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 at IMATS NY 2014

 

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The IMATS 2014 premiered this past Saturday at New York City’s Pier 94 in the heart of midtown Manhattan. Make-up artists and enthusiasts gathered to participate and view the festivities of the prestigious and highly anticipated event. Highlights included demos featuring multiple Mud Alumni, Make-up competitions and famous faces.

The show kicked off on Saturday with a prosthetic museum curated by MUD’s Special Make-up Effects Instructor Anthony Giordano. Various characters were featured from film, television and music videos for all attendees viewing delight. Giordano was assisted by a group of MUD alumnae including: Olivia Cui, Sky Vega and Alyssa Vandall.

Fans of the SYFY TV Series “Face Off” had the opportunity to pose for photos and view demos created by Face Off contestants and MUD alumni Catherine Pashen (Cat), Niko Gonzalez and Bethany Serpico. Cat and Niko presented their “Exo Bride” demo and Bethany created an alien-like creature, while show-goers snapped photos and asked for autographs.

MUD Instructor Kelly Budd also performed a demo and with the assistance of former student Korina Artemiadis, she unveiled her avant-garde beauty inspired character during the final hours of the event.

The show wrapped with the Battle of the Brushes character prosthetic competition featuring two MUD alumnae Renee Varela and April Townes as well as 8 other contestants, all competing for a cash prize and the opportunity to be featured in the IMATS Make-up Artist Magazine.

Fans also said goodbye to Face-Off contestants Cat and Nikko as they performed their final demo on Sunday featuring their demon inspired character.

Contributor: Stacia McCarthy

MUD at IMATS 2014

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The Pasadena Civic Center was surrounded by beauty enthusiasts over the weekend with a line of shoppers waiting to get their hands on the latest beauty tools and to see their favorite make-up artists at this year’s IMATS Los Angeles 2014.  The sold out show featured a slew of beauty product companies, schools and more.  Once you were in the door, the music and sounds of happy shoppers filled the air the entire weekend.

This year’s Pro Night was the most successful Pro Night in the IMATS history, tripling in size of attendees on Friday night, just before the show opened to the public.  The MUD booth featured Disney actress and commercial model Jaida Benjamin, as the MUD artists demonstrated several looks including the Deep Forest trend.

The MUD booth in the special effects hall featured Karl Zundel and Karrie Ann Sillay with a group of 2013 grads working on a tall, full body alien creature.  The character suit and prosthetic appliances were equipped with mechanical hands and a light show that have had the team in preparation mode for over 3 months.  Artists Dalton Kutsch (2007 MUD Grad) and Casey Love (1998 MUD Grad) also demonstrated some amazing sculptures throughout the weekend.

Kevin James Bennett’s presentation in the MUD booth and onstage as IMATS’ keynote speaker included a demonstration of a clean fresh look, a colorful look for the bold and the beautiful, as well as a classy evening look.  Giving out some of his favorite beauty secrets, Bennett wowed the crowd with his simple methods of getting the perfect foundation setting.

Beto Franca was back just in the US from Brazil, just in time for IMATS.  Showing off his amazing airbrush and body painting, the audience stood in awe at the intricate details from start to finish. Meanwhile, in the special effects room, Face Off cast members Cat and Niko created a Labrinth Hoggle using multiple pieces of prosthetic appliances.

The IMATS 2014 events are off to a great start.  Next stop is New York in April at Pier 94.

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Congratulations RAWartists!

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Make-up Designory is a proud sponsor of RAWards, the biggest indie arts award show in the world! We would like to congratulate Angela Rene Roberts for receiving the Make-up Artist of the Year award, as well as all of the National winners and all of the talented artists who participated.

An awards ceremony will be held to honor all of the National winners on Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 618 S. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA from 7-10:30p.

About RAWawards

RAWards is the biggest indie arts award show in the world! The show is held annually by RAW:natural born artists, an independent arts organization. At the end of every RAW season (October), RAW hosts a 2.5 month competition and judging process that selects nine winners out of over 15,000 artists that participate across the United States.

Over the course of the competition, RAW artists engage in online voting, city-based semi-finals showcases and final judgments by the official RAWards judges line-up, which consists of a mix of creative celebrities and well-known industry professionals in each artistic field. The winner receive career-building prize packages such as placement in boutiques and galleries, products, services, consultations with the judges and exposure of a lifetime.

Make-up Designory Los Angeles receives the ACCSC “School Of Excellence” Award

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Make-up Designory is proud to announce that our Los Angeles campus has received the prestigious School of Excellence title by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) at the annual Professional Development Conference on September 11, 2013.

The School of Excellence Award recognizes ACCSC-accredited institutions for their commitment to the expectations and rigors of ACCSC accreditation, as well as the efforts made by the institution in maintaining high-levels of achievement among their students. In order to be eligible for the School of Excellence Award, an ACCSC-accredited institution must meet the conditions of renewing accreditation without any findings of non-compliance, satisfy all requirements necessary to be in good standing with the Commission, and demonstrate that the majority of the schools’ student graduation and graduate employment rates for all programs offered, meet or exceed the average rates of graduation and employment among all ACCSC-accredited institutions.

All of us at Make-up Designory are honored to receive the ACCSC School of Excellence Award. We strive to provide our students an excellent learning experience by offering exceptional training and a comprehensive curriculum that prepares them for success in their careers. This award is a reflection of our school’s mission statement, therefore received on behalf of each and every one of our school’s staff members with gratitude for their commitment to making our students our priority.

Each year, our schools train hundreds of students from around the world in a variety of make-up specialties. Whether a student chooses the intricacies of prosthetics or the delicacy of beauty make-up, Make-Up Designory can prepare you to begin your journey as a make-up artist. For more information on our schools, please visit us online at mud.edu

**MUD’s Burbank campus has been recognized by the ACCSC with 2008 School of Merit Award and 2003 School of Distinction Award and our New York campus has be recognized as a School of Distinction in 2009**