Making the Most of Your QC Makeup Discounts - QC Makeup Academy

Calling all QC Makeup Artistry students—now is the time to take advantage of your makeup discounts! Build your professional makeup kit up with these amazing perks from some of your favorite makeup brands.

It’s not every day that you get to splurge on new products (at a huge discount!) so embrace the QC advantage and get on board with these professional brands. Not only will they help you build your makeup kit, but you’ll also notice a BIG difference to your work when you invest in quality (and most-loved) products!

These are just a few of QC Makeup Academy’s preferred partners—so don’t miss out on the rest!

How to get makeup discounts as a QC Makeup Academy student


With the MAC Pro Student program, students in the Makeup Artistry, Master Makeup Artistry, and Special FX Makeup courses can apply for a MAC Pro student membership! This means you’ll receive discounts on MAC makeup products in-store and online. Right now, the MAC Pro Student program is available for QC students in the US, Canada, and the UK. You can find out all about how to apply in the Online Student Center! Along with discounts on products, you’re able to get MAC student kits at a 40% discount. Pretty amazing, right?

As one of the leading professional makeup brands, MAC is world-renowned for its product quality. Rich pigment, varying coverage, long-lasting finishes…there’s nothing you can’t do with a beautiful MAC makeup artistry kit. Pair your new MAC products with QC’s free professional brush set to create flawless complexions and beautifully blended makeup looks.

Test out MAC’s best-sellers, including the Pro Longwear Paint Pots. These are great to prime eyes with before shadow. Use it to provide a rich, long-lasting color to your clients’ eyes!

Urban Decay

One of the top high-end brands in the makeup industry is Urban Decay—aren’t you lucky?! You’ll get a 40% discount on Urban Decay products as a QC student. Apply for your Urban Decay Pro membership and start collecting professional products for your makeup kit. UD’s products are 100% cruelty-free too, which actually makes you feel great about supporting this brand. Their famous Naked eyeshadow palette is a cult favorite, so you definitely won’t regret adding this one to your makeup kit!

Right now, the Urban Decay discount is available for US residents—so fingers crossed for those abroad!

How to build your makeup artistry kit with QC makeup discounts

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics

OCC is vegan AND cruelty-free. How can you say no to that? As a QC Makeup Academy student, you qualify for the PRO discount on every product you purchase for professional use! All you have to do is email them proof of enrolment (seriously, that’s it) to get your pro membership! When it’s that easy, you can’t even dream of losing out on this deal…

The OCC Lip Tars have been a product fave since their launch. They’re pigmented and long-wearing, which is perfect for clients who have a busy schedule or all day event to attend!

Frends Beauty

The great thing about Frends Beauty: they stock so many products. They also have a clever web domain ( that will always give you a laugh. At Frends, you have access to discounts of up to 40%, which is incredible. You’re not limited to brand either—they stock hundreds of different makeup brands. Lorac? Check. NYX? Check. Stila? Check. Your favorite brands are just waiting to be picked up with your student discount.

From body makeup to airbrush to palettes, find everything you need with Frends. We suggest a spring cleaning of your makeup kit—get rid of old products and stock up on anything that’s running low. A professional makeup artist needs a fully prepared kit, after all!

Although you don’t need to spend an extraordinary amount of money to achieve a professional makeup kit, you’ll find that investing a few extra dollars into lasting, pigmented products gives you better finishes and overall looks. Your clients will be so impressed with your work—and your favorite recommendations!

Find all of QC’s makeup discounts for students and grads so you can build your makeup kit with any budget!

Author Katie Deck

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  • Katelyn Epley says:

    Where can I apply to get a discount on these brands?

    • Katie Deck says:

      Hi Katelyn!

      Thanks for your comment! 🙂
      If you’re looking for discounts on these makeup brands, you can check out QC’s makeup training and the student discounts you would be eligible for! Find out more about them on our makeup discounts page. Our students are eligible for the MAC Pro Student Program to receive discounts on certain MAC products. Once you enroll, you have access to plenty of discounts from our list of preferred partners!

      If you have any other questions, we’d be happy to help! Reach out to us here or contact us by phone, email, or LiveChat. 🙂

      Have a great day!
      The QC Team

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