April 19, 2024

Mud Makeup – Blog Post: Your Makeup School Tour Checklist


Title: Your Makeup School Tour Checklist Meta: One of the best ways to make an informed decision is by scheduling a tour. These tours give you a firsthand look at the campus, facilities, and curriculum. Excerpt: One of the best ways to make an informed decision is by scheduling a tour. These tours give you…

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December 27, 2023

New Evening Studio Courses Debut at Make-up Designory


Make-up Designory will introduce Mud’s Studio Courses for our evening sessions starting March 5, 2024. Last year, Mud introduced specialty classes to the evening schedule, with their first course solely dedicated to animatronics. Next year, in addition to the animatronics class, Mud will offer various advanced courses in Make-up Artistry. For those new to Make-up…

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October 6, 2023

Emmy Winner: MUD alumni and instructor: SEAN CONKLIN

Alumni, School, Student and Alumni Stories

Emmy Winner! SEAN CONKLIN is a freelance make-up artist, graduate of Make-up Designory, Instructor at MUD’s Los Angeles Campus, and most recently an Emmy winner for his work on the HBO Max Original TV Show, “Legendary” for Outstanding Contemporary Make-up for a Variety, Nonfiction or Reality Program. Follow fabulously talented voguing houses on “Legendary” as…

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October 3, 2023

How to Become a Makeup Artist in California

Make-up Tutorial

California, often referred to as the land of dreams, is not just about Hollywood stars and sunny beaches; it’s also a hub for creative professionals in the beauty industry. If you’ve ever dreamt of becoming a makeup artist and envision yourself working on glamorous sets or transforming clients for special occasions, California can offer a…

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September 11, 2023

Why Choose MUD?


In a world where you can express yourself in countless ways, makeup isn’t just about looking nice – it’s about making a statement. Whether you want a subtle change or a dramatic transformation, makeup is your tool. And if you’re crazy about makeup and dream of turning it into a career, then Make-up Designory (MUD)…

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June 16, 2023

Upcoming: The Prosthetics Invitational – August 26, 2023

Alumni, Events, School, Student and Alumni Stories

 The Prosthetics Invitational is returning to Los Angeles for the 3rd time on August 26, 2023. The Prosthetics Invitational is a unique portfolio-building and networking opportunity designed to connect make-up artists with varying skills and experience with one another. Created by Local 706 make-up artist and MUD grad Shelby Michael Patton and held at Make-Up Designory….

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June 15, 2023

Animatronics is back at MUD!

Alumni, Events, School

Animatronics is back at MUD! Join us on this thrilling journey into the realm of animatronics and unlock the potential to create captivating characters that blur the line between imagination and reality. With the popularity of film and television shows like The Mandalorian, Stranger Things, Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities, The Lord of the…

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March 12, 2020

MUD Goes Backstage with KTLA News Make-up Artist Jessica Pacetti for Portraits

Alumni, Portraits, School

At MUD, we’re always excited to see where our graduates go. In the latest issue of Portraits, we profile Make-up Artist and MUD LA grad, Jessica Pacetti. She is a featured Make-up Artist for KTLA 5 News Los Angeles (a CW affiliate), where she has worked since 2009. After graduating from MUD’s Los Angeles Campus…

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January 13, 2020

MUD Honors Grad Achievements at 7th Annual MUAHS Guild Awards

Alumni, Industry Speaks, School

The IATSE Local 706 Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild held its 7th annual MUAHS Awards this past Saturday night in downtown Los Angeles. The guild handed out honors in 23 categories for the year’s best make-up and hair styling in television, film, and live theater. On the television side, Big Little Lies and Fosse/Verdon…

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December 11, 2019

MUD Sits Down with LA Grad & Beauty Business Maven Nicole Faulkner for MUD Portraits

Alumni, Portraits, School

Celebrity make-up artist Nicole Faulkner, aka “Lipsticknick,” has put herself on the map with a vibrant artistic style characterized by bold lips, feathery eyelashes and flawless skin. After graduating from MUD in 2010, Nicole established a career distinguished by Emmy®-nominated work on RuPaul’s Drag Race, a stint on an MTV reality show, and a beauty…

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