Learn More About Pro Cards2024-02-10T10:43:56-08:00

Make-Up Pro Member Benefits

  PLATINUM GOLD WHITE BLUE RED GREEN
Access to Pro-Only Hours and Events at IMATS Yes* Yes* Yes* Yes* Yes* Yes*
Make-Up Artist Magazine Web Subscription: 50% 25% off 15% off 10% off 10 % off 10% off
IMATS Ticket: Complimentary Complimentary 20% off 15% off 15% off 15% off
IMATS Booth Purchase: 10 % off 10 % off 10 % off 10 % off 10 % off 10 % off
Expedited IMATS entry Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Special invites to pro-only Make-Up Artist events* Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Access to exclusive Pro member Facebook group Yes Yes Yes
Reserved seating for presentations Yes Yes
Expiration date 5 years 2 years 2 years 2 years 2 years 2 years
Free Guest Ticket to IMATS 1 Guest
IMATS Master Class Discounts 50% 50% 50% 50% 50%

Partner Brands Perks & Discounts

Omnia Extra 20% off to our Pro Members
Sian Richards London 25% for Full Pro Media, 20% Aestheticians, 15% for Students
Kryolan  20% Pro Discount
Graftobian 15% Pro Discount.  Free Ground Shipping in the 48 States for Orders in Excess of $500
TML 20% Off Vivian Pro Kit

FAQs

I can’t remember my pro card number. Can someone help retrieve it for me?
Sorry you’re having troubles. Please send your request to [email protected].

My Pro Card isn’t working to buy tickets. Message says it was invalid.
We recently revamped our Pro Card system. If you haven’t renewed since August 2023, you will need to do so to continue using your membership. If you have renewed and your number is still not working, please contact [email protected]

My Pro card is expired and I want to renew:
The Pro Card team has been working on a new card-less system and we are excited to announce it’s been launched! If you still have your old card number, you can renew it here: https://makeupmag.com/pro. After getting your information updated, your member number will be reactivated and be ready for use. If you need help retrieving your number, [email protected] can assist.
See you at the show!

What qualifications do I need to get a MUA Magazine Pro Card?
The Make-Up Artist Magazine Pro Card (White, Gold, Blue) is for working MUAs in either motion picture, television, editorial, runway, theater, bridal of makeup FX. Our Red card is for students of recognized makeup schools. Our Green card is for members of the industry who do not fit into our traditional card types (cosmetic manufacturer, make-up store or salon owner, agency owner, photographer, model, etc). Apply at: https://makeupmag.com/pro
Please join our IMATS mailing list at: http://eepurl.com/hYg8kv to be in the know on all of our upcoming shows and news.

Can I bring a guest with my pro entry?
You may buy your guest a ticket at the regular price, and as a pro-perk, your guest may enter with you to attend pro hours.
See you at the show!

All About the Make-Up Magazine Pro Cards

At Make-Up Artist we know you have worked hard to get where you are and we want to recognize that. Our cards are determined by which area of the Industry you are currently working. We value each and every artist and try to create programming and events that are tailored to you.
PLEASE KEEP IN MIND
You are never guaranteed a certain card type. Cards are awarded or denied based on the credentials uploaded.

Red Card
The Red Card is for current students at recognized make-up schools.

Membership Fee: $20. Renews once after two years with verification of current student status.

CREDENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Government-issued photo ID (e.g., passport or driver’s license) and current, detailed proof of make-up student enrollment with the school name, courses being taken and dates enrolled in make-up school.

PLEASE NOTE: Recognized make-up schools have a physical location, have been open for at least a year and offer at least 100 class hours of make-up training. Online courses do not qualify.

Blue Card

The Blue Card is for professional estheticians, cosmetologists, bridal make-up artists or cosmetic sales associates.

Membership Pricing: $20. Renews every 2 years

APPROVED CREDENTIALS
Professional Estheticians and Cosmetologists
  • Copy of your esthetician/cosmetology license

Cosmetic Sales Associates

  • A make-up-related résumé/cv
  • A current pay stub from a make-up company showing employment within the last six months*

Bridal Make-Up Artists

3 out of the following 6 are required

  • A make-up-related résumé/cv
  • Current dedicated website showcasing your work (Instagram and Facebook—will not be accepted)
  • Diploma/certificate from a recognized make-up academy
  • Signed bridal contracts
  • Copies of paychecks for make-up work done
  • Other proof of performing bridal make-up as a paid profession

PLEASE NOTE: Discount cosmetic cards, personal business cards/brochures and redacted documents are not considered part of our approved credentials.

White Card

The White Card is for media make-up artists who work in print, film, theater, television and/or runway.

Membership Pricing: $20. Renews every 2 years

APPROVED CREDENTIALS:

Please submit four different documents from the list below:

  • A make-up-related résumé/cv
  • Current dedicated website showcasing your work (blogs and social networking sites—such as Twitter, Instagram and Facebook—will not be accepted)
  • Diploma/certificate from a recognized make-up academy
  • Recent editorial page with name credit, program/press materials listing your name
  • Recent contract on production company letterhead
  • Recent pay stub from a production company
  • Recent crew/call list on production company letterhead
  • IMDB listing
  • Any other document proving you are a working paid professional make-up artist.

PLEASE NOTE: Discount cosmetic cards, personal business cards/brochures and redacted documents are not considered part of our approved credentials.

Green Card

The Industry Card is for all members of the make-up industry who do not fit into our traditional card types. If you are a Make-up Manufacturer, Make-up Store or Salon Owner, Agency Owner, Photographer or Model—this card is for you!

Membership Pricing: $20. Renews every 2 years

APPROVED CREDENTIALS:
Make-up Manufacturers
  • Website
  • Business card
Make-up Store or Salon Owner
  • Brick and mortar location open at least 1 year
  • Business license
Agency Owner
  • Business license
  • Website
Models and Photographers (2 credentials required)
  • Link to page on agency website
  • Current pay stubs/contracts for relevant work
  • Business license
  • Editorial page
If you would like to be considered for this card but don’t see your category on this list please reach out! Our goal is to be inclusive of all artists passionate about this industry. Email [email protected] for more information!

Gold Card

The Gold Card is for professional make-up artists affiliated with certain trade unions, represented by an approved agency, working in an approved make-up effects shop or working in professional theater.

Your membership is complimentary. Renews every 2 years

CREDENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Artists Represented by an approved union

  • A copy of your union card from IATSE 798,706, 873, 891 or NABET

Artists represented by a approved agency

  • A link to a personal profile on an agency website (please see pull-down menu in application for approved list)

Artist working in an approved make-up effects shop

  • Proof of employment for 1 year or more at an approved make-up effects shop

Artists working for a professional theater company

  • A signed contract or pay stub from an approved professional theater company

Platinum Card

The Platinum Card is awarded to individuals for their leadership and contributions to the industry.

This is our highest-level, invitation-only card. It’s awarded to select individuals for their leadership and their contributions to the industry. Applications are not accepted for this card.

If you would like an opportunity to be considered for this card, please send in nominations from 2 existing Platinum members.

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