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The Story of Make-up Designory

NYC Spotlight WIldflower - Spring 2018 Look Step-by-Step Looks

/ People of Antwerp Product Showcase MUD Talks

/ Make-up Designory 2018 // issue N˚10


make-up: MUD team // editors: Dina Vobič, MUD USA

MUD image photography: Peter Giodani // graphic design: Maja Kešelj, Polona Kopač // cover photo: Peter Giodani // product photo: Polona Kopač, Maja Kešelj

MUD ART 2018 // publisher: Make-up Designory, Inc. // production: Endemit advertising agency // creative and art director: Maja Kešelj


MUD Turns

20! MUD founder and CEO, Tate Holland, looks back on two decades of make-up education and cosmetic production.


campus’ stores, and through our network

our students, customers, employees and

of partner schools and retailers. Our

partners. I look forward to what the future

MUD opened its doors in January 1998

growth stemmed from developing our

holds and how MUD can continue to

with an idea to create a school that put

distinct business platform and answering

support the make-up community.

students first. In our first month, exactly

customer demand.

three students thought this was a good


idea. Back then I had a one-year-old

Twenty years ago, no one could have

daughter and my wife was waiting tables in

predicted that we would be where we

two restaurants, so we could pay our bills.

are today. With our primary locations in

In this issue of MUD Art, we explore

New York and Los Angeles, MUD Studios

New York displaying a stunning editorial

Lucky for me, by April MUD had grown

around the world, dozens of partner

shoot executed by members of both our

from three students to three classrooms,

schools that teach MUD curriculum, and

European and U.S. teams. Academy-

and it didn’t stop there. Every year we

enormous growth from Europe to Africa,

Award Winner, Howard Berger, tells

added more students and more space,

our reach is global.

us what it’s like to work with A-listers,

eventually buying our current building in the

as well as his current projects. We

Los Angeles suburb of Burbank, California.

celebrate three of our former students

WHAT’S AHEAD? In 2005, we opened our New

- Angel Radefeld-Wright, Lora Arellano and Nicole Faulkner - who share their

York campus in the trendy SoHo

In 2018, we will see a substantial push

unique journeys and successes. From

neighborhood. Within a few years, what

into the Indian market, including a new

New York, JSterling talks about teaching

started with three classrooms in SoHo,

MUD Studio in Mumbai. South Africa has

and explains what it takes to make it

expanded into an entire floor in our

an aggressive plan for growth, including

as a make-up artist. From Los Angeles,

present building in the Financial District. It

the opening of more MUD retail shops.

we highlight some of Shanna Cistulli’s

wasn’t long before the New York campus

Who knows? We may even end up with a

spectacular work. You’ll also find new

was the same size as the one in L.A.

new location in the U.S.

products and perhaps learn a new technique.

As the schools have evolved, so has

This year, I hope for a renewed focus

our cosmetic line. It started small and

on the product line and online sales, as

MUD Art represents the combined efforts

morphed into a full range of products

we continue to develop our network of

of our global MUD team. I hope you’ll

packaged uniquely for consumers and

partners. I expect MUD to keep growing,

be inspired by this year’s issue and learn

professionals alike. Today, we have a

fueled by the same core values we have

more about all that MUD has to offer. I

full-color line available online, in our

always emphasized—a commitment to

look forward to the next twenty years.

IMAGE ON THE NEXT PAGE Face: Face Primer, Spark Cheek Illuminator, Liquid Foundation in D2 Brows: Black Eye Pencil, Brow Fix Eyes: Black Eye Pencil, Espresso Eye Color, Warmth Highlight Powder, Volumizing Mascara Cheeks: Define Contour Powder, Glow Cheek Color Lips: Charm Lipstick Styling: White Top – Damsel In A Dress Metallic Jacket – Joie White Trouser – Rebecca Taylor Pearl Bracelet – Ted Baker Earrings – Rachel Rachel Roy

The New York Public Library

Rooftop photos taken from the American Express Building where MUD NYC is located.

IMAGE ON THE NEXT PAGE Face: Face Primer, Spark Cheek Illuminator, Liquid Foundation in D2 Brows: Black Eye Pencil, Brow Fix Eyes: Black Cake Eyeliner, Onyx Eye Color, GIngerbread Cheek Color, Warmth Highlight Powder, Eyelash 107, Volumizing Mascara Cheeks: Warmth Highlight Powder, Gingerbread Cheek Color Lips: Mahogany Lip Pencil, Lady Bug & Burlesque Lipsticks Styling: Black Velvet Evening Gown – Aidan Mattox Evening Jacket – Karl Lagerfeld Earrings – Kingsley Clutch – Blacksea Bracelet – Design Lab Rings – Covet Shoes – Marc Fisher

creative director: Maja KeĹĄelj @ MUD Europe photography: Peter Giodani photography assistant: Dule @ MUD Europe production coordinator: Rita Botelho @ MUD NYC assistant coordinator: Nicole Dobrowolski @ MUD NYC make-up artist: Sylvia Pichler for MUD NYC assistant make-up artist: Cheyanne M Six hair: Tyrone Traylor for MUD NYC stylist: Mia Tucker Williams model: Taylor E @ MSA Models

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Face: Face Primer, Spark Cheek Illuminator, Liquid Foundation in D2 Brows: Black Eye Pencil, Brow Fix Eyes: Black Cake Eyeliner, Espresso Eye Color Cheeks: Define Contour Powder, Glow Cheek Color Lips: Idol Lipstick Styling: White Top – Damsel In A Dress White Blazer – Theory Pearl Bracelet – Ted Baker Earrings – DKNY

table of contents

12 MUD Coast to Coast 14 Bring Your Big Dreams to the Big Apple 22 Learning in La-La Land 26 Glitter & Grit 42 Studio Courses 50 Studio Course Focus: Beauty Essentials 53 Will Computers Replace Special Make-up Effects? 54 The Art of Illusion 64 Fresh Ideas and Hot New Products from MUD Cosmetics 66 Oh, to be Smitten! 70 Product Showcase 102 Wildflower

104 MUD Talks: An Hour with Howard Berger 106 Photographer’s Bite of an Apple 108 Graduate Spotlight 112 Shanna Cistulli - MUD L.A. Instructor 114 JSterling - MUD N.Y. Instructor 118 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Ljubljana 120 Battle of the Brushes 124 Get to know the Creative Head of MUD Studio Vienna 126 Berlin seeFashion 128 People of Antwerp 124 2017 Year in Review 144 Meet MUD

MUD Coast to Explore Coast student life in New York & Los Angeles

As Make-up Designory enters its twentieth year of operation,

Like the L.A. campus, the New York school offers classes in beauty, hairstyling for the make-up artist, portfolio and business development,

MUD New York begins its Twelfth. Our New York school

character make-up, and special make-up effects. The classes

started in a SoHo loft and today is located downtown

can be taken individually or by program. If you’re interested

in an area once dominated by financial companies. In fact, MUD New York occupies an entire floor

... classes in beauty,

in the historic American Express building. In

character make-up,

recent years, however, the downtown economy

in beauty and fashion, the Fashion Program includes classes in beauty make-up, hair, and portfolio. To learn

and special make-up

make-up for film and television, you can enroll in the


Multimedia Program, which adds a class in character

has diversified. The area is home to schools,

and prosthetic application. The Master Program includes

retailers, restaurants, magazine publishers, and

everything the Multimedia and Fashion programs offer plus a

an increasing number of new residents. Downtown has become yet another vibrant New York neighborhood.

lab course in special make-up effects.

Los Angeles


New York


Get to know MUD’s New York campus

Bring Your

Big Dreams to the Big Apple Welcome to the Big Apple, where it’s not uncommon to bump into a celebrity or find yourself skirting an active film set. Get inspired by the energy and creativity of New York Fashion Week—and by the colorful trends the locals strut every day in the streets. Enjoy some of the world’s greatest dining and shopping, take in a Broadway show, or picnic in the shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge. New York has always been the epicenter of American art, music, film, dance, architecture, and more. In this dynamic city of 8.5 million people, you’re sure to discover new experiences, cultures, and wonders around every corner.



American Express Building where MUD NYC is located on the 15th floor

HOW TO GET AROUND In New York, public transportation is the most common method of getting around. There is no need for a car, which can be expensive. Subways and buses offer common routes throughout all five boroughs, and yellow cabs can be hailed from just about anywhere. Uber offers a quick fix for last-minute trips in the area, and car-sharing services like Cars2Go and ZipCar cater to those who want to drive. If you wish to take a trip out of the city, or if you live on Long Island, you can use the Long Island Railroad, affordable long-distance bus and rail options, or a daily car rental service. There’s a subway station within walking


distance of the MUD campus, so you can

MUD graduate Taylor

catch a train to any borough in an instant.

Schulte loved riding the

The most popular areas for our students

subway: “I’ve had some of

Make-up Designory’s New York campus

to live are lower Manhattan and Brooklyn,

the best conversations on

stands between skyscrapers and historic

given their close proximity to the school.

those trains, and the people-

buildings in the heart of the Financial

watching! There was never a

District. It’s a place where green gardens

Most students are content taking

mix with modern art sculptures and Wall

public transportation or walking in their

Street suits mingle with tourists from

neighborhoods. “I felt more independent

around the world.

getting where I needed to go by walking

dull moment.”

or taking the trains,” says MUD graduate Our home is the 100-year-old American

Tamia Haddock. Bike riding in Brooklyn

Express Building. Campus is on the

is popular, and many students walk over

15th floor, which provides a quiet and

the historic Brooklyn Bridge to and from

comfortable learning environment away

school. MUD graduate, Hugo Reinhardt,

from the vivacious street life below.

found navigating the streets and subways

Our clean, streamlined classrooms

of New York provided “good exercise and

reflect the city’s modern edge. Students

an improved sense of direction and time

have access to in-school resources

management,” which are important for a

such as a Student Resource Learning

freelance make-up artist.

Center, Career Services, free Saturday Workshops, the MUD Store, and a

“The city has this

professional photo studio.

indescribable energy that drives you to be a go-getter.

Stepping outside, you’ll be instantly

I loved being in the midst of the

immersed in a world of culture and activity,

hustle and bustle. It gives you this

museums, historic landmarks, restaurants,

sense that you can do anything.

shops, countless double-decker buses,

Pure motivation.”-

and iconic yellow cabs. MUD graduate

Jeanelle Joseph, MUD

Giulia Nazarie recalls, “My travel time


drastically changed in New York because of MUD’s location. Since school was on Broadway, I was only a couple of subway stops away from tons of special events.”


WHERE YOU’LL LIVE Many students and graduates choose to stay in New York, and there are a myriad of neighborhoods to fit their personal styles. The Bronx offers vibrant Latin and hip-hop culture. Harlem has history stemming from the Harlem Renaissance. Fancy museums and sweeping views of Central Park are highlights of upper Manhattan, while cobblestone streets filled with designer shops, hot-spot restaurants, and parks define lower Manhattan. Queens has the up-and-coming neighborhood of Astoria, and Brooklyn


offers a lively music and art scene in the heart of Williamsburg. Those seeking a

Most full-time MUD students choose

quieter, family-oriented experience often

not to work traditional hourly jobs. Some

settle near Prospect Park.

balance part-time jobs on the side, and many actively seek freelance gigs for

No matter where they live, MUD students

weekends and evenings. MUD Career

enjoy NYC’s endless inspiration, dining,

Services gladly helps students who wish

and entertainment. Be sure to take

to work while in school. We operate a

advantage of the diverse neighborhoods

private job board you can use to find

and activities. “My favorite activity was

opportunities as a make-up artist. With so

walking around and exploring,” recalls

many schools and universities in the city,

MUD graduate, Hugo Reinhardt.

you might find yourself working on student films, theater productions, or fashion shows while growing your network. It is not uncommon for MUD students to build relationships with established make-up artists who visit the school for professional development lectures. After graduation, there are plenty of open doors for graduates to gain experience in fashion, film and television, theater, “Being a full-time

cosmetic retail, or personal

student and working might sound like a lot, but MUD gave me access to their job board that posts new make-up-related jobs daily. Even as a MUD graduate I’ll always have access to the job board. And that’s only one of many tools MUD provides.” – Giulia Nazarie, MUD graduate


make-up artistry.

FUNDING YOUR DREAMS There’s no getting around it, New York is expensive! It is important for any incoming student to prepare financially to study and live in this city. Do some research so you have a good understanding of the cost breakdown for school, housing, transportation, and living. If you plan on relocating to New York, you’ll need to set a realistic goal for savings and a plan of action to be financially stable. Most of our students recommend saving in advance to decrease the amount of debt incurred. It’s also a good idea to create a budget for yourself. MUD graduate Amanda Hess suggests, “Make a monthly budget including paying for a dorm or apartment rent. Add food, travel, and activities so you'll always have money for the necessities.” Insider tip: Though the cost of living is high, there are plenty of free and affordable activities to keep yourself

“I’m a huge foodie, and aside

entertained. Keep an eye on sites

from being one of the fashion

like Thrillist and Time Out New York

capitals of the world, New York is

for awesome opportunities that fit a

also a food capital. I also loved going

student’s budget.

to museum exhibits and pop-up works, like The David Zwirner Gallery’s exhibit of the famous Yayoi Kasumi and Louis “MUD’s career counselors

Vuitton’s Volez, Voguez, Voyagez

and housing advisors helped

exhibit.”– Monica Pham, MUD

me plan my living situation by


breaking it down financially. They really helped me understand and provided me with answers to all of my questions.” – Giulia


Nazarie, MUD graduate Few places on the planet offer as much vibrancy, activity, culture, and opportunity for up-and-coming make-up artists as New York City. MUD graduate Tamia Haddock says it best, “This place truly cultivates the artist, the creative, the individual. There is inspiration everywhere and so many communities and hubs to support the arts—from MUD to the Film Academy.” Ready to be a part of it? Bring your big dreams to the Big Apple, and get inspired by all the city has to offer.





To feed your inner fashion mogul go window shopping

on Madison Avenue, explore the cobblestone side streets in SoHo, or find the perfect jacket at a vintage shop.


Get away from the hustle and bustle by visiting Governor’s

Island in the summer to ride bikes, play on the giant playground, visit the free art galleries, and enjoy some of the best food truck cuisine in New York.


Eat brunch at any of the Instagram-famous hot spots

in SoHo. Afterwards, grab a cupcake at Sprinkles or a frozen s’more at Dominique Ansel Bakery.


Set a goal to find the city’s best ice cream at shops

like Wowfuls, New Territory, and Soft Swerve.


Listen to musicians play at Washington Square Park. Then

catch a show at the Comedy Cellar.


At the Chelsea Market, you can grab a bite to eat plus a

small gift for someone back home.



Head up to the High Line for views of the Hudson River, local

artists’ goods, and a beautifully renovated garden along the old subway line.


Hunt for the perfect vintage outfit or score a rare comic

book at a flea market.


Become part of the fashion scene by joining a team of

make-up artists at a runway show.


Take in the Manhattan skyline by walking over the Brooklyn

Bridge, and catch up with friends on a picnic at Brooklyn Bridge Park.


Mix nature and city life as you kayak the East River and enjoy

stunning views.


Get in the holiday spirit with the Christmas Village and ice

skating at Bryant Park.

It’s possible to spend a lifetime exploring all the colorful shops, cafés, restaurants, markets, museums, pop-up stores, and events the Big Apple offers. Whether you want to join the pulsating crowds at an electrifying concert or cozy up in a café and people-watch, New York has it all.


Get to know MUD’s Los Angeles campus

Learning in La-La Land Los Angeles has long been the heart of the entertainment industry and the birthplace of modern film. The start of Universal Studios in 1912, Paramount Studios in 1914, and Warner Brothers Entertainment in 1923 helped to shape L.A. and continues to influence film and entertainment today. It’s no wonder that twenty years ago MUD began in the very same city. Our students come to study for a variety of reasons, from cosmetic sales to weddings and entertainment, but film and television are in the backdrop of all we do.



HOW TO GET AROUND Although L.A. is best navigated by car, many new students arrive without a vehicle. Don’t fret! You can easily stay close to school and walk to class or use public transportation. L.A.’s Metro system is growing immensely with new


trains, routes, and more busses popping up every day. If you intend to call L.A. your forever home, transportation will

MUD lives and thrives in the L.A. suburb

depend on where you live and work.

of Burbank, a place many entertainment

If you work for a cosmetics company

businesses also call home—from large

at a single location, a car may not be

studios, such as Warner Brothers

necessary. If you intend to freelance or

and Disney, to many small production

work in film and television, a car, like a

companies. Although L.A. has more than

make-up case, is essential.

13 million people, Burbank somehow feels like a small town. The Downtown District on San Fernando Boulevard has movie theaters, boutique shops, restaurants, and nightlife. MUD’s flagship location was a car dealership almost a century ago, but today it’s a modern retail and learning space. The campus has nine remodeled classrooms, a full retail store, professional photo studio, sink room, and a learning resource center. The best view is from the street—where curious folks can peek in through the windows to see teachers doing workshops or MUD Shop employees giving free makeovers.


WHERE YOU’LL LIVE Los Angeles’ diverse neighborhoods reflect the many countries and cultures


of their residents. In these vibrant areas, students and graduates of MUD find a

Financial preparation cannot be stressed

place to call home.

enough. L.A. is a large and expensive city. You will need enough money to pay

For convenience, some students live

for school, housing, transportation, and

near school in Burbank or surrounding

living expenses. The less debt you have

areas such as Glendale. For others,

and the more you save prior to coming

the lights, history, and eccentricity of

will ease your transition. Be realistic and

Hollywood beckon. Those seeking a

be prepared.

calmer experience choose the San Fernando Valley. The neighborhoods of Studio City and Sherman Oaks are centrally located with easy access to the Westside, Downtown, and Hollywood. The Valley offers an urban life complete with countless cafés, movie theaters, and shops, and a close enough proximity to the city to keep things exciting. And don’t forget the beaches! The cities of


Santa Monica, Manhattan Beach, and Huntington Beach are what Southern

Most full-time MUD students opt to not

California is all about.

have a job, using their spare time to practice make-up. For those that do work, evening and weekend gigs are normally all the school schedule will allow for. After graduation, students can choose to work in a more traditional environment such as retail, freelance for film & TV, special events and weddings. Or you can do all of the above. All areas of employment are competitive, however, what really makes the difference is hard work. You should be working every day. Work might mean, being on set or behind a counter. Work might mean working on your resume and online presence, searching for jobs, or working with career services. If you are starting out in film and TV, take every job, no matter how low the pay, until your experience allows you get better jobs with bigger productions.


Glitter Grit

Photography: Peter Giodani Make-up Artist: Sylvia Pichler

Face: Face Primer, Liquid Foundation in M1 Brows: Black Eye Pencil, Brow Fix Eyes: Taupe, Voodoo, Cashmere & Semisweet Eye Colors, Black Eye Pencil, Eyelash 107, Volumizing Mascara

Cheeks: Luster Highlight Powder, Berry and Gingerbread Cheek Colors Lips: Maple Lip Pencil, Shine Lip Gloss Styling: Black Trench – Donna Karan Bracelet – Liars & Lovers

Somewhere amid the glitter and grit and the bustle


buzz, big dreams and big breaks collide.

Dive in, the city that never sleeps is waiting for you. Welcome to

New York.

Rooftop photos taken from the American Express Building where MUD NYC is located.

Styling: Trench Coat – Gwen Salakaia

Styling: Green Dress – Zara Silver Skirt – Gwen Salakaia Blazer – Warehouse Earrings – Kenneth Jay Lane

Face: Face Primer, Liquid Foundation in M1 Brows: Black Eye Pencil, Brow Fix Eyes: Taupe, Voodoo, Cashmere, Semisweet, Firebrick & Onyx Eye Colors, Black Cake Eye Liner, Eyelash 107, Volumizing Mascara Cheeks: Luster Highlight Powder, Berry and Gingerbread Cheek Colors Lips: Maple Lip Pencil, Shine Lip Gloss

Styling: Green Dress – Zara Yellow Jacket – Mango Earrings – Kenneth Jay Lane Boots – Kendall + Kylie

Face: Face Primer, Liquid Foundation in M1 Brows: Black Eye Pencil, Brow Fix Eyes: Black Cake Eyeliner, Onyx & Midnight Eye Colors Cheeks: Luster Highlight Powder, Berry and Gingerbread Cheek Colors Lips: Maple Lip Pencil, Sandy Beach Lipstick Styling: Sequin Dress – Jacqueline Then Shoes – Kendall + Kylie

creative director: Maja KeĹĄelj @ MUD Europe photography: Peter Giodani photography assistant: Dule @ MUD Europe production coordinator: Rita Botelho @ MUD NYC assistant coordinator: Nicole Dobrowolski @ MUD NYC make-up artist: Sylvia Pichler for MUD NYC assistant make-up artist: Cheyanne M Six hair: Tyrone Traylor for MUD NYC stylist: Mia Tucker Williams model: Bruna Portes @ MSA Models

Studio Courses

It’s time to get inspired! MUD Studios around the world represent

has always dreamed of becoming one,

in such a way which allows the student

both art and inspiration. MUD is a place

our curricula and instructors are here

to progress through the various subjects

where make-up comes alive and becomes

to guide you. At MUD, only individuals

at their own pace. Located all across the

a bold expression of one’s self. We

with significant experience in the film and

globe, students have an opportunity to

combine learning and innovation within the

fashion industries have been selected to

continue their education at various Studios

walls of each Studio. This boutique store

teach students what they need to know.

-- whether it's enrolling in Beauty Essentials

allows visitors to learn what will work best

Structured and detailed curriculum ensures

at the MUD Studio in Ghent, Belgium,

for them. Our professional make-up artists

the precise quality of our education across

continuing their education with Airbrush

will guide customers through the world of

all our campuses. In addition, students

at the MUD Studio in Cape Town, South

make-up and help them to make choices

learn using our customized MUD kits, which

Africa, or perfecting their skills with Bridal

that will enhance their natural beauty and

were specifically designed for the needs of

Make-up in Italy at MUD Studio in Milan.

make a bold statement in color. Every MUD

the student. Learning doesn't stop with our

This allows the student to add culture and

product was created with the knowledge

students. We also host small workshops

life experiences to their make-up education

of professional make-up artists, starting

that are geared towards the needs of

and artistic expressions.

with the development of the product and

the everyday consumer and make-up

finishing with the application. Our state-of-

enthusiast alike.

the-art classrooms provide the backdrop

Studying at MUD Studios means securing an education for an exciting new career while

for aspiring artists to learn the skills of

Our courses are derived from the same

being backed by professionals in the make-up

a professional make-up artist. Whether

curriculum that is used at Make-up


you're a make-up artist or a student who

Designory’s main campuses, but are divided


LEVEL I MAKE-UP ARTIST Beauty Essentials was written as an introduction to beauty make-up. These first 84-hours should be viewed as the bare minimum to learn beauty makeup. In this intensive course, students learn how to properly apply beauty make-up and understand the fundamental theory behind it.

LEVEL II MAKE-UP ARTIST After completing Level I, the student may progress into more advanced areas of make-up. At this level, students will be exposed to areas of fashion, print, film, television, and bridal make-up applications. The completion of the Level II Make-up Artist Certification allows students to transfer to one of our main campuses and bypass Beauty 101: Fundamentals of Make-up in any of our programs.

LEVEL III MAKE-UP ARTIST Once a student completes Level I and Level II, they may continue their education with an in-depth course on hairstyling and begin the process of building their professional portfolio. The completion of the Level III Make-up Artist Certification is designed to prepare students with real world experiences and a well-rounded education that prepares them for a career as a make-up artist.









BEAUTY ESSENTIALS This course is designed as an introduction to beauty make-up with an emphasis on the techniques required today in this multifaceted industry. Regardless of which of these areas students intend to work in, mastery of beauty make-up is a must. In this course, students will start by learning facial analysis, base matching and application, correction, and contours and highlights, with an added focus on eyes and lips. The course finishes with complete make-up applications ranging from one hundred percent corrective to natural make-up.

Course Length: 84 hours


AIRBRUSH Airbrushing has become one of the premier ways of applying makeup. In this course the airbrush is de-mystified. Students are shown how to properly care for and maintain it. In addition, students will study the techniques necessary to do beautiful, flawless beauty make-up. Learn the skills that are being required by the major studios, as well as demanding clients.

Course Length: 35 hours


BRIDAL MAKE-UP With a focus on the lucrative world of weddings, the Bridal Makeup course takes the student from consultation to the creation of a bride’s perfect look. The Bridal Course begins with the idea that a successful wedding make-up application starts with a clear plan for the bride and her family. From there, students learn both business and additional make-up techniques required to be successful in the bridal business.

Course Length: 21 hours


STUDIO MAKE-UP With the dramatic increase of new technology in video production for internet and cable broadcast, production can be found in all markets worldwide. Unique considerations are required for applying make-up for these types of media. In the Studio Make-up Course, students learn to apply camera-ready make-ups for everything from a natural to a red carpet look.

Course Length: 35 hours


HIGH FASHION MAKE-UP TRENDS Learn the techniques employed by professional make-up artists working in advertising and editorial. In this course, students will experience how to work on set and design make-ups that can be used in fashion or editorial. Learn what a professional photographer requires to create imagery that stands out from the rest. Students will also develop an eye for make-up and learn what to look out for in their own pictures.

Course Length: 35 hours


ESSENTIALS OF HAIR This course concentrates on the basic fundamentals of hairstyling, from simple blow-drying techniques to creating elaborate hairstyles. Students will learn to create modern styles – as well as edgy and creative hair designs – using hot tools. This course incorporates daily projects and skill-building sessions to encourage learning by practice. As part of this course, students are required to complete hair and make-up projects, which relate to on-the-job experience.

Course Length: 70 hours

*Image may not represent all items contained in kit.


PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT Students are pushed to their creative limits in this high paced course. This course recreates the real world environment in which students will be working. We will guide the student as they design and create looks for multiple photo-shoots. Students will work with professional models and photographers to create a professional quality portfolio.

Course Length: 35 hours


SPECIAL MAKE-UP EFFECTS This in-depth special make-up effects course starts with out-of-the-kit effects that are the staple of professional make-up artists. Learn this craft in a hands-on course that covers two-dimensional and threedimensional techniques to simulate injuries, aging and other effects. In addition, learn how to apply the latest materials used by prosthetic make-up artists. Our team of professional make-up artists will walk you through the process of applying and properly coloring silicone gel-filled appliances, foam latex prosthetic appliances, and Pros-Aide transfers.

Course Length: 70 hours

*Products subject to change

“I studied Beauty Essentials and am very satisfied with the make-up lessons I received. I had already taken some make-up courses but you still notice a big difference with MUD”. Manou Geerts, who completed her courses at MUD Studio Antwerp in Belgium “You need a good foundation to build on and expand your skills,” Anneri Duminy, who completed the course at MUD Studio Sandton in

Studio Course Focus:

South Africa


“The course has all the essentials for a great start to your makeup career—from analyzing the face to full make-up application.” Anneri Duminy

Would you like to learn facial contouring?

“You need a good foundation to build on and

eyes, nose shapes, and more. As you move

What about correction and concealing

expand your skills,” explains Anneri Duminy,

through the course, you discover how

techniques? Maybe you want to know about

who completed the course at MUD Studio

to combine elements to create complete

eye and lip treatments or full beauty make-up

Sandton in South Africa. “The course has all

make-ups. To prepare for the working world,

applications. These are all skills students

the essentials for a great start to your make-

you also learn to create looks within time

learn in MUD’s Beauty Essentials course.

up career—from analyzing the face to full


make-up application.” “At MUD you will learn all techniques, tips

Beauty Essentials introduces the fundamentals to make-up artists, hairstylists,

Beauty Essentials exposes you to the

and tricks to become a great make-up artist.

and estheticians who wish to master the art

techniques of professional make-up artists. It

A lot of personal guidance, help and answers

of beauty make-up. The course provides the

helps you understand why make-up is used

to all your questions with a lot of focus on

first step in education for the new make-up

and where to apply it. You learn highlights

the practical content” says Manou Geerts,

artist. For other beauty professionals, it offers

and shadows, base matching, cheek color,

who completed her courses at MUD Studio

additional skills to enhance their expertise.

natural and avant garde looks, correcting

Antwerp in Belgium.


Photo: Rok Mlinar

For a hairstylist or esthetician Beauty

make-up lessons I received. I had already

Essentials might be enough, but for aspiring

taken some make-up courses but you still

make-up artists it’s only the beginning. With

notice a big difference with MUD”.

this course under your belt, you can take advanced offerings, such as Airbrush or High

Beauty Essentials is MUD’s most popular

Fashion Make-up Trends.

course worldwide. Many students find the experience prepares them for future careers.

Photo: Rok Mlinar

Fanny Bibaer, who completed her course

Robyn Slabber, who also took the course

in MUD Studio Kortrijk, Belgium, had taken

at MUD Studio Sandton, concludes, “MUD

courses at other schools before coming

equipped me with the essential knowledge

to MUD. She shares, “I studied Beauty

and skills to function as a professional make-

Essentials and am very satisfied with the

up artist in the industry.” •

Photo: Rok Mlinar


Photos: David Lotric


Will Computers Replace Special Make-Up Effects? Written by Paul Thompson

The success of movies like Avatar had make-up artists wondering if special make-


up effects would slowly disappear. We

over the world, and we are so excited by what our students accomplish. That is the amazing part about MUD: We can quickly

watched as computer-generated imagery

MUD has taught special make-up effects

change or expand a curriculum based on

infiltrated almost all films, at times replacing

ever since we opened our doors twenty

what is happening in the industry.

the need for sets and costumes. The use

years ago. In a lot of ways, we focused on

of animatronic masks and puppets were

effects more than we did beauty make-up.

dramatically reduced. Would computers

During the early days of MUD our beauty

spell the end of special make-up effects?

class was only four weeks long, and we

The short answer is no.

had two special make-up effects classes

Special make-up effects are done in small

for a total of fifteen weeks. Since that time,

shops and by individual make-up artists.

Around the same time as the release of

we have evolved and changed with the

We want to make sure our students have

Avatar, there was a rash of bad movies

industry. We used to teach animatronics

the tools to compete and create amazing

with an overabundance of special effects.

as part of our first special make-up effects

effects. I recently had the pleasure of

It seemed moviemakers were creating

course. MUD was one of the first make-

working with instructional specialist Vanja

spectacles just because they could. These

up schools to offer silicone gel-filled

Djuran at our MUD Studio in Milan. We

CGI-heavy films often felt soulless and left

appliances to our students. When gelatin

taught students how to apply silicone gel-

moviegoers wondering why they should

prosthetics stopped being used in the

filled appliances and foam latex appliances.

care about the characters. In the last

industry we adjusted again. Today, MUD’s

The characters created were inspiring. The

couple of years, directors and actors have

curriculum is much more balanced with

students learned so much in such a brief

demanded more to work with.

twelve weeks of beauty training and twelve

period of time.


weeks of special make-up effects training. Today, filmmakers are using more practical

It is an exciting time in our industry

types of effects, such as complete make-

When we launched our MUD Studios and

as we grapple with our place among

ups and fuller sets. Movies like Star Wars:

started offering a MUD education at our

digital technology and changing market

The Force Awakens heavily promoted this

partner schools we focused on beauty

preferences. Our students are prepared

way of filmmaking to the delight of fans.

make-up. We felt that students in these

to meet the current demand of creating

More and more filmmakers are following suit,

smaller markets would benefit more from a

realistic characters that audiences can

and we are enjoying a time where special

beauty education. However, certain markets

connect with. Today they can learn the skills

make-up effects are more dynamic than ever.

demanded meaningful special make-up

that were once reserved for students going

Advances in materials and techniques ensure

effects courses. In response, we launched

to a school in Hollywood. I look forward

special make-up effects will have a place

a thirty-five hour special make-up effects

to seeing even more practical effects and

deep into the twenty-first century.

course in Europe, which slowly evolved

much more immersive storytelling in the

into a more comprehensive seventy-hour

years ahead. •

course. This class is now available all





ILLUSION Why make-up artists are an essential part of movie magic Actor: Jure Henigman Photograper: Peter Giodani Make-up Artist: Vanja Djuran @ MUD Europe

Filmmaking combines different art forms to create a single illusion. Whether a ďŹ lm is set in the past or present, a distant location or imaginary place, its creative team must come together to bring the vision to life. Moviemaking includes a host of disciplines, from directing and acting to scenography, cinematography, costumes, dialogue, music, special effects, and more. Along with the director, cinematographer, and production designer, the make-up artist helps create the world portrayed in the ďŹ lm. While actors bring the screenplay to life, it is the make-up artist who supports their physical transformation from actor to character. If a script requires actors to look beautiful, make-up artists make it so. If the movie asks for ragged characters, youthful or elderly individuals, or even monsters and fantastical beings, the make-up artists work behind the scenes to craft these personas. Make-up helps audiences believe that what they see on the screen is real. 54

Movie make-up is a combination of art, technology, research, craft, and plain old hard work. It is corrective, covering aws, pores, and wrinkles while emphasizing attractive features. It is also creative, enabling actors to inhabit almost any type of character. Make-up and hairstyles must look convincing and effortless yet be durable enough to last long hours on set. No matter the creation, movie make-up must withstand close scrutiny when magniďŹ ed on screen. A movie tells a story in about two hours, but the making of it lasts many months. Scenes that follow each other might be shot days or months apart. Make-up artists are challenged to use their skills to maintain the continuity of the character, no matter how much time passes between shooting the same look. 56




The endless possibilities in film require the make-up artist to be ready for anything with a range of tools and techniques. Beauty make-up employs cosmetics such as foundation, contour powders, lip and cheek color, and mascara to enhance or correct an actor’s features. Character make-up transforms actors with color, prosthetic appliances, contact lenses, hair pieces, and false teeth. Realistic blood, knife or bullet wounds, and other grisly effects are all in a day's work. Special make-up effects uses advanced techniques to create elaborate, realistic characters. To breathe life into imaginary creatures, monsters, and otherworldly beings, special make-up effects artists use mechanical devices, prosthetics, and computer graphics. Artists might also create convincing diseases and deformities that thrill and disgust audiences at the same time. Period films may require a combination of beauty make-up, character makeup, and special make-up effects to create authentic historical looks. Make-up artists are an essential part of any movie production. They help engage the audience emotionally and psychologically to maintain the illusion created by the film—from the realistic to the fantastical. This type of make-up artistry is often challenging and labor intensive, but playing a role in movie magic can also be incredibly rewarding. 60


actor: Jure Henigman creative director: Maja Kešelj @ MUD Europe photography: Peter Giodani make-up & hair: Vanja Djuran @ MUD Europe make-up assistant: Tanja Vojnovič @ MUD Europe stylist: Matjaž Plošinjak stylist assistant: Urban

A special thanks to The Cankar Center and MGL - Ljubljana City Theatre shooting location: The Cankar Centre Ljubljana



Fresh Ideas and Hot New Products from MUD Cosmetics 2017 was a year of sustainability, innovation, and artistry for MUD Cosmetics. We continued to lessen our imprint on the environment by implementing refillable containers and eliminating many of our single-use compacts. We reduced our reliance on animal products by moving entirely to new high-performing synthetic fibers for our brush line. In the coming year, brow creams and a new stackable palette system will join our line, and unique original artwork will adorn our product collections.



Last year, we began the process of eliminating our single-use compacts for

In the past, make-up artists thought the best

eye colors, cheek colors, cake eyeliners,

powder brushes were made with natural

and correctors, and introduced refillable

hair. In fact, most artists could not imagine

compacts. The magnetized base allows

using anything else. Today, we are fortunate

you to drop the product-filled pan directly

to have high-end synthetic fibers that can

into the compact. Each pan is sold in

be used in place of traditional natural hairs.

a lightweight recyclable clamshell that

Our 600 series brushes are made from a

contains far less plastic than the old

proprietary blend of superior quality synthetic

compacts. Once the product has been

fibers. They are 100% vegan and have an

used up you can toss the pan into the

ultra-soft feel. These brushes inspired us to

recycle bin, and the concept of reducing

move forward with replacing our entire line

waste is complete. In addition, our new

of natural hair brushes. This special blend

Universal Palette is eco-friendly. This palette

of synthetic fibers mimic natural hair so well

is made from paper and has an open

that many of our instructors and make-up

format so you can place a variety of pan

artists prefer them to the original versions.

sizes in the unit.

They provide a more consistent and reliable fiber source, which makes them an ideal solution to the ever-changing availability of natural hairs.





but we prioritize products necessary to

Make-up artists favor convenient products

Being surrounded by artists keeps things

complete the line. For the past several

that maximize counter space and fit nicely

exciting at MUD. Soon we will launch a

years, MUD has been researching and

into a kit. With these conditions in mind,

series of custom collections with beautiful

developing a series of uniquely formulated

we developed a new system for our

original artwork designed to complement

eyebrow creams. These creams satisfy a

professional cream palettes. We found the

the products inside. The Smitten set,

much-needed part of our cosmetics line

need for a mirror was outweighed by the

inspired by love, will feature a lip glaze and

and go beyond the traditional expectations

need to see the product, so we eliminated

six eye colors that are ideal for any age or

of eyebrow products. Traditionally, eyebrow

the mirror and created a clear detachable

skin tone. The Ombre set will have three

creams and pomades contain ingredients

lid. Durable, hidden magnets were added

lipsticks and two lip pencils which can be

that will shrink the product if exposed

to each corner of the base so the palettes

used to create ombre lips or a variety of

to air, lessening their shelf life and using

could stack easily and save space. Sleek

looks. We plan to replace even more of

excess packaging. Our idea was to create

and expert approved, this palette takes

your favorite collections with new uniquely

something that was not reliant upon an

convenience to the next level.

designed palettes and boxes in the future.

We always consider ideas for new products,

airtight container and could be packaged in

Coming soon you’ll see creative makeovers

the same eco-conscious manner as our refill

to Leading Lady, Picture Perfect, Radiant

products. Not only did we achieve our goals

Lips, and others. Grab these beautiful sets

for a stable product that does not require

for gifts or to treat yourself. •

any special packaging, we also managed to formulate something that outperforms its competitors in application.

To accompany the eyebrow creams, we designed a synthetic brush with a sharp angle on one side, for creating precise hair strokes, and a spoolie on the other side for grooming. The eyebrow line will consist of four versatile shades to match a variety of hair colors. The refills will be sold separately and can be dropped into our refillable eye compact, Universal Palette, or any of our empty palettes that contain a well for eye products. Stay tuned for this exciting launch!



Oh, to be

Smitten! This versatile palette combines beautiful bold colors with neutral favorites to create that perfect balance. Surprise that sweet someone with this heartfelt collection.


Oh, to be Smitten!

Create a warm smoky eye using lush mauve tones or keep it soft and natural. From work to play, find your perfect look in one convenient palette. Possibilities are endless!














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CORRECTOR Creamy, pigment rich Correctors designed to conceal and camouflage skin imperfections. The ultimate coverup for scars, blemishes, birthmarks or dark under-eye circles. Blend with MUD's Cream Foundations for a flawless, full coverage make-up.

Refill for palette and 1.5" compact


Blue Corrector #2

Blue Corrector #3

Blue Corrector #4

Red Corrector #1

Red Corrector #2

Red Corrector #3

Deep Brown Corrector

WB 2

WB 3

WB 4

WB 5

CB 2

CB 3

CB 4

CB 5

DC 5

DW 5

YG 1

YG 2

YG 3

GY 1

GY 2

GY 3

CREAM FOUNDATION From a sheer natural look to a flawless full-coverage finish, these versatile Cream Foundations are easy to apply and hold up beautifully under the most extreme conditions. Formulated for ultra-smooth blending and application. Find your perfect match and use it alone, or blend colors like the pros to achieve a specific skin tone.

Compact with sponge included


Blue Corrector #1

Refill for palette and 1.5" compact



A lightweight pressed powder that creates a silky smooth finish. Use with a brush to set foundation or with a sponge for more coverage. Ideal for touching up make-up throughout the day.


Compact with brush included







LOOSE POWDER A finely-milled Loose Powder that creates a beautifully soft, smooth finish. So ultra-light, it stays on the skin’s surface without settling into fine lines. The silky-smooth formula applies evenly and comes in a spectrum of delicate tones from no color at all to a deep, rich brown. Perfect for setting foundation. A must-have to conquer shine.

Zero (Colorless)




LIQUID FOUNDATION MUD’s rich and creamy Liquid Foundation contains high quality silicone-based compounds and is designed to stay on the surface of the skin, giving it a smooth flawless finish. Hydrating with natural aloe vera and shea butter, this lightweight formula evens out the skin while allowing it to breathe. Buildable and easy to blend with a brush or sponge, this exquisite foundation is available in 10 shades. Its sleek airless pump allows for every last drop to be used.


















CONTOUR & HIGHLIGHT POWDER Pigment-rich pressed powders create natural contours and highlights for shape and definition throughout the face. Available in a variety of shades to match all skin tones.

Refill for palette and 1.5" compact









Lemon Cream

BRONZER Sheer pressed powder Bronzers add a warm glow to any skin tone. Dust lightly over the entire face for just a hint of color or intensify application to create more dramatic effects. The perfect finishing touch for any look.

Sunshine (shimmer)

Endless Summer (matte)

Compact with brush included



COLOR CREME Sheer, non-greasy cheek and lip colors that add a fresh glow to the skin. Use alone to create natural warmth or over foundation for a colorful finish. Creates glowing color that appears to radiate naturally through the skin.

CHEEK COLOR Versatile powder Cheek Colors formulated with pigment-rich ingredients for a smooth, even finish. Available in a spectrum of beautiful colors – from soft and natural to bright and bold – that will add warmth and intensity to all skin tones.


Sweet Cheeks

Sun Rose


Warm Bisque

Rose Petal

Soft Peach





Cool Mauve




Rose Beige

Refill for palette and 1.5" compact



Spark (Illuminator)







LIP PENCIL Pigment-rich Lip Pencils soft enough to shade the entire lip, yet firm enough to line and define with precision. The long-lasting color glides on easily to complement MUD's luscious Lipsticks and Glosses. Creamy enough to mix colors and create your own shade.








Just Peachy

Eggplant (Extra Sheer)

Rose Clay

Sandy Beach

Pink Twinkle



Mai Tai










Lady Bug

Luscious Sheer Lipsticks in an array of translucent colors to complement any skin tone, from extra-light to rich and dark. Ultra-emollient formula leaves lips feeling soft and supple.

SATIN LIPSTICK Luxurious Satin Lipsticks with emollient-rich, non-drying formula that leaves lips feeling soft, smooth and supple. Provides long-lasting color with a smooth, opaque matte finish. Available in an elegant selection of lush, deep colors.

LIP GLAZE Light, emollient Lip Glazes deliver a burst of sheer, glossy color that’s smooth and never sticky. Stash the squeezable tube in a handbag for a quick sweep of color on the go, or use a brush for more precise application.



LIP GLOSS Rich, luminous Lip Glosses that leave lips feeling smooth and hydrated with radiant shine. They glide on easily, never leaving lips feeling sticky or heavy. Use these slick glosses alone for a sheer wash of color or layer over lipstick to enhance the shade.

Shine (Clear)















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EYE PENCIL Versatile Eye Pencils soft enough to line the eyes, yet firm enough to define brows. Color glides on effortlessly, whether lining eyes precisely or shaping and filling in brows. Available in natural, pigment-rich colors to complement every skin tone.




Rich Brown



EYEBROW CREAM Pigment-rich Eyebrow Creams glide on smoothly to create fine hair strokes. These blendable, smudge-proof creams are available in four versatile shades. The unique formula fits into MUD’s refillable 1" eye compact, Universal Palette, or any MUD palette that contains a well for eye products. Pair with #220 Brush for precise fine lines.


VOLUMIZING MASCARA Award-winning Volumizing Mascara, rich in pigment for even coverage and lush with fibers to maximize and lengthen for super-volumizing results. Brush applicator allows ultra-smooth application and control for individual users, whether creating a subtle daytime look or glamorous evening eyes. Squeezable tube is ideal for professionals and everyday use.


Refill for palette and 1" compact



BROW FIX Keep brows groomed and gorgeous with Brow Fix. This non-flaking gel formula sweeps on with a brush applicator for maximum precision and convenience. Squeezable tube is ideal for use in a professional make-up kit, or to create sleek brows on the go.






Lengthening, pigment rich Water-Resistant Mascara offers an all day, smudge free wear. Removes easily with any cleanser or make-up remover. Squeezable tube is ideal for professionals and everyday use.




Refill for palette and 1" compact



Available Spring 2018


Vibrant and silky Eye Colors, lushly rich with pigments for long-lasting color. The unique velvet consistency allows these versatile shadows to glide on smoothly and evenly – wet or dry. Go wet for more intense, long-lasting color or to use as eyeliner.


Black Forest


Opal Sky


Dulce de Leche










Spanish Gold






Pink Illusion



Cajun Spice









Pink Grapefruit


Sienna (Demi-Matte)






Sugared Violet





Tea Tree





Smoked Sapphire

CAKE EYELINER A long-lasting, water-activated liner known for its precision and versatility. The make-up experts’ choice that’s perfect for everyday use. Create subtle or dramatic looks effortlessly with this professional-quality eyeliner. Go from a super fine line for everyday wear to a thicker line for more intensity.

Refill for palette and 1" compact




Skincare FACIAL CLEANSER & MAKE-UP REMOVER MUD's Facial Cleanser & Make-up Remover is designed to dissolve the daily build-up of dirt and make-up. The unique formula is made from a blend of natural oils and Omega Plus for maximum antioxidant protection, thus making it an ideal daily cleanser. Skin will be left feeling clean and hydrated, with no oily residue.

MAKE-UP REMOVER TOWELETTES (40 towelettes) These refreshing towelettes leave skin feeling clean while removing all traces of make-up. No water necessary. Convenient resealable packet keeps towelettes moist and ready for use. Perfect for life on the go.

FACE PRIMER Lightweight, creamy gel Face Primer works beautifully with cream or liquid foundations to create a flawless, long-lasting finish. Apply directly to the skin prior to foundation using a sponge or fingertips to create an extra smooth surface or mix into foundation for a creamier consistency.



FOUNDATION PALETTE #1 From a sheer, light tint to a flawless full-coverage finish, MUD's series of cool-towarm, light-to-medium shades of Cream Foundations are versatile and easy to apply. Formulated for ultra-smooth blending and application, coverage holds up beautifully under the most extreme conditions.

WB 2

WB 3

WB 4

WB 5

CB 2

CB 3

CB 4

CB 5

YG 1

YG 2

YG 3

GY 1

GY 2

GY 3

DC 5

DW 5

Shading 1

Shading 2

Shading 3

Shading 4

Yellow Light

Orange Light


Shading 5

Blue Corrector #1

Blue Corrector #2

Blue Corrector #3

Blue Corrector #4

Red Corrector #1

Red Corrector #2

Red Corrector #3

Deep Brown Corrector

NEW Packaging 2018

FOUNDATION PALETTE #2 From a sheer, light tint to a flawless full-coverage finish, MUD's series of yellow-green, light-to-dark shades of Cream Foundations are versatile and easy to apply. Formulated for ultrasmooth blending and application, coverage holds up beautifully under the most extreme conditions.

NEW Packaging 2018

HIGHLIGHT/SHADOW PALETTE Creamy Highlights & Shadows are perfect for contouring cheekbones or sculpting dimension into the face. Slim the face, minimize strong features and highlight unwanted shadows with these versatile shades.

NEW Packaging 2018

CORRECTOR PALETTE Creamy, pigment-rich Correctors designed to conceal and camouflage skin imperfections. The ultimate coverup for scars, blemishes, birthmarks or dark under-eye circles. Use alone or blend with MUD's Cream Foundations for a flawless, full-coverage make-up.




CHARACTER/FX WHEELS CFX Wheels are designed for creating a variety of injuries including cuts and bruises with a formula designed to hold up under today’s extreme production environments. These innovative color wheels will help you achieve a wide range of unique character looks. CFX WHEEL #1


Black, White, Olive Green and Red. This combination of colors can be used for cuts, burns and aged injuries such as bruising.

Fresh Bruise, Mustard, Blue and Maroon. Perfect for making fresh bruises and injuries.




Fresh Bruise

Olive Green






WB 2

WB 3

WB 4

DW 5

CB 2

CB 3

CB 4

CB 5

YG 1

YG 3

GY 2

GY 3

Shading 4






Sweet Cheeks



Olive Green

HD AIR LIQUID MAKE-UP Buildable, lightweight silicone-based HD Air is ideal for use with an airbrush, sponge or a traditional make-up brush. The formula is suitable for all skin types and blends seamlessly with all of MUD's cream products. Available in 22 shades and developed to match a variety of MUD's Cream Foundations, Color Cremes, Cheek Colors, Highlights, Shadows and CFX colors.

HD AIR PRO SET The HD Air System includes a Dual Action Airbrush, Air Compressor, Airbrush Cleaning Station, Cleaning Brush Kit, Cleaning Fluid, and all 22 HD Air shades. Kits are available with or without the compressor.






round liner

Fine, tapered point is ideal for creating extremely thin lines when using cream or cake products



round liner

Tapered point allows for a precise, even application



angle liner

Fine, sharp angle is perfect for creating precise, even lines


shadow blender

Small oval shape works great for Eye Color detail



oval shadow

Flexible oval shape allows for easy color application



shadow fluff

Soft, full oval shape is ideal for blending Eye Color



large oval

Wide, tapered bristles allow for quick and even coverage



shadow blender

Firm oval shape helps to blend and apply Eye Color with control




Soft domed bristles blend and buff out eye colors and correctors




Long textured bristles blend and soften eye colors in the crease of the eye



precision blender

Short dense bristles taper to a soft point for smudging or blending eye colors or pencils



shadow fluff

Soft curved bristles blend eye colors and correctors with ease




Long, tapered bristles are porous yet soft to the touch and are ideal for blending Eye Colors




Dense, soft, short bristles are ideal for creating a smoky eye



mini fan mascara

of superior quality fibers.


angle liner

Small, fan-shaped bristles allow for coverage from the inner corner to the outer edge of the eye Fine angle is ideal for applying cream products to hard-toreach areas

They are 100% vegan and



Our New Synthetic Brushes are made from a proprietary blend

have an ultra-soft feel. These brushes inspired us to move forward with replacing our entire line of natural hair brushes. Look

#310s lip - portable


Tapered bristles are ideal for creating a precise lip line


A travel-sized brush for lip line application on the go


Straight, narrow edge is ideal for under the lash line, for maximum coverage Straight, tight edge helps to create and blend lines with precision


narrow flat


wide flat



Soft fan-shaped bristles are ideal for removing powder from under the eyes and other hard-to-reach areas



cheek contour

Dense bristles are soft to the touch and angled for precise, controlled contouring




Dense, dome-shaped bristles are soft to the touch and ideal for gently gliding color onto the skin




Ultra-soft bristles remove and deposit powder products with ease




Squared, flexible bristles are versatile and easy to manipulate to achieve a variety of character looks



Tapered bristles are ideal for applying cream products to hard-to-reach areas or for creating a precise lip line




Ultra-fine bristles blend cream products smoothly and evenly around the face




Ultra-soft and densely packed dome shaped bristles blend and buff out cream, powder or liquid foundation effortlessly and flawlessly




Ultra-soft tapered bristles are ideal for powdering under the eyes, contouring around the face and all around shaping


for these exciting changes throughout the year!





Empty palettes



This empty palette holds up to four MUD Eye Color or Cake Eyeliner refills. This 4-Hole Palette is perfect for traveling or carrying in a make-up bag for touch-ups.

Sleek, uniquely-shaped refillable compact replaces the traditional individual unit compact. Fits a single MUD Eye Color, Cake Eyeliner or Eyebrow Cream Refill.



MUD’s empty 8-Hole Palette allows the user to combine six MUD Eye Color or Cake Eyeliner refills and two MUD Cheek Color, Contour or Highlight Powder refills. This versatile palette is great for traveling or on-set use.

Sleek, uniquely-shaped refillable compact replaces the traditional individual unit compact. Fits a single MUD Cheek Color, Contour or Highlight Powder, Corrector, Foundation, Highlight or Shadow Cream Refills.

UNIVERSAL PALETTE Empty palette with a free-form magnetic open base that holds a variety of combinations of refills. Perfect for professional or everyday use. Ideal for traveling. Holds a combination of thirteen MUD Eye Color and Cake Eyeliner refills or up to six MUD Cheek Color, Contour or Highlight Powder refills. Refillable & eco-conscious.

10-HOLE PALETTE MUD’s empty 10-Hole Palette is slim and professional. This palette holds up to ten MUD Cheek Color, Contour or Highlight Powder refills.



Contains four compartments for cream products and is perfect for custom blending and storing colors. The compact wheel is a convenient size with a screw top to secure product.

MUD’s empty 12-Hole Palette is slim and professional. This palette holds up to twelve MUD Eye Color or Cake Eyeliner refills.


Available Spring 2018

35-WELL PALETTE Conveniently store up to 35 of your favorite lipsticks and cream products in this sleek plastic palette. Great for organizing customized colors for easy access on set.

Magnetically hinged empty 8-hole palette is uniquely designed to be stacked in order to maximize space. The cover is completely removable and transparent so artists can see colors easily.

* Note: Palettes are sold empty. Please see Eyes, Cheeks, Face and Pro section for available refill colors.


Eyelashes 101








Individual lashes are designed for filling in areas of the lash line that are sparse or thin. The use of single lashes allows you to customize how full you want the lashes to appear.

These lashes are slightly angled towards the outer corners for creating seductive eyes.

Short flare lashes are perfect for a natural lift to the outer corners of the eyes. Flares can also be added to sparse areas to create fuller, thicker lashes.

Achieve a dramatic look with these strip lashes.

Make your eyes stand out in the crowd using these thick dramatic strip lashes.

Medium flare lashes are used to create fullness and length to the natural lash line. Adding flares to the outer corners of the eyes gives a "cat eye" effect and adds a touch of drama to the eyes.

These long thick eyelashes are all about drama. They are rich and voluminous for those who really want to make a statement.

Natural looking lash strips give the eyes subtle enhancement for everyday use or any special occasions.


Perfect for adding drama to any natural look, these lashes add length and fullness and can be used to create bolder eyelashes. Combine with a thick layer of mascara to really stand out.




2 OZ. SPRAY BOTTLE Keep liquids organized and separated with MUD's plastic 2oz. spray bottles. Conveniently sized for travel and fits perfectly into any professional kit or cosmetic bag.

Create flawless lashes using MUD's individual disposable mascara wands. Universal to any lash type with a flexible tip for easy application. 25 pieces per package.



This wax coated disposable paper palette is ideal for easy clean up in between make-up applications. Use to mix cream products, foundations, lipsticks, lip glosses and glazes together to create quick custom colors. 30 sheets per pad.

These precision-crafted, stainless steel slant tweezers allow for a perfect grip for removing any unwanted hair.


EYELASH CURLER Create perfectly curled lashes with MUD's professional stainless steel eyelash curler. The specially designed arch creates an even curl without creasing. One replacement silicone pad included.

Reusable, stainless steel work palette is a must-have for blending colors and other make-up products.


PALETTE KNIFE Stainless steel palette knife is a must-have for removing cream make-up products from pots and palettes quickly and easily. Protects make-up from cross-contamination.

Professional quality, double sided point tip applicators are a must have for any make-up application. The firm, pointed tips allow for precise application and blending, giving ultimate control. 200 swabs per canister.


POWDER PUFFS Create a flawless, matte finish using these soft velour puffs. Specifically designed to pick up and hold powder for an even application. Available in packs of 2 or 10.

Stainless steel double ended spatula is ideal for blending edges in special make-up effects applications. May also be used to blend cream products.

HAIR SCISSORS These professional quality stainless steel shears are perfect for trimming natural or synthetic hair for a variety of character looks.


Create a flawless look effortlessly with these specially designed, disposable professional make-up sponges. Unique shape offers extra surfaces and density keeps cream products from absorbing into sponge. Use wet or dry for a smooth, even application. Made from natural and synthetic latex.

TRIMMING SCISSORS Trim facial hair, brows and false eyelashes with these professional stainless steel scissors.


SET BAG This durable, uniquely-designed Set Bag is perfect for organizing all of your make-up related essentials in one place for easy access. The large center compartment is surrounded by handy pockets for storing bottles and cans. A must-have for every make-up artist.

MAKE-UP CASE SET This durable, uniquely designed case is ideal for easy access to all your make-up related essentials. A must-have for every make-up artist, the sturdy set case is perfect for travel. Two clear pouches conveniently store a variety of make-up, tools, bottles and jars.

CONTINUITY FACE CHARTS (50 SHEETS) Note every detail while creating the ultimate make-up using MUD’s custom designed Continuity Face Charts. The porous paper allows for realistic blending when using make-up or colored pencils. Available in three sizes- small (eye only), medium (half face) and large (full face).

3-N-1 BRUSH HOLDER This custom designed, 3-N-1 Brush Holder boasts three convenient functions, each ideal for keeping brushes organized and protected. Wear it as a waist belt for work on the go, use it as a stand-up holder for easy access to tools or simply roll it up and store your brushes safely. Durable black belt has a protective flap and several pouches to hold brushes and other essentials.


CLEAR POUCH This transparent, durable pouch stores a variety of make-up, tools, bottles and jars. Keeps supplies organized and fits into MUD's Pro Make-up Case or Set Bag.

TRAVEL COSMETIC BAG Keep personal make-up supplies organized with this sturdy Travel Cosmetic Bag. It’s perfectly sized to hold professional length make-up brushes and small enough to fit into a purse, gym tote, or travel bag. Durable vinyl material is easy to clean, and ideal for everyday use.




MUD’s black synthetic stipple sponge is best used for special make-up effects. Its porous texture allows for stippling adhesives, alcohol-based inks and rubber mask grease paint. This sponge can be used to create bruises, scrapes and scratches, beard stubble effects and refining prosthetic sculptures.

These finely grained wooden sticks are ideal for applying MUD’s false eyelashes. 3 sticks per pack.

ORANGE STIPPLE SPONGE MUD’s orange synthetic stipple sponge is best used for special make-up effects. Its coarse and porous texture allows for stippling adhesives, alcohol-based inks and rubber mask grease paint. The large pores are great for creating capillaries, pock marks, bruising, or layering base colors to create realistic skin tones on prosthetic appliances or tattoo cover-ups. This synthetic stipple sponge can also be used to press skin-like textures into oil-based clay prosthetic sculptures.

PENCIL SHARPENER Creates the perfect point for lip and eye pencils. Metal blade works smoothly and easily with precision. Convenient cleaning stick helps to remove product from blade and inside sharpener.

STATION MATS Professional disposable station mats provide a clean surface for setting up supplies. Poly backing absorbs liquids to protect work stations. Each pack contains 50 mats measuring approximately 12”x16”.

GLASS JAR Clean brushes with ease in this 2 oz glass jar. The wide opening accommodates larger brush sizes. Comes with a screw cap for convenient storage of brush cleaner.


APRON Keep your outfit pristine while working in this comfortable pocketed apron. Convenient back ties and adjustable neck length make it the perfect choice for professionals.

COVER CLOTH Protect your clients' clothing with this lightweight washable cover cloth. Size measures 57"L x 50"W for maximum coverage.


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Mud’s Spring Summer Look 20



Prep the skin using Face Primer and Cream or Liquid Foundation.

3. 5.

Using the #320 Brush, apply Cajun Spice Eye Color to the lid and lower lash, creating a “V” shape.

Add a light application of Sweet Cheeks Color Creme to the apple of the cheeks.

TIP: “For more color intensity mix eye colors with Face Primer”

2. 4. 6.

Apply Luster Highlight Powder to the entire lid using the #610 Brush.

To add depth, apply Spanish Gold Eye Color to the crease of the eye.

Complete the look by adding a layer of Sweet Cheeks Color Creme to the lips.

MUD Talks:

An Hour with Howard Berger Actress, Juliette Landau, best known as Drusilla in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, recently sat down for a MUD Talk with Academy Award winning make-up artist, Howard Berger. Berger has over 800 films to his credit - Lone Survivor, Patriots Day, Kill Bill: Vol 1, and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. The pair were joined by a group of MUD students eager to learn from one of the industry’s best.


people like James Kagel, Mike McCracken Sr. and Jr., and Jeff Kennmore. When I graduated high school, Stan hired me. He


My mom was a teacher and an artist. My

was very influential in my career. Early on

dad was a post-production sound editor

I also met my hero, Rick Baker, of King

I met Quentin at a barbeque. He’s brilliant.

in the film business, so he introduced

Kong fame. Everything Rick ever said to

Before he was well-known, my company

me to films early on. I fell in love with

me sticks in my brain.

was the first to ever pay him to write a

monster films especially, like Two-Headed

script. We told him if he ever got a film

Transplant and Creature from the Black

going that we would do the effects. Shortly

Lagoon. By the time I was about eight

“Keep reinventing. School plants

after, he started working on Reservoir

years old, I realized that there were people

a seed and you have to let it grow.

Dogs. We made all the blood and the

behind the scenes who made all these

That’s what’s going to make you

rest of the effects. For Kill Bill, we went to

characters, and I knew that was what I

special and stand out.”

China thinking we would be there for three

wanted to do when I grew up.

weeks. We stayed five months. I always knew when our effects were successful



When I was ten years old, I got the book

because Quentin would laugh. One time we chopped somebody’s arm off and blood hit the roof thirty feet above us, and Quentin laughed and laughed.

“The Art of Theatrical Make-up for Stage

Originally, there were three of us that

and Screen” by Mike Westmore. I made

formed KNB Studios—Robert Kurtzman,

everything in the book from start to finish

Greg Nicotero, and me. We had been

to learn what worked for me and what

supervising for other people and putting in

didn’t. When I was twelve I got to meet

a lot of hard work, but we weren’t getting

Mila is lovely and patient, but her wicked

Stan Winston—known today for films like

any of the credit. So we said, “Let’s stop

witch make-up was the hardest of all the

Terminator and Jurassic Park. He stressed

working for other people, and let’s start our

characters in Oz. She has porcelain skin and

the importance of education, so as long as

own company.” We had a tiny 800-square-

we turned her totally green. We initially used

I got As and Bs on my report card I could

foot facility that was like a garage, and we

a silicone piece for the nose, but it didn’t

continue to visit his shop. There I met

grew from there.

hold up well during fourteen-hour shoots.



We switched to foam and kept modifying it

not just doing creature stuff these days. I

as we went. I tried to keep her away from

handle all the straight make-up, I’m Mark’s

food to preserve the look. One night there

personal artist, and I do all the effects. I like

was barbeque, and she said “Howey, I

to stay busy or I go nuts.

would never have the barbeque.” But when

what interests you. It’s about quality over “It’s the best career in the world. You’re living a dream.”

HOW DID IT FEEL TO WIN AN OSCAR? It was awesome. You don’t do films to

I don’t recommend specific looks. I want to see what best represents you and

I went to touch her up, there was barbeque sauce on the tip of her witch nose!


quantity. I would rather see five great photos than 100 crappy ones. I also look for good attitudes and enthusiasm. If you


win awards. You just go and do the job

have skill, obviously, that helps. But I would rather hire somebody who has a better attitude over someone who maybe is an amazing sculptor with a terrible attitude.

the best you can. When I was a little kid

Invent. You learn something in school, a

I always dreamed that someday, maybe,

curriculum, but then you have to take that

I would be an Academy Award-winning

and make it your own. What you are taught

make-up artist. In the same month I won

at school is a base, but that’s not how you

the BAFTA, the Saturn Award, and then the

should do it every single time. You have to

I try not to use the word “job” because that

Oscar—all for The Chronicles of Narnia:

figure out the best way that works for you.

makes me sound like a bit of a drudge. It’s

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. I

Then keep reinventing. The school plants

my career. What I love most is that I get to

had a whole month of so much joy.

a seed and you have to let it grow. That’s

wake up every day and I’m excited about

what’s going to make you special and stand

going to work, doing make-ups, and going

out. You have to bring something to the

on set. I’ve been doing this for thirty-five

table. Another important thing is that it’s

years and every day is like a new day. I

not a competition. Don’t worry about what

love being creative and working with good

I’ve been working a lot with Mark Wahlberg

others are doing. Everyone is here to do a

people. It’s the best career in the world.

and recently department headed Ted 2. I’m

good job. We all work as part of a team.

You’re living a dream. •





Bite of an Apple NY MUD photo shoot impressions by Peter Giodani, photographer

New York is a city of déjà vu, familiar streets, buildings, hot dog

monumental views, you get overwhelmed by the streets and the

stands, bridges, NYPD, metallic subway trains, and the lady with

silver lining that ties the elements together.

a torch. It's hard to put down the camera for a minute in this city. Perhaps that’s because I've seen its moments numerous times

At 2 p.m. on a sunny day you can find yourself on a crossroad

through the frame of a screen and it's hard to perceive it otherwise.

of sunbeams from a few different directions. The reflection from

Or maybe it’s just because this city is painfully photogenic.

a skyscraper mixes with the one from a shopping window, while a metal facade gives a silver bounce from a side. As you watch

My first thought for the MUD photo shoot was the rooftop. Where

pedestrians strolling carefree through this kaleidoscope of light and

else can you fully embrace the metropolis cliché? What other shot

shadows, you can't escape the thought that you are looking at an

can be more iconic than a landscape of THE concrete jungle in

effect of a professional movie set. The game of light renders the

black and white? I was not wrong, but as days passed I realized

vast city into its full 3D potential.

the obvious. As you step down from the towering high ground of


Not just an urban landscape, New York is a stage for all the extra and ordinary individuals that form the wonderful cacophony of its dwellers. NYC feels like a set managed by the best scenographers, light technicians, stylists, and cast managers. With this mixture of unprecedented content and form, you can never expect what combination awaits you around the next corner. I was never too keen on street photography. On some level I always found it a bit boring in its esthetics. Obviously I hadn't been to New York. •

Graduate Spotlight In the 20 years Make-up Designory has been teaching students, numerous graduates have gone on to achieve prosperous careers. Meet three graduates who have taken the knowledge they gained into different thriving directions. Lora Arellano graduated from MUD in July of 2006. She has since started her own cosmetic line, Melt Cosmetics, with her business partner, Dana Bomar. Lora also has a successful career as a celebrity make-up artist, working with Rihanna, Iggy Azalea, and Serena Williams to name a few. Angel Radefeld-Wright, one of MUD’s first graduates from 1999, has built a flourishing career in the film and television industry with over 50 credits to her name, including the largely successful film, La La Land. She is currently the Department Head on Showtime’s Ray Donovan. Nicole Faulkner, who graduated in August of 2010, has quickly made a name for herself in the beauty and entertainment industries, working with Jeffree Star, Pentatonix, Def Leppard, and more. Earlier this year she was nominated for an Emmy Award, and is currently touring the world teaching master classes on her “Lipsticknick Beauty Tour.” These graduates prove that with passion and drive you can make your own mark in the world of make-up.





I was born and raised in L.A. I decided to pursue a career

The passion every student had was contagious.

in make-up after reading “Making Faces” by Kevin Aucoin. I was


obsessed with the way you could transform someone into a completely different person. A friend in the industry referred me to MUD.

I volunteered to be the model the day we did blood tubing. It was


extremely fun having blood squirt out of a giant wound they applied to my head!

I am signed to the agency Cloutier Remix. I’ve traveled the world


doing make-up for tours, editorials, commercials, music videos, television, fashion shows, and red carpet events. I also own my own company, Melt Cosmetics.

The color wheel was completely new to me. I also loved the tips on color matching skin.


I freelanced for about two years doing mostly unpaid jobs. After that, I worked at a make-up counter for five years while balancing freelance work. When I got my big break I left the counter to

I would not because I felt prepared when I left the school, and

freelance and run Melt Cosmetics full time.

confidence in any job is key.



I stay in touch with a few friends. Networking is extremely

Go in excited and give it everything. It will pass by so fast! Say yes

important. Throughout your entire career, you’ll never stop

to everything. Any opportunity, paid or not, can open the door to a


new one. •





I realized make-up was a passion while doing plays in high school. After graduation, I drove to L.A. from

I was frustrated at certain lessons that I thought I

Kansas with my car and cats behind a U-Haul.

could never master, like laying beards. I also had NO money, which gave me the drive to never give up—I had left


everything back in the Midwest for this!

I’m currently the department head on Showtime’s Ray Donovan. I


recently served as assistant make-up department head for La La Land. Other highlights are Little Miss Sunshine, The Girl with the

Byrd Holland, the father of the school director (now the CEO), gave

Dragon Tattoo, and The Hangover.

us a lesson in set etiquette. He was a retired master of the craft and had been working on sets longer than I had been alive. His


words are my golden rule book.

I did background work on a movie, where I learned a lot about being


on a set. Every morning at 4 a.m. I showed up at Universal for an hour of hair and make-up. There were over twenty hair and make-up artists. It’s all come full circle, and I’ve worked with some of them as

Learn as much as you can. Take all of the programs and ask

peers since then.

questions. NEVER GIVE UP! No job is too little and no position is too small. You never know who you’ll meet on that job and where it


could lead you. •

I stay in touch with my mentors and teachers. Keeping connections in this business is a must. There are people I email or talk to on the phone that I physically haven’t seen in years, but we recommend each other for jobs all the time.





I grew up in Corona, CA, south of L.A. I always loved art. I toyed with the idea of fashion school,

It was my last day. I was so proud and felt READY

tattoo artistry, and architecture. My junior year I dove

for whatever. I’ve always been ambitious, and my MUD

into the world of make-up for a class project. I researched

experience gave me that extra juice I needed to get out

schools and fell in love with MUD.

there and hustle.



I’m a freelance artist in L.A. working for some of the biggest

Working on my classmates at MUD gave me hands-on experience.

directors, musicians, and celebrities—from Def Leppard to Leah

Everyone’s eye shape, skin texture, and skin tone are so different.

Remini, Pentatonix, Hanah Lux Davis, and Michelle Visage of

It was nice to face everything you’re afraid of in class so you’re not

Ru Paul’s Drag Race. I also work with MAC Cosmetics, Benefit

insecure when you’re out there working.

Cosmetics, and Jeffree Star Cosmetics for video content or campaign ads.



I specialize in avant garde make-ups and “heavy glam” looks, but A LOT of jobs require simple clean beauty make-ups. I’ve had to train myself to hold back and execute clean, camera-ready looks.

I freelanced even while I was still in school. I worked with LA Film School and networked a lot, taking every job I could even for no


pay. I did test shoots with photographers to get my name out there. When I graduated, I booked music videos, short films, and small feature films. I worked part-time at MAC Cosmetics.

Be positive, be grateful, make art, and be nice to each other! •


Shanna Cistulli MUD L.A. Instructor

MUD instructor Shanna Cistulli is an artist who works on the human canvas. With a keen attention to detail, she merges fine art with mixed mediums to create breathtaking and unconventional make-ups. For more than fifteen years, Cistulli has transformed beautiful faces for television, commercial, print, and music video projects. Her clients comprise an extensive list of designers, photographers, artists, and celebrities. Currently, she inspires the next generation of make-up artists as an instructor at MUD’s L.A. campus. Cistulli’s distinctive work has been featured in publications such as Harper's Bazaar Serbia, PhotoVOGUE Vogue Italia, Seventeen, Make-Up Artist Magazine, and more. •




JSterling MUD N.Y. Instructor

JSterling’s resume reads like a who’s who of the entertainment industry. He’s worked with Liam Neeson, Mandy Moore, Natasha Henstridge, Vivian Green, and host of other celebrities. His makeup artistry has appeared in national and international publications like Rolling Stones Italia, Playboy, and Cosmo. You may have seen his handiwork in music videos and commercials on MTV, VH1, or HBO. If that wasn’t enough, JSterling’s stellar career also includes teaching aspiring make-up artists at MUD New York. Incredibly, his journey began on a small farm in Ohio.



operated in New York for years before

many of today’s make-up artists. Dan was

moving back home to Ohio. In 1989 they

from Ohio and moved to New York. He was

were charging $300 a haircut. They invited

the Kevin Aucoin of his time, doing covers

I was born and raised on a farm in Ohio,

me to come on as an assistant, and I hated

for publications like Vogue and Town &

but I knew early on that wasn’t going to

every moment of it. It was not what I was

Country. I met him after he moved back to

be my lot in life. In the late eighties, I went

looking for. Back then, I didn’t even know

Ohio. He looked at two very embarrassing

to cosmetology school, moving from my

you could make a living doing make-up.

pictures in my photo book, which were

tiny little nowhere to Columbus. I was

There was no social media, the business

poorly done by local photographers, and

seventeen years old. Back then beauty

was somewhat underground, and nobody

said, “You’re very talented, but it’s not

school included everything. The full-

saw who did a celebrity’s make-up or

going to happen here.”

time program was over 1600 hours and

cared about it. Eventually, I went back to

included skincare and make-up.

the woman who owned my school, and

I knew I didn’t have enough make-up

she introduced me to somebody who

training, so I started to look for schools. In

would change my life.

the U.S. in the late eighties there just weren’t

While I was in school, a headhunter recruited me for one of the top salons in

schools that matched what I needed. I

Columbus. I know that doesn’t sound like

That somebody was Dan Campbell Place,

ended up liberating a British Vogue from

much, but the owners of the salon had

and his name, unfortunately, is unknown to

the local library (because it really wanted to


who became a singer and then an actress. Her make-up artists had to figure out how to move seamlessly from the red carpet to a music video to a magazine. I think that change in technology really helped me, because it forced me to adapt much faster than people who were older and more entrenched in the business than I was.

WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT THE MAKE-UP INDUSTRY? I love that we make people feel good about themselves, but I think it’s more than that. What we do for a living as make-up artists is sometimes trivialized, but I believe we move people in a specific way. It doesn’t matter if they’re a housewife, a bride, a celebrity, a model, or a musician. When people get up in the morning and get ready to leave the house—maybe they put on full war paint or just a little bit of lip gloss—they choose how the world sees them. In our roles as make-up artists, we see highprofile actors, models, and singers with no make-up and without their hair done. These are people who make a living based on how they look, and they allow us to be free). In the back was an ad for a school

and Sissy Spacek. My portfolio was edgy

see them in a very vulnerable state. It’s a

called Complexions International School

and avant garde, but they saw something

privilege. I also love that we play a role in

of Makeup. They had a sister school in

in it and signed me.

their day. If they are comfortable in their

Toronto, where I put in another 200 hours of

make-up, they’re going to perform better.

owned and moved to New York.


I moved without knowing anyone and

I came to New York at a really important

spent the year visiting every modeling

time during a transition of technology.

agency and photography agency I could

When I first moved here, everything was

find. This was before Google. Within a year

very segregated. You were either a make-

I had a pretty strong portfolio. There were

up artist or you were a hair dresser, not

only four agencies for hair and make-up

both. You either worked in music or in

reps at the time. I was signed by, Zolie

fashion or in movies and film. You worked

Illusions, the very first agency to represent

for celebrities or you did advertising.

make-up artists anywhere in New York.

The segregation was partly due to the

They had been representing Reggie Wells

technology at the time. They were still

since 1984.

shooting with Kodak film that had to be

training. When I finished, I sold everything I

processed. Make-up you did for television The agency was connected to Sony Music

was quite different than make-up you did

and a wide range of talent. Reggie worked

for print.

with Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Destiny’s Child, and Oprah. Another artist,

Jennifer Lopez was one of the first

Roxanna Floyd, worked with Queen Latifah

celebrities to cross over. She was a dancer


even some odd little things. If you see beauty in things that most people don’t find beautiful, then that’s where your creativity and your power lies. For example, an oil spill is awful, but if you really look the iridescences caused by it are amazing. Growing up in nature was also a big inspiration. I was a bit of a loaner and I spent a lot of time by myself, so nature was almost like a friend. If you observe the world around you, you cannot help but be inspired. Now I live in New York, but I still get out of the city on a regular basis to proverbially stop and smell the roses.

WHAT CALLED YOU TO TEACH? When I first went to beauty school, not too many people were interested in what went on behind the scenes. Then this really great shift happened, and hair and make-up people became celebrities in their own right. Kevin Aucoin is a great example of this, along with Frederick Fekkai and Oribe. What really got to me were the interviews I saw with make-up artists. Not many could


apart is the ability to problem solve—and

communicate in a creative and professional

problem solve on my feet very, very fast.

way. I wanted people to know that make-

Staying motivated is challenging, especially when people keep telling you “no.” It’s hard to stay positive when you’re not working.

up is a serious business, and I felt like a


voice was needed there.

For a freelance artist or even a general make-up artist, it’s not a nine-to-five job.

The challenge I find in most students today is

That means when we’re not working,

that they don’t use their imagination. A lot

we’re not off. We’re still looking for work.

of younger people grew up with so much

That hustle is very important, but it’s a

entertainment that they don’t know how

challenge. This profession attracts people

to exercise their most important tool, their

who are, should I say, unique. There’s a

imagination. It used to be you were forced to

reason we don’t work in an office. At the

use your imagination to make a spaceship

same time, what makes us unique also

out of a box or a wand out of a stick. My

makes it very easy for us to be self-critical

mom encouraged me to be an avid reader

and to give up when we don’t see results.

while I was growing up, so I got into my own head and went to different realms.

Every job has a certain amount of challenges. What has made me so

Inspiration isn’t just about imagination,

successful through hard times and industry

though. It’s also about experiences. I went

changes is that I’ve always been a problem

from a tiny little farm where I was sheltered

solver. I am not the best make-up artist

to traveling around the world and coming

in the world. I am good at what I do, I am

to New York. Traveling exposed me to

My favorite part is helping a student to

experienced, and I have both logic and

things I had never experienced before.

claim his or her creative voice. So often,

creativity. But what has always set me

Now I’m inspired by artists, seasons, and

I can see they have something to say



creatively but they don’t know how to say it. That moment when I help them connect the dots so they can hear that creative


voice and let other people hear it too is one of the best things about teaching.

First, immerse yourself in your business. I ask my students who their favorite make-


up artist is, and they often don’t have an answer. I ask what Broadway play or movie they last saw, and they’re at a loss. You have to educate yourself about the

Perseverance. Nowadays, there’s so

business you want to work in. Research,

much attention placed on what happens

research, research, and consume

behind the scenes—on social media


and elsewhere. Students have an unrealistic idea of what it means to be a

Second, prepare yourself for success.

professional make-up artist. They think

Make-up is not just a creative process. It’s

all they have to do is be a star on social

a logical process. Set goals.

media and suddenly they will be famous.

but I don’t want them to be starving artists. They need to understand business.

I started when I was eighteen, so for me

Third, we talk a lot about networking.

perseverance has been key. Students

Engage with other industry professionals,

Fifth, constantly recharge your inspiration.

need to understand it’s not going to be

including the students you went to school

To me that means traveling, watching a

easy. It’s going to be fun. It’s going to be

with but also people you meet at events or

movie I don’t want to see, or going to an

challenging. It’s going to be a journey.

working on projects.

exhibit I don’t want to go to. Do something

You’re going to hear “no” a lot, but you

outside your wheelhouse because only

will learn from it every time. Just one “no”

Four, understand business. Make-up is a

then will you experience something new

doesn’t end it.

business. I know my students are artists,

and exhilarating. •


Mercedes-Benz Fashion Weeks are

MUD - The official make-up sponsor

spectacles of the fashion industry. These events take place in capital cities throughout Europe and give fashion designers a chance to

establish their brands and connect with customers and business partners. Again, MUD participated in Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Ljubljana, Slovenia, an up-and-coming city on the world’s fashion stage. This was the fifth time a team of MUD make-up artists led by instructor Vanja Djuran provided the make-up at the MercedezBenz Fashion Week Ljubljana. The most recent event took place in October 2017 and included sixteen fashion shows featuring

recognized foreign and domestic designers. Each designer had unique requirements for the MUD team. It was a challenge to develop a strong strategy and stay versatile to execute the varied looks. One show required make-up artists, Tinka Pobalinka and Dominika Monte, to apply bald caps to twenty-eight models in a very short time. It was not a simple process. The artists used a specific procedure to apply special-effects latex and achieve a convincing look. Once the caps were on, MUD team had to create make-up that was consistent with the models skin tone to the bald caps. For another show, the MUD team created the make-up for successful mature models who were representing a designer’s clothes. The audience was delighted by the performance. It is an honor to work for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and MUD is proud to have a constant presence at an event of this caliber. • Fashion designers: Akultura, Arnoldo Battois, Cliche, Draz, Ivanman, Izadora Verlic, Milica Vukadinovic, Natasa Persuh, Peter Movrin, Sari Valencui for Andraz, Sens, Sofia Nogard, Susnyara, Tanja Zorn, D'Alpaos. MUD team: Vanja Djuran, Mojca Marincek, Gasper Gmajner, Irena Kovacic Nika Zigante, Tinkara Rucman, Zoja Prokopovic, Amber Rot, Ema Sobol, Marusa Valentic, Tanita Seifert, Vanda Skoic, Vera Kelemina, Sabina Golob Photo: Urban Modic, Martin Vogrič Dežman





Los Angeles Character Prosthetic Competition: 1st Kyrsta Morehouse Character Prosthetic Competition: 2 Sarah Bedrick nd

Battle of the Brushes brings together the best and brightest make-up students from across the world to flex their creative muscles. Aside from cash and prizes, winners gain notoriety in the industry and, often, some

New York

pretty remarkable opportunities as a result.

Beauty/Fantasy Competition: 1st Lacey Buccina Character Prosthetic Competition:


3rd Jerry Noriega


Battle of the Brushes is an annual student Sydney

make-up competition hosted by the

Stella Bouzakis, N.Y. graduate, remembers

Character Prosthetic Competition:

International Make-Up Artist Trade Show

the thrill of competing, “It was such a rush

1 Taylor Schulte

(IMATS), the world’s largest celebration of

to work alongside talented artists from

make-up artistry. MUD is proud to have a

around the world, to be up on stage where


long-standing relationship with IMATS and

everyone gets to view your work, and to

Character Prosthetic Competition:

its founder, Michael Key. It is a union based

have that shine on you.”


1 Samantha Martino st

on a love for make-up and education. Another N.Y. graduate, Taylor

Character Prosthetic Competition: Competitions take place at every IMATS

Schulte, recalls, “I was fortunate to

Character Prosthetic Competition:

show in the U.S. and internationally. Each

receive prosthetics that really went with

3 Melissa Ginzel

event features two categories, character/

my character. I had a few healthy nerves,

prosthetic and beauty/fantasy. MUD

but once we got started everything went

2 Caliann Feimer nd



graduates from the Los Angeles and New

smoothly and fell into place.” She adds,

Character Prosthetic Competition:

York campuses regularly compete. Several

“I was extremely happy and proud of my

3 Stella Bouzakis

graduates placed first, second, and third in

character no matter what the

the most recent competitions.

outcome was.”





Lacey Buccina, L.A. graduate, tells us, “I

Both Buccina and L.A. graduate, Melissa

doubt what the category asks for. I went

remember looking around the room after

Ginzel worked at Halloween Horror Nights

in with a strong idea, and I decided to

the judge called time and being blown away

for Universal Studios Hollywood. Buccina

adapt the prosthetics to make a character

with all the talent. I never expected to win

and Bouzakis were published in Make-Up

rather than the other way around. If you

first place. I was just happy to compete.”

Artist Magazine. Shortly after, Bouzakis

go in with too many ideas you might not

was hired to work at Heidi Klum’s famous

do your best work.”

“It was such an honor,” says Sarah Bedrick,

Halloween party.

N.Y. graduate, “The preparation period was

“Trust your gut,” Buccina adds. “Don’t

short, but that motivated me to work hard

“The recognition you receive from your

get too many opinions. Have one of your

researching, designing, and practicing.

peers at IMATS is incredible,” explains

teachers critique your work, and listen to

Competing among the other talented

Morehouse. “IMATS is filled with make-up

the criticism and learn from it.”

semifinalists in the middle of IMATS, an

lovers and Oscar award-winning make-up

event filled with industry professionals I

artists. Getting your work seen by them

admire, was an exciting experience.”

is amazing. After that, Make-Up Artist


Magazine, MUD, Michael Key, and any

The winners relied on a few staple brushes

sponsors you have publicize it everywhere,

during the competition. Morehouse reveals,

which draws a lot of attention and places

“I love using an angled brush to blend out

Preparation is important in a time-sensitive

your name and work on a higher platform.

my bald caps. Since it’s so sharp it gives

competition like Battle of the Brushes.

You can also add the award to your resume.

me a lot of control for a very thin and subtle

Buccina explains, “I spent eight hours

Even people who don’t know specifically

blend. I also used the powder brushes and

practicing my look. I made a face chart,

what it is will still know that you won an

some of the eye shadow brushes to add

practiced the look on myself first, and

international make-up competition.”

a beauty make-up look on top of my alien


took pictures with my cell phone. Then I changed what I didn’t like and practiced on a friend. This time I had a professional

special effects.”


photographer take pictures at the school.”

Schulte adds, “Definitely MUD’s angle liner brush [#920] and shadow blender [#350].

She continues, “Two of my teachers

Battle of the Brushes winners have some

I used those two exclusively on stage at

critiqued my work. They were very hard

wisdom to share with future competitors.

IMATS. I also am a huge fan of the MUD

on me, and I took everything they said

Ginzel suggests, “Just keep working

Zero Loose Powder. Not only did I set my

and fixed it. Their criticism pushed me to

on it. Keep practicing and learning new

make-up for Battle of the Brushes with it,

perfect every minor detail, which ultimately

techniques. Push forward and put yourself

but I also use it on myself daily.” In addition,

got me first place.”

out there, and good things will come.”

Ginzel recommends MUD’s #910 brush, “which is great for creating texture,” and

L.A. graduate, Kyrsta Morehouse, got

Simplicity is key for Bouzakis, “Keep it

the #900 and #920, “which are invaluable

to work as soon as possible: “Once you

simple and focus. You don’t need to go

for fine detail work.”

find out you made the top eight you have

crazy with the costume and accessories.

roughly a month before the competition,

Focus on the make-up and coloring.”

so time is limited.” She adds, “To prepare I

We hope these past winners inspire you to create goals and reach for your dreams,

did a lot of face charts, sketches, tests on

“Create for yourself instead of trying to

and we look forward to seeing who the

my arm, full make-up tests on my model,

people please and read other people’s

future winners are. Lacey Buccina says it

and mock competitions using random

minds,” Morehouse suggests. “Avoid

best, “There is a place for everyone in this

prosthetics and a three-hour timer. The key

comparing yourself to everyone. All you

industry. You should support your peers,

is to lock down your design early so you can

can control is your make-up. So, focus,

be happy for their success, and not be

practice it enough that it becomes muscle

work hard, be prepared, and look at

jealous of it. We are taught to be the best

memory. I also outlined every step of the

everyone else once the timer stops.” She

from an early age, but in this industry there

make-up and figured out how much time I

adds, “Don’t be afraid to ask for help. If

will always be someone better than you.

needed for each step so my model could

you have trouble affording supplies, finding

You need to learn from them and work to

time check me throughout the competition.”

a model to practice on, or solidifying your

be just as good.” •

design…ask! The worst people can say is


no, and a lot of them will say yes!”

After Battle of the Brushes, our winners

Schulte advises, “Have a strong concept

received some fantastic opportunities.

and make sure your character is without a


In Memory of

David Langford 1960 - 2017 An inspirational make-up artist, mentor, educator, and friend that touched the lives and careers of so many young aspiring artists. His enthusiasm and love for life was contagious and brought smiles to faces of everyone he worked with. During his thirty plus years as a freelance make-up artist, David helped bring the iconic “Elvira: Mistress of the Dark” character to life, worked as a department head at Paramount, was a Senior Make-up Consultant at Walt Disney Studios, and a member of I.A.S.T.E. Local 706 - the Make-up Artists and Hairstylists Guild. David began his teaching career at Joe Blasco Makeup Training Center and spent the last seven years as an instructor for Make-up Designory. Recognized on campus for his infectious laugh and generosity to those he mentored, his memory will live on in the artists that he trained and inspired. He will be remembered and missed by all, and thought of often. From all of us in the make-up community, “We will miss you, David.”

Get to Know the Creative Head of MUD Studio Vienna “I felt like the next natural step in my career was to run a make-up school and I feel lucky to be pairing up with the world’s leading make-up school. I am blessed to be able to combine all my passions—fashion, creativity, teaching, and inspiring others into one job.”

Ana Jaksic, called AJ, has been working

part of the Make-up Pro Team, working

change. In 2017 she came back to Vienna

in the make-up industry for over eighteen

at all the important international fashion

(where she first started her make-up ca-

years. She is well known for her unique

weeks for the past ten years.

reer) and pursued teaching at MUD Studio Vienna.

style, creativity, and attention to detail. At a young age she knew that being creative

Her dedication and passion for fashion

and inspiring others would be her path.

make-up have earned her collaborations

Looking back at her many years of experi-

with Scandinavian designers such as

ence and accomplishments, AJ views MUD

Prior to her time at MUD Vienna, AJ was

Barbara I Gongini, Bruuns Bazaar, Ivan

as the cherry on top of the cake. She gets

an important part of the artist training and

Grundahl, Elise Gug, Lovechild 1979, Sta-

to inspire future make-up artists and share

development department for one of the

sia, and many more.

her knowledge with them. It is a dream come true to combine her own ideas with

world’s biggest make-up companies. There she developed make-up artists for Den-

After a successful ten-year career in

the world’s leading educational institution

mark, Norway and Iceland. AJ was also

Scandinavia, AJ decided it was time for a

for make-up artistry.

Ana and Natalie created a platform and community for creative heads. It includes professional photographers, stylists, hairdressers, models, and MUD make-up artists who work together and just create. They also work in cooperation with Vienna Fashion Week, the famous Opera Ball, and the world-renowned Life-Ball, all of which give students the chance to showcase what they have learned. MUD Studio Vienna is the place to be for creatives in Vienna!


Mastered Shoot for Piret Kartus Jewelry Art Direction: Sophia Coplay Photo: Roman Yee Model: Laura Rakhman Kidd Hair: Hilda Flores and Yolanda Recinos

Campaign for Seeoo Eyewear Photo: Markus Mansi model: Maruša

Look Book for Barbara i Gongini Photo: Cooper&Gorfer

It’s been almost two years since MUD Studio opened in Vienna. MUD Studio Vienna educates up to sixteen students at once in a private atmosphere. The classroom is on a separate level from the shop to keep it special and private. The store customers are not disturbed by students and vice versa. The students get to know make-up in a pleasant environment with the latest resources. •


Berlin seeFASHION MUD Studio Berlin’s students and graduates teamed up again with one of the most prestigious fashion and art schools in Berlin. Every year, the Department of Fashion Design at “Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin” presents their current graduate collections and design projects in a big show called SeeFASHION. For the second year in a row MUD was invited to provide the make-up and hair services at this high-profile event. SeeFASHION brings together eighty designers and forty models for a three-hour runway show. You can imagine the buzz and high-energy vibes happening backstage. For many of the MUD students, this is their first experience in a real-life work situation. It’s a dramatic change from the classroom. Everything happens so fast! Models arrive late, designers change their minds about looks, and students have to change the lipstick color at the last minute. The atmosphere at SeeFASHION can be intense. Thanks to the guidance of our senior team members, everyone pulls together to finish the task. All the hard work pays off when the students get to stand next to the runway and see their creations for the first time on such a big stage. •


Photo: Heike Overberg


As people get to know the power of MUD, we get to know the power of the people. This project is our small way of reminding the world that the puzzle of humanity is made from unique individual pieces.

People of

Antwerp Port cities have always held a special place in our culture as gateways to the rest of the world. Belgium's Antwerp is no exception. As the second largest city in Belgium, it is rich in history and people. Today a progresive hub for culture and design, Antwerp welcomes visitors from all over the world. MUD recently hit the streets of Antwerp for our “People of� project. We invited locals from different walks of life to step in front of the camera.

Photography: Peter Giodani Make-up: Nathalie Baert @ MUD Belgium

Janik Van der Borgt // Teacher

Anja Hindrickx // Sales Assistant / Model

130 // People of Antwerp

Nick De Vucht // Cinematographer

Ruth De Keyser // Human Resources

Jonas Van Ingelgom // Brewing Operator

132 // People of Antwerp

Nicky de Kraker // Make-up Artist

People of Antwerp // 133

Predrag Petrovic // Fashion Designer / Artist

Annika Tibbe // Logistic Director

Rhys Savage // Cook

Kristel Dierckx // Office Assistant

Marie Van Mael // Make-up Artist / Hairstylist

People of Antwerp // 137

Safira Balenga // Sales Advisor

138 // People of Antwerp

Shayli Harrison // Master - Antwerp Fashion Department

Yasmin & Ariane Van der Rauwelaert // Teacher & Sales Assistant

Carlos Schram // Actor / Former Professional Fighter

People of Antwerp // 141



Arbu and Bilall Fallah, who have worked on such films as, Beverly Hills Cop, and are scheduled to work on Bad Boys 3.

MUD Cosmetics launch Contour & Highlight Powders and the Universal Palette.

IMATS LA: MUD graduate, Kyrsta

IMATS NY: MUD graduate, Jerry

Morehouse, wins first place for Battle of

Noriega, takes third place in the Battle

the Brushes, followed by second place

of the Brushes Character/Prosthetic

winner, MUD graduate, Sarah Bedrick.


JUNE Face Off - MUD graduate, Joseph Drobezko, competes on the twelfth season of Face Off.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week


Ljubljana, Fall/Winter: Instructional Specialist, Vanja Djuran, leads a team of

Make-up Artists & Hair Stylist Guild

MUD make-up artists for the fifth time.

Awards: MUD graduate, Natalie Driscoll, wins an award in the category of BEST PERIOD/CHARACTER HAIR STYLING for The People v. O.J. Simpson: American

Creative Arts Emmy Awards:

Crime Story.

MUD graduate, Judy Staats, is nominated MUD graduate, Danielle Rush, wins an

for an award in the category of Outstanding

award in the category of BEST MAKE-UP

Makeup For A Single-Camera Series (Non-

for her work on, So You Think You Can

Prosthetic) for This Is Us; Episode: "I Call

Dance: The Next Generation.


Marriage". MUD graduate, Sarah Woolf, is nominated


Dubai - Associate Director of Education,

for an award in the category of Outstanding

Gil Romero, and Instructional Specialist,

Makeup For A Multi-Camera Series Or

MUD Cosmetics launch the #615 and

Mary Anne Toccalino, show off their

Special (Non-Prosthetic) for Dancing with

#620 synthetic brushes.

make-up skills at the Beauty World

the Stars; Episode: "Halloween Night".

tradeshow in Dubai.

MUD graduate, Nicole Faulkner,


is nominated for an award in the

Katrien Frenssen, instructor at all three

category of Outstanding Makeup For A

IMATS NY: MUD graduate, Lacey

MUD Studios in Belgium, keys the make-

Multi-Camera Series Or Special (Non-

Buccina, takes first place in the Battle of

up department on the film Gangsta. On this

Prosthetic) for RuPaul's Drag Race;

the Brushes Beauty/Fantasy competition.

film, she works alongside Directors Adil El

Episode: "Oh. My. Gaga!"


MUD graduate, Carleigh Herbert, is


Battle of the Berries - MUD graduate,

nominated for an award in the category of

Stella Bouzakis, takes third place in the

Alexa Branco, wins week one of “Battle

Outstanding Makeup For A Limited Series

Battle of the Brushes Character/Prosthetic

of the Berries” - a Hearst Media production

Or Movie (Non-Prosthetic) for American


for Facebook's new 'Watch' tab called

Horror Story: Roanoke.

Beauty Battle.

MUD NY faculty member, Craig Lindberg, is nominated for an award in the category of Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Limited Series, Movie or Special for Saturday Night Live; Episode: "Host : Alec Baldwin".


Demo - MUD L. A. instructor, Shanna Cistulli, demonstrates a Harvest Sugar

IMATS SYDNEY: Battle of the Brushes

Skull LIVE on Facebook.

Demo - Make-up artist, Richard

Character/Prosthetic 1st place winner MUD

Redlefsen, visits the MUD L.A. campus to

Graduate Taylor Schulte

demonstrate a zombie make-up.

IMATS SYDNEY: MUD graduate, Taylor Schulte, takes first place in the Battle

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Ljubljana,

of the Brushes Character/Prosthetic

Spring/Summer: Instructional Specialist,


Vanja Djuran, leads a team of MUD makeup artists for the sixth time.

AUGUST IMATS TORONTO: MUD graduates sweep the Battle of the Brushes Character/

MUD's Associate Director of Education, Gil

Prosthetic competition - Samantha

Romero, interviews acclaimed make-up

Martino takes first place, Caliann Feimer

artists on the red carpet at the Darkest

takes second place, and Melissa Ginzel

Hour panel and screening, hosted by

takes third place.

Make-Up Artist Magazine.



MUD Berlin - Artist, Nina Kožul, helps

Grinchmas - MUD graduates, Carole

get Princess Mabel of Oranien-Nassau

Soueidan, Cat Paschen, Niko Gonzalez,

and Model Noella Coursaris Musunka

and Mindy Pedrick work on Universal

ready for the twenty-fourth Gala Festival

Studios Hollywood's Grinchmas.

MUD Studio St Petersburg launches its

for the German AIDS Foundation. The

first course.

event is hosted at the Deutsche Oper Berlin where the princess is awarded


"World without AIDS Award" for her tireless efforts and commitment to finding

MUD Cosmetics launch the #625 and

a cure for AIDS.

#630 synthetic brushes.

OCTOBER MUD turns 20! Make-up Designory celebrates its twentieth year of being incorporated.


Meet MUD

Discover our community, standard of excellence in education, high-caliber cosmetics, and how you can get involved.

VIBRANT COMMUNITY Make-up Designory started, and remains today, a community of make-up artists, students, retailers, teachers, business owners, and family. MUD is not a typical top-down company or division of a huge conglomerate. We remain independent and have chosen to grow our business from the ground up with the patronage of our students, customers, and the collaboration of the greater MUD family.



com. If you’re a business owner or

local reseller. If you are fortunate to live near

manager and want to receive more

a MUD Studio, you can learn about the

In addition to our original campuses in

information about these collaborations,

line and make-up in general by attending a

California and New York, we’ve grown to

please contact your local distributor or

workshop. For information on becoming a

include a number of international MUD

email the MUD corporate office directly at

MUD retailer, please see the distribution list

Studios that provide professional make-


in the back of the magazine or email us at

up education, personal classes, and retail


environments. We also offer professional make-up training at partner schools

As in other areas of retail, cosmetics are

around the world.

now routinely sold online. In fact, on many sites cosmetics are one of the fastest growth categories. If you prefer to shop from the ease of your home, or if there are no retailers near you, online shopping is a


great option. While our retail sites do not reach all parts of the world, where available, you will find valuable information about the

We’ve always taken a different view on

product line, insightful how-to videos, and

cosmetic retail sales. We observed years

the ability to buy the products. •

No matter where you encounter MUD,

ago that the traditional retail environment,

you can count on a consistent standard

particularly in the United States, was

of excellence. All MUD partner schools

broken. Successful cosmetic companies

and MUD Studios that offer professional

often rely on heavy external investment,

make-up training offer the same

or they are brands owned by other

courses. All instructors are certified

cosmetic companies or large retail chains.

and trained by Make-up Designory.

Staying independent lets us be true to

Because we centrally maintain student

our mission of putting the make-up artist

records, you can study in multiple

and customer first. We also believe our

locations around the world.

closely-held environment is ultimately best for our employees and customers. As

Our partner schools are often beauty

evidence, we recently looked for ways to

academies, such as schools of esthetics

make the line more economical. We are

and cosmetology, who wish to improve

pleased to report that without changing

their make-up offerings or add

the quality of the product or packaging, we

courses outside of their core programs in

lowered many of our prices for 2018.

cosmetology and esthetics. The courses are modular, so schools can offer them individually or in a program that includes several courses. For information on becoming a MUD retailer, please see the distribution list in the back of the magazine or email us at sales@mud.edu. Beyond our MUD Studios, we search for

For the United States and Canada

retail opportunities that can provide for a


knowledge-based sales environment. This


If you're interested in taking a MUD course

often means professional distribution in

For Europe

or program, a list of partner schools and

places like spas, salons and independent


studios are provided on the last page. This

retail locations. We encourage you to

For South Africa

list can also be found on makeupdesignory.

explore the MUD range of products at your



Make-up Designory Los Angeles 129 S. San Fernando Blvd. Burbank, CA 91502 1 818 351 3430 reception@mud.edu www.mud.edu

MUD Studio Los Angeles, California

The Los Angeles campus can be found in downtown Burbank, California, home of some of the biggest production studios in the world, including Warner Bro. Studios, Walt Disney Studios, The Disney Channel, Nickelodeon, NBC Studios, and dozens of other major entertainment companies.

MUD Studio New York, NY

Make-up Designory New York 65 Broadway, 15th Floor New York, NY 10006 1 917 962 8760 receptionnyc@mud.edu www.mud.edu

The New York campus is located amidst the bustle of the world's most renowned fashion designers, theatres, and network studios. In Manhattan's fast-paced and exciting Financial District, MUD students are just steps away from Wall Street, Stone Street eateries, and the Battery Park waterfront area.


MUD Studio Ljubljana, Slovenia

MUD Studio Slovenia Rimska cesta 13 1000 Ljubljana Slovenia, Europe +386 1 6200 348 info@makeupdesignory.eu www.makeupdesignory.eu

Due to Slovenia’s geographical position, being centrally located in Europe - just a short flight from most European countries, and it’s beautiful landscape and stunning architecture, Ljubljana is the perfect base to attract students from all over Europe. MUD Studio Slovenia houses classroom, video and photography areas, administrative offices, MUD shop and MUD’s own gastropub for students to eat amazing food! Here, current students and graduates can access complete administrative assistance as well as a private career services.

MUD Studio Vienna, Austria

It doesn’t matter if it’s summer or winter – Vienna is always worth a visit! This year, Vienna has been rated as the world’s most

MUD Studio Vienna Opernring 9 1010 Wien Vienna, Austria +4315810443 info@mudstudio.at www.makeupdesignory.at

“livable” city for the seventh time, but what makes Vienna so special? Austria’s capital is located in the heart of Europe and offers a perfect mixture of culture and lifestyle. Rich in history, art and music, Vienna is a city full of attractions that will keep you inspired and feed your cravings for culture.


MUD Studio Gent Brabantdam 63 9000 Gent, Belgium +32 800 62 440 gent@makeupdesignory.be www.makeupdesignory.be

MUD Studio Gent, Belgium

Gent has been a Flemish Village since before the Roman Empire, and has seen all of history since then. The architecture of the 18th and 19th centuries, as well as its wonderful wonderful museums throughout the city, makes Gent a beautiful tourist location. The MUD Studio feels the grandeur of the city, reflects the development of music and theater, and the many festivals, and gives students the opportunity to develop their own creativity to add to Gent's colorful lifestyle.

MUD Studio Kortrijk Lange Steenstraat 14 8500 Kortrijk +32 800 62 440 kortrijk@makeupdesignory.be www.makeupdesignory.be

MUD Studio Kortrijk, Belgium

Kortrijk dates from Roman times, when it was called Cortoriacum. The town is encircled by remnants of ancient walls. Located in Kortrijk are a castle, a belfry tower, a 16th-century town hall, the Gothic Church of Our Lady, completed in 1211. Nowadays, Kortrijk is a very dynamic city of about 80,000 inhabitants with a solid entrepreneurial image and flair.


MUD Studio Antwerp Vlaamsekaai 57 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium +32 800 62 440 antwerpen@makeupdesignory.be www.makeupdesignory.be

MUD Studio Antwerp, Belgium Besides the many historical buildings that are reminiscent of the city’s heyday in the 16th century, Antwerp boasts a lively shopping and entertainment scene as well as many cultural attractions. The city also has a myriad of beauty spots, quiet courtyards, squares and secret gardens where you can relax. The Botanical Garden on Leopoldstraat is a haven of peace and quiet, but also home to 2,000 rare and remarkable plants.

MUD Studio Kharkiv, Ukraine

Our MUD Studio is located exactly in the heart of Europe at the 50th parallel north. We welcome every creative person to take part in our events, classes and image days. Our team, that includes professional make-up artists and photographers, will help everyone to get the full beauty look and great portfolio.


MUD Studio Ukraine Svobody str. 7/9 Kharkiv, 61002, Ukraine +38 (067) 950 51 52 info@mudukraine.com

MUD Studio Berlin, Germany

MUD Studio Berlin Oderberger Str. 48 10435 Berlin, Germany +49 (0)30 23906900 hello@mud-Studio.de www.mud-Studio.de

Berlin is a vibrant, exciting city with so many varied and distinctive neighborhoods and iconic history all around. You can discover people, culture, life styles, world views, religion and, of course, great food at all levels and from every corner of the world. Berlin offers a very diverse art and nightlife scene that contains everything - from inspiring to crazy (and sometimes questionable). Berlin is an excellent place to test the openness of your mind and heart, to be inspired by the declining palaces of by-gone eras as well as the shiny new technology of modern Europe.

MUD Studio Milan, Italy

MUD Studio Milano Via Soncino, 1 20123 Milan, Italy +39 02 3659 8968 info@muditaly.com www.makeupdesignory.it MUD Studio Milan is located in the center of one of the world's fashion capitals, and just a five-minute walk from the famous Milan Cathedral. The studio offers two classrooms, a retail store, and comfortable lounge where students can network with our international team. A fully equipped photo studio is located in one of the classrooms and is available for students to use for their professional projects.


MUD Studio St. Petersburg, Russia MUD Studio St. Petersburg Botkinskaya Street, 15-1, office 18-H 194044 St. Petersburg, Russia +7 (812) 380 88 30 www.makeupdesignory.ru

Steeped in mysteries and legends, St Petersburg welcomes you to another world belonging to some of the most dramatic periods in European history. A vision of the "Venice of the North" with more than 300 bridges, exquisite cathedrals, palaces, and gilded domes makes it impossible not to feel the city's appeal and charm. MUD Studio St. Petersburg is aiming to bring high educational standards to Russia's rapidly developing make-up industry, introduce a new fundamental approach to the learning process, and boost tons of creative energy.

MUD Studio Manila, Philippines Manila, the Pearl of the Orient, is one of the centers of cultural and commercial

MUD Studio Manila C235 2nd Floor Fort Bonifacio Global City Taguig 1634 Philippines +1 6326591952 www.mudstudio.me

life for the Asian Pacific world. For 500 years, Manila has been a pivotal point of shipping between Asia, America, and the rest of the world. For the past forty years, Manila has been a center for tourism, film and television, music, art, architecture, and advertising. MUD Studio Manila cultivates a new generation of creative artisans who will enhance the history, beauty and glory of the Asian world.


MUD Studio Guatemala City, Guatemala MUD Studio Guatemala City 2do nivel Roof Top de Oakland Mall +502 2336-5535 mudguatemala@gmail.com mudguatemala.com

Locally known as “Guatemala” or “Guate”, our city is the capital and home of the Icaro Film Festival where independent films produced in the area are debuted. Guatemala has recently been awarded as “Iberoamerican Capital of Culture” for 2015. Our country is rich in culture, architecture, natural resources and development. We have the distinct advantage as the only professional make-up academy with international certifications in the area.

MUD Studio Mumbai, India

MUD Studio Mexico City 1st Floor, Notan Chambers, Turner Road, Bandra (W), Mumbai- 400050, INDIA Contact no : +91.9764997384 info@makeupdesignory.in www.mudindia.com

MUD Studio Mumbai is located at Bandra, one of India's and Mumbai’s premiere locations. It is a province popular for fashion and style with a lavish locality and is home to many influential personalities involved in Bollywood, sports, and politics in India. Most roads and places in Bandra were given English names during British rule. They have been renamed over time but many are still popularly known by their old names. Prominent educational institutions are located in Bandra, welcoming students from across India with places of interest for tourists.


MUD Studio Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town is a port city on South Africa’s southwest coast, on a peninsula beneath the imposing Table Mountain. Slowly

MUD Studio Capetown Shop 006, Cape Qaurter Lifestyle Village, 27 Somerset road Greenpoint, Cape Town, 8005, South Africa +1 608954557 mudstudio@mudsa.co.za www.mudsa.co.za

MUD Studio Sandton, South Africa

rotating cable cars climb to the mountain’s flat top, from which there are sweeping views of the city, the busy harbor and boats heading for Robben Island, the notorious prison that once held Nelson Mandela, which is now a living museum.

Johannesburg is South Africa’s business province, where the hustle and bustle each day has a soulful entity that expresses individuality, yet hums the underlying tune of a culture that celebrates the country's unity. South Africa is the rainbow nation! One can find all kinds of skin types and tones coming together under a warm African sky.

MUD Studio Sandton Shop 53, Morning Glen Mall Corner of Kelvin & Bowling Gallo Manor, Sandton Johannesburg, South Africa +2711 656 0120 mudstudio@mudsa.co.za www.mudsa.co.za


MUD Studio Dubai, United Arab Emirates MUD Studio Dubai Shaikh Hamdan Building, shop no. 2, Close to Monaco Hotel. Clocktower Deirah United Arab Emirates +971- 4294 6883 info@visionempire.ae visionempire.ae

Dream big, work hard. Dubai is a beautiful destination, home to ultramodern architecture, a bustling nightlife and luxury shopping. If you’re feeling more adventurous, Dubai offers several exciting choices to satisfy your desires. From a show at the Dubai Opera to exploring gold, textile and spice souks along Dubai Creek, adventure and excitement await you in this perfectly picturesque city.

MUD distributors YAHYA CORPORATION Karachi, Pakistan mudpakistan@gmail.com www.mudcosmetics.pk Vision Empire General Trading L.L.C Dubai, United Arab Emirates info@visionempire.ae visionempire.ae Make-up Designory Europe d.o.o. Ljubljana, Slovenia info@makeupdesignory.eu www.makeupdesignory.eu Flair Hair & Beauty Supplies Naas, Ireland beauty@xpertpro.ie Tradestores: Flair Hair & Beauty Supply Group Unit D4 Southern Link Naas, Ireland sales@flair.ie www.flair.ie C.A. Papaellinas Ltd 179, Yiannos Kranidiotis Avenue 2235 Latsia, Cyprus 35722741774 www.beautyline.com.cy c.apostolidou@beautyline.com.cy ART Arena Ltd. Kharkiv, Ukraine Sprint Asia Logistics Inc. (MUD Studio Manila) Pasig City, Philippines info@mudstudio.ph Metamorphosis Distributors CC Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa brenda@mudsa.co.za Dobi-inter AG Suhr, Switzerland paola.kunovsky@dobi.ch www.dobi.ch Graham Hair & Beauty Tyne & Wear United Kingdom michelle@grahamhairandbeauty.com www.grahamhairandbeauty.com

Make-Up Brands s.r.o. Prague 2, Czech Repulic ronen@makeupinstitute.cz MUD BVBA Kortrijk, Belgium gianni@makeupdesignory.be www.makeupdesignory.be OOO UNIVERSAL- IMPORT St. Petersburg, Russia zinger-group@yandex.ru www.makeupdesignory.ru Paloma Cosmetics Ltd. Mellieha, Malta charlene@palomacosmetics.com www.roseberrycosmetics.com PAM - Perfumes and more GmbH Vienna, Austria mud@pam.at www.pam.at RC Trading Sp. z o.o. Raszyn, Poland info@reformnails.com www.reformnails.pl TRADE HOUSE Tallinn, Estonia annika@tradehouse.ee www.tradehouse.ee TEVIAN S.L. Valencia, Spain comercial@tevian.com Maquillajes Profesionales S.A. (MUD Studio Guatemala) Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala mudguatemala@gmail.com Nica Professional Make-up Sdn Bhd Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia info@nicaprofessionalmakeup.com Salon Centre Winnipeg, Canada www.saloncentre.ca Face Forward Cosmetics Kingston, Jamaica faceforwardjam@gmail.com Phone: 1 876 970 0470

MUD partner schools Avenue Five Institute Austin, TX www.avenuefive.com

Eric Fisher Academy Wichita, KS www.ericfisheracademy.com

Montana Academy of Salons Great Falls, MT www.montanabeautyschool.com

Beau Monde College Portland, OR www.beaumondecollege.com

Evergreen Beauty College Everett, WA Renton, WA Yakima, WA Bellevue, WA www.evergreenbeauty.edu

National Beauty College Canton, OH www.nationalbc.com

Bellus Academy El Cajon, CA Manhatten, KS National City, CA Poway, CA www.bellusacademy.edu

New Beginning College of Cosmetology Albertville, AL www.nbccosmetology.com

Federico College Fresno, CA www.gofederico.com

Blake Austin College Vacaville, CA www.blakeaustincollege.edu

Gould's Academy Memphis, TN www.gouldsacademy.com

Blossom Kochhar New Delhi, India www.bkccad.com

Hair & Beauty Academy Dubai, UA www.hb-academy.ae

Boca Beauty Academy Boca Raton, FL www.bocabeautyacademy.edu

Hair Design Institute Boynton Beach, FL Apopka, FL www.hairdesigninstitute.edu

Career Academy of Beauty Garden Grove, CA www.caofb.com

Medi-Visage Lda Leiria, Portugal www.visage.pt

Elevate Salon Institute Royal Oak - Royal Oak, MI www.esichubbuck.com Chubbuck - Chubbuck, ID www.esiroyaloak.com

Metro Beauty Academy Allentown, PA www.metrobeautyacademy.edu Mitsu Sato Hair Academy & L'OREAL Professional Salon Overland Park, KS www.mitsusatohairacademy.com

MUD contact

Summit Salon Academy Kokomo, IN www.kokomobeautyschool.com Tampa, FL www.summitsalonacademytampa.com

New York Institute of Beauty Islandia, NY www.nyib.edu

Tennessee School of Beauty Knoxville, TN www.tennesseeschoolofbeauty.com/ mud-partner-school

Oliver Finley Academy Garden City, ID www.oliverfinley.com

William Edge Beauty College San Antonio, TX www.williamedge.com

Pivot Point Academy Blommingdale, IL www.pivot-point.com

Brown Beauty Barber School Bessemer, AL Innovate Salon Academy www.brownbeautybarberschool.com South Plainfield, NJ www.innovatesalonacademy.com Capri Learning Center Newburgh, NY The Institute of Skin Science Nanuet, NY Stratham, NH www.caprinow.com www.instituteofskinscience.com

Empire Beauty Schools Hooksett, NH  Portsmouth, NH www.empirebeautyschools.com

South Hills and North Hills Beauty Academy South Hills Campus - Pittsburgh PA North Hills Campus - Pittsburgh PA www.shnhbeauty.com

The Salon Professional Academy Altoona, PA www.tspaaltoona.com Appleton, WI The Avenue Academy www.tspaappleton.com Albuquerque NM Buffalo, NY www.theavenueacademy.com www.tspabuffalo.com Colorado Spring, CO The Beauty Institute www.tspacoloradosprings.com Philidelphia, PA Dallas, TX Stroudsburg, PA www.tspadallas.com www.tghairacademy.edu Evansville, IN www.tspaevansville.com Salon Success Academy Grand Junction, CO Corona, CA www.GrandJunctionBeautySchool.com Fontana, CA Holland, MI Redlands, CA www.tspaholland.com Upland, CA Howell, NJ West Covina, CA www.tspahowell.com www.gotobeautyschool.com Nashville, TN www.nashvillebeautyschool.com Simi Valley Adult Education School Onalaska, WI of Cosmotology www.salonproacademy.com Simi Valley, CA Portland, OR www.simi.tec.ca.us www.tspaportland.com Shorewood, IL www.tspashorewood.com Washington D.C. www.tspadc.com

USA Make-up Designory USA 129 S. San Fernando Blvd. Burbank, CA 91502 818-729-9420 www.facebook.com/makeupdesignory www.facebook.com/mudschools www.mudshop.com www.mud.edu


Europe Make-up Designory Europe Rimska cesta 13 1000 Ljubljana Slovenia, Europe +386 1 6200 348 info@makeupdesignory.eu www.facebook.com/mud.eu www.makeupdesignory.eu shop.makeupdesignory.eu

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MUD Art magazine 2018  

20 years - The story of Make-up Designory MUD Coast to Coast Bring Your Big Dreams to the Big Apple Learning in La-La Land Glitter & Grit St...

MUD Art magazine 2018  

20 years - The story of Make-up Designory MUD Coast to Coast Bring Your Big Dreams to the Big Apple Learning in La-La Land Glitter & Grit St...