make a comment here in this post when you subscribe. Subscribers don’t seem to be showing up correctly and I would hate for you to miss out just cause I didn’t know that you subscribed!

Good luck!
Brushes in this set are:

REMEMBER Please make a comment here in this post when you subscribe. Subscribers don’t seem to be showing up correctly and I would hate for you to miss out just cause I didn’t know that you subscribed!

Once you subscribe you should get an email that looks like this: If you don’t get it you are not subscriber! Please contact me through the comments and tell me you didn’t get it!

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Lynn Golovich
Detroit, Michigan Makeup Artist

Helping to make women look and feel more beautiful, one women at a time!