The Nominees are in… 2018 Emmys

It’s mid-July, and you know what that means: Emmys Season! Last week, this year’s nominees were announced, and we are prouder than ever of all the amazing MUD grads who made the list. Recognized for their work on Game of Thrones, GLOW, Ru Paul’s Drag Race, and more, here’s all the MUD grads that were nominated this year:

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Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Limited Series, Movie or Special

Emma Faulkes, Special Makeup Effects Artist

Game Of Thrones • The Dragon And The Wolf • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Bighead, Littlehead; 360, Television/Startling Television


Outstanding Makeup for a Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic)

Melissa Buell, Makeup Artist

Kristina Frisch, Makeup Artist

GLOW • Money’s In The Chase • Netflix • Glitter Pictures, LLC


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

Nicole Faulkner, Makeup Artist

Jen Fregozo, Makeup Artist

RuPaul’s Drag Race • 10s Across The Board • VH1 • World of Wonder Productions


Gina Ghiglieri, Makeup Artist

The Voice • Live Finale, Part 1 • NBC • MGM Television, Talpa Media USA, Inc., Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television


Outstanding Makeup for a Limited Series or Movie (Non-Prosthetic)

Carleigh Herbert, Additional Makeup Artist

American Horror Story: Cult • FX Networks • Twentieth Century Fox Television


Melissa Buell, Makeup Artist

The Last Tycoon • Oscar, Oscar, Oscar • Prime Video • TriStar Television, Inc. and Amazon Studios


Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Limited Series, Movie or Special

Carleigh Herbert, Additional Makeup Artist

American Horror Story: Cult • FX Networks • Twentieth Century Fox Television


Hugo Villasenor, Special Makeup Effects Artist

Star Trek: Discovery • Will You Take My Hand? • CBS (CBS All Access) • CBS Television Studios / Secret Hideout / Roddenberry Entertainment


Outstanding Hairstyling for a Limited Series or Movie

Natalie Driscoll, Key Hairstylist

The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story • FX Networks • Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions


Congratulations to all that are nominated! 

Top Trends from the Emmys

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Last night at the Emmys, a few trends emerged as stellar new looks for both the Hollywood red carpet and for an everyday look.  While lots of jewels may be a bit over the top for a day at the office, they sure worked for some of the night’s belles of the ball —  including the curvaceous Sofia Vergara of Modern Family.  Sophia worked the red carpet with Emerald jewels dangling from her ears and matching ring that was just as stunning as her dress.

The look of the event was a lip, however, that we can all recreate.  The tomato-red lip works on a variety of skin tones and still commands the attention of a red lip. Who did it best this year?  We’re going to go with Claire Danes (Homeland), Christina Hendricks (Mad Men) and Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men).  All three ladies brought the elegance of Hollywood together with the sassiness of their characters without skipping a beat.  To try the look out for yourself, try the MUD Lipstick in Lady Bug.

The 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Make-Up Review and How To

Lucy Liu

Last night’s 64th annual Primetime Emmy’s were held in Los Angeles at the Nokia Theatre, and was hosted by one of my personal favorite late night TV personalities, Jimmy Kimmel.

We saw quite a few strapless and sweetheart gowns this year. Zoe Deschanel, Morena Baccarin, Julianne Hough, and Kat Dennings looked slick and sexy with this style. Kat Dennings rocked a low cut burgundy piece by J. Mendel, and I think she made the right choice by wearing her hair down, in soft locks, and pairing it all with a bold, earth toned red lip.

Color-wise, I’d say the two leading hues of the evening were bright yellow and orange. Padma Lakshmi and Ginnifer Goodwin exemplified this Autumnal trend with two festive but elegant burnt orange dresses. The ladies in yellow were Julianne Moore, Kaley Cuoco, and Claire Daines – who all looked positively radiant.

This makeup How To, however, is inspired by the lovely Lucy Liu – who wore a futuristic Versace gown with bold black eyeliner and stunning cheeks. Her skin was beautiful and light with just a soft hint of freckling around her nose and cheeks. I love freckles as you can either choose to play them up with your makeup (always a personal favorite) or to conceal them using MUD’s Flawless Cream Foundation. The fun thing about having freckles is that you always have this option.

Get the Look!

Face: First, use MUD’s Cream Foundation in your shade to get Lucy’s flawless skin. Apply a medium coverage with MUD’s #940 Foundation Brush. Set the foundation using either a Loose Powder for a matte finish, or a Dual Finish Compact Powder for a more dewy look.

Cheeks: To accentuate your cheek bones with a pop of color, use a blend of Soft Peach Cheek Color and Poppy Cheek Color with your #710 Brush and dust along the cheek bone in circular motions until you reach your desired intensity.

Eyes: Lucy’s look is all about the eyes. To achieve the same effect, use MUD’s Black Cake Liner with our #100 Brush. Apply medium to thick winged out eyeliner starting from the inner corner and working your way outwards. Using MUD’s #810 Smudger Brush and Graphite Eye Color, smoke out the cake liner slightly to soften the effect while maintaining a bold line. Next, use your #800 Blending Brush and softly blend Galaxy Eye Color into the crease. Apply lashes and a load of Cream Mascara.

Lips: Nude is the way to go with this look. Try outlining your lips with Lip Pencil in Natural and fill in with a generous coat of Bare Lip Glaze.

Television’s Biggest Night: The 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards

Jane Lynch hosts the Emmy’s

The anxiously awaited Primetime Emmy awards were held at the legendary Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles last night, and oh-what a night it was.

Funny lady Jane Lynch was the host and was hilarious as she lit up the stage and the audience with her “show biz” styled comic flash. Lynch, is usually known for keeping it casual. Typically seen dressed down in a track suit like she does as Coach Sylvester on Glee, or in a manly styled uniform like the one she wears as a Best Buy Manager in 40-Year Old Virgin, she is rarely known for glamming it up. However on tonight’s red carpet she looked positively radiant in a long purple strapless sweetheart gown. Her makeup was done beautifully in that it accentuated her eyes by smoking them out slightly with charcoal (Graphite) and silver (Tinsel) shadows followed by a bold strip lash. Her skin looked smooth and fresh with a bronzer and a beautiful pink cheek and she kept her lips soft and natural with a light pink glaze (Cupid).

This star studded event was filled with talent, comedy, gratitude, and the feeling of dreams coming true. Modern Family was clearly a favorite as it picked up 5 Emmy’s and nearly all in a row. It was difficult for me to narrow down my favorite looks this year as there were so many stunners. Clare Danes and Maria Bello had two of my favorite looks. Clare had bold, bright eyes, lined with black liner and a blue eye shadow to complement her shiny blue and silver dress. Maria chose to go a bit lighter on the eye, also a pink gloss on the lip, and a fresh almost dewy finish for her skin. My own personal Emmy award for Best Makeup of the evening goes to the lovely Kerry Washington. She stunned us all by going for a 1940’s vintage look with winged out black eye liner, lashes and a stunning shade of classic red lipstick which paired perfectly with her strapless red gown that literally took my breathe away.

When prime time combines comic genius, like getting “lynched” with Jane and red carpet fashion/ beauty, than we at home are handsomely rewarded in the entertainment department. Oh-what a night!

To Get Kerry Washington’s 1940’s red carpet look: Face: As soft and natural as possible, apply MUD Cream Foundation with the #940 Foundation Brush. Place a very small amount of Poppy Cheek Color on the cheeks using the #710 Powder Blush Brush. Kerry’s cheek bones are very pronounced and easy to spot. If yours happen to be less notice able, place two fingers along the side of your face and you will feel the natural curve of your face. Place the cheek color just above the under part of the cheek bone. Eyes: Black Cake Eyeliner used with the #100 Round Liner Brush with a steady hand and a winged out tip. Apply either strip lashes or individuals depending on your desired lash intensity. Place Honeysuckle Eye Shadow along the brow bone using the #320 Oval Shadow Brush as a highlight. Lips: Begin by lining the lips with MUD’s Lip Pencil in Red. Then, go over the liner and fill in entire lip using the #310 Portable Lip Brush and Lady Bug Lip Color.

Now all you have to do is find a little red dress to go with such a stunning makeup look!

— Reiva Cruze

Make-Up at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards: January Jone’s Look

January Jones

At the Emmy Awards this past Sunday, I saw so much navy blue on the red carpet I would have thought we were closer to January than September! And the side-shoulder, ethereal gowns were everywhere. Everyone just dazzled! So much classic taste and all around elegance distracted me from who was actually winning an award. Jane Lynch looked simply marvelous in the tight purple taffeta little number that just must have won her an Emmy for Glee. Toni Collette just looked radiant in a Valentino grey strapless gown. Her hair was perfectly primped and her makeup, flawless.

My favorite look of the night, however, was Miss January Jones. I was just in awe of her altogether. She wore black stilettos paired with a vibrantly robust Versace strapless blue gown with fantastic Madonna-like detail around the chest area. I couldn’t help but want to vogue right there in my living room! Her hair was soft and down, just grazing her shoulders. Her make-up was done beautifully. She had the complexion of a porcelain doll without any shine whatsoever. Her understated 1950’s eyeliner added to the dress’s bold statement, while accompanying the hair style in softening the entire ensemble.

To get January’s look:

Apply Loose Powder in Buttercream or Desert to prevent any visible shine in the hot sun or in the spotlight on the red carpet. Apply Endless Summer Bronzer to achieve that end-of-summer glow. The #710 Brush will allow you to apply Bronzer along the cheek bones, jaw line, and forehead areas. Apply just a touch of Rose Petal Cheek Color to the apples of the cheeks for warmth. January’s winged-out eyeliner is perfect and can be recreated applying the Black Cake Eyeliner with the #100 Brush. Make sure it is as even as possible when winging out the ends. Finish with two luscious coats of Volumnizing Mascara and for the lips, apply a soft pink color. I recommend Pink Twinkle Lipstick mixed with Shine Lip Gloss.

— Reiva Cruze