Well it's official! I'm a Sigma Pro Partners member. It's a program for makeup artists to get discounts and special offers from Sigma and you're listed on a directory.
Pretty cool! I've been trying to get my memberships done so I can get things for my kit. I'm a member with Smashbox, Urban Decay and more too.
I think it's important as an artist to take advantage of these programs because it saves you money on things you're already buying and sometimes there are exclusive offers for you or classes. If you haven't taken advantage of applying please do so.
I will say that these aren't for makeup enthusiasts. They're for artists. You need to prove that you're an artist with a name mention in a program, website, business card etc. BUT there are some places for bloggers, students and more.
Here's a peek at the things you get as a welcoming package from Sigma when you become a Pro Partner.
It's a nice little array of samples to get a feel for their line of products. It's good because I haven't purchased any Sigma products yet but they're such a popular brand for brushes I want some in my kit. It's nice to be able to try some and get a feel for the quality.