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February 18, 2015

NY Fashion Week 2015

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Make-up Designory joined forces with the Fashion Design students from the Art Institute of New York City for another successful fashion show last night. Doors opened to the public at 8pm but we were backstage to give Twitter followers the inside scoop at 7pm with MUD’s first ever live tweet session! First, we caught up with the Key…

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June 30, 2014

Industry Speaks: Special Make-up FX Artist Norman Cabrera

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“Never be discouraged…” This was just one of many pieces of advice that Norman Cabrera gave to a room full of peers, fans, MUD students, graduates, and aspiring make-up artists attending Make-up Designory’s Industry Speaks. With over 20 years of special make-up FX experience and a resume that is just as tall as he is,…

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May 1, 2014

Make-Up Artist David Dupuis Speaks at MUD

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When you bring in award-winning artists that have a portfolio of creations from Pirates of the Caribbean, X-Men: The Last Stand, The Hunger Games, and Blade II, you never know what to expect. At MUD’s Industry Speaks event, David Dupuis did not disappoint. As a matter of fact, he wowed. Students explored the world through…

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January 7, 2014

Michael Westmore, Part 2

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A couple of months ago, we had the honor of hosting Michael Westmore as a guest speaker for our Industry Speaks series. The students and staff were inspired tremendously by Mr. Westmore’s experience and knowledge. We wanted more — and to our delight, he agreed to return. Last night, Mr. Westmore walked the audience through an impressive…

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January 6, 2014

Smoky Eye Workshop

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If you didn’t make it to our Free Smoky Eye Workshop in L.A. or N.Y., don’t worry, we’ve detailed the steps for you below! Item List: Eyes: Bone, Honeysuckle, Chamois, Sienna, Espresso, Onyx Black Eye Pencil Volumizing Mascara Get the Smoky Eye Kit Tools: 330 Brush 800 Brush Travel Brush Kit Eyes: First, apply a Cream…

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December 12, 2013

MUD Welcomes Kevin James Bennett to Their Campus

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What do you get when you place make-up brushes in the hands of a guy in a storefront window in New York City? Kevin James Bennett. As MUD’s Industry Speaks weekly event invited Kevin to speak to MUD students, he wanted to do more than simply give words of encouragement. Prior to the event, the Emmy Award…

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November 21, 2013

Face Off Frenzy at MUD

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  Make-up Designory is proud to report that three of our recent grads will be competing in Season 6 of SyFy’s Face Off. Among the 14 contestants, MUD alumni Nicholas Gonzalez, Cat Paschen, and Bethany Serpico will be competing in what SyFy calls “Face Off’s boldest season yet!” Good luck to Niko, Cat, Bethany and the rest of…

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November 19, 2013

Q&A with Debra Johnson – Makeup Artistry School

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Q&A – Makeup Artistry School Every once in a while I do something called “Just Ask”…meaning ask me anything beauty-related and then I post my answers in this Q&A beauty blog. I found this question pretty neat! Q: When I grow up, I want to work as a makeup artist like you. I watch tons of…

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November 8, 2013

MUD’s Industry Speaks Event Features Michael Westmore

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  There are only a few families that are considered true Hollywood Dynasties: Barrymore and Fonda (ask your parents) come to mind, but there is only one name that is considered Hollywood make-up royalty: Westmore. For almost one hundred years the Westmore family has played a role in the films and television shows that inspire new generations of make-up…

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September 3, 2013

Sean Conklin in South Africa

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MUD’s very own, Sean Conklin has been busy in South Africa over the past few days while demonstrating the versatility and quality of MUD products.  During his stay he will also be conducting exclusive mini workshops at the MUD Showrooms in Gauteng, which can be attended in small intimate groups by enthusiastic professional make-up artists. Sean will…

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