The Sneaky Way to Get Discounted Makeup
Well… not really. LOL. As you all know by now, I am a lover of discounts especially when it comes to makeup and other items. During my search for the perfect discount, I have come across a few ways to get really good discounts on popular makeup brands. Some I already have – and others I hope to get sometime in the near future. All of these brands are quite popular with both the beauty junkies and people who live in the real world. So far there have been a few different ways to get discounts, and this guide will help you get them.
Becoming a brand Representative. This allows you to sell the brand to other people. Becoming a Rep allows you to purchase products at a substantial discount.
NYX Cosmetics – You guys HAD to know that this one was going to be on the top of the list. Well, if you sign up with NYX under the “B” Option, then you will get a huge kit with full sized samples. The kit now costs $100, but the kit that you receive is worth over $600 and you get a permanent 50% discount on all NYX products. That makes it a great steal. You can get more information on this program by searching through my NYX posts.
Mark. Cosmetics – Mark. is the baby sister of Avon. A couple of years ago I was talked into signing up with Avon to be a Rep. Lets just say that AVON is not all what it’s cracked up to be, and that being a Rep basically sucks unless you live and breathe Avon. However, this isn’t about AVON and signing up with them as a Rep. This is about signing up to be a MARK. Rep. It can cost either $10 or $20 to sign up with the brand. Mark. Reps get a permanent discount of 40% off cosmetics and skincare and 25% off jewelery and clothes. This is great, because Mark. produces some really great products and it would be very easy to recoup your $10 or $20 investment. I personally plan on signing up to be a Mark. Rep within the next couple of weeks, so that is something I am looking forward to. If you want more information on becoming a Mark. Rep, click here.
Getting a PRO discount. This one is a little bit harder than just signing up as Rep for brand. You have to have some sort of proof that you are a “Professional” Makeup Artist. This doesn’t always mean that you have to have a license, but proof that you have done some sort of makeup application at a wedding or for a play… you get the idea. Some PRO discounts are easier to get than others….
Nixie Cosmetics – Nixie is an up and coming makeup brand that is being heralded as the second coming of MAC. If you don’t believe me – checkout some Nixie tutorials on Youtube. Anyway – Nixie is offering a PRO discount of 40% off all products to anyone who has proof of being a makeup artist. One of the proofs that you can use is having a business card. The discount costs $15 and you can get more information about it here.
MAC Cosmetics – MAC has their own PRO discounts that offer a range of discounts from 20% to 40%. The 20% discount is for makeup students and the 40% is for the professional makeup artists. To get more information on their PRO programs, click here.
VIP or Brand Loyalty Programs. Some sights and companies offer discounts to customers who join a yearly program for a price and then that person gets a preset discount for the entire year. The price and discount differs for each company.
Spell Cosmetics. This is a relatively new mineral makeup company that has a lot of beauty junkies going crazy over. They offer a yearly program called Spell Girl VIP Membership and for $12 a year, you can get free shipping on any sized order and 25% off everything in the store. You also get a freebie with your membership which is either a shirt or a mineral eyeshadow. I personally plan on getting this membership soon! I am looking forward to trying this brand out. You can sign up for this program here.
Whole Sale Companies. Believe it or not, it is possible for regular customers to order from certain whole sale companies, however, the sites that I am going to mention require a minimum purchase amount. However, the sites are completely worth the min. purchase and I highly suggest ordering from these sites.
TKB Trading – This is a popular secret among the beauty bloggers and rightly so. This is a whole sale site that sells mineral makeup pigments and micas for a dirt cheap price. You can purchase TABLESPOON sized samples from this site for $1.50. For those of you who are not quite sure how much product this actually is, a tablespoon could easily fill a 20 GRAM jar with left over product. TKB Trading also sells empty sifter jars in 5, 10, 20 and 30 grams for a low price. There is a $20 min purchase and a $2 flat shipping rate. You can check out the site here.
Auraline Beauty – This is the newest site I’ve come across. This site is a whole sale site, that is believed to be one of the whole sale sites that supplies Coastal Scents with their AMAZINGLY popular palettes. They also sell cheap empty palettes that fit MAC sized eyeshadows. These palettes run about $7 and you can get a 15 slot palette and a 28 slot palette. The slots in the palette are slightly bigger than the MAC eyeshadows. However adding magnets to the bottom of the palette and the eyeshaows fix this problem. This site also sells makeup brushes, and while I have personally never played with them, I’ve heard good things about the quality, and most of the brushes are between $4 and $15, which makes them quite the steal. This site requires a $50 min purchase, so this may not be a normal spot to shop, but there is a $3 flat rate shipping fee, which makes it quite a nice place to shop, especially for the Coastal Scents palettes. You can check out this site here.
Happy discount shopping!