September 17, 2019

MUD Celebrates Our 2019 Creative Arts Emmy-Winning & Nominated Grads

Alumni, Industry Speaks, School

The 71st Emmy Awards kicked off Saturday and Sunday with the Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles. We are so excited for and proud of all our MUD graduates who were nominated and won awards this year. We would like to especially congratulate 2004 LA Master program graduate Hugo Villasenor and 2011 NY…

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September 10, 2019

Meet Kimber Parrish: LA Campus Instructor

Instructors, School

MUD LA Associate Instructor Kimber Parrish is an accomplished make-up artist with over 16 years of experience. Her skills and talent include beauty and character make-up, as well as fabrication and hair styling. After graduating from the Make-up Designory Journeyman Program, she worked at Universal Studios Orlando for over 14 years. Here she worked on…

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July 22, 2019

Get This Bohemian Festival Look Created by a MUD LA Instructor

Cosmetics, Instructors, Make-up Tutorial

This festival season, the eyes have it! Summer music fests are the perfect time to get creative and step out of your comfort zone when it comes to eye make-up. Ready to make a statement? When long-lasting coverage counts, our versatile Smitten Collection palette has everything you need to create a warm smokey eye with…

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July 3, 2019

MUD Sits Down with Instructors Shanna Cistulli and Stephen Dimmick for MUD Portraits

Instructors, Portraits, School

Every make-up artist started somewhere. Whether your dream is working backstage at Fashion Week, on Broadway, on set for a hit television show or independent film, on a fashion shoot, on a wedding day or behind the counter, our faculty have been there. One of the biggest advantages MUD students receive is exposure to our…

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April 22, 2019

MUD Celebrates Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild-Award Winner: Alumna Lauren Lillien

Alumni, Industry Speaks, School

On February 16, 2019, the Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild (IATSE Local 706) honored outstanding achievements in make-up and hair styling in television, motion pictures, live theater, commercials and music videos via the 6th Annual Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards. We’re proud to share that MUD LA grad Lauren Lillien took home…

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April 17, 2019

MUD Alumnus Kelsey Berk Imparts Advice on Burbank Students for MUD Talks

Alumni, School, Student and Alumni Stories

Kelsey Berk, a MUD New York alumnus, is a Los Angeles-based laboratory technician and make-up artist. With credits including Fear the Walking Dead, Amityville: The Awakening and American Horror Story, she regularly works at Dave Anderson’s shop, AFX, and Vincent Van Dyke Effects. She is also a member of the Local 706 Make-up and Hair…

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March 20, 2019

How to Create a Trendy Graphic Liner Look Using Our Pro-Favorite Cake Eyeliner

Cosmetics, Make-up Tutorial

Graphic liner is the must-try bold trend for spring! With unlimited possibilities to unleash your inner artist, graphic liner allows you to play around with color, shape, negative space, and more. In this look, resident MUD artist Amber Sanchez used our long-lasting, water-activated Black Cake Eyeliner to layer and create a unique, alternative look. Our…

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February 21, 2019

How to Create the Perfect Ombre Lip Using Our New Collection

Cosmetics, Make-up Tutorial

The ombre look can be seen everywhere lately – this trend is on display in the latest hair styles, manicures, celebrity fashion, and (of course) make-up kits. In short, ombre is one of those ultra hip looks that also has serious staying power. That’s why we created our versatile, pro-approved Ombre Collection to keep you…

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February 13, 2019

MUD Congratulates Our Grads Nominated for Makeup Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards

Alumni, Events, Industry Speaks

It’s one of the most glamorous, prestigious nights in our industry: On February 16th, the 6th Annual Makeup Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards will honor outstanding achievements in make-up and hair styling in television, commercials and music videos, motion pictures, and live theater. The black tie event is a production of the skilled professionals…

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November 14, 2018

Hugo V

Student and Alumni Stories

Hugo Villasenor, a Make-Up Designory graduate from our Burbank school, has a diverse resume. From being the make-up shop supervisor for 2006 film Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny to working as a make-up artist on The Conjuring 2, his work covers a wide range within the special effects make-up world. Some of his…

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