MUD Open House Saturday July 14th

Next Saturday, July 14th, we will be having our annual open house at MUD’s Burbank Location. The event will be from 10:00am to 1:00pm. Prospective students, parents, grads, family, and friends are all encouraged to attend!

We are all familiar with the magic of MUD, but not everybody has had the opportunity to explore our school and see all that we have to offer. At our open house, guests will have the opportunity to visit the campus and cosmetic store, check out our course catalogue, and meet with administrative staff and instructors. Best of all, guests can also see demos by talented artists ranging from beauty to special effects.

We ask that students RSVP by contacting us at 818.729.9420 or responding to the Eventbrite. However, all are welcome! Our next New York open house will be August 24th.

Product Focus: Face Primer

If there’s ever been a best time to look for a good primer, it’s summer. I find that my skin breaks out more in the summer, so making sure I have a good base for my foundations is especially important so that my imperfections stay covered. That’s why I always use MUD’s Face Primer.

Primer is important not only because it sticks to whatever coordinating products you place on top of it, but also because it creates a protective barrier between your skin and your foundation. Our primer is silicone based, which means not only is it compatible with oil and silicone based foundations, but also it’s designed to stay on the surface of the skin to create a smooth, flawless foundation application. To use, just take a very small amount of product (I use about the same amount as a pencil eraser) and smooth it all over the face prior to foundation application.

But primer isn’t just for foundation! On hot summer days, I know I don’t always want to wear a full face of make-up. However, a light layer of primer makes my skin feel soft and silky. I like to make MUD’s primer the last step in my skincare routine to prepare it for make-up no matter how much product I’ll be putting on. Mix it with your foundation or pair it with a little corrector and you’ll have a wonderful, light, everyday summer base.

PRO TIP: Primer can work with powder products too! Mix MUD’s Face Primer with our eye colors, cheek colors, bronzers, or cake eyeliner for more intensity.

When the weather is warm, a lightweight primer is key. Luckily, this primer keeps me covered for a long day out in the sun. MUD’s primer can be purchased at our online store, here.

Product Focus: Idol Lipstick

 

Do you turn to a bright red lipstick every time you want a pop of color? Or have you never ventured outside of peaches and nudes? Either way, it might be time to go outside of your comfort zone and pick up a vibrant, purple lip color. Lucky for you, we’ve got you covered with my favorite MUD lipstick, Idol.

Arriving in a rich, magenta-purple shade, Idol stands alone as a strong statement lip that’s flattering on a multitude of skin tones from light to dark. It’s a twist on a deep, vampy lip shade that’s a little bit more purple, but not so bright that it isn’t wearable from day-to-day. We recommend lining the lip with one of our MUD lip pencils before applying with our #310 lip brush for a precise, bold look.

However, don’t think you’re limited to just one look with this color! After strutting my stuff with a rainbow make-up look at pride, I was able to make the look more mature for a family dinner that evening by pairing Idol with a maroon lip liner like our Mahogany or Mauve shade around the edges. Just line the lips and blend in until about halfway with the maroon shade and touch up with Idol in the center for a sultry ombre lip look.

If wearing a lot of product on the lip isn’t your thing, Idol makes for a lovely lip stain as well! Whether you’re going to the beach or trying to tone down your lip shade on your way to the gym like I did, just blot the lipstick evenly for a healthy-looking berry stain.

Versatile and bold, Idol has quickly become a mainstay in my primary make-up bag. It can be worn for a formal occasion, a festival, or even when you want to spice up your everyday make-up. I get compliments whenever I wear it, and I’m sure you will too. 

Idol lipstick can be purchased here.

How to Create a Flawless Face and Bumping it up with a Smoky Eye

Make-up Designory (MUD) has partnered with the Miss Universe Organization as this year’s Official Cosmetics Sponsor of 2014 MISS USA® and 2014 MISS TEEN USA® competitions. Since our MUD Alumni will take part in beautifying the contestants for the competition, we thought we’d show you how to create the beautiful looks seen on stage. In this video playlist, MUD’s Lead Make-up Artist shows you how to create a flawless face make-up and also, how to create a beautiful smoky eye.

We hope you enjoy the videos as much as we enjoyed producing them for you!

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MUD and Beauty Launchpad Magazine

Beauty Launchpad December 2013

MUD Los Angeles photographer Derek Althen had the opportunity to work with Beauty Launchpad Magazine and recruited two recent MUD grads Lisa Ribar and Natalie Stow to assist Linda Flowers (Hair Dept.Head/ The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) and Marie DelPrete (Make-up artist/ The Hunger Games) for the shoot. Derek also recruited MUD grad Denise “Dee” Zamora to assist with photo shoot production.

The magazine gave credit to Make-up Designory for providing the studio space as well as credit to the MUD grads for assisting Make-up and Hair.

Other Artist involved:
Michelle Bouse: Make-up specialist/ Lips, eye lash & brows.
Guy Tang: Hair for male model. http://www.beautylaunchpad.com/video-tutorial-hunger-games-inspired-winter-lavender-hair-color

Link to Beauty Launch Magazine digital version.
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/creativeage/launchpad_201312/#/60
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/creativeage/launchpad_201312/#/52

Beautiful work everyone!

Make-up Designory’s Open House / Los Angeles

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Make-Up Designory’s Open House was a huge success! The event was held from 1p – 6p at the Burbank campus, and was packed with exciting proceedings from the time doors opened until the last make-up brush was put away for class the next morning.

The afternoon began with tours of the school while class was still in session. Prospective students witnessed the process of special effects, beauty, and airbrush make-up.

Soon after, special guest Kazuhiro Tsuji was presented with an Award of Recognition for his distinguished service as a world-renowned make-up artist by assemblyman Mike Gatto of the 43rd District. Make-up Designory would like to give our special thanks to Kazu for allowing us to display his latest work, Lincoln, in our studio for our Open House.

Once the award ceremony concluded, our student competition began. Nine students competed for their chance to represent Make-up Designory at the upcoming Make-up Show Los Angeles “Wonder Games 2013.” The competition theme was “Fantasy Beauty / Grimm’s Fairy Tales.” Participants were given two hours to complete their project, and not a minute was wasted.

While the students worked feverishly, guests continued to mingle, and enjoyed local Portos Cuban pastries, fresh fruit, and refreshments.  The halls were packed with special guests Byrd HollandTommy Cole (Local 706), Tate Holland, Karl Zundel, Paul Thompson and – as previously mentioned – Kazu and Mike Gatto, along with excited future MUA’s.

After 20 minutes of deliberation, the results were in.  The winner of this year’s Open House student competition is Vanessa Delgado and her creation, “Red Riding Hood” from “The Little Red Cap.” Second place went to Audrey Ramos and her rendition of “The Snow Queen” from “Hans Christian Anderson.” Congratulations to all of the participants! You were all GREAT.

If you’d like to attend our next open house, or are interested in a personal tour of Make-up Designory,  contact us. We’d be more than happy to have you as our guest.

To view more photos of the event, please visit our Flickr Open House Album.

MAKE-UP TUTORIAL: VINTAGE 1930’S GLAMOUR

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Full application of a vintage 1930’s make-up

The make-up trends of the 1930’s were dramatic, feminine, and classic. In this tutorial we are going to create an iconic 1930’s look using make-up techniques that will transport us back in time.

Get This Look:

Face: Prep the face before applying Face Primer using a Professional Make-up Sponge. The base color best suited for this look is an ivory tone that may be 1-2 shades lighter than the natural skin. Apply MUD’s Cream Foundation all over the face with the #940 Foundation Brush, extending down past the jaw line and into the hair line.

Brows: In the 1930’s women had very sculpted and extended brows. In order to achieve this look we will need to block out the brows using a combination of Red Corrector 1 and Blue Corrector 1. This can be done before or after the foundation is applied. After the brows are blocked in, set brows and face with Loose Powder in Shell using #800 Crease Brush. Start by setting under and around the eyes. Then, switch to the #510 Duster Brush for the rest of the face and neck. Now it’s time color and shape the brows using highlight and shadow. Start out by filling in the brows with a combination of Onyx Eye Color and Espresso Eye Color and the #210 Angle Liner Brush. Remember to exaggerate and extend the brow outward.

Eyes: Moving on to eyes, start by highlight the brow bone using the #330 Shadow Fluff Brush and the Honeysuckle Eye Color, place it directly under the brow and pull down toward the crease. To create a subtle crease, use a combination of Taupe Eye Color and Canyon Eye Color on the #330 Shadow Fluff Brush. Blend it out with the #800 Crease Brush and just a touch of Berrywood Eye Color to warm it up. Go back to the Honeysuckle Eye Color with the #330 Shadow Fluff Brush and apply just a small amount to the inner corner of the lid. Along the lower lash line, drag the #210 Angle Liner Brush and just a touch of the Onyx along the bottom there for a lovely drop shadow effect.

Lashes: For this classic 1930’s look use strip lashes for a authentic vintage feel. Saturate the strips with Duo lash adhesive and wait about a minute for the adhesive to get tacky. Then you are ready to apply. Using Black Cake Eyeliner and the #100 Round Liner Brush you are able to camouflage the strip and create a more natural feel by lining the eye with a soft winged out tip at the outer corner. To complete the eyes it’s time for a generous coat of Black Volumizing Mascara which is applied with our #500 Mascara Brush.

Cheeks: Rose Petal Cheek Color is perfect for this time period, as it wasn’t until the mid to late 1930’s when we saw more plum and raspberry tones. Apply to the apples of the cheeks using the #710 Powder Brush.

Lips: Line the upper and lower lip lines with the Natural Lip Pencil. When doing this, slightly over accentuate the line creating a larger upper lip. Fill in the lips using a combination of both Mai Tai Sheer Lipstick and Blackberry Satin Lipstick along with the #310 Lip Brush.

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DREAM OUT LOUD: CELEBRATING THE ARTISTRY OF KAZUHIRO TSUJI

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Make-Up Designory kicked off the 39th International Makeup Artists Trade Show in a huge way, unveiling the latest works of Kazuhiro Tsuji. If you’re not familiar with the name, you’re definitely familiar with his work, which has been part of award-winning films such as Planet of the Apes, and the unforgettable characters from How The Grinch Stole Christmas.

Held at the Pasadena Convention Center, the trade show’s Pro Night turned into an amazing evening for over 1,000 guests. A short documentary film, “Dream Out Loud,” directed by Deverill Weekes and Juliet Landau, Miss Juliet Productions, gave a touching insight into the story behind the artist. The 20-minute film showcased over 50 hours of footage depicting Tsuji at work on his creation, interviews, and an intimate look at how he grew from a dreamer to a full blown artist who makes other artists marvel at his work.

Photo Credit: Scott Sebring
Photo Credit: Scott Sebring

Shortly after the documentary, guests were escorted in to get an up close and personal view of the finished product of his latest work, an Abraham Lincoln bust. The realness of the Lincoln bust seemed to come alive the closer you were to it and once again, guests marveled at the works of the humble artist that could only express how much he loves what he does for a living.

The event was hosted by the industry leaders in make-up artistry, Make-Up Designory (MUD) and Make-up Artist magazine. While MUD campuses, located in Los Angeles and New York, provide education in the craft of make-up artistry, Make-up Artist Magazine gives artists the latest in industry news and holds one of the most noted make-up trade shows in the US, Canada, Australia, and England.

When it comes to making a grand introduction, the Dream Out Loud event definitely brought to life the remarkable exuberance of fine arts to a new level.

MUD CELEBRATES GOLDEN GLOBE AWARD WINNER BEN AFFLECK AT THE CINEMA FOR PEACE GALA

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Cinema for Peace’s Gala for Humanity honored Eastern Congo Initiative’s Founder, Actor/Director Ben Affleck at The Beverly Hills Hotel on Friday, January 11, 2013. Recognizing artists that extend a helping hand worldwide, this event spotlights foundations that are near and dear to artists such as Nicole Kidman (UN Women), Matt Damon (Water.org), Alicia Keys (Keep a Child Alive) and George Lucas (Edutopia).

This event not only raised awareness, but also raised over a million dollars. The Cinema for Peace Foundation provides support through the funding, production, and worldwide distribution and promotion of film projects focusing on humanitarian and justice issues.

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Make-Up Designory’s Denise (Dee) Zamora with Gala host and Georges Malaika Foundation founder Noella Coursaris Musunka at Cinema for Peace’s Gala for Humanity.

Make-Up Designory (MUD) was in attendance to help celebrate the efforts of the recent Golden Globe’s winner for Best Director and Best Drama for his latest movie Argo. The MUD Cares organization was there to support their outreach partner and the gala’s host, Noella Coursaris Musunka, Founder of the Georges Malaika Foundation http://www.gmfafrica.org. Noella’s awareness of the challenges that girls face in her home country of the Democratic Republic of the Congo inspired her to create an organization devoted to helping girls achieve their goals through education.

Make-Up Designory’s very own, Denise (Dee) Zamora was the artist behind the make-up of international model, Noella Coursaris Musunka, Founder of the Georges Malaika Foundation and Carla Kompany, wife of Belgium soccer player, Vincent Kompany.