Your journey to a
world of opportunity.

MUD was founded as a school for make-up artists, by make-up artists. Today it’s evolved into much more. We offer an educational passport into the world of make-up for the film, television, fashion, beauty and wedding industries, with credits that are transferrable across our global network of MUD Campuses, Studios and Partner Schools.

The MUD team is excited to announce the first
edition of our new quarterly magazine, Portraits.

Since we founded MUD more than twenty years ago, we’ve been endlessly inspired by the ways in which our community of students, grads, instructors and friends has grown and thrived. In Portraits, we’ll be celebrating groundbreaking work created by talented members of our community.

Tate Holland. Founder and CEO, Make-up Designory

FEATURE STORY WITH NICOLE FAULKNER

Lipsticknick

If I could give advice to any MUD grad or student, or anyone thinking about becoming a make-up artist,
I would say: take every opportunity that comes your way. Don’t say no to anything, especially in the beginning. You never know where those relationships are going to lead you. Be humble, be kind and be patient.

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 began working at MAC Cosmetics. Here, she met celebrity Todrick Hall, who invited her to join the cast of his MTV reality show, Todrick, in 2015. The social media buzz she gained from her time on the show led to new connections — including work on RuPaul’s Drag Race, where she recently earned her third Emmy nomination for Outstanding Makeup for a Multi-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic) for the episode “Trump: The Rusical”. Today, Nicole is leading the team at Pout, her all-inclusive, LA-based beauty bar business that offers both traditional and specialty make-up services like face and body paint.

Faces of MUD

Celebrating
our Emmy® Winners
and Nominees.

Everyone knows MUD alumni are some of the most talented, professional artists in Hollywood. Now we’re seeing MUD represented more than ever with Emmy awards and nominations.

NOMINEES |

Denotes Winner

Outstanding Make-up for a Single-
Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic)

GLOW “THE GOOD TWIN”

MELISSA BUELL

2007 LA Master program graduate

KRISTINA FRISCH

2002 LA Master program graduate

Outstanding Make-up for a Multi-Camera
Series or Special (Non Prosthetic)

RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE “TRUMP: THE RUSICAL”

JENNIFER FREGOZO

2005 LA Journeyman program graduate

NICOLE FAULKNER

2010 LA Makeup III program graduate

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE “FINALE”

DANIELLE SAUNDERS RUSH

2002 LA Master program graduate

THE VOICE “LIVE TOP 13 PERFORMANCES”

GINA GHIGLIERI

2003 LA Journeyman graduate

 

Outstanding Make-up for a Limited
Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic)

FOSSE/VERDON

JACQUELINE RISOTTO

2011 NY Fashion program graduate

SHARP OBJECTS

MICHELLE RADOW

2005 LA Journeyman program graduate

ERIN GOOD

2006 LA Master program graduate

Outstanding Make-up for a Multi-Camera
Series, Limited Series, Movie or Special

STAR TREK: DISCOVERY “IF MEMORY SERVES”

HUGO VILLASENOR

2004 LA Master program graduate

FOSSE/VERDON

JACQUELINE RISOTTO

2011 NY Fashion program graduate

GAME OF THRONES “THE LONG NIGHT”

EMMA FAULKES

2007 LA Special Make-up Effects course
graduate

Where are they now?

GINA GHIGLIERI

Gina is currently working as Key Make-Up Artist for The Unicorn (CBS) as well as American Idol.

ASHLEY JOY BECK

You can find Ashley working with Lilly Singh on NBC’s late night talk show, A Little Late with Lilly Singh.

MICHELLE RADOW

Michelle is currently working on an anthology series with Amanda Peet and Christian Slater.

INSTRUCTOR SPOTLIGHT

Stephen
Dimmick

It’s this learning, it’s a giving back and getting back. The younger generation come in and they’re hungry and they’re alive and they just want to sink their teeth into it, and it’s just exciting to be around that.

Renowned make-up artist Stephen Dimmick has spent over 20 years working with some of the biggest names in high fashion, beauty editorial and entertainment. From doing make-up for A-list celebrities and musicians and assisting make-up legend Pat McGrath on editorial assignments for American Vogue and Vogue Italia to working on runway shows for major fashion houses like Dior Couture and Valentino, Stephen has done it all. In 2018, he joined the MUD faculty, inspired by the ability to connect with the students he teaches.

Highlights

OUTSTANDING CAREER
SCHOOL VETERAN GRADUATE

Jenny Thomas

We would like to salute MUD grad Jenny Thomas, who has been recognized to the Coalition of NY Career Schools for her achievements after graduation. Jenny used her GI Bill benefits to pursue an education at MUD, completing her Multimedia Certification of September 4, 2018.

 

PRODUCT INNOVATIONS:

Eyebrow
Defining Set

We developed these smudge-
resistant Eyebrow Creams to glide
on smoothly and to create natural
looking brows. The unique formula
does not require airtight packaging
and can be stored in a palette or
compact without drying out.”

Francine Reich

MUD BRAND MANAGER

This three-product set includes everything you need to take the guesswork out of creating the perfect brow, bundled together at an attractive price. Blendable, smudge-proof and pigment-rich Eyebrow Cream glides on smoothly to create fine hair strokes and fits into MUD’s Refillable 1” Eye Compact. It comes with the #220 Eyebrow Brush for precise lines.

 

Take a closer look.

To read more in-depth profiles from this edition of Portraits, download the full print version.

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