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.

 

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Your card type will be awarded by Make-Up Artist magazine based on the credentials that are submitted.