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.

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MUD ART - Digital Magazine


Are you the 2017 face of MUD South Africa?

You could be the face of MUD South Africa for 2017. Simply visit our competition page on this website to enter the competition online. Submit a motivation letter and fill in our questionnaire along with photos of yourself by 4 November 2016.

We will announce the TOP 20, who will participate in a professional photoshoot and week bootcamp where we will find our MUD Maven!

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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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Level II Courses starting in April 2016!1919308_1040386709354624_5374363393885415494_n

Level II courses | 11 Apr – 26 May | Course fee: R24,000 | Kit: R28,500

Certified MUD makeup courses exclusively offered at MUD Studio Sandton

Make-Up Designory (MUD) gives students the opportunity to unlock their creativity and helps pave the way for them as an artist. Exclusively offered at the licensed MUD Studio, our aim is to help artists develop their make-up skills and not only that, but also give them hands-on experience when it comes to make-up. MUD Studio Sandton provides a wide-range of training for every make-up career with a team of experienced, MUD certified instructors who prepare students with the proper tools of success for today’s world of make-up artistry. A strict adherence to educational standards, curriculum development and teacher training have helped to create a standard form of make-up education that can be found in classrooms around the world.

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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