MUD LogoAt Make-Up Designory (MUD), creating honest make-up products and providing quality education has been our passion for the past decade. We plan to stay loyal to that tradition. That's what makes us different from other make-up brands. We conduct rigorous testing for our MUD line of products through industry experts and up-and-coming make-up artists at our highly regarded schools in Los Angeles and New York, to ensure we meet professional standards for today and tomorrow.

So whether you dare to be different, prefer polished and professional or simply want an all-natural look, MUD promises quality, long-lasting wearability, flawless application and radiantly accurate colour. With our systematic lines, precision tools, how-to guides and insider tips, we've eliminated the frustrating guesswork. Just simple, smart, versatile make-up. No wonder MUD has been the expert choice of make-up professionals for the past decade.

Read more in the latest edition of MUD ART.



Hillcrest, Durban is the first to receive a MUD Retail Outlet headed up by Prelisha Naicker. She currently is the Kwa-Zulu Natal distributor of MUD Products.

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MUD Lipstick's give you the summers hottest colours

MUD Lipstick's give you the summers hottest colours! Vivacious colours can transform your look from fun to fabulous are making their way within the MUD lip colour collection. These rich luscious hues go on smoothly while the pinks, oranges and reds show off a proud to be loud attitude that is sure to draw a crowd..

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The first MUD studio in Sandton

Make-Up Designory (MUD) was founded in 1997 in North Hollywood, California, bringing quality education and products to the make-up artist community. This 16 year old brand has proudly monopolised the professional make-up industry with its world class training facilities and high performance products and is now making its mark in South Africa. Brenda Botha is the owner of MUD South Africa and is on a winning streak with MUD in our beauty industry.

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news 7Become a *Pro with our internationally accredited training courses. Special FX Training Courses at MUD Studio Sandton & Cape Town. This in depth FX course starts with out-of-the-kit effects that are the staple of professional make-up artists. Learn their craft in a hands-on course that covers two-dimensional and three-dimensional techniques to simulate injuries and other effects. In addition, learn how to apply the latest materials used by prosthetic make-up artists. Our team of professional make-up artists will walk you through the process of applying and properly colouring foam gelatin prosthetic appliances, silicone GFA’s, foam latex prosthetic appliances and Prosaide transfers.

Sandton: 5 – 18 September 2017 (, 011 656 0120)
Cape Town: 27 November – 7 December 2017 (, 060 895 4557)

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MUD International: A school by make-up artists, for make-up artists, a product for professionals by professionals. Make-Up Designory (MUD) was founded in 1997 in North Hollywood, California. Today we have distributors and schools across the globe.


Make-Up Designory proudly introduces to the PROFESSIONAL AND public our quality line of products created with the insight and expertise of professional make-up artists. All of our make-up and tools go through a rigorous testing process in challenging, real-world situations, from the harsh conditions of a remote film location to the bright lights of Broadway. Through this trial by fire, we continue to perfect each product until we see consistently exceptional results. Only then, does it receive our "MUD-Certified" stamp of approval. It's all about honest performance.
We believe the true purpose of make-up is to correct, cover and conceal. From our award-winning mascara to our creamy foundations, luxurious lipsticks to our silky eye shadows, each of our distinctive products performs as it's meant to: precisely and beautifully.

Brenda Botha

Brenda Botha – Owner of MUD South AfricaMUDSA Facebook Page

Brenda has been in the beauty industry for over a decade. She started out working as a therapist for Placecol Cosmetics in 2002, and grew within the company to an Area Manager. Within the Placecol structure she moved to Dream Nails and Body as a Business Developer.

Life leads you to different avenues and Brenda ended up at a South African make-up company, where she worked as a Sales/ Operational Manager. It was at this company where Brenda discovered her true passion in the industry: Being MAKE-UP!

Brenda went on her own in July 2011 – doing what she loves! She worked as a freelance make-up artist, doing Bridal make-up, make-up for TV, printed media and fashion shows. Apart from doing the makeup, she also facilitated workshops for many clients and corporate companies. There was a huge demand for Make-up Artist Trainings – at salons, as well as anyone aspiring to become a Make-up Artist.

She further went on to source a premium, professional make-up brand and launched it into the South African Market in 2012. Make-Up Designory (MUD) was her calling and she introduced the brand to the South African market with a bang!

MUD is set to grow to new heights with the launch of its first showroom in Pretoria, and the selling of Distribution outlets across the country.

Welcome to MUD South Africa!

Shajar Khan – Face of Miss SA India 2012 & Miss International South Africa 2013. "It was an amazing night, met so many beautiful people, a special thanks to the following people if without, the night would have not been possible: Brenda Botha for my Flawless make-up - My MUD Pro."


MUD_Face_2011_lowWe specialize in bridal make-up, even though we can assist with any special occasion make-up you might need. For more information on any other services contact Aloma at the MUD Studio - 011 656 0120, or one of the showrooms nationally.

Click here to view the showroom contact details. (Prices may vary from MUD Service provider to another)


Before the Special Event (In Studio)
Make-up for Engagement Shoot - R450
Bridal Trial - R450
Trial for Retinue / Extra per person - R450

On the Wedding Day (At Venue*)
Make-up (incl eyelashes supply & application) - R650
Make-up for Retinue / Extra per person - R450
Male Grooming (powder foundation, eyebrows) pp - R80
Make-up for Flower Girls (max 2 girls, thereafter R50 per girl) - R80
Eyelashes Extra - per person (Cluster eyelashes or strip lashes) - R120

*Travel fee (if applicable0 - will be quoted individually.
Please note: Minimum call out - The artist can only accept a booking if the bride and minimum retinue of 2 have booked.

Other Make-up Services (In Studio)
Make-up for Photo Shoot Session - per person - R450
Make-up for Special Occasions (Yearend function/evening) pp - R450
Make-up for Matric Farewell - R400
Make-up Workshop 4 hours (min 4 guests) pp - R550
On-on-One Make-up Lesson 1-2 hour’s pp - R400
Matching / Colour Analysis (15 minutes) Free
BUY and 3 MUD Products & Receive in Studio Make-up Service Free

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For Franchise information and distribution areas available call Brenda on 011 656 0120

To find a stockist in your area please send us a message and we will direct you to an outlet nearest to you.



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Brenda Botha

MUD Studio
Shop 53, Level 1 (use entrance 5, next to Woolworths)
Morning Glen Mall
Corner of Kelvin & Bowling
Gallo Manor, Sandton

Landline: 011 656 0120
Fax to email: 086 403 8287



Aloma Botha - 011 656 0120,
Shop 53, Morning Glen Mall, Cnr Bowling Ave & Kelvin Drive, Gallo Manor, Sandton, Johannesburg.

MUD STUDIO CAPE TOWN, 060 895 4557
Shop 006, Cape Quarter Lifestyle Village, 27 Somerset street, Greenpoint, Cape Town.

Contact - 031 765 3089 
Shop U13B, Hillcrest Corner Mall, Old Main Road, Durban