September 14, 2018

MUD Celebrates Our Emmy Nominated Grads: Nicole Faulkner and Jen Fregoz

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Nicole Faulkner Nicole Faulkner, alias “Lipsticknick” has developed a name for herself as celebrity make-up artist, with a personal brand marked by bold lips, feathery eyelashes, and flawless skin. You might know her from her beauty influencer status online, with 518,000 followers on Instagram and 42,100 followers on Twitter. She’s performed as herself on Todrick Hall’s MTV…

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September 13, 2018

MUD Celebrates Our Emmy Nominated Grads: Carleigh Herbert and Hugo Villasenor

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Carleigh Herbert If you’ve ever watched American Horror Story, you know that the make-up and effects are always incredible. Whether it be Hypodermic Sally’s dark smoky eyes in Hotel or Twisty the Clown’s aged face paint in Freak Show, make-up is used to create the illusion of monsters, evil spirits, and everything in between. A limited series telling tales…

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September 12, 2018

MUD Celebrates Our Emmy Grads: Natalie Driscoll and Melissa Buell

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Natalie Driscoll Another accomplished MUD Grad from our Los Angeles school is hairstylist to the stars Natalie Driscoll. Like so many make-up artists, Natalie was drawn to make-up since childhood. On her website bio she says “in my younger years I dreamt of doing hair and make-up for film, television, weddings, and events. By working very hard my dreams…

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September 11, 2018

MUD Congratulates our Emmy Nominated Grads: Gina Ghiglieri and Kristina Frisch

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Kristina Frisch Kristina Frisch knew she wanted to be a make-up artist ever since she was a little girl. “It was the 1980’s and every movie had a transformation montage. The frumpy girl turned into a babe. The dorky kid into the werewolf. I thought ‘I want to do that.’ I just love transformations I…

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September 9, 2018

MUD Celebrates Our Emmy Nominated and Winning Grads

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Everyone knows MUD grads are some of the most talented and professional artists in Hollywood, but the Emmy’s this year make us all particularly proud. MUD would like to officially congratulate our MUD Graduates Emma Faulkes and Natalie Driscoll on their Emmy wins!  Congratulations as well to our MUD Graduate nominees Melissa Buell, Kristina Frisch, Nicole…

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August 28, 2018

MUD Celebrates Our 20th Anniversary with Francine Reich

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Francine Reich is the Brand Manager for Make-Up Designory Cosmetics. She began working for MUD as the store manager in 1998, and studied make-up and worked as a freelance artist in the early nineties. She has also been a licensed Cosmetologist for nearly 30 years. With the company’s decision to design, create and manufacture our own line…

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August 24, 2018

Product Focus: Eyebrow Creams

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Whether it’s Cara Delevingne’s bushy brows or Instagram’s wavy eyebrow trend, eyebrows have dominated the make-up world for the last few seasons. However, unless you have perfect natural brows (and if you do, we’re all jealous), getting your eyebrows ‘on-fleek’ takes a little bit of care. In a world filled with eyebrow pencils, gels, and…

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August 17, 2018

MUD Celebrates Our 20th Anniversary With John Bailey

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John Bailey hasn’t had the most typical make-up career. Starting in a college theater department, Bailey first picked up a make-up brush to do his own character make-ups for his college roles. However, his talent for make-up did not go unnoticed, leading to Bailey becoming the go-to make-up artist in the department and teaching his…

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August 10, 2018

MUD Celebrates Our 20th Anniversary with Paul Thompson

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Starting his make-up career in 1987, Paul Thompson is MUD’s Director of Education and organizational leader behind the MUD Schools. Unlike our students, Thompson didn’t go to a traditional make-up school, instead he taught himself and took scattered classes under the guidance of an instructor at his community college. In the beginning he took jobs…

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July 27, 2018

MUD Celebrates Our 20th Anniversary with Gil Romero

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Our Associate Director of Education, Gil Romero, has been with MUD since the beginning. Choosing to become a make-up artist because of his childhood love for monsters, Gil has not only worked administratively but has also taught in our schools and acted as our Burbank location’s School Director. In 2009, Romero co-authored the second edition…

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