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

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.

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

CREDENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Please submit a government-issued photo ID (e.g., passport or driver’s license) AND one of the following:

  1. Copy of your esthetician/cosmetology license
  2. A make-up related résumé/cv and current pay stub from a make-up company showing employment within the last six months*
  3. A make-up-related résumé/cv and three different documents from the list below.

APPROVED CREDENTIALS:

  • 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,
  • 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 and personal business cards/brochures are not considered part of our approved credentials.

*We currently do not have a separate application for cosmetic sales associates.  Please apply as a “other” with your documentation requirements.  You can repeat uploads to move on to the next page.

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

CREDENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Please submit a government-issued photo ID (e.g., passport or driver’s license), a make-up-related résumé/cv and three different documents from the list below.

APPROVED CREDENTIALS:

  • 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 and personal business cards/brochures are not considered part of our approved credentials.

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.

CREDENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Please submit a government-issued photo ID (e.g., passport or driver’s license) and one of the following:

APPROVED CREDENTIALS:

  •  A copy of your union card from IATSE 798,706, 873, 891 or NABET,
  • A link to a personal profile on an agency website (please see pull-down menu in application for approved list),
  • Proof of employment for 1 year or more at a make-up effects shop
  • A signed contract or pay stub from an approved professional theater company  

PLEASE NOTEBECTU membership no longer qualifies for a Gold 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.

How to Apply

  1. Create an account
  2. Complete the application
  3. Be patient (we carefully review each application)
  4. Once approved, you’ll have access to your profile with news, events and offers specific to Make-Up ArtistPro-Card holders.

How to Renew

  1. Log in to your old account.
    • If your card was issued before December 2016, you may need to click “Lost your password?” for a temporary password to be sent to your original email address.  After doing that, go to your email inbox, click the link and add a new password.
  2. Once you are logged in, click the “Renew” button under “Your Card” and follow the instructions.

*The Red Card cannot be automatically renewed. It may only be renewed by emailing [email protected]with proof of current school enrollment.  If you are no longer in school, please apply for one of our other cards by logging into your account and clicking the “Upgrade” button under “Your Name” and then follow the instructions.

 

PLEASE NOTE:  Applications can take 4 to 6 weeks to process. If you’re having trouble, or need to change your email address, please contact [email protected] for assistance.