Our History

A Legacy of Excellence in makeup education

In 1997,  a group of makeup artists came together and founded Make-up Designory (MUD) with a vision to revolutionize make-up education. MUD aimed to create an environment that fostered creativity, taught real-world skills, and always prioritized the needs of the students. With a pioneering spirit, they set forth to blend professional-grade make-up artistry with top-tier education, setting a new standard in the industry.

School History

MUD began with just two classrooms in Toluca Lake, California. After only three years, the school moved to a larger facility in charming downtown Burbank, California. This new campus provided space for classrooms, administrative offices, a student store, a resource center (library), a student lounge, and a professional photography studio, enhancing the learning environment for our growing student body.

As MUD’s educational programs and reputation grew, we expanded further. In 2009, additional offices and staff were relocated to Valencia, California. This location serves as our distribution center, shipping MUD’s professional tools, products, and student kits to distributors, our main campuses, MUD Studios, and Partner Schools worldwide.

Driven by an unwavering commitment to excellence and innovation, MUD quickly rose to prominence. Our educational programs, renowned for their depth and comprehensive approach, have earned us the accolade of the “Harvard of makeup schools,” setting a benchmark in professional training. This dedication to nurturing talent has been pivotal in our growth, solidifying our position as industry leaders.


Commitment to Excellence

Our product line, developed to support our educational mission, is crafted for precision, durability, and adaptability, catering to professionals and enthusiasts alike. Celebrated for their exceptional quality, our foundations, brushes, and extensive range are designed to meet the dynamic needs of the make-up artist community.

As we continue to expand our influence worldwide, our core values remain intact. MUD is more than a school and a brand; we are a community of artists, innovators, and visionaries. We are committed to shaping the future of make-up artistry, nurturing talent, and inspiring confidence.

Join our mission as we push the boundaries of beauty and education, championing the power of makeup to transform and inspire. Join us at MUD and be part of a legacy that has set the standard for makeup artistry education. With a commitment to excellence, innovation, and student success, MUD continues to shape the future of the makeup industry.